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    Quote Originally Posted by tomchicago View Post
    Looks good in the video, but despite the DLC, that finish looks to me like it will be a chip and scratch magnet. I'm holding off to see how she holds up, or not, in regular wear. 3X the cost of the stainless is way out of line and it better be perfect in regular wear.
    Agreed that how it will wear and show scratches is the biggest question. I'm enjoying the patina that my B5000-1 is starting to show, but the holy grail (for many of us, it seems) is a plain titanium finish that can be worn to hell and back while still looking good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tauntauntaun View Post
    Agreed that how it will wear and show scratches is the biggest question. I'm enjoying the patina that my B5000-1 is starting to show, but the holy grail (for many of us, it seems) is a plain titanium finish that can be worn to hell and back while still looking good.
    Agreed. Coated finishes, no matter how good, I think will still show wear. A "naked" Ti might technically scratch more easily, but will be less obvious, as there will be no color contrasting differences.

    The biggest benefit to a plain finish for me, would be the reduced cost. The upcharge for DLC is rather steep.

    Asthetically tho, I much prefer the TFC over this one. I like the gloss look of it, it has a more premium look; which is what I think you would want when spending $1000+.

    This new one just looks way too much like a resin square. And more specifically, it looks EXACTLY like the 35th anniversary resin square that came out last year.

    > everything else
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    I cant stretch to the ££££ needed so I will be wearing my raw titanium and carbon fibre Skagen tomorrow in protest :)


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    Agreed. Coated finishes, no matter how good, I think will still show wear. A "naked" Ti might technically scratch more easily, but will be less obvious, as there will be no color contrasting differences.

    The biggest benefit to a plain finish for me, would be the reduced cost. The upcharge for DLC is rather steep.

    Asthetically tho, I much prefer the TFC over this one. I like the gloss look of it, it has a more premium look; which is what I think you would want when spending $1000+.

    This new one just looks way too much like a resin square. And more specifically, it looks EXACTLY like the 35th anniversary resin square that came out last year.

    > everything else
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head as to why I decided to largely pull out of the race early (though I may change my mind if an opportunity somehow arises to get it for a steal, I'm not actively hunting for it). I prefer my GMW-B5000 TFC in terms of aesthetics -- and I admittedly wear full metal squares occasionally. Most days I reach for my GW-5000. The TI square would be largely unworn, and that bothers me, especially since I'd be putting a chunk of money into it.

    The TI square does look really nice though. It's the GW-5000 of full metal squares -- a premium square disguised as a much more inexpensive square. I'm also confident that the titanium model will withstand most abuse given how resilient DLC is.
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    I'm on the fence about this one. It is ground breaking for its use of titanium and sapphire in a square model. But $1500 for a titanium watch that's been coated to look like its $150 counterpart... why not just get a DW-5035D-1, resin brand and case back that is closer to the original? Switch the module with the golden one from DW-5735D-1 and still come out ahead.

    And personal preference, I like a slightly heavier watch especially when it is expensive. It makes me feel like I'm paying for something and at this point, the steel series GMW would be my choice. The module in the titanium is still the same with any GMW that can be had for $300-500.

    I do have the GWR-B1000X carbon fiber that is super light though. And a DLC MRG that's somewhat feels heavy and solid, very happy with that watch and scratch resistant. But the titanium square, still on the fence mmm...
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    I'm not worried about the durability of it. I've been wearing my MR-G G1000 fairly regularly (for 69 days this year, to be precise), banged it about clumsily, bought it second hand and it is yet to show any dents or scratches. Moreover, I found that the DLC feels better on the skin than raw Ti.

    What I don't know is whether I should get the "regular" one or the negative display limited edition...
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    I'm about to grab the IP gold w/neg display. Consolation prize of sorts. I figure I should have at least one neg. in the collection. The STN negative display is actually almost readable.

    And the gold is a light enough color that when it wears down/scratches, it won't be too obvious.

    I will still get a raw Ti when/if Casio comes out with one. $800 to $1000 max, is the sweet spot they need to price them at. I think they will sell like crazy. Any more than that, is a slap in the face, imo. Make them available to the masses.

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    https://watchnavi.getnavi.jp/interview/31862

    Sounds like it's a limited run:

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