I wouldn't say I'm a G-Shock fan but I do like them especially for the money. If you want some thing that will take some abuse and not have to really worry that you spent $1,000's or even $100's - depending obviously on which model you purchase. I've had my eye on the translucent/clear ones but never bought one. Looks like I missed the models that weren't translucent/clear and gold. Not sure I like the gold.