My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A
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    My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    And a shot in the dark this was. I wasn't quite sure about this one, especially because of its downgraded World Time (a time-honored Casio signature feature) to just a dual-time function, which is kinda lame in comparison for Casio.

    But, I was still curious about the new Big Bang Black resin treatment, so I went ahead with it as a preorder before its Japan release of September 8. Received it, I think, last Wednesday on the 13th and it had to wait till today, Sunday the 17th, before I could do the unboxing shoot below.

    Looks like Amazon Japan has gone back to using oversized packaging for watch shipments


    Cutting through a thickly, tightly and thoroughly taped package


    Same old sight again: The shrink-wrap holding the watch box in place has burst open, presumably as a result of air-transit depressurization, but, even so, the box has managed to stay immobile in place. My overzealous cut job has managed to sever the left flap clean off the package.


    My first any-anniversary G box. I like it!


    Is this perfect, right-angle placement of the barcode sticker a blatant flaunting of boneheadedness or what?! Luckily, it peeled right off after the shoot.


    Talk about precise positioning...


    35th Anniversary logo again on top cover flap


    ...And on the watch case lid


    35s all around


    A preview to the darkness inside


    A neat factory-wrapped


    ...White fabric pouch covering the darkness within


    Black as all get-out unveiled at 10.10:40 PM, Tokyo time, by pure chance. A sign of good things to come.


    A closer look to a deliberately understated yet still a prominent-looking piece


    Out of the dark, there come the hands of time.


    The hidden, backdoor bling.


    Flashing 35th


    The dark submarine


    ...Descending
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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Looks nice.
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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Excellent! I can't wait for mine to show up from Higuchi-san. Just a few more days.

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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    got to say this model is amongst few of the great looking ana-digi gshock by casio. nice catch!
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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Sorry to burst your bubble (no pun intended) but the plastic shrink wrap did not burst open

    The forwarder had opened the shipping box and torn the shrink wrap to inspect the contents and to weigh it.
    It's in their faq or usage guide.

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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Excellent photos. Please report here...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/g-s...d-4528313.html

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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    now im going to have to get one just to have that tin >_<

    does that plastic shield come off or is that an added feature of the 35th series? ;p
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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Battery life anyone?hoping its 5-7 years.

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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Quote Originally Posted by blondygirl69 View Post
    Battery life anyone?hoping its 5-7 years.
    At least that. Manual states 3 years but you know how conservative Casio is with their battery life estimates.
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    Re: My first 35th Anniversary salvo: A shot in the dark of Big Bang Black GA-835A-1A

    Did Casio ditch its somewhat "unique" plastic bag for cloth and clear film? Or is it for just this watch?

    That plastic bag is one of my criteria to know if the watch is original or not lol.

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