Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

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    Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    Hi Everyone,

    I just started collecting G-shocks about 3 months ago and have been reading this forum almost everyday. =) Got a lot of info especially about buying from Yahoo Auction Japan.

    I recently bought a DW-8200LG-8DR and it came with a brown color manual instead of the blue version which I see in many post. Is this an international manual? The seller says it is NOS but the watch is still with Shopping Mall Japan, so I don't if I got ripped off.

    Could you all give me your kind advise?

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    Re: Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    Welcome!

    In my experience, all blue manuals are Japanese language, and they're typically a different booklet format too (generally thinner). The brown manual is of a style Casio has used in the 80s and 90s, and includes about 3-4 other languages for other markets.

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    Re: Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    yup, my experience is the same. the japanese manuals i've received are on larger, but thinner paper, and blue (newer) or brown (older). none of the japanese watches i've bought had the booklets like my 'american' g-shocks. just my experience.
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    Re: Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    Thanks for the replies. So this could mean that this seller of mine is probably just piecing some of the stuff together and selling it as NOS right, since the manual is in english? =(

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    Re: Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    Quote Originally Posted by yuppyice View Post
    Thanks for the replies. So this could mean that this seller of mine is probably just piecing some of the stuff together and selling it as NOS right, since the manual is in english? =(
    Piecing together? It looks like you have a NOS Frogman that has the original international manual. I don't see anything awry here. Hard to tell exactly from the picture, but the watch seems to be in like new condition, which is the most important thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sl8763 View Post
    Piecing together? It looks like you have a NOS Frogman that has the original international manual. I don't see anything awry here. Hard to tell exactly from the picture, but the watch seems to be in like new condition, which is the most important thing.
    Thanks Simon, you are right. What is most important is the condition of the watch. I believe it should be well. Hee, gonna get it shipped next week, just in time before Christmas. =)

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    Re: Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    It's all good. You've got a Frogman watch with the International User Guide version for module 1294, that's all.

    BTW, I have Frogmans that came with blue-on-white, brown-on-white and black-on-white manuals in Japanese (sheets of paper, rather than booklet). The booklet you have came with the Frogman models released on International markets., as mentioned in my first sentence.

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    Re: Difference in Manual color for 1294 Module

    Quote Originally Posted by yuppyice View Post
    Thanks Simon, you are right. What is most important is the condition of the watch. I believe it should be well. Hee, gonna get it shipped next week, just in time before Christmas. =)


    It's nice to have a clean, NOS box too which is what you seem to have. Manuals...bleh
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