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    Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    Hi All,

    I just received the GW-5000-1JF couple days ago and it is a fantastic watch .. love it! Aside from this watch, a MS5600 and a ten year old Protrek, I don't have many G-Shock watches and wish to expand my collection. I am only interested in JDMs and build quality in similar league as the GW5k. Are there any models that have screwbacks (with/without DLC) and soft resin bands? I am open to any model at this point that meets my criteria. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    GW-T5030 if you like titanium instead of steel and don't mind the price.

    any DW-50XX is going to have a steel case. That includes anniversary editions like the DW-5030C, DW-5030D, and past editons like the DW-5000-1JF, DW-5025, etc...

    As for the bands, the GW-T5030 has a soft band. But, you can buy a GW-5000 band and put it on any of the watches mentioned above.

    Only the GW-5000's and GW-T5030 have DLC.

    There are some DW-50XX's that have black ion plating, which is sort of like DLC.
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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    Thanks, K-F! Are there any other models beside the squares you mentioned with similar specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-dweller View Post
    Thanks, K-F! Are there any other models beside the squares you mentioned with similar specs?
    No, if you want a modern square screwback, it is either gw-5000, gw-5000b, gw-t5030, or any of the numerous dw-50xx releases (dw-5000sp, dw-5000ml, dw-5025d, dw-5025b, dw-5025sp, dw-5000-1jf, dw-5030c, dw-5030d, stussy dw-5000, bape dw-5000) dw-5000lv....I may have forgot a couple
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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    The Frogman Series have screw case backs, have a look at them.




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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    Quote Originally Posted by c-dweller View Post
    Hi All,
    Are there any models that have screwbacks (with/without DLC) and soft resin bands? I am open to any model at this point that meets my criteria. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    GIEZ has screwback and soft band. They may be discontinued but I still see some models on Rakuten/ebay like GS-1400 or GS-1050.
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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    Yes, there are other screwbacks. I was referring only to the squares because I assumed (maybe incorrectly) that it was what the OP was looking for.
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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    The 1000 series Frogmans are SS in DLC, screwbacks like the GW-5000, the more special Ti models come at a hefty premium; but if it's overall build quality that doesn't have to be a screwback, I agree with all the previous posters, but also G-Shock's 'premium' products like the aviators and MTGs all have decent build quality... the new GW-A1100 has a sapphire glass for example...

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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    If by build quality you're talking about case material (resins* and modules are all the same), then your options are the Frogs.
    * A few notable exceptions are the GW-5000 (strap) and the special series (metallic, crocodile, jelly, etc).
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    Re: Models (build quality) Similar to GW-5000-1JF?

    +1 for the Giez series. Very solid, quality feel to them, and the more recent ones have an interesting variant on the normal screwback - the caseback itself doesn't turn, but is held in by a separate, scew-in ring, much like on the Russian Amphibia watches.

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