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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by at2011 View Post
    I mean, a $30 watch jacked-up to 10x because of coating?
    I wonder where anybody would find a DW-50XX model for 30$? The new cases are different from the vintage DW-5600C and today screwback square models are only released as limited editions which you will certainly not find for 30$ - especially not when they have a solar/atomic module - there's simply no comparison to the vintage models. So it's not only the coating that increases the price - those are completely different watches even if they look the same.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by idkfa View Post
    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.
    Hmmm, maybe you're right...but still scratching my head...maybe I'll get it one day...
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by at2011 View Post
    Hmmm, maybe you're right...but still scratching my head...maybe I'll get it one day...
    I completely understand. Right before I ordered the watch from Chino I had a sudden "Am I really going to do this?" moment. I am happy to say I haven't questioned it since.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    At first glance, the GW-5000 may not be a rational purchase considering the availability of options that share similar functions.

    This watch verges on the territory of luxury watches, which are arguably purely emotional purchases based on craftsmanship and abstractions such as "horological significance."

    As someone who's spent quite a sum on mechanical pieces, and nearly cried when said mechanicals brushed against a wall, the GW-5000 provides me with a premium piece that I can wear without much worry.

    In that sense, the GW-5000 is somewhat of a rational purchase, at least from the perspective of WIS -- whose criteria for watch ownership extend beyond practical reasons and border on insanity.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Just joined the club. The band is noticeably thinner and more giving than my 5600s. Very comfortable.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Anyone know how can I buy a gw5000b strap and bezel? I just scratched the metal part of my strap. :(

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by cadguy View Post
    Anyone know how can I buy a gw5000b strap and bezel? I just scratched the metal part of my strap. :(

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    Try Keith at Tiktox. If you're unsure which you need drop him an email, he's very efficient in his replies and very reliable. I've bought a few bits from him and two watches. He also ships outside the UK.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Hopefully I'll get some responses to my WTB thread and will soon become member of GW-5000 owners club

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here



    Thought I'd check in with mine


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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by kaffakid View Post


    Thought I'd check in with mine


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    This one confuses me. Is it a GW-5000?

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