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    Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    I have just received this watch. It is rarely seen in its basic form and I have never seen this particular model anywhere before.

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    It has some unusual features. The top display is negative and the lower positive.

    The resin protection does not extend to the top of the stainless steel bezel which again is unusual. However, the bezel is raised well above the domed crystal offering decent protection. The words on the bezel have a slight gold tint to them

    The watch comes with a leather strap, which again is not seen that often on a G shock. It has a couple of rather nice SS strap keepers.

    The strap on this has seen a lot of wear but is still ok for a while. I will probably get another strap for it so that I have a replacement ready.

    The bezel is matt on the top with highly polished elements at the sides with a polished light button. The buttons are quite large in a contrasting grey and are easy to operate.
















































    The light button gives away the rarity of the watch as it is marked not with a G but with EC, standing for Eric Clapton















































    Yes this is the rare model DWM-100EC-1VT. A look at the back shows the Eric Clapton signature.

    The strap has some unusual 'wings' which cover the screws. I am not sure of the benefits of these,they may help air circulate around the wrist but I am not clear and I haven't seen any like these on a G before.

































    The module is fairly basic with 20 sec alarm and 24 hour stopwatch.
    The light stays on for 2 seconds but you can increase this to five if you have the EL set to flash. Oh and the EL light has a picture of Eric Claptons guitar Blackie. How cool is that?




















    The watch is medium size being about the same size as the MRG-7500 perhaps a little larger. It weighs a little more than average coming in about the same weight as the Raysman


    It also has another unusual feature, a BPM (beats per minute) counter. This allows you to set a digital BPM sounder which you can use with music applications. This is not a feature many would use but some would find useful. I could see Sjors using this function.

    I suspect that is why Casio chose this model as one of the Eric Clapton models. The others were upmarket Gs the Giez and MRG. This is a basic model but with its music connection no doubt Casio thought it was appropriate to align it to the Clapton connection.

    This is an extremely rare G shock. I knew it existed but I had never seen it anywhere. It doesn't appear on Casio's Perfect Search Engine or on Watchshock Archive http://watchshock.com/archive/Casio/G-Shock/. Even the basic model is not often seen around the forum.







































































    So what are your thoughts on this unusual G?






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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Hey congratulations! I think the real value of this watch really depends if you are an Eric Clapton fan or not. I'm a Clapton fan so for me this is really rare and valuable. Cheers.
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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Quote Originally Posted by peacemaker885 View Post
    Hey congratulations! I think the real value of this watch really depends if you are an Eric Clapton fan or not. I'm a Clapton fan so for me this is really rare and valuable. Cheers.
    Well I wouldn't necessarily equate rarity with value.

    Value would come with desirability and collectability. The base model the DWM-100 is not a model collectors generally target, possibly because it is not very common.

    However, I am quite happy owning this watch knowing that it is really rare and I am sure I would make a fair profit on it if I ever wanted to sell it but I wouldn't expect the huge sums some more collectible Gs go for notwithstanding that this watch is much rarer than the vast majority of them.





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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Very cool. I have the Clapton Giez, but I've never seen this one....

    Great pick-up!

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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Been on the lookout for the MRG-121TEC but missed out a couple of times - presumed it was the only model, obviously not.

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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Agreed. Very nice pickup.
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    You always impress me with these rare gems you discover. I think any of the Eric Clapton releases are very limited, congrats and thanks for all the photos.
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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    wow, I mean its ok looking but I never even heard of that version before.

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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Never heard of Eric Clapton but the watch looks rare to me!
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    Re: Is this the rarest of all?... Eric Clapton collaboration.

    Quote Originally Posted by megatron1017 View Post
    Never heard of Eric Clapton but the watch looks rare to me!
    Seriously?

    Anyway this BPM module looks familiar. I guess it is the same as on this DW004 conspirator. Pic from Sjors' 50 Gs

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