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    My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    In May I was holding that watch at the G-shock store, it was there last one but I had just invested in a Prw7000 and let it go.
    Since it was invisible.
    Later I have decided to give another run on Garmin and sold the PRW7000.
    The Silver was haunting me.

    It was a child dream. Back in 1982 I had a proto G-Shock (same module, stainless case and a bezel in black plastic.) DW1000.
    I have found a picture on the net:
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    The black rubber band last one year and the bezel 3 years... But it was a screwback !

    I always loved the two lines of information provided on the screen.
    Then I have worn many G-Shock during the decades but I was really dreaming of a steel case feel...
    I have had 2 GW-5000 (one was all black with inverted LCD) then added some tiktox bands...

    Any 36 years later after loving my first Casio diver...
    I had convinced myself to get a GMW-B5000 black version.
    And Tuesday I went to the Parisian G-Store just to feel the air.
    After a chat I have left them and taken a small street nearby where another watch retailer display mainly Timex and spinnaker...
    In the middle of trendy squares here it was : a Silver forgotten by the fashion tsunami.
    It was their last one.
    I could not let it go.

    Back home my investment was considered as an horror from the 80's and I had decided to keep it and sale it around Xmas to generate some cash for the gifts.

    But that Silver was haunting me.
    To day I hade decided that the Garmin could get a rest.
    I have sized the bracelet on the Silver.
    Used some jeweler pads to satin the mirror finish on the top of the case and there it is.
    Those pads I used them on my Tissot titanium to remove in a matter of seconds any scratches and desk diving marks.
    At least I can keep the Silver pristine with them.
    So here I am, wearing an old dream... It gives also memory of the Riehl Symchronar I had for my 30ish birthday... Another story.


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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    I prefer the bezel polished, but it's still a great watch either way.
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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Thanks for sharing your experience and pictures of this beautiful watch. I hope you enjoy it for a long time to come. Us watch people are funny folk...
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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Quote Originally Posted by marked View Post
    Thanks for sharing your experience and pictures of this beautiful watch. I hope you enjoy it for a long time to come. Us watch people are funny folk...
    Thank you !


    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    I prefer the bezel polished, but it's still a great watch either way.

    It's just the case, the bezel was untouched. just wanted to merge the bracelet and the case.
    Those pads used by jewelers give you a great latitude as the matting effect comes very slowly.
    At least now I should not attract barracudas which are lure by shining objets on divers !! :-D

    I would love if someone could help me for the serial number. This one is very...odd...

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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    I just have to be that guy and nitpick that it's GMW (as seen in the back shot), not GWM ... Just bear with me, waah.

    But yeah, looking gooood
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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Like what you’ve done with the finish. Nice one.
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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokkaelaein View Post
    I just have to be that guy and nitpick that it's GMW (as seen in the back shot), not GWM ... Just bear with me, waah.

    But yeah, looking gooood
    Aaaargh everytime I mess up with my phone !!
    Usually I forget a dash ( - ) This time the dash was good but the order in the letter was off.... Aaaaarh !!




    Someone can help me with the serial number ?

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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Sweet, man! Congrats. I totally dig the finish. Really makes it merge with the bracelet in an awesome way.
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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo_Sandman View Post
    It's just the case, the bezel was untouched. just wanted to merge the bracelet and the case.
    Those pads used by jewelers give you a great latitude as the matting effect comes very slowly.
    At least now I should not attract barracudas which are lure by shining objets on divers !! :-D

    Okay, I was just using the terminology that is often used on the forum about that watch. Since it's a one-piece part, ppl often refer to it as the "bezel" for simplicity's sake.

    I meant that I prefer the "case" to be polished. (i.e., I prefer the watch in stock form)

    I totally get why you did it, and it looks good. Just not for me. And I don't have to worry about attracting barracudas either, unless there is a land-based variety...

    Your guess is as good as mine about the serial numbers.
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    Casio G-shock
    MRG-G1000B-1ADR, MTG-B1000TF-1AJR, GMW-B5000TFC-1, GMW-B5000D-1, GMW-B5000GD-9, GMW-B5000V-1, GMW-B5000G-1, GPR-B1000-1, GPR-B1000-1B, GWG-1000-1A, GW-9400-1, GW-9400DCJ-1, GW-9400BTJ-8, GW-9401KJ-3JR, GW-5000-1JF, GW-B5600FB-4JR, GW-B5600HR-1, GW-B5600BC-1B, GXW-56BB-1JF, GXW-56-1BJF, GW-3000M-4A, DW-5035D-1B, DW-5600BB (x2), DW-5600E (x2), DW-5600EG-9V, DW-5600CL-1, GW-M5610TR-7JF, DW-5600MS, GLS-5600CL-1, GLS-5600CL-3, DW-6930, GA-100MM-8A, G100BB-1A, GLS-6900-9JF, G-8900SC, GD-350-1B, GD-400-9CS, DW-6900MS, GD-120CM-4, GD-X6900CM-5, GLS-8900CM-2, GW-002KA.
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    Re: My GWM-B5000 late adoption.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammermountain View Post
    Sweet, man! Congrats. I totally dig the finish. Really makes it merge with the bracelet in an awesome way.
    2 minutes with the Red and then Black pad.
    On first picture I had only used the Red the lines are not even yet.




    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post

    Your guess is as good as mine about the serial numbers.
    Ah ! Anyway it's a lucky find and I don't know how many batches of Silvers has been made.
    And if any will be made again...

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