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    Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    Just got this one last night and thought I'd use it to review, and to answer some generic Edifice Questions. Let's start with the watch itself.

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    It's official name is the EQS-A500RB-1, and you will notice the nomenclature has some similarities to the new Aviators. If you would like to read more about dimensions, functions, and features, check this out.

    What this watch isn't. It is tough because there are quite a few Red Bull Edifices and the Edifice line in general is new to me. If you read my man Mitch100's recent thread about the super rare Sebastian Vettel model, this isn't that one. As a matter of fact Eric Romers just posted it up a few days ago the announcement of the release. I was caught completely off guard when I saw it in the store just a day or two later. I've already been asked about production #'s, and I do not have any. My gut is any G-Shock that hits the US market in the big retailers (Macy's etc) isn't all that limited. The infamous RAF Aviator had 2,000 units and it was never released here. Just my thinking of relativity.

    OK, back to the watch. Cool watch. Dress watch, with some very cycling style accents going on. The face you either like or don't care much for (I like) but these blue anodized trim rings just bring me back to my cycling days. Where? Well actually around the outside of the bezel for one.

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    Cool and clean. I like the touch, especially after the face being on the busier side. See that box in the background? I'll get to it, one more ring to show you.

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    The "crown" (if you don't know) is the central button on the right. This is a Smart Access watch with Tough Solar and the 5-motor setup (Tough Movement?) but not atomic or Triple G Resist. One weird difference between this watch and the GW-A1000: on this one the crown just spins and spins and spins until it comes out enought to function, then you spin it a couple of days to recess it again. I'm exaggerating (a little) but I like the crown on the G-Shock more where you rotate it 90 degrees and it pops out. Similar move to put it back and lock it down.

    What is a special edition (notice I did not say "limited edition") without a cool box? Yup, check that one off:

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    And it even comes with a cool display

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    You'll notice the hole on the right? That is where the watch holder would go. I just figured out I'm missing it. Like when i took this photo. Heading back to the store to see if they can find it. Still cool as no other watch I've gotten has come with a full on display. This would like good in Miguel Ayako's case

    Some other cool features include the clasp

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    And the caseback

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    Very cool. I definitely enjoy fun casebacks and this has one. I think you can tell I just got this watch, not sure what is giving it away

    Let me conclude Part 1 with the mandatory wrist shot. I hope this has been a fun read so far.

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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    Part 2. "What? What else is there?". There have been quite a few threads recently asking for differences between Edifices and G-Shocks. I jumped on a couple of threads as well to find out what I'm getting in to. Let me give a basic difference, the Edifice line seems more like a sporty/casual dress watch, where the G can do anything you want. Yes, you can wear the G as a dress watch, but this is truer to definition. Let me start with the straight up "flatness" of this Edifice:

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    I'm looking at a couple of things here. Can you see how the crystal is the TOP MOST thing on this watch? Now look through the glass and you can see how close the hands and face are to the crystal? Next, look at the button. Shrouding to protect the button? Non-existing. If you have ANY analog G-Shock you are seeing huge design differences. When I picked up this watch the Casio Rep and the Regional Rep were both there (my Macy's rocks!) and they told me this watch will scratch. If you hit it hard enough the crystal will crack. If you tend to not hit your watch on much then there are no issues. Wanna see some variation? I picked two to compare with: GW4000D (because it was the exact same price 6 months ago at the Friends & Family sale).

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    And the GW-A1000RAF as it is my only other Smart Access.

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    Here let's look at the faces of the RAF and the Red Bull

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    See how the hands are in the same place with the same functions? Similar watches though the GW-A1000 obviously sits higher up the chain than the 500. I would guess the EQW-A1100RB is much closer feature wise though still a dress watch vs a G-Shock.
    That is acutally some difference, again the crystal is protected and so are the buttons.

    Let me line them up police style:

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    You can see how much thinner the Edifice is. Actually, let me just do the RAF and Red Bull real quick.

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    There. That is a huge difference. Also look at the button enclosures. All right, face the other way please.

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    You can see some big differences. Let's look at the clasps of the two bracelets as well:

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    Much prettier as expected. So, how many more newtons at what angle of attack can the G-Shock handle over the Edifice? I really don't know. I would wear the Edifice in more genteel situations and my G-Shocks for everything else.
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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    Cool review. Thank you for sharing. It's a good looking watch. I guess it can be that thin without the alpha gel to float the module as in G-Shock.

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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    Good write-up. Thanks for the great review and comparisons. :)
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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    I think I'm going to regret not picking up a RAF when I had the chance. I really like the way it looks.
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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    wow,you have some amazing clear pictures.Cool watch btw.
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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    Nice review! An atomic, titanium version would be awesome.

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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    @mikeynd: thank you! Just trying to come to the level of the forum! That means a lot.

    @woodsmary: exactly. That is why I wanted to try to show some of the differences I could see.
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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    She's a beauty Chris, Interesting read and review =)

    I love how you did the comparison and the police line-up.

    I would wear this on a family long drive, at a Formula Grand Prix, a formal dinner date like weddings or

    at a casino (Bond Style).

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    Re: Red Bull Edifice EQS-A500RB-1

    how big is the casing? it looks pretty big. (my wrists are small and i cant wear bigger than 42mm)

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