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    From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    I saw one on an older guy at work, and was interested in it's age, relative worth, etc...pretty interesting older Casio. TIA!
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    Hi 2112,

    THese look like a DW-5000 to me, but I'm not an expert. Casionerd is the real expert. I have no clue about pricing, but I believe they are sought in all kinds of state. A mint one can be worth easily $1000,- or more for Japanese collectors.

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    Re: From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    Check the back of the case and see if the module is a 240. I don't think the original DW-5000 came with the gold buttons. That could be a DW-5200C or more likely a DW-5600C. The DW-5000 was only produced for a year.

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    Could be a DW-5000 or DW-5200

    Both had module 240. But getting a close up on the watch shows what looks like a brick motif on the inner chrystal. Which means it is a DW-5000 (as it was going with a tough as bricks theme) It is not a DW-5600C becasue it is lacking the REM on the module(that is always tere with or with out Battery.

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    Re: From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    It IS a 5000!!!!
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    Re: From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    yes, it seems to be a dw-5000 !!




    and the gold one (seems to be the same than your !)...



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    Re: From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    Quote Originally Posted by *2112
    I saw one on an older guy at work, and was interested in it's age, relative worth, etc...pretty interesting older Casio. TIA!
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachm...0&d=1152845983
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachm...0&d=1152845983
    This is the rarer dw5000 gold. I guess you would call it dw5000c9v. I saw one go for about $700.00.

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    Re: From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    The DW-5000 was released in two versions in April of 1983. The most common version is the DW-5000C-1A (silver buttons/red border). The more rare version is the DW-5000C-1B (gold buttons/gold border). As with most collectibles, supply and demand play a huge part in value, as well as popularity. From 1996 to 1998 G Shock collecting was at its peak in Japan. Casio tried to make the Casio a hit in the US by launching US G Shock magazine entitled G-Wiz (only lasted for one issue). Casio sponsored large parties in New York and LA to promote G Shocks. There was even an S&M themed party that made headlines as distasteful advertising for the G Shock. The G did not take off as a cultural phenomenon as it did in Japan, so Casio stopped the intense promotion. This is the reason there are very few special edition models sold in the US and why the US is typically last to receive any models and the models must be a success elsewhere before making it to the US.

    A Gold 5000 sold for over 780,000 Yen in 1998 (That's right, about $7000.00 USD). Five years later one sold for just over 2000.00 USD. Now they rarely break 1000.00. This is because many Gold 5000s have turned up in Singapore and Hong Kong. Apparently they were sold in Asia.

    It wasn't until November of 1983 that Casio used -1 and -9 on the G Shocks to symbolize the silver and gold (respectively) models. This was done with the release of WW-5100C-1 and WW-5100C-9.

    You can Google the names for more pics and info.

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    Hi Casionerd,

    Thanks fro your great input. As for the G-Shock parties, it worked in Europe. Probably it could be matching the European Club culture between 1992 and 1998, the period where s&M, fetishism and sexuallity were popular themes of parties. I was a DJ in a pretty large club during 1990 and 2000. Around 1998 there would not been any problem to organize a S&M theme party, even here in my somewhat conservative province.

    These are some screen shots of the introduction party of G-Shock in Germany, the European country where G-Shock is much bigger than any other European country. Arouns 2001/2002 you could recognize German tourists by the G-Shock's or Baby-G's they were wearing....




















    I got this tape by the man who organized this party for G-Shock. I bought a G-Shock truck from him and he told me the whole story. Hence the "late" introduction of G-Shock in Germany, the DW-6600 is often refered to as the first G-Shock model in German auctions (G-Shock, die ersten). Well, it's partly treu. It was the first model available in Germany (as seen in this video).

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    Re: From an earlier thread...is this really a DW5000 ? >>

    Quote Originally Posted by casionerd View Post
    The DW-5000 was released in two versions in April of 1983. The most common version is the DW-5000C-1A (silver buttons/red border). The more rare version is the DW-5000C-1B (gold buttons/gold border). As with most collectibles, supply and demand play a huge part in value, as well as popularity. From 1996 to 1998 G Shock collecting was at its peak in Japan. Casio tried to make the Casio a hit in the US by launching US G Shock magazine entitled G-Wiz (only lasted for one issue). Casio sponsored large parties in New York and LA to promote G Shocks. There was even an S&M themed party that made headlines as distasteful advertising for the G Shock. The G did not take off as a cultural phenomenon as it did in Japan, so Casio stopped the intense promotion. This is the reason there are very few special edition models sold in the US and why the US is typically last to receive any models and the models must be a success elsewhere before making it to the US.

    A Gold 5000 sold for over 780,000 Yen in 1998 (That's right, about $7000.00 USD). Five years later one sold for just over 2000.00 USD. Now they rarely break 1000.00. This is because many Gold 5000s have turned up in Singapore and Hong Kong. Apparently they were sold in Asia.

    It wasn't until November of 1983 that Casio used -1 and -9 on the G Shocks to symbolize the silver and gold (respectively) models. This was done with the release of WW-5100C-1 and WW-5100C-9.

    You can Google the names for more pics and info.
    This is a very interesting post. I never knew that Casio also made a DW5000C-B in April of1983 with gold buttons and a gold border in the crystal. How rare are these gold buttoned DW5000C-B and DW5000-9 gold buttoned 1983 model? Casio made 2 gold buttoned models in 1983. The first model in April 1983 which is the DW5000C-B and the second model later on in the same year (in 1983) and they called it the DW5000-9. Both of these modesl have the 240 module in them.
    Are these 2 gold buttoned DW5000's that easy to find in Singapore and Hong Kong like Casionerd says that they are? I've never seen a gold buttoned DW5000C-B and a DW5000-9 ever before.

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