Now 2013 and a 30th anniversary model the 6900 Clot a really lovely red jelly model.
In addition to the normal model a limited edition model was available just from the CLOT shop itself and there may be as few as 50 of these issued. It was basically the same as the normal model with the addition of a black IP plated buckle and more importantly in came in a fantastic clear acrylic case. Very hard to find these now.
Moving on to my 5xxx models.
This is from Jan 2001 the DW5000BL, this was a Japan made model and was issued at the same time as the DW-5000D which was Malaysian made. These are the only 5000s made with a metal bracelet, they also are the only ones with bull bars. They have a metallic coating to the bezel which does wear off with heavy use.
The 'Real Black' series was issued in March 2001 and this is the DW-056BK.
Always liked the BL and D, very unique with the bracelets. Interesting that they are the only 5000's with bars. There were some 5600's that came with them earlier such as the 5600ED.