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    G-Shocks from Japan

    Is there any difference between the G-Shocks that you buy from say Amazon.com compared to the 'authentic' domestic Japan G-Shocks that you can buy from selected eBay dealers like joynetcafe and dfj-store?

    If I buy a basic G-Shock from Amazon will it be 'Made in Japan'?

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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Depends on the model. Most you'll get off of Amazon will most likely be made in Thailand. I bought a Mudman off Amazon and it was made in Thailand. From what I've read here, the Frogman is made in Japan no matter where you buy it. In terms of quality, I don't think there's any difference at all between one made in Japan or one made in Thailand for instance.
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    Some models are exactly the same for the domestic market and the overseas market. For the DW-6900MC the overseas models can be recognized by the light button. The domestic models have a G in the light button, the overseas model has a black button. Both domestic as overseas models can be made in Japan or in other places in East Asia (Thailand, Malaisia, etc) and even a combination is possible. As far as I know the expensive high end models (MR-G, MT-G, Frogman) are made in japan.

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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by sml View Post
    Is there any difference between the G-Shocks that you buy from say Amazon.com compared to the 'authentic' domestic Japan G-Shocks that you can buy from selected eBay dealers like joynetcafe and dfj-store?
    All models are authentic, obviously, and there are no quality differences.

    There is one exception, in the case of the camo 6900s, but this is not a quality issue, just a result of Casio fitting those models with an updated module.
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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by sml View Post

    If I buy a basic G-Shock from Amazon will it be 'Made in Japan'?
    I have bought 4 G-shocks from Amazon so far and all of them are made in Thailand.
    Amazon LLC does not sell Made in Japan watches on their site , Other Sellers may.

    Hope this helps you out

    Then again G is G , whether Made in Thailand or Japan

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    Gift Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    is it a g

    http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/ws/eBayISAPI...hippingPayment

    its sold around 20 bucks around here.

    really cheap...

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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by bananaHANS View Post
    is it a g

    http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/ws/eBayISAPI...hippingPayment

    its sold around 20 bucks around here.

    really cheap...
    It looks like a geniune Casio, but it is not a G-Shock. It's a DW-295-1V casio. It looks like a watch mainly sold in Europe, as a quick Google search only shows stores "across the pond" from us here in the U.S. (and it doesn't really turn up in Japan).
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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    There is one exception, in the case of the camo 6900s, but this is not a quality issue, just a result of Casio fitting those models with an updated module.
    First time I hear about that... can you elaborate?
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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by duke4c View Post
    First time I hear about that... can you elaborate?
    Sure. It's mentioned on a very regular basis actually. If you look at the threads about stealthing 6900s (especially Buzzbait's) you'll see that the camo 6900s have a brighter, crisper module than the standard 6900s. This makes for a nice contrast with the stealthed bezel.

    By 'camo' I mean the DW-6900MC-7A and others in that series.

    It's the first time (I think) that any of us has known Casio to have two concurrent versions of a module, one original, one updated.
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    Re: G-Shocks from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    It's the first time (I think) that any of us has known Casio to have two concurrent versions of a module, one original, one updated.
    I think you are right, Tribe.

    May be we could include here the case of the DW5600, where the module (1545) has been slightly updated for reversed display models. The digits are broader.




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