Hi all. It's been awhile since I posted any threads on unboxing. I mean, most of the watches released nowadays are pretty nice and awesome, but after awhile, it's all pretty much the same. Of course, for example, except for releases like the MNM (and all those delicious MoGs) which had one of the best packaging imho. However, I decided to do this once again to share my joy in nabbing a rare gem. =)
To cut the long story short; during one of my recent trips to Japan, I was sauntering on the streets, pretty much strolling about aimlessly and randomly popped into an old, visually non-enticing watch shop. Wasn't expecting to find anything but suddenly, in the corner of one of the glass cabinet at the most bottom tier, I saw a rare gem. Took it out, realised the condition was 9.5/10, the box when asked to be produced was absoutely 99% mint, and remembered browsing an old thread with this watch sometime back. I liked it instantly, took a small gamble, bought it home and did some research. Problem is, the internet did not pop up much info, until I saw a review of this watch in one of Sjors 50Gs entry. So I shall not go into details as all you pros would probably know about this watch.
Here it is:
DW-9500US-1VT. Box is absolutely in a 99% nice condition.
I love the idea that the whole packaging can transform into a paper-cardboard-turned-display-stand packaging with a few flips of the cardboard flaps.
Watch face/dial is perfect. Jelly condition of bezel is impossibly fantabulous for a watch produced in 1998. Probably only yellowed like 4-5% at the small areas in contact with the metal part? Also, a microscopic scruff each at the "adjust" & "split/reset" button but it's so hard to capture on photos I skipped it. Love the surfboard EL backlight as well.
"US OPEN SURFING" rubber tag on the band is as new as it can be. Strap is also just a tad yellowed towards the loose end but really not noticeable unless you scrutinize it like real hard.
Last huge shot of the watch face.
And I took all these pictures in a dark room, on a red table with a tungsten lamp as the only source of lighting. It looks much "fresher" in real.
I think I have gotten myself a rare gem. =D
Oh yah one more thing. One thing that is awesome and baffles me at the same time:
The temperature sensor is really cool. Unlike models nowadays where you have to get into the temperature mode (GDF-100 for example), it can actually be shown on the time-keeping mode and it will refresh itself every min with a new temperature reading (you can switch back and forth between the date and temperature with just one button push). It records a maximum of 100 readings.
Absolutely useless to me, of course.
Very plausibly inaccurate, certainly.
But it's cool. That's all that matters. haha.
But then again, I looked left and right, right and left......
Where the hell is the sensor located..?? lol.