Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

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    Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Hi All,

    I read that DW-8200MB-1V is a more special piece than the DW-8200Z-1T (not covering the '99 version here). What say you?

    The obvious difference is the straps but all else seems the same for the watch itself. Do you think it matters?

    I myself own the 1V. Thanks.

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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    The differences are:

    1) DW-8200MB-1V is the export version of DW-8200Z-1T
    2) DW-8200MB is rarer
    3) 8200Z was issued in 1997 while 8200MB was issued in 1998
    4) If you look closer to the bezel, you can find that the letters on 8200MB are in pure white while the letters on 8200Z are silver white
    5) The letters on the boxes are different.

    If it is for wear, they are similar. But if it is for collection, 8200MB is more collectible.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Hi Wah,

    Very very insightful. Funny thing is, my MB version came with a Japanese manual. Maybe that was exchanged by the seller. But to also note, the box has the price sticker in Japanese Yen price with the correct price and model no. . Perhaps they sold export model in Japan too.

    All else looks to be in place but I will have to go back and check the bezel letters like you have mentioned. Spare straps and bezel for this is a pain to find. Saw one went on bid for more than 18000yen for the Z.



    Quote Originally Posted by Wah_Wah_Wah View Post
    The differences are:

    1) DW-8200MB-1V is the export version of DW-8200Z-1T
    2) DW-8200MB is rarer
    3) 8200Z was issued in 1997 while 8200MB was issued in 1998
    4) If you look closer to the bezel, you can find that the letters on 8200MB are in pure white while the letters on 8200Z are silver white
    5) The letters on the boxes are different.

    If it is for wear, they are similar. But if it is for collection, 8200MB is more collectible.

    Hope this helps.

    Wah

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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Thanks for the explanation Wah Wah, this also solves the mistery around my two MIB Mudmans - DW-8400Z-1T and DW-8400MB-1V.

    I won them both BNIB/unused on Yahoo Japan and got me confused when they arrived...as you said the JDM market DW-8400Z-1T has silver bezel text, the International DW-8400MB-1V has milky white text.

    Also, the Japanese one came with s/steel caseback and International one with Titanium. Casio introduced Titanium casebacks on DW-8400 Mudman in '98, and it seems like the DW-8400MB was released then, one year after it's JDM market predecessor.

    cheers and thanks once again!
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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Hi Babola,

    Thanks for chipping in too. The additional inputs gives a great deal as I have another MIB Mudman incoming and it seems that this will be the 'international' market. But there is still one mystery to confirm. Are the 'international' models also sold in Japan since there is still the Yen price tagging? At least for my MIB Frog.

    Quote Originally Posted by babola View Post
    Thanks for the explanation Wah Wah, this also solves the mistery around my two MIB Mudmans - DW-8400Z-1T and DW-8400MB-1V.

    I won them both BNIB/unused on Yahoo Japan and got me confused when they arrived...as you said the JDM market DW-8400Z-1T has silver bezel text, the International DW-8400MB-1V has milky white text.

    Also, the Japanese one came with s/steel caseback and International one with Titanium. Casio introduced Titanium casebacks on DW-8400 Mudman in '98, and it seems like the DW-8400MB was released then, one year after it's JDM market predecessor.

    cheers and thanks once again!
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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Quote Originally Posted by eonianaerial View Post
    ...Spare straps and bezel for this is a pain to find. Saw one went on bid for more than 18000yen for the Z.
    I don't think you can find the spare MB band/bezel. The spare parts for Z is different although they look similar. If you can accept different models on MB, then you should have more other choices, like using 8200BK's kits (the cheapest choice).


    Quote Originally Posted by babola View Post
    ...the Japanese one came with s/steel caseback and International one with Titanium...
    Fortunately, both 8200MB and 8200Z also came with titanium caseback.


    Quote Originally Posted by eonianaerial View Post
    ...But there is still one mystery to confirm. Are the 'international' models also sold in Japan since there is still the Yen price tagging?...
    I do not know the reason too. I only know that it was issued for G-day.

    Anyway, you got a good catch. Wear it in good health.

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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Quote Originally Posted by Wah_Wah_Wah View Post

    Fortunately, both 8200MB and 8200Z also came with titanium caseback.
    Hmm, mine and Reznor's DW-8400Z-1T came both new and both with S/Steel casebacks

    At best, there seems to be a mixed bag with DW-8400Z-1T (Japanese market) mudman, it's most likely a traditional model that came both with S/S and Ti casebacks.

    cheers,
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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Quote Originally Posted by babola View Post
    Hmm, mine and Reznor's DW-8400Z-1T came both new and both with S/Steel casebacks

    At best, there seems to be a mixed bag with DW-8400Z-1T (Japanese market) mudman, it's most likely a traditional model that came both with S/S and Ti casebacks.

    cheers,
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    I think you are comparing frogs to donuts {ok mudmen..
    somehow you guys seem to be comparing different watches don't you think?

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    Re: Significance between DW-8200MB-1V vs DW-8200Z-1T

    Quote Originally Posted by lexvil View Post
    I think you are comparing frogs to donuts {ok mudmen..
    somehow you guys seem to be comparing different watches don't you think?
    Both...actually

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