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    Somewhere in TX this arrived today.

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    The HR is a real stunner but I would want black pushers.

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    Congrats!

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    GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    5000 still going strong, definitely not baby-ing it. Even threw it one time.

    Anyone know how to get dirt or dust out of the left side there? It doesn't really go away unless I wash it.

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    Have you tried removing the outer "bezel"? Should be easy enough to wash both the watch module and the bezel by themselves.

    I'm still trying to warm up to my GW 5000 but so far it only finds its way to my wrist when I am about to do something way too punishing for any of the mechanical watches in the rotation. I guess the fact that it won't sync time with the radio signal where I live was a big disappointment for me since I bought the 5000 as a watch that will be tough, always on the dot timekeeping-wise and not needing any batteries or any maintenance for several years. It checks most of these boxes but the auto-sync was the biggest feature I was looking forward to. Not the watch's fault, and it syncs fine in less urban arras, but still enough to lessen the excitement for me.

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    GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Brand new GW-5000 reporting from ground zero, Tokyo. Purchased mere hours ago.

    As I was paying for the bloody thing it crossed my mind.. did I just spend $300 on a plastic watch? Then my conscience came clean as I fawned at its DLC SS case. All is well with the world..
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    Sorry folks, I know it's just me. But I'm just not feeling it. I have a G5600-e that I paid $90 for a while ago. I just received the GW-5000 from Amazon. It was around $280. It seems like basically the same watch. Same functions, same display, etc. Okay, I'm sure that it's built better. But I don't see the value, and I am shipping it back.

    You guys are seeing something that I am missing. Just before we part company I will tell the watch: "Sorry, it's not you, it's me!" :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pferdeleder View Post
    Brand new GW-5000 reporting from ground zero, Tokyo. Purchased mere hours ago.

    As I was paying for the bloody thing it crossed my mind.. did I just spend $300 on a plastic watch? Then my conscience came clean as I fawned at its DLC SS case. All is well with the world..
    I paid $884 for another plastic watch, also with DLC SS screwback... 😜😜😜

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gill Bates View Post
    Sorry folks, I know it's just me. But I'm just not feeling it. I have a G5600-e that I paid $90 for a while ago. I just received the GW-5000 from Amazon. It was around $280. It seems like basically the same watch. Same functions, same display, etc. Okay, I'm sure that it's built better. But I don't see the value, and I am shipping it back.

    You guys are seeing something that I am missing. Just before we part company I will tell the watch: "Sorry, it's not you, it's me!" :)
    If you don't see the value of better quality I don't think we can explain it to you: let's make an example, yesterday I went to visit a Nike shop because I needed a pair of sneakers, I never had basket boots and I thought it would have been a break from my usual shoes. Of course I checked Air Jordan 1s (I am a retro person, I prefer old shoes as well because the modern ones look overdesigned to me and sometimes plain ugly...same thing for newer G shocks)...that day they had released the new metallic red version, that costed 30% more than the standard AJ1.

    Seen from far away they look the same, then I touched the leather and the new model had a softer textured leather, the old model (the one sky and dark blue) had a kind of leather that felt plastic and stiff)...then side by side I noticed the new model was slightly taller, the tongue was made on nylon like the original and without the jumping man. They both wore fine but the OG felt more flexible so in the end despite of the fact I preferred the blue colours I got the more expensive one...for reason I think you wouldn-t appreciate.

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    I understand your points, and I agree with the overdesigned part. I don't like the new Gshocks at all. But with the GW-5000 vs. the G5600-e, it's nice that it has a screwback, but if I always wear the watch I don't see that. I bet the 5000 looks nicer, too, but it is worth 3 times the price? Not to me, but to some people it is.

    I'm not a wine drinker, so I couldn't tell you the difference between a $15 bottle and a $150 bottle.

    Unfortunately the better quality of the GW-5000 is lost on me...
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