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    New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Greetings all,

    Stumbled across the forum here just recently. Some wonderful information and community.

    A little about myself;

    I am from Australia but currently live in Japan.

    My watch collection is not large but I very much enjoy researching and discussing about various timepieces which represent good value for money.

    I guess you could say I try to get the maximum possible bang for my buck and enjoy the challenge of finding very affordable but very good quality watches.
    My recent quest which lead me here was to find a sub $200 watch which fulfilled the following requirements;

    200m water rating
    Rugged and reliable
    Long lasting
    Stopwatch, Chronograph

    After literally searching every watch I could find in the category I came up with a list and then refined it to one particular watch.

    I will post the review when I have the time available.

    My everyday watch is a Japan only PRG-40 Protrek which I have worn every day for the last 6 years without a hiccup. It has been snorkelling and banged around and travelled all around the world with no problems.
    One battery replacement and one band replacement.
    It has never been cleaned apart from in the water when swimming.

    Apart from the above, I own a Zeno explorer with Miyota movement, Bulova Automatic, G Shock dw-6600-1V, an Alba spoon watch, and another that I have yet been unable to identify but which has been an excellent watch.

    All have been gifts apart from the Casios which I really believe represent the best value watch money can buy for what you get; reliability, water resistance, shock resistance etc etc.

    I am a big fan of Japanese watches and have a fondness for Seiko both low, medium, and high end and in the whole Casio range also.

    I will try to post pictures of a few if anyone is interested.

    Someone might also be able to identify the watch I cannot. It has 'Aegean Sea Club' on the dial.

    Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this rather long first post.

    Warm Greetings,

    Scott.

    P.S If anyone has any problems reading Japanese material and would like to know what something means please feel free to ask and I should be able to help out.
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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Welcome to the best G-Shock forum, with the best members too

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Welcome, Scott!

    Never heard of 'Aegean Sea Club'. Is it a brand name or a promotional item?
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Here are my current favorites:





    cheers~
    SKy

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    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to our G-Shock Forum. We've got two othr active members on board from Japan, Dragonjade and SteveB (well, I hope I didn't forget other members). Your Aegean Sea Club sounds a bit like the Malta Middle Sea Race Raysman, but I'm not sure as I don't have this model. A picture should help more I guess.

    I hope to see you hanging around here. It's great to have another member on board from the land of G.

    Cheers,

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Never heard of 'Aegean Sea Club'. Is it a brand name or a promotional item?
    Hi,

    I don't know to tell you the truth :)

    It says 'Since 1940' on the dial and 10 atmospheres.
    Number on the back is AS8001.

    I don't think it would have been expensive since it was just a gift but it is now over 10 years old and I am sure if I put a battery in it it would start again. It was my everyday watch for about the first 6 years and still looks pretty good despite being dropped on concrete and worn for that length of time.

    Must put a battery in and see how it goes but have no idea who made it or where.

    All I know is that it was bought in Japan.

    Scott.

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Welcome to the forum.
    Here are my current favorites:

    Very nice Seiko, beautiful watch.
    I would like a 4s15 in any case but that would be my first pick.

    Scott

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Graham View Post
    Very nice Seiko, beautiful watch.
    I would like a 4s15 in any case but that would be my first pick.

    Scott
    Thanks Scott, by the way is the brand 'a bathing ape' popular in Japan? I read the news before that hundreds to thousands of people will queue outside the shop just to buy a popular product.

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Hi Scott
    Welcome to the forum greetings from England

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    Re: New Member - G Shock / Casio and Seiko fan

    Quote Originally Posted by skyhook View Post
    Thanks Scott, by the way is the brand 'a bathing ape' popular in Japan? I read the news before that hundreds to thousands of people will queue outside the shop just to buy a popular product.
    Hi again,

    Funnily enough, I had never heard of it until I came here to the forum :)

    *Brands* are popular in Japan and most Japanese that I know don't want a G Shock, they want a Rolex, Omega or similar.
    Japanese are very image competitive because image means a lot over here at least that is my observation after having been here for 6 years.

    There are however many models over here of G Shock not available elsewhere and also Seiko too, very nice watches, they are more expensive but far less than the prices asked for overseas. Most are not even for sale overseas.

    Who wears G shock in Japan?
    Well the policeman, the postal worker, the delivery driver, the self defence force people, a lot of younger people, road workers etc, that need a tough watch.

    I think if you asked 100 people in Japan whats the best watch they would
    say 'Rolex' because of the advertising and image.

    People either buy or want to buy Omega or Rolex.
    There are certainly collectors over here of Japanese brands too but they are people with specialized knowledge and a keen interest in watches.

    I believe that the average person who wants a Rolex may not necessarily know much about watches at all and is more likely to know very little apart from the image. I myself would never buy one.

    I will keep my eye out for the bathing ape brand but I have yet to see it in any shops??

    Scott.

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