My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

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    My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    I was on my way home from the Post Office, and my WAR (Watch Acquisition Radar) started pinging as I passed a thrift store where I did some community service years ago (for high school graduation credit, not a misdemeanor offense lol). I parked out front and wandered in.

    Typically in thrift stores, I look for belts and other leather goods to turn into straps, so I started with that. A lot of surprisingly expensive stuff, including a pair of Mossimo shoes for $25, which I'm pretty sure is more than Target charges for them new I was tempted to pick up an Armani Exchange belt to turn into straps, just for the logo. But it was $17

    As I was wandering around, my WAR pinged again, this time toward the jewelry case, now that there weren't other customers in front of it interfering with my signal. I checked the case, and there were a few watches on the bottom shelf, but ultimately, as usual, they were just nice-looking fashion watches ultimately of little interest. This isn't what I was pinging.

    On top of the jewelry counter were a few bags stuffed mostly with cheap women's fashion watches with dead batteries, but out of one of those bags, I saw something staring back at me. I knew I had found what was pinging me:

    It's digital display was ticking away defiantly against the horological squalor that surrounded it. 57....58...59.... and when the minute changed, it did a little dance before displaying the new digit.

    I had to have it.

    I stood around looking as obvious as possible (which I figured would be easy, being the tallest and youngest person in the store) while I waited for the lady to finish a very long-winded conversation with a customer that was either an old or every new friend. Finally it was my turn, and I asked if I had to buy the whole bag or if I could just have one item out of it. Unfortunately, I had to buy the whole bag, but it was $25, so I bought it and brought it home:




    The caseback says it's a G-2210, but I can't find this color variant in the G-Shock Archive. It wasn't too dirty and only had a few light dings, but I wanted to start with a fresh canvas to put my own dirt on it, so I took it apart:

    It wasn't as grody as I had anticipated, and the glass didn't fog up when I held the module under cold running water I did lose one of the bezel screws down the drain, though >_< Doesn't seem to be any less sturdy without it, though. After re-assembly, I strapped it on:


    With the rest of the family:


    EL is still very bright:


    The rest of the bag was mostly junk, as expected, but I did salvage a couple of nice straps (like that grey cloth one visible in the bag), and a vintage Timex automatic in very good shape that is ticking happily away, 4 times per second
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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Nice find. Congrats!
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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Great find! I see your collection is growing steadily.




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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Nice score. It cleaned up nicely. I don't think these are too common nowadays.

    It looks like it's a G-2210-2V from 2001.


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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Quote Originally Posted by SquishyPanda View Post
    I was on my way home from the Post Office, and my WAR (Watch Acquisition Radar) started pinging
    Now that's what I need.... WAR....

    Good story, nice find, and you did a great job of cleaning it up. Looks quite nice!

    Now.. I'm off to find out where to get a WAR implant...ha...ha..ha...

    Cheers...

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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Nice pickup!
    Couple of watches here and there


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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Good and entertaining story. Have fun with the watch! It's always sattisfying to catch a bargain...
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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Congratulations on the find.

    Be aware that the 2278 module lacks a countdown timer and World Time, but it's no less impressive to me in large part as a mnemonic device.
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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    Congratulations on the find.

    Be aware that the 2278 module lacks a countdown timer and World Time, but it's no less impressive to me in large part as a mnemonic device.
    It does have a 2nd time zone, which I usually set to HK time so I know when I can expect stuff to ship . I can't figure out what the 2nd mode is for (it says *DC then displays... some numbers:
    '01
    1- 1
    -31 75
    days

    ???

    The databank has one name in it, Jenny, and 619. So I know she's somewhere in San Diego lol. I'll have to look up the instructions for this one so I can clear that out. I'll probably never use it myself, but no point in keeping someone else's area code in it. It's my watch now :D


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    Re: My 4th G arrives! Kinda by accident...

    good writing and photos. that cloth strap you mention jumped out at me, too. do you have any pictures to share of leather straps you've made from thrift finds?

    great g- very much of its time and soon enough to be retro.
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