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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by at2011 View Post
    Don't understand why this watch is priced this much when it's not a vintage nor is it discontinued. The vintage cost around $30 back then. Am I missing something?
    -- Manufacturing in Japan is more costly today than it was 30 years ago
    --The price of everything has risen due to inflation over the past 30 years
    --The GW-5000's case is entirely coated in DLC, which is an expensive process
    --It is the flagship square, so Casio can charge whatever the market will bear
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    No, are different.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by charger01 View Post
    No, are different.
    This for me?
    Screws are different then. Thanks charger01.
    Keith at Tiktox UK has some, better buy some. I seem to have rounded one taking the bezel off my GW-5000, jeez they're in tight.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by gettocard View Post
    Of course I take good care of it, I regularly apply some specific product to keep the resin soft and moist.
    What do you put on the resin?


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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    -- Manufacturing in Japan is more costly today than it was 30 years ago
    --The price of everything has risen due to inflation over the past 30 years
    --The GW-5000's case is entirely coated in DLC, which is an expensive process
    --It is the flagship square, so Casio can charge whatever the market will bear

    How is manufacturing costlier today when everything's already been set-up back then? DLC is cosmetic and unnecessary. I mean, a $30 watch jacked-up to 10x because of coating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by at2011 View Post

    How is manufacturing costlier today when everything's already been set-up back then? DLC is cosmetic and unnecessary. I mean, a $30 watch jacked-up to 10x because of coating?
    The factories today are not the same as in the 1980's. I have had many 80's screwbacks and the build quality of the gw-5000 is head and shoulders above any of the crude unfinished cases of the 80's. Not to mention labor costs and raw materials costs and shipping costs are higher. The gw-5000 is also solar atomic. But yes, the main reason for the high cost is due to the DLC, which is expensive.

    If you want to buy a g-shock cheap you can still get a dw-5600e for $40. you will get a plastic case, no screwback, no solar, no atomic, no dlc, and made in china. And you know what--it is a GREAT watch too!
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by at2011 View Post
    How is manufacturing costlier today when everything's already been set-up back then? DLC is cosmetic and unnecessary. I mean, a $30 watch jacked-up to 10x because of coating?
    Casio is selling to a few different markets, like Toyota is with Lexus and Nissan is with Infiniti and Fiat is with Ferrari.

    Those who who wish to pay more to get a different finish on their G-Shock are welcome to do so. And those who are happy with an Awesome $30 G are pleased as well.

    Those of us who want to spend more, Casio is happy to take our money and we think we got a fair deal on a new, quality solar and atomic screwback G.



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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    This thread sums it up succinctly:

    Review (and Psychology) of the Casio GW-5000

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    The GW5000 is a watch that if you need to ask whether it's worth it, you've missed the idea.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I have been comparing my GW5000 to my DW5600E over the past week and I can easily justify the price. The GW5000 costs five times as much but with that premium comes:

    - a stainless steel case
    - DLC coating, which is functional and simply gorgeous
    - a better module (solar and atomic)
    - the best rubber strap I have ever seen on any watch
    - some manner of exclusivity, or at least a perceived rarity

    I would consider any of these items to each be worth the entire purchase price of a DW5600E. Or, if not validating the worth, at least it helps explain the premium. This is true regarding exclusivity, which does little for me.
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