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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I'm actually a little sad how the GW-5000-1JF has become mainstream now.

    A watch I once viewed as a 'grail' has become a common household model.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by entropy96 View Post
    I'm actually a little sad how the GW-5000-1JF has become mainstream now.

    A watch I once viewed as a 'grail' has become a common household model.
    Supply has increased and prices are generally lower than they were a year ago, so GW-5000's are much more accessible now. But I wouldn't say they're mainstream; they're hardly mentioned outside of WIS discussion boards.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    don't think i ever put up my GW-5000B, on this thread, not as easy to read as the 5000, but all the black DLC parts are just too cool (buttons and buckle)

    cheers






    and my 5000 on a combo bracelet

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by entropy96 View Post
    I'm actually a little sad how the GW-5000-1JF has become mainstream now.

    A watch I once viewed as a 'grail' has become a common household model.
    Why would it reduce your enjoyment of the watch if others enjoy it, too?
    It's still highly unlikely you'll meet someone wearing one in the street.

    cheers, Sedi
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by conquistador View Post
    Hi guys, I see the GW-5000 listed as USD 328 on Seiya and USD 311 on Chino (Yes I'm also aware that it is sold out). Then I see Rakuten Global listing it as approximately USD 273 (watch-shop). Is this legit? I have never purchased from watch-shop but could be tempted to!
    I also notice that one listed at Rakuten Global by watch-shop. It is USD 273.53 to be exact, plus shipping. I just don't know how much is the shipping cost for US delivery. Does anybody know, kindly share please.
    There are some listings at *bay too and I am considering one of them. Though they are Pre-owned, I believe they've been taken cared very well.
    If you're in my place, would you go for a brand new GW-5000 or a pre-owned GW-5000?
    The difference in prices ranges from $20 to $40.
    Share your insight please.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Shippinh should be 20-35 USD. I wouldn't buy preowned if I'm only saving 20, I'd be looking to save at least 60-80. If you find one in eBay you liked message the seller tell him you can get it new for x price and you'd like to buy his for y.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by entropy96 View Post
    I'm actually a little sad how the GW-5000-1JF has become mainstream now.

    A watch I once viewed as a 'grail' has become a common household model.
    Uh, that's the very point of the GW-5000-1JF. And the DW-5000C. And G-Shock.

    What's elite is not the price or the scarcity. Rather, what's elite is understanding it.

    Oh yeah, count me for the owner's report.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I have had my GW 5000 for a few weeks now and I'm very happy indeed. Last night I put on the composite bracelet and I'm extremely happy. I think the weight of the bracelet complements the watch much better than the resin bracelet. Of course the whole thing gets heavier, which I am sure it is not everyone's cup of tea. I have many watches, from some of the big names, such as Rolex, Omega, Heuer etc., all with very expensive bracelets too. The composite on the G shock is, however, perhaps the most comfortable bracelet that I now own. I wonder if it will grow on me after the honeymoon period has finished, particularly as the weather gets warmer in spring. R

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I don't think I dutifully reported yet.

    I got mine about 5 months ago now. I'll have to look into this composite bracelet mod someday.

    It has the narrow strap in keeping with the tradition of the original DW-5000 but I do prefer the wider straps of the custom color squares. No big deal. It's very comfortable and that's the best thing about the traditional squares. You really can forget that you're wearing it. With the Rangeman and other large Gs, I find myself fussing with my coat sleeves - Do I pull the sleeve over it or leave it behind? It's a bit irritating. I wear my thin squares a lot more during winter-time.

    The old-school slippery wee buttons aren't so hot and neither is the lack of a front-facing light button, but since I have the Full-Auto-EL always on, I don't care. Since I never use any of the other modes & features, I'm OK with the buttons being small & slippery as well.

    You can get all the same blessings from a GW-M5610, but the DLC SS case & caseback is sweet.

    If you're gonna get a square, you might as well get a GW-5000 to start with and you'll be just fine ending with it, unless you catch the collecting bug.
    Last edited by fwupow; February 21st, 2014 at 09:41.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    ^ can't wait for one of your detailed reviews ;)

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