My favorite G-Shock. Super comfortable, discrete, low profile...
The resin finishing is top notch, with a very stealth and stylish matte effect. Being a G, the bracelet is expected to last long. The buckle has a shiny black ion plating coating, which in my opinion looks better than plain stainless steel. The strap holder is made of translucent resin with a matte finish.
It has 24hr chronometer and countdown which is more than enough, 5 alarms being one snooze, worldtime and auto backlight(duration of about 1.5s). While the EL panel is lit appears a red NYC logo, however the digits remain legible. The timekeeping is accurate, and there is a trimming screw available for further adjustment.
The solar feature is working correctly and is charging as expected, even on cloudy days. The panels are slightly purplish but only noticeable on direct strong light.
The case appears to be very tough, being the mineral crystal slightly recessed to protect it from scratches. Being a Mudman means that it can be used in muddy and on sand conditions(buttons protected by soft resin shells). With this additional protection I was quite surprised to feel that the buttons weren't hard to push.
More than recommended!