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    New member, another frog lover...

    Hi guys, my name is Jean-Philippe, I'm a 35 years old french firefighter and professional scuba diver (so excuse in advance my poor english).

    My story with G-Shocks begins in 1983 with a birthday gift from my grand mother : a DW-5000, needless to say I was the proudest boy on earth...
    I wore it day and night for about 10 years (!) then I bought my second one to go to the army, a DW-5900. When I was in Paris I saw the first illuminator watche, and I had to buy one absolutely ! It was a DW-6600, a really great one, one of my favourite G's.
    In beetween my grandmother (her again !) bought me a DEP-600, the only non-G shock I ever got.
    For the fun my ex-girlfriend bought me a DW-003 G-Lide yellow with a double velcro band (hey... it was the 90's and the color was cool !)
    Then, no more G-Shocks for a while, till my 30th birthday, when I decided to get a nice Frogman for my job. In fact I obtained a Seaman DW-9950... Man I love this watch !

    The fact is : when I wear a watch, I wear it night and day, all year long, wherever I go, surfing, snowboarding or scuba diving for the job... So my G-Shocks are quite...dead when I change :oops:
    But two days ago I saw on the web that I could change the watchbands and even the "bezel" (I didn't know the word, and I didn't know it could be changed !) so I decided to slowly repair my watches, and give them a second youth.

    But I also decided to begin a little collection of G with my favourite model : the frogman of DW-82XX or DW-99XX series, and most specifically the Men in colours models (depending of the thickness of my wallet, of course). By the way... I'd love to see a MIRO frogman !!

    Oh ! I forgot in my "collection" (in fact it's not a collection because I wear each watch I have) a G-Shock I have been given by my fire department for the scubadiving : I don't know the reference but it's not a very nice one, it's like if the metal round of the frogman was in cheap grey plastic, I have to find it (no more battery and the little "loop" of the band is destroyed)

    Voilà ! G Shocks are not my only passion in life, I'm a big fan of Jeeps of all kind but most CJ7, CJ5 and JK Wranglers... (I own one Sahara JK Unlimited), I also like stuff like Leathermans and Maglites (hem hem... I realize now that I write it that I must have a problem with my virility, or something like that )

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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    dude, welcome to the forum !!!

    u have to show us ur DW-5000. that is just way tooo sweet.

    and your grandmother has such great taste in Gs.
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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Welcome, Jean-Philippe.

    And don't worry about your English - as you can see, it's better than mansrow's.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    And don't worry about your English - as you can see, it's better than mansrow's.





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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Welcome aboard JP! Oh, you're gonna LOVE this place mon ami...




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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Welcome, Jean-Philippe.

    And don't worry about your English - as you can see, it's better than mansrow's.




    "My watch buying policy reaches up to $29.99. PM me if interested" - Vintage



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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you've found the right place.

    You've really experienced the full range of G-Shocks over the years. You'll have to post some pics.

    BTW - Jeeps and the other stuff do indeed go nicely with G-Shocks. You gotta love rugged well-made stuff that lasts.
    Last edited by Riley; September 19th, 2008 at 16:18.

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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Hi Jean

    Welcome to the asylum!

    I am sure a lot of members would love to see a photo of that old DW-5000 if you still have it.

    Mitch

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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Hi Jean,

    Welcome to the forum I have to echo members requests for that photo of the DW-5000. I look forward to many more posts, and remember, you too can abuse Mansrow
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    Re: New member, another frog lover...

    Quote Originally Posted by DougFNJ View Post
    Hi Jean,

    Welcome to the forum I have to echo members requests for that photo of the DW-5000. I look forward to many more posts, and remember, you too can abuse Mansrow

    the payback is way overdue ..............................
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