Above: Extra photo's taken before, during and after shooting the photo's for this article on the beach. You might notice, some photo's were taken by my son Bram with my Olympus TG-3.
Today I start off with one of my all time favorites. I actually reviewed it 7 years ago as second G-Shock on 50 Gs. I still remember taking the photo’s with my new Canon 400D camera with a common zoom lens and a macro lens. It was alone on the beach between Domburg and Westkappelle on the northwest coast of our island in a quite heavy storm. Actually, I think there were probably only handful of people who dared going on the beach, knowing that they were sand blasted, just like me. Still I think the set of photo’s I made were quite good, specially considering I still had to get used to photography with an DSLR.
Photo Bomb by Bram...
I bought this watch a very long time ago. I must have this watch for more than 12 years I think. I have no real idea what I paid for it, but I think it was somewhere around 80 to 100 German Marks. If you calculate it back to €40,-, it does sound quite cheap, but back in the time that was a real lot of money for a second hand G-Shock. The original retail price in Japan was ¥40000 and in Germany DM699, about €350.-. The old MR-G models are nowadays not to easy to find anymore. There were some classic MR-G collectors, but not many. I got most of mine from Germany and the US, but most of those were originally obtained in Japan. Popular or not, this MG-121 has since I got it been one of my most precious watches I own. That was the reason why it was one of the first G-Shocks shown on 50 Gs and now, 7 years later, for the same reason the first G-Shock on 50 Gs in 2015. Happy New Year!