Last night I attended the Acht & Ace (sponsors) Sneaker and G-Shock event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This G-Shock art impression was painted on the watch window of Acht (eight in Dutch) store:
Through the "display" the visitor got a good sight of the limited edition sneakers and G-Shocks by two US artists (or rappers?):
The ACE team was of course present. From left to right: Esther and Tamara:
Also photographed by Dimer, also ACE of course:
Because I am not quite the G-Shock nor a sneaker expert, I brought a friend with me, who definitely is one. Here's him on the left talking to Robert-Jan Broer from Fratellowatches:
Below, from left to right: Tamara and Farid, both from ACE:
While I was taking photos, Dale and Dimer joined them:
Can you tell they LOVE G-Shocks?
Bas Boersma (Casio Europe) was also present and he showed me the new G-Shock featuring bluetooth (iPhone 4s or 5 compatible). Cool App, cool features!
The watch (see below) will be available in a couple of different colors:
Bas Boersma (Casio EU) shows the App to Dimer (ACE):
And now, a VERY special guest (and moderator of this great forum), the one and ONLY (drum rolls) Sjors !!!!
Sjors was exhibiting several unique, rare G-Shocks from his own collection:
The G-Shocks were presented in these little plastic boxes:
Check the white one, you will see it back further on in this report....
Can you name both of these guys? They are both cruising this forum on a (very) frequent basis:
And can you name the G-Shock below?:
From left to right: Bernard Werk (Watching Magazine) and Robert-Jan Broer (Fratellowatches):
I bet we will see some pictures by Sjors in this forum any time soon
And now some sneakers!
Didn't know there were SO many enthusiasts, and SO many limited editions. Here are some LE Jordans:
Alon, CEO of ACE was wearing some nice Nike sneakers, here he is together with Robert-Jan:
Back to G-Shocks, gentlemen!
30 Anniversary Mudmans!
Remember I asked you to remember the white G-Shock? My friend bought it!
I'll be honest with you all. I went to the event without wearing a G-Shock. I didn't own one (sorry!), but that changed the very minute I got my eyes on this beauty:
I'm wearing it while I type
From left to right, the owner of the Acht sneaker store, and Alon, CEO of ACE:
Many sneaker and G-Shock fans were at the party. Here's an overview:
Just before my friend and I left, Bas and he took a panorama picture on their iPhone 5:
Sjors saw it was good:
Thanks to Acht and ACE for a great evening. Amazing show, great people.
Related links: Acht Amsterdam, sneakers by Nike, Reebok, Saucony, Filling Pieces, Jordan, Pony en Kangaroos / ACE Jewelers | De Exclusieve Online Juwelier van Nederland - Geauthoriseerd door elk merk op deze site / G-Peopleland