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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Just bought a new GW-5000-1JF from Yahoo Japan - £241 ($380) with FromJapan fees (not including postage/duty to UK) - this is my 2nd, the other was used and will be worn, this one is new and wont.

    There are 2nd hand ones without box/tags for about half this (currently) but I preferred complete/new.
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    $400 for the square bezel type? Is everyone high or what? Does everyone remember the original Dw5600 was like what $30-$40?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    $400 for the square bezel type? Is everyone high or what? Does everyone remember the original Dw5600 was like what $30-$40?
    I think somebody already explained the difference between a GW-5000 and a DW-5600E in another thread. I also wouldn't spend that kind of money to be honest and if you search a little the good deals are still out there. I paid less for my DW-5000SL than the retail price for a DW-5600E. The DW-5000SL also has a steel case but no DLC coating and no solar/atomic capabilities. Still it's a much more solid watch than a DW-5600E - you will notice a big difference when handling one and comparing them. My willingness to spend ends about at the price point at which I could get a watch with a Swiss automatic movement and sapphire crystal for the same money. However - I think the prices for most mechanical watches are even more inflated than Casio prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    I think somebody already explained the difference between a GW-5000 and a DW-5600E in another thread. I also wouldn't spend that kind of money to be honest and if you search a little the good deals are still out there. I paid less for my DW-5000SL than the retail price for a DW-5600E. The DW-5000SL also has a steel case but no DLC coating and no solar/atomic capabilities. Still it's a much more solid watch than a DW-5600E - you will notice a big difference when handling one and comparing them. My willingness to spend ends about at the price point at which I could get a watch with a Swiss automatic movement and sapphire crystal for the same money. However - I think the prices for most mechanical watches are even more inflated than Casio prices.

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    True and partially i agree with you Sedi, what's the need to squander lots of money buying this model if you already own a DW-5000sl, heck.. i myself bought this watch paying a ridiculous price months ago because i thought the same thing and let's say it clearly, the GW-5000 is the most overpriced g-shock out there!
    So, what's the fuss around this model? the 3159 module is nothing special and personally being an old school kind of guy i would have preferred the current time displayed in every mode and is it really necessary the expensive DLC treatment?
    Of course NOT!
    The truth is the GW-5000 is more a piece of jewellery than anything else although is very hard to justify it's price.
    I'm pretty sure Sedi this model will go down in the g-shock line-up history because it is already a collector item and once again in the next few months will be hard to source and to find at reasonable prices.
    There's no comparison with the DW-5000sl in this regard because it's a simple reissue, no glory at all around this model.
    The bottom line is if you miss the GW-5000-1JF you will have only yourself to blame my friend.
    Just my .02 cents.
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    You can still buy a 5600e for 40 bucks new.

    Everything is overpriced nowadays. The gw5000 probably costs Casio like 50 bucks to produce (conservatively). 400 is a lot and yes I would like to pay less, but the demand is there and for someone like me who thinks the gw-5000 is the ultimate G-shock I really did not care what I had to pay to get a new one. I will admit that I have accepted paying so much for a gw-5000 is a bit crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    $400 for the square bezel type? Is everyone high or what? Does everyone remember the original Dw5600 was like what $30-$40?
    The DLC coating and premium-grade resin costs about 200+ bucks in itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer Guzman View Post
    You can still buy a 5600e for 40 bucks new.

    Everything is overpriced nowadays. The gw5000 probably costs Casio like 50 bucks to produce (conservatively). 400 is a lot and yes I would like to pay less, but the demand is there and for someone like me who thinks the gw-5000 is the ultimate G-shock I really did not care what I had to pay to get a new one. I will admit that I have accepted paying so much for a gw-5000 is a bit crazy.
    I'm with you on that.

    Some people regard the GW-5000 as the Holy G of Gs (like me), and spending $350+ on it was not a deal breaker for me.

    I have worn it the past week, and I can honestly say it has lived up to it's hype. It is the best G-Shock I have bought, so far.
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    GW-M5630E-9JR, GA-400-4A, DW-6900SG, GW-5000-1JF, GWF-1000-1DR, GW-200Z-1DR, GW-9200-1, GX-56-1B, G-5600E, G-6900-1, DW-5600MS, G-7302RL (non-functioning)

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    Credor ​Eichi (when pigs fly) | Credor ​Eichi II (when fishes talk) | FP Journe Chronometre Bleu (acquired) | Urban Jurgensen & Sonner Ref. 3 (acquired) | D.Dornbluth & Sohn Cal. 99.5 (acquired) | Moritz Grossmann BENU Rose Gold ​(acquired)

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    I'm a sucka... one enroute through seiya-san. Looking forward to it's arrival. =]
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy96 View Post
    The DLC coating and premium-grade resin costs about 200+ bucks in itself.
    The (spare) resin is actually very cheap.

    The GW-5000 is a nice watch, but a bit plain for me for most days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerlike View Post
    The GW-5000 is a nice watch, but a bit plain for me for most days.
    Its lack of colors and simple, plain layout is what I like the most.
    Current Rotation:
    Tudor Black Bay (on OEM bracelet) | Rado Original Automatic 648.0408.3.161 | Royal Orient WE0011JB | Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 311.30.42.30.01.005 | Casio G-Shock GWF-1000-1DR

    G-Shock collection:
    GW-M5630E-9JR, GA-400-4A, DW-6900SG, GW-5000-1JF, GWF-1000-1DR, GW-200Z-1DR, GW-9200-1, GX-56-1B, G-5600E, G-6900-1, DW-5600MS, G-7302RL (non-functioning)

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    Credor ​Eichi (when pigs fly) | Credor ​Eichi II (when fishes talk) | FP Journe Chronometre Bleu (acquired) | Urban Jurgensen & Sonner Ref. 3 (acquired) | D.Dornbluth & Sohn Cal. 99.5 (acquired) | Moritz Grossmann BENU Rose Gold ​(acquired)

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    One is on its way from japan....
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