first I wanna say :thanks to fonklover for an easy and pleasant transaction! And I wanna say :thanks to Sjors who wanted to buy it but stepped back letting me have it when he heard that I wanted it so much Thank you guys!
So a little introduction:
Since I began to learn a bit more about G-Shocks - that first have been just something cheap to satisfy the "in-between"-need to buy a watch while saving money for a "real" watch (well I was just beginning to understand the fascination behind Gs:oops:) - I came across the stainless steel models like the MRG-100 or MRG-110. But they didn't really grab my attention at this time - I probably wasn't "g-shocked" enough yet.
Then the "rarest G-Shock"-thread was started and there I saw her again - and this time I knew I had to get one. So first I wanted to buy one NOS but the price was just to much for my little budget - being a student and father and all - so by accident while searching for some more pics I stumbled across fonklover's add in the sales-forum and I wrote him - he then told me that I can have it and I wired the money to lovely Vienna (took less time than a transaction between German banks) and just a few days later it arrived:
What's inside Maybe something you can tell time with?
A watch! Who would have thought that.
come closer - come to daddy:
now carefully and slowly take it out of the plastic bag:
One from the side:
And another one:
And the back:
not much resin on that one so resin-rot really shouldn't be a problem. Finally a G-Shock that could last a little longer than our beloved resin-covered models. The condition is very good too as you can see from the pictures. Not much need be said about this watch cause everybody here probably knows it - for those who don't:
- the functions are pretty much the same as on a DW-5600 or DW-6900 - so nothing fancy just the basics: alarm, countdown, stopwatch.
- Every mode except alarm-mode displays the time
- it has the "quick-return"-feature so after you press a button in any mode the next press of the mode button brings you right back to timekeeping mode (I wonder why the modern day Gs dont have this very useful feature - kind of annoying to scroll through every mode on my Riseman every time I wanna set an alarm or a countdown)
- very nice blue EL-backlight
- bracelet with massive links and buttons on the clasp for safe use
- it weighs in at 144g! (my Autozilla only has 135g and is way bigger)
All in all it's a very nice watch and kind of a classic already. A G-Shock you can "feel" on the wrist (because of the weight) and a G-Shock you can wear with a business suit. A G-Shock that might actually be still on your wrist when every other G has crumbled to dust. So I'm very happy with this new acquisition and my little G-Shock collection has taken a huge step ahead with it's new member.
Now all I need is a Ti-Frog, a DW-6600, a GW-9010, a GW-M5600, a MRG-110,............