The delivery man arrived this morning and brought my first G from the first wave of G-Shock's 35th Anniversary.
It came in the new card box...
It came in the new tin...
And... it was the GW-5035A! As a fan of the GW-5000, I knew I would get one of these whatever happened.
It's a nice piece with some good detailing on the gold colored screw back. The back says Japan K for anyone interested in where it was made.
As starscream has previously pointed out, the resin is VERY VERY black. It's like it has been powder coated it's so black. If they decide to sell spares for this, I'd be interested in trying them on my regular GW-5000 but at the same time, I suspect it may scratch really easily and look old in a few days!
Aaarggh, Casio! Why, why oh why, is the negative display no better than 10 years ago? I bought the GW-5000HR hoping for a better negative diplsay (but no better than my GW-M5610BC) and this is the same. Such a cool watch deserves to be read easier.
And with the rest of the GW-5000 family. I know, I'm missing the 5000B!
Thank for reading.