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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Is it just me or is the GW5000 hard to sync? I set home city to LAX (I'm in San Francisco), I kept trying manual receive but was never able to get it to sync. I found a spot with L3 signal strength, it kept receiving for a good couple of minutes but went to ERR at the end, every single time. The watch was last synced on May 30th 2:02am, probably back in Tokyo.

    Any tips?

    update: I posted too soon, I changed the city to YVR and tried again and it just synced. Changed it back to LAX and will see if it would sync automatically later. :)
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer Guzman View Post
    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 know a guy who works for a cellular phone maker. A tremendous amount of overhead goes into the costs of making a new phone. After that, the actual cost per unit comes down quite a bit and the PCPU "project cost per unit" slowly starting coming down. That's the average cost when taking in all of the overhead from R&D up through production overhead. The same can be said for CASIO G-Shock watches, except that some have inherently high overhead relative to other models. The GW-5000 is one of them.

    Based on some things I know, I'd have to say the GW-5000 costs CASIO much more, like $200 from parts to boxed and out the door. There is a very painstaking process involved with DLC coatings. Despite the fact that about 35% of the DLC on the watch is coated in resin and the other 60% is hidden when the watch is on your wrist, CASIO makes sure that there aren't any defects in the finish. A little spec of dust here or there that slipped in during the coating process, and the part is rejected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayn View Post
    Is it just me or is the GW5000 hard to sync? I set home city to LAX (I'm in San Francisco), I kept trying manual receive but was never able to get it to sync. I found a spot with L3 signal strength, it kept receiving for a good couple of minutes but went to ERR at the end, every single time. The watch was last synced on May 30th 2:02am, probably back in Tokyo.

    Any tips?

    update: I posted too soon, I changed the city to YVR and tried again and it just synced. Changed it back to LAX and will see if it would sync automatically later. :)
    Manual sync rarely works for me I just wait until it auto syncs at night. I agree that the grey/blueish solar cell looks better. Small detail but appreciated nonetheless.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Checking in. New owner as of 6/4/2012!


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    You may be right but if try iPhone costs less than 200 to produce then I just don't see why the watch should cost more than 200 to produce. The DLC screwback probably costs less than 10 to make. It sells for 56 on pacparts and it use to be like 50 so they probably buy it for 25 ish, conservatively, from Casio, which means Casio probably pays like 10ish or less to produce.

    At the end of they day the watch is AWESOME and I don't care how much Casio profits from me hahaha

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quick wrist iPhone shot:

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

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    Nice!! I think that is actually one of the best pics I saw so far of the GW-5000! The different shades of black and grey look just great on that one! A few more pics like that and I'm ready to shell out the 400$ .

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Nice!! I think that is actually one of the best pics I saw so far of the GW-5000! The different shades of black and grey look just great on that one! A few more pics like that and I'm ready to shell out the 400$ .

    cheers, Sedi
    C'mon Sedi there's no need to wait further GRAB IT!

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Joining the club today if I may.





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    Joining the club today if I may.





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