Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

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    Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Is the WW5100C-1 that rare? I found a WW5100C-1 that Casionerd is currently selling on Ebay and so far the auction price of this watch has reached a whopping $835.00.
    Vintage Casio G Shock WW-5100C-1 5100 Watch DW Rare - eBay (item 290460421837 end time Aug-09-10 20:45:07 PDT)

    Is the WW5100C-1 much rarer than the original DW5000 that was made in 1983?
    What do you think? Ripoff or worth the $835.00 price? You be the judge.

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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Yeah, its worth it to whomever the bidder is...
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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozy View Post
    Yeah, its worth it to whomever the bidder is...
    For what reason(s) is it worth it? Be specific please.

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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dimitribouras View Post
    For what reason(s) is it worth it? Be specific please.

    Ask the 21 people that have bidded up to 800 odd dollars... they'll each have very valid and personal reasons.
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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    I don't think any resin digital watch is worth that kind of money (not even a frogy). If you like the watch and can justify that kind of money, that's a different story. This watch looks like a basic 5600 that you can get for $50. If I had the funds I would probably buy a froggy for under $500. That is my limit on being able to justify it. I would not pay that kind of money for this watch.

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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    The WW5100C features a thicker crystal that provides better resistant to cold temperature. I think that due to the added thickness of the crystal it sacrificed the light function. The watch was released in 1983 and it has the module 491. Personally for me $835 is way overpriced for a digital watch. Especially considered that overtime the resin bezel and strap will deteriorate. The plus side of this auction is that all 4 bezel screws are not stripped and the watch appears to be clean and functional. The auction still has 21 hours to go and it will definitely go higher. No doubt that it is rare because this model failed to sell and thus it was only produced in small quantities. At the time of its release it might be revolutionary but nowadays it is just a simple digital watch. For a collector it should be well-worth it. For a common-man like me I would just use the +800 dollars to buy a decent mechanical watch.

    If you need more information, refer to these two links:

    http://mygshock.com/2008/06/12/guide...300-wide-temp/

    http://reviews.ebay.com/Casio-Wide-T...00000002589856
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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by franzy View Post
    I don't think any resin digital watch is worth that kind of money (not even a frogy). If you like the watch and can justify that kind of money, that's a different story. This watch looks like a basic 5600 that you can get for $50. If I had the funds I would probably buy a froggy for under $500. That is my limit on being able to justify it. I would not pay that kind of money for this watch.
    I agree with you. It's just a basic watch. What probably makes it so collectible is that Casio didn't sell many of this particular model because it wasn't a popular model back in 1983.

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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Ancient truism:

    It's not what you say; but.. how you say it.
    It's not what you write; but.. how you write it.

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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    Is this helping anything? Like one of the cute, annoying animals in Bambi said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin at all". I know the grammar isn't great (I doubt they teach english in the forest), but I think you can get the meaning .
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    Re: Big Bucks for a WW5100C-1....Is it worth it? How Rare is this watch?

    I think the ww series (5100 and 5300) is more rare than the dw-5000.

    and ripoff is the wrong word. if someone is willing to pay as much for it, it cannot be a rippoff! a rippoff would be, if the pictures dont show clearly that the watch has some bad scratches, and the seller calls it mint, and someone pays over 800 usd - then you can call it a rippoff.
    personally i think the price is too high, i like the watch, but wouldnt pay that much for it.
    Last edited by Sjors; August 10th, 2010 at 23:13. Reason: reply on personalised argument
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