This is an awesome watch. It really does have the look and feel of the inside of a plane's cockpit. Those of you familiar with cockpit instruments will be reminded of them whenever you look at this watch. For those of you who aren't into airplanes, this watch still looks great.
The analog time is very easy to read, much easier than any of the Ana-Digi G-Shocks I have. I really dig the 2 subdials (one tells you what mode you are in/battery life, the other displays the hour in another time zone.) I'll be going to Finland soon, so it's nice to be able to know the time there. With 2 easy button presses, you can switch the subdial with the main dial, making the main hands tell Finland time and the subdial tell your home time. Pretty cool!
Links are a bit tricky to remove, and it does not say how to do it in the manual. Take it to Macy's and tell them you bought it there and they should do it for free. Or, if you have a TINY flathead screwdriver and a thumbtack, do it yourself! The links are held together with springbars, so you won't have to take a mallet to to the watch to take out the links. [...]
I have 3 minor complaints about this watch:
1) The illumination does not light up the digital screens. Most G-Shocks use EM-lighting to make the digital screens light up in the dark. This watch does not have that. Instead, there is a small LED light near the "6" that lights up the screen of the watch. This makes the analog hands very easy to see, but does not help with seeing the digital screens at all. If you plan on using the digital screens at night (i.e.: Stopwatch, countdown timer, set an alarm) without the use of another light source, I recommend the G-300ML.
2) The orange-on-black digital screens, while looking cool, are highly unreadable in anything but direct light. Again, if you plan on relying the digital screens for serious purposes, look elsewhere. The only reason I wear this watch every day is because of the utility of having a stopwatch, timer, alarm, and world time with me whenever I need it. Truthfully, on most days I don't touch a single button on this watch. BUT IT'S THERE :)
3) This is just nitpicking, but I am confused as to why Casio decided to put WHITE letters on the bezel instead of sticking with BLACK letters, as with the GW2500B-1A. In my opinion, this watch would look MUCH better if the letters were painted black. But that's nothing some Testors Acrylic model paint and a toothpick/needle can't fix.
All in all, this is a great watch. Comfortable to wear, looks great, easy to read, easy to do all the functions, keeps excellent time due to atomic timekeeping, never have to worry about battery due to solar power, and it's G-Shock TOUGH (shock/water/electric shock/freeze/2012 resistant).