Reasons for discontinuing some G- Shock models?

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    Reasons for discontinuing some G- Shock models?

    Is it for purely economic reasons (didn't sell that well) which would make the most sense or is there some other factor? When does a G-Shock model/line attain "immortal" status (5600s, 6900s, G-2000s)?

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    Re: Reasons for discontinuing some G- Shock models?

    There are no "immortal" models, they are either old stock or anniversary / reissue runs.

    Old digital watches usually have the pre-programed calendar until 2039 due to limit of old computer system, with newer computer system you can program the calendar for longer date (example 2099), you can also put some fancier stuff like matrix LCD... it doesn't make sense to retain the old design.

    Another reason to terminate the old models is the mandatory use of solar / atomic technologies, only a few new watches still use disposable battery.
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    Re: Reasons for discontinuing some G- Shock models?

    Purely economics.

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    Re: Reasons for discontinuing some G- Shock models?

    I could be wrong but I think it's safe to say we won't be seeing these two 10 or 20 years from now...




    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    There are no "immortal" models, they are either old stock or anniversary / reissue runs.

    Old digital watches usually have the pre-programed calendar until 2039 due to limit of old computer system, with newer computer system you can program the calendar for longer date (example 2099), you can also put some fancier stuff like matrix LCD... it doesn't make sense to retain the old design.

    Another reason to terminate the old models is the mandatory use of solar / atomic technologies, only a few new watches still use disposable battery.
    But on the other hand, these two...



    Except for some subtle differences have remained largely unchanged through the decades. They pretty much retained the "old design" and still use "disposable batteries". Nor are they special edition re-issues.

    But not all discontinued G-Shocks are garish. Some have standard looks and equally excellent modules but sadly are still discontinued. Question is, what's the criteria for getting the boot? Do you need to sell X amount or is there a planned obsolescence thing involved?

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