I’ve had my Casio G-Shock for as long as I can remember and now I actually have two. My brother had a DW-5900 but we lost it in a hotel in Chicago. Or we lost mine and he gave me his. I think he gave me his, actually, but I like to think of it like my own.
The problem with my vintage G-Shock watches is that I’ve had to replace the bezel and straps once and I don’t know if the embedded software for dates actually go up to 2018. Fortunately, I got an authentic replacement resin bezel for my Casio G-Shock DW-5900 before they were discontinued by Casio. I have an other newer model G-Shock, not sure the model number right now actually, and I haven’t been able to find a replacement bezel for that model G-Shock. I have found a source for aftermarket resins and bezels and straps from Brazil. I’ll list them in the Casio G-Shock resources page on this blog.
The DW-5900 is a great all around watch, although it does not have a light. My newer G-Shock that I also have (still have to look up the model number) has a light and multiple time-zones and a database. I used this a lot when I was traveling around the world. The light was very helpful as were the time-zones. I didn’t use the database a lot and can’t even remember how to program it now, actually.
I don’t wear my watches anymore because I’ve reached the point in my life where I control my schedule, I do use my G-Shock watch when I run or workout or need to time something or when I travel, but now I’ve become somewhat of a collector. I just ordered another Casio G-Shock DW-5900 without a bezel from Ebay that I’ll try to repair and refurbish with parts from Brazil. I might give it to my brother since he had one just like mine that was left in a hotel in Chicago. We’ll see how that goes and if I can actually get the parts needed to repair the DW-5900 from Brazil. Check back here on G-Shock Blog for updates on my G-Shock repairs and collecting.