Decided to purchase the GW-4000-1A3JF. JonL posted a wonderful unboxing thread (https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/new...re-670351.html). I spent about an hour hunting this watch down online (on quite a few Japanese websites). I guess the watch was never released in the US and this is the only way to get one. The prices I've seen are all above $400 US. During my search, while using descriptive words instead of the serial number, I found this listing: CASIO G-SHOCK G-1400-1A3 Gravity Defier Aviator Digital Watch | eBay. The watch serial number is listed as G-1400-1A3. My questions:
1) Are the two watches in fact the same model? They look very similar. The only difference I can see is some of the writing (in green) on the bands.
2) Does the retailer on eBay seem legit? Their feedback seems very good. Does anyone have experience with this particular seller? Is their location in Hong Kong a concern for any reason?