A few of you saw my newest, week old, watch the other day. It is an analog, solar-powered wave ceptor that is not a G-Shock. Pretty good looking and only $85 so it was a bargain (and thinner) compared to the G-Shock models. I love a watch I don't have to reset or wonder if it will have power when I put it on. My other day to day analog is a Seiko Kinetic, which stops if I don't wear it for awhile. My most commonly worn watches are my three digital G-Shocks.
I knew one of the cost/weight trade offs was the use of a non-mineral glass crystal but I thought I'd be OK in normal wear to the office and such.
When I took it off last night I noticed a significant scratch and blur at 6 o'clock. I remember brushing it on a door frame but not hitting it hard. I'll have to find out if it can be fixed or replaced, preferably with something harder. The original price will prevent me from spending too much on the project. I don't want to double the price, but my other choices are to try to return it or set it aside as a failed experiment.
I guess there's a reason I normally stick to G-Shocks. I am fighting the urge to immediately buy an analog G-Shock. I mean, I should at least wait until my taxes are done.