Just FYI, here is the 1991 model of the watch I got for my 8th grade graduation:What's the most complicated wristwatch?
It was a very cool watch, I used it on my wrist and as a pocket watch until about 2000. I still have it, but all the rubber around it has come off. But the one I really wanted was the sister watch:What's the most complicated wristwatch?
Why I'm so obsessed by the 1/1000 second thing, I don't know. At this point, it's a nostalgia thing. I'll tell you one thing, if my girlfriend or someone were to ever surprise me with this someday, it would be pretty emotional for me.
Then, in 10th grade (~1994) or so, my G-Shock mysteriously stopped working. I changed the battery and it still didn't work. Surprisingly, my mom wasn't mad and the next day or so, she got me a new G-Shock, also quite cool because it had the blue nightglow in the back which was new at the time:What's the most complicated wristwatch?
One day, in the summer of 1999, I was home from college, and I took that first G-Shock that supposedly didn't work anymore, and I opened it up. I took all the parts out, looked at them, did nothing else, put them back in, and it worked! I was pretty happy! A little later, on one of my flights from school, the newer watch fell out of my pocket at the airport somewhere and I lost it. So I started using the resurrected one again...that's where I got the idea to put a chain on the digital watch. I've been waiting for it to become a fad but it hasn't. I'm just a nerd for now...William Hung style, although I don't know what's hanging at the end of his chain (it's probably a wallet).
I should have made this story one of my blogs here. Oh well, it's not like there are that many people who care about my G-Shock saga!
You can read all about G-Shocks at this guys website devoted to it:http://www.g-peopleland.com/