For a guy who used to turn a blind eye to the squares, never considered getting one for a very long time, never had any interest in them........how did I now end up with 6 of them???!
I guess it began with photos of the 5030C from a member we haven't seen around for awhile -- Iyonk. I was kind of transfixed by the photos of his 5030C, it was so....clean looking and well layed out, with a nice color palette.
But everyone said the GW-5000 was the grail of squares, so that became my first one. I appreciated the soft supple strap, the clean looking dial, and the DLC screw back. Then not long after that, I ended up getting the GSET 30 as well. Then more recently, as I'm normally drawn to the solar/atomic models in general, I picked up a GW-M5610TR (the white tri-color model) that I really like with its slightly blue-tinted dial, and then not too much later, a GW-M5610R, which I was drawn to for black/orange colors.
Then as recently as a couple months ago, as I hadn't worn my GW-5000 for awhile and was thinning my collection a bit, for a time I had it on the chopping block to be sold. I've since changed my mind...
And then not long ago, I spied a DW-5030C on Amazon, but the price was more than I wanted to pay. Then suddenly one day, its price dropped by $80. Combined with some Amazon reward points I had, I ended up getting the 5030C at not too bad of a price, considering its more limited status as a 30th anniversary model and its limited availability outside of possibly Japan auctions.
So here we are, and now I have 6 of them! (and this doesn't count the 3 Kings I have) Figured it was about time for a group shot!!
One last warning -- if you don't consider yourself a 'square' guy, don't look at these photos too much...or you may be taken in by the Square Spell too and suddenly find yourself ordering one (or more)!! Yes, it could happen to you, too!
And I don't see myself selling any of these either -- there is something special about each one of them!
Here we have the GW-M5610R, the GW-5000, and the GW-M5610TR:
Then we have the 30th anniversary models, the DW-5030, the DW-5030C, and the DW-5030D: