You are all responsible for this. I'm talking to you, classic square owners!
I've always been a 90s mostly, and onwards g-shocker, but I've read so often on here about screw-backs, original models etc. that I finally decided if one came up at a reasonable price in good condition I'd have a go, as I figured my collection needed at least one classic.
I put in a last second bid on this not expecting to win and was surprised to get it for £80 all in. I usually always get outbid by one person on rare/old G's . I know the DW-5200 isn't in the same league as a WW-5100 or a 5000 but still thought it might go a little higher. Mind you it's not perfect - a couple of small scratches on the crystal, the bezel is a non-genuine replacement (fine though) and the new genuine strap has the gold buckle, which I think is wrong for this variant?
I just took the case back off to check for problems. Looks like a new gasket which is nice. Buttons are good, maybe just a tiny bit graunchy, light is good and everything works. The module seems inclined to sag to the left a tiny bit in the case - I noticed the sound spring was on the right - is this a common issue?
Anyways, I'm happy with it. It's not NOS so I won't be put off wearing it now and again. And hopefully a real collector's piece.