I agree with everyone's posts above. Is this G ridiculously overpriced...Yup, does it change the game for modules and functions, nope, but is it one of the best G's out there, I think it is. I've been wearing my GWM5600 and GW5600-J now for a while and I absolutely love the simple layout and design of the watch. There are no gimmicky G-shock graphs and circles plastered all over the thing. It just gets down to business and displays the time and date cleanly and crisply. It's funny that one of the smallest G's out there has some of the biggest digits an easy to read displays. After being able to handle a GW-5000 for a short while, and after recently purchasing a GW200Z Frogman, I realized how nice it is having a solid feeling G with a screwback. It completely changes the feel of the watch. I wish they would do this with more G's. It could be done relatively cheaply. As others have mentioned, I'm sure we could live without the DLC coating for a significant price drop. For an everyday wear G that will look good in a suit or casual with jeans, has a high quality feel, and IMO, the best display out there, The GW-5000 is the most ideal G available for me. So....I ended up ordering 2! Can't wait!
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"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy [email protected]# we don't need" - Tyler Durden
"I have beaters for my beaters" -Me
Bummer, oh well. My fiancee lives in TPE so I usually have that displayed in the dual clocks on the King (which has already been sold pending funds). My mechanical GMT watches have the GMT hand on TPE time as well. :) I'm moving to TPE later this month for a few months so I guess I technically won't need dual timezone anymore. :)
I just checked Chino's site and it is already sold out! Glad I pulled the trigger right away. I read the manual and was glad that it will pick up the Japan atomic signal in TPE.
Well my first GW 5000 arrived today from Seiya. At first I though the back looked mottled until I remembered to remove the protective plastic. Really nice, understated watch. Easy to read, comfortable to wear. I see myself wearing this a lot, understand the hype.
I don't know how many people here have seen the episode of South Park where Tweak's dad extols the virtues of his family's brand of coffee in particularly over-sentimental nostalgic tones, but that's basically how I find myself composing sentences when I try to describe the warm happy feeling that only a GW-5000 can bring.
Anyone notice that the solar cell on the newer release is a bit more blueish than purpleish and, to me at least, the newer version's glass looks a tiny bit smaller which I believe makes the buttons slightly easier to press, but nonetheless still difficult. At the end of the day they are both awesome.
This is how I describe the watch haha:
Mine is mixture of blue and purple. It is not blue evenly through out, has purple stripes on it. It can only be view under certain light situation when observe carefully.
Not sure if yours is blue evenly or has stripes of purple. Same as one on Seiya's image.
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