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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.
    Maybe this was the situation before with the DW-5600c which sold a lot in the 80's and 90's.
    Imagine if Casio releases some variant of the GW-5000-1JF just like the 5600c. Let say different case back. Japan H, Japan A, S, V. LOL.
    I hope they're not going to do it.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Hello everyone. This is my first post after lurking and learning for the past few weeks. I read so much about the GW5000 that I ordered one last Saturday from Amazon. The watch arrived today one week after ordering. The seller, World Z King, sent the watch by ems and I had good tracking info the past week. The seller Yohei was very nice. I will post pictures of the watch and the cool packaging along with the very nice thank you note and a picture of the japanese coffee he also sent. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading this forum. I have learned a lot and I felt very comfortable ordering this watch. There are some very cool people on this site and I just can't believe that a watch could join together people from all around the world. That is so cool. I am also proud to be a member of the GW5000 club. The watch has date code 201D269C. Haven't look at a calender yet, but I take it the date is sometime in the fall of 2013.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Count one more. I replaced the band with a composite bracelet.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I ordered one a week ago today and received it Friday. Very easy set up. Serial number indicated it was made Feb. 17, 2014. Illumination is quite adequate when called for. Soft strap is very comfortable and the watch looks well on my 7.85 inch wrist with sufficient leftover strap going under the keeper band. As I said in another thread, this is a classic every WIS should experience.

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    GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I tried swapping the bracelet from a GW-M5610BC onto a GW-5000.

    However, the pin holes on the 5000 are set in further from the outer edge than on M5610, essentially making it impossible to attach the bracelet.

    Anyone else experience this? Am I missing something? Are there multiple versions of the composite bracelet?
    Last edited by dmc-01; March 9th, 2014 at 23:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc-01 View Post
    I tried swapping the bracelet from a GW-M5610BC onto a GW-5000.

    However, the pin holes on the 5000 are set in further from the outer edge than on M5610, essentially making it impossible to attach the bracelet.

    Anyone else experience this? Am I missing something? Are there multiple versions of the composite bracelet?
    Not sure what you mean. I was able to attach it
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I tried this a few months ago.

    I'll try again right in a few minutes, and see if I have better luck with it.

    I had no problem putting the composite bracelet back on the M5610. On the 5000 I was not able to get the spring bar into the holes. It was like the holes on the watch case were set in deeper.

    Anyway, I'll give it another try.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I have a somewhat embarrassing question that's slightly related to the GW-5000, but I don't think that it warrants a new thread. How the hell do you get the bull bars off this thing? I had installed them a few months ago, but now I want to remove it for routine cleaning, and man, it's tough. Slipping it on was one thing; getting it off is an entirely different story. Is there a method that doesn't involve using pliers? I want to keep it relatively intact.
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    It took an hour, but I finally got the M5610's composite bracelet on the 5000.

    It's got to be the toughest task involving spring bars I've done. That's why when I was unsuccessful a few months ago, I was sure another bracelet model was required.

    It is a much tighter fit than most, plus getting it done without scratching the metal arms that extend from the caseback is near impossible.

    Again, I tried putting the bracelet back on the M5610, and got it within a minute.

    Anyway, I'm glad to finally wear this combination. Thank you kung-fusion for confirming it can be done.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer Guzman View Post
    when there is a new batch, prices for second hand models stabilize and/or drop, I say around 280-330 is a good range and possibly lower if the market gets saturated. When new stock runs out, prices start to climb slightly higher. However, if the cheapest brand new prices continue to climb in Japan then you can expect the range to go up as well. If Casio keeps producing it, I can see the average price range drop from 250-310, but I would expect for that to take months. A couple of weeks or months ago, one sold for under 200, but this was definitely an exception.
    I was reading this thread from first page until I saw FerGuzman's post. The price prediction is absolutely correct. And, It's true, 'coz I just purchased mine for $265.
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