Last period was a kind of busy for me, but this thread is not about my job; see for yourself....
Finally I received my 5025 (many thanks to Ebayer AdvancedTime):
No Transformer stories this time, but simple pics only:
Gold coloured screws and buttons:
On this pic you can clearly see the sinkholes in the bezel:
The mirror effect: (the digits are 'applied' on the mirror)
I use all my watches; don't have a pic of it, but after a swim you can clearly see the water behind the bezel. It takes a few hours of wristtime to make it all vaporize. The clear resin is also a bit softer than my black G's: very comfortable and more flexible, but the bezel fitting is therefore a bit loose. I expect sand, water and dust can easily accumulate behind the bezel. Don't know about yellowing, but I expect lifetime of the resin is much shorter (yellowing/cracking: it feels less solid)
Screwback with 25th anniversary logo (designed by Eric Haze):
Made in Thailand.... but it's a classic and anniversary model. Much cooler if 'made in Japan'
On the back the edge of the bezel is a bit sharp:
Very difficult to capture (just like the mirroreffect), but this is the collest EL I've ever seen. IRL the effect is a bit clearer:
*Casio G-Shock DW-5025D Ocean Grey 25th anniversary model
*Don't know if a nice dogtag and/or box are included: I just received it in a cardboard envelop
*price payed: $100 excl s/h/taxes (s/h: $35, taxes: $65), total: $200
+feared that the display was hard to read but no problems here
+it's a little heavier than my other G's: therefore it feels a lot more solid
+very neat EL
+did I mention the ultra cool mirroreffect?
-no cool box
-kind of sharp edges on the back of the bezel
-screwback: I think a battery change is much easier on a 'normal-four-point-screw' back plate.
-the strap retainer is matte instead of clear
-accumulation of dust/water behind the bezel is clearly visible
-durability of resin parts?
-Get this watch if you're a G fan and WEAR it. It deserves it to be worn!
It has a few downsides (for me), but this is one of a kind.
I think it also looks very cool on a black strap/bezel.