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    Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    I've tracked most of my vintage Gs from sellers in Japan, but this one I located just 80 miles north of Los Angeles in Ojai: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    The seller had stuffed it into a dog training bag after the battery had died and forgotten about it for five years. When I received it, it was scuffed up a bit and caked in years of grime, but had a clean crystal, good resin and was functioning properly. A little bath and scrub brought out its colors.

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    The Lungman is a vintage Master of G released in October of 1999, making it 19-years-old this month. It was designed for runners, with its key selling point being an infrared pulse sensor below the dial that can detect blood flow in your fingertip and provide a pulse reading. It also has a 30-lap memory stopwatch, a diagonally arranged LCD screen for easier visibility while running, and a punctured resin strap for breathability.


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    There is a little oxidation near the top of the caseback, but otherwise it's quite clean for its age and years of neglect. On the caseback is engraved an ostrich in running shoes, which is one of the funnier G-Shock mascots.


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    The Lungman was not a popular G-Shock upon its release, with most people thinking it just looked too odd, even for a G. But it has over the years developed a cult following for obvious reasons.


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    Well, there's my mini unboxing (though there is no box). Thanks for reading.
    "When the shadow of the sash appeared in the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire.... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it."
    --William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    That's a nice found. Back in the days, my friend had one and I thought that was one of the coolest feature on G-Shock.

    Congrats!
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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92 View Post
    That's a nice found. Back in the days, my friend had one and I thought that was one of the coolest feature on G-Shock.

    Congrats!
    Thanks, man! I actually dug up one of your old comments about this watch from like 12 years ago when I was doing research. I think you mentioned that the pulse sensor was unreliable, which doesn't surprise me. Very cool tech though for its time.
    "When the shadow of the sash appeared in the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire.... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it."
    --William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Sweet pal, I have one also waiting one a bezel the arrive from Malaysia, it's not a perfect one, but, this G-Shocks m will shine again, it's a must have to any collector due the the weirdness of this watch, it's looks amazing!
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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post
    Thanks, man! I actually dug up one of your old comments about this watch from like 12 years ago when I was doing research. I think you mentioned that the pulse sensor was unreliable, which doesn't surprise me. Very cool tech though for its time.
    Man I am old ... LOL

    But I like Casio of that era, they were not afraid to make watches that's a little bit odd :)
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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Sweet find! Great how the face is tilted so you could read it more easily on the run. Shame it wasn't more successful for Casio.

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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Pretty cool man, congrats!!

    This one is one of the more wild looking vintage Gs you've gotten, IMO. Well I guess many of them are kinda that way. All of them give me the impression they belong on aliens' wrists in a Star Trek movie.

    You've been on quite the vintage G kick lately. You've certainly picked up quite a variety of unique and rare models. They are cool in their own way. Not my cup of tea personally, but then, you and I can't have 'exactly' the same Casio tastes, now can we??
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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Quote Originally Posted by ricardomfs View Post
    Sweet pal, I have one also waiting one a bezel the arrive from Malaysia, it's not a perfect one, but, this G-Shocks m will shine again, it's a must have to any collector due the the weirdness of this watch, it's looks amazing!
    I share your passion for these vintage beasts, ricardo. Looking forward to your acquisitions man!

    Quote Originally Posted by Miklos86 View Post
    Sweet find! Great how the face is tilted so you could read it more easily on the run. Shame it wasn't more successful for Casio.
    Another man's ugly is my precious.

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    Pretty cool man, congrats!!

    This one is one of the more wild looking vintage Gs you've gotten, IMO. Well I guess many of them are kinda that way. All of them give me the impression they belong on aliens' wrists in a Star Trek movie.

    You've been on quite the vintage G kick lately. You've certainly picked up quite a variety of unique and rare models. They are cool in their own way. Not my cup of tea personally, but then, you and I can't have 'exactly' the same Casio tastes, now can we??
    Hey brother, some day your fine Tiffany blue Froggy will be unearthed as a valuable vintage relic from the bottom of some lake somewhere and sold for a fortune on eBay.
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    "When the shadow of the sash appeared in the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire.... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it."
    --William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Really cool find kubr1ck Enjoy
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    Re: Mini unboxing: DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" (1999 release)

    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post

    Hey brother, some day your fine Tiffany blue Froggy will be unearthed as a valuable vintage relic from the bottom of some lake somewhere and sold for a fortune on eBay.
    You mean “a” Tiffany Frog will be unearthed from the bottom of a lake somewhere. “Mine” would be much more likely to be unearthed from the foot of a recliner which was itself unearthed not far from a vintage Samsung flat screen tv!
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