GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heavy)
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    GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heavy)

    The last few months has been quite a mad little journey starting from the humble Haze 110EH, building through a crescendo of Rising Red classics all the way to the insane grail-calibre GWF-T1030 Titanium Frogman.

    And now, after giving us a short break to recharge our credit cards, Casio has released a spectacular finish to the year with the 30th Anniversary Thirty Stars Sky Cockpit GW-A1030.

    Not only do they share their model no. designations, the GW-A1030 even comes packaged in the same Haze-trimmed cardboard carton and square crate case (this time in all black) as the GWF-T1030, which indicates the level of regard Casio holds for this model.










    The watch itself is immaculately built, as is the norm with the Sky Cockpit series in general, with a nicely balanced colourway of matte black with gold accents - a perennial favourite adorning some of the most sought after classics, in particular the various generations of black and gold Frogmans.










    Aside from the gold accents, there are a few unique details which lifts the Thirty Stars above its Sky Cockpit brethren:

    1. It carries the “Zulu Time” marking on the lower right button, a la the very limited and very sexy GW-A1000RAF:







    2. A gorgeous gold back plate with the now-familiar Haze-designed 30th Anniversary logo:








    3. And of course, the unique metal keeper engraved with all Thirty of the Stars which give it its name:






    Perhaps one reason why I like this one so much is it pairs up so well with 3 of my favourites.

    Posing here with its black and gold mate, the GWF-1000G:










    … and with its Sky Cockpit twin, the GW-A1000RAF:








    … and with the big daddy-o 30th Anniv Titanium Froggie GWF-T1030 in their matching crates:






    … and filling the final spot (which frankly has been reserved for it since it was announced) to complete my current Top-10:




    This really is a stunning G-Shock and, being an analog fan, will really give the RAF a run for my wrist time!

    Hope you enjoyed.
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    Re: GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heav

    Very nice review, although the repeat sentences at first made my head spin lol

    I love the pictures!! Very nice collection! Can not wait for mine to come in.

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    The best 30th Anniversary Collection so far,

    Congrats, now you take a break before the 3rd wave of the Anniversary series hit on next year!

    cheers.
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    Re: GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heav

    freakin awesome, i need 1030 in my life :D
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    Re: GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heav

    Quote Originally Posted by showtime240 View Post
    Very nice review, although the repeat sentences at first made my head spin lol

    I love the pictures!! Very nice collection! Can not wait for mine to come in.
    Cheers mate I need to proof read better! Corrected :)

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    GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heavy)

    Bling!

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    Awesome collection! Can't wait for the 30stars to arrive

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    Re: GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heav

    Wow, you really do have all of them! Casio must love you! I think that GW-A1030 is the best of the GW-A1000's so far

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    Re: GW-A1030 Thirty Stars - what a finish to the 2012 30th Anniversary Collection (Review - pic heav

    Nice write up and great pics! Congrats on the impressive collection!

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    congrats on your 30th anniversary collection! looks awesome!

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