i'm wearing a Casio Edifice that looks like an IWC / ORIS.
Kinda large dial, almost 40mm.
I do own 1 automatic watch with 17 Jewels only. The brand is SOLVIL et TITUS. The name is Clebar in Blue Bezel using INCABLOC. Too bad, dun have a snapshot yet. It's almost 30 years now. Can be consider vintage.
I also own a Casio Cybermax... not a G-Shock but got a Shock Sensor built-in and a Game. Fully imported from Japan. Nice Looking watch with a bad looking straps.
So far, the biggest problem with watches are:
For smell, it got to do with sweat from my hand and accumulated overtime and form grimes. Can't get rid of the time smell. Rotting leather is the worst. I don't mind metal bracelet but for a change of style, using leather straps would be rather smelly. Silicone resin straps are the worst in terms of quality; it'll broke first at the buckle area. Not even G-Shock's straps could last through it.
For grime, from time to time i use small screwdriver to dig it out of some hard to reach area. Can see that my grimes is eating away the metal part due to its acidic nature.
Scratches on the glass is the toughest part. Somehow, if u got polycarbonate glass, one can use 1800 and 2000 grit wet sandpaper to polish it off and if u can find, some rubbing compound or 3M diamond dust abrasive liquid would makes the glass scratchless. Glass would be tough. Can afford one with Sapphire....
I'm planning to get the latest Casio G-Shock GULFMAN!!! Reason: Tough and RUST-PROOF, the Titanium bezel makes it the ideal choice to combat saltwater and my sweat
I'm a sweaty person. And soon I'll start rock-climbing...maybe this light watch would be the best bang for bucks.
Seems like the price is kinda steep, RM339~RM369...
17 Jewel wind slow... its old watch now 20+ jewel already.. to many jewel also not very special.
Regarding ur leather actually unless u r working in aircon enviroment all the time if not ur leather sure ll smelly.. spray some perfume on that leather before u wear it everytime.
G-Shock is using high quality PU straps mine doesnt give any problem to me till now.
Gulfman price u can check my sign. i got a price for u to refer to..