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    The latest version of the frogman

    Hello
    Willing to buy the new frogman (D1000)
    But the retail if the watch is so expensive
    1100$!!!!
    So does it deserve this high retail price?
    And is the frogman constructed in the same way as others G's ? I have the mudman and an old dw5600
    Does the gwf d1000 build and assembled like them? And the difference is the sapphire crystal and the depth sensor only?
    Can this frogman for watch collectors be considered as as an iconic watch ?

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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    Cost is relative in value only to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
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    Can you find the frogman equal and comparable in quality to something like the seiko tuna quartz 300m or the orient saturation diver?
    They all are in the same price range
    Is it wise to pay 1100$ for a gshock watch or spend it on a tuna watch or orient SAT watch?
    I am not against casio
    I have the dw5600 and mudman
    But the price is not reasonable for the new frogman .....
    I can not imagine how to pay such high price for a gshock that is assembled by adhesive tapes in the internals like the dial and internal components...OR should i pay this money to a seiko tuna that will live for 40+ years and can be modded if i want with new crystals and bezels !!

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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    I was able to get them for $600 as my local store had a clearance sale. I made a thread about it at the sales corner, however the sale ended more than 3 weeks ago. If only you were earlier :(

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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    have you handled the new Frogman?
    by your writing I would say no.

    It is by far the best built G-Shock our there and no other G-Shock can compare to it regarding build quality.
    As much as I love the Orient 300 AND the Tuna, if you are talking about 40+ years of usage, my bet will be at the Frogman, IF you have enough spare bezels and straps. ANYTHING with moving parts will have wear and tear, not to mention accidental drops to tile floors that will surely happen in 40+ years, that can easily kill a mechanical watch. None of these have any influence on the Frogman.

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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    Frogman is special because it has a stainless steel case with a screw back and is ISO 6245 (Diver's 200M) compliant. Also the buttons are tested to work underwater. Also GWF-D1000 has a compass and sensor log memory. I would say it is one of the most iconic G-Shock lines along with the 5000-56000 and 6900 series.
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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech21 View Post
    But the price is not reasonable for the new frogman .....
    I can not imagine how to pay such high price for a gshock that is assembled by adhesive tapes in the internals like the dial and internal components...
    Don't buy then...

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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    I'll not compare prices on your side of the Pond with mine but if you fancy one shop around. The new Frog is a fair old watch and fully deserving of its standing.

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    Re: The latest version of the frogman

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech21 View Post
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    But the price is not reasonable for the new frogman .....
    I can not imagine how to pay such high price for a gshock that is assembled by adhesive tapes in the internals like the dial and internal components...OR should i pay this money to a seiko tuna that will live for 40+ years and can be modded if i want with new crystals and bezels !!
    Well, there are 35 year old G-Shocks out there and some of them look like new with a little restoration after years of use and abuse that would have killed any mechanical watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrin View Post
    have you handled the new Frogman?
    by your writing I would say no.

    It is by far the best built G-Shock our there and no other G-Shock can compare to it regarding build quality.
    As much as I love the Orient 300 AND the Tuna, if you are talking about 40+ years of usage, my bet will be at the Frogman, IF you have enough spare bezels and straps. ANYTHING with moving parts will have wear and tear, not to mention accidental drops to tile floors that will surely happen in 40+ years, that can easily kill a mechanical watch. None of these have any influence on the Frogman.
    I have seen it in the shop and handeled it for 15 minutes
    The watch is heavy and feels more quality.
    But i don't know how is it assembled inside.
    If it is the same as my mudman internally or has some quality internal components?
    Is the internal parts easily changable or glued by sticky tabes..?

    All this points doesn't appear to me from the outside checking...
    How is the crystal fixed to the case in this qualified diving watch?
    Is it pressed with a seal like others high divers or glued to the case?
    This is the points that i am asking about

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