I was browsing on Yahoo when I spotted this set of three Casio’s for sale.
They all had damage and the advert was labelled ‘Pop Tone watch and others’ which given the ‘others’ was a bit of a daft way to label and advert.
This what arrived. First and least is an LDF-40 calculator watch. Not sure of the date of manufacture but it is from a few years back.
It has a basic module, outwith the calculator mode, it has a 20 second alarm, which is really loud,, a 24 hour stopwatch with lap timer and dual time. It has no light.
Next up is the DW-5000-1JF from 2001. This was an updated reproduction of the original G shock from 1983.
The bezel had crumbled and it needed a new battery but other than that it is in great condition. Only fine lines on the highly polished, mirror finished, case back and with a clear crystal.
Sorted out the battery and gave it a new stealth bezel but will give it its proper coloured bezel soon.
Last up is a rare one these days, the DW-6400 original ‘Gundam’. It needed a new battery but that was soon sorted.
It was nicknamed ‘Gundam’ after a Japanese kind of Transformers character, it is a serious piece of hardware on the wrist.
It has lost its wrist cuffs, as have the vast majority of these DW-6400’s, resin rot is strong with these and that is why so few remain with intact resin. This one still has the screws covered so it looks fine on the wrist. Japan made.
Apart from its wrist cuffs, the watch is in great condition for its age, the crystal is clear and unmarked and the band and resin are in good condition.
They are quite desirable and sought after these days and don’t come cheap unless very heavily damaged.
The watch was produced in January 1994 and therefore has the light bulb system instead of an EL panel. This watch was superseded by the DW-8300 ‘Stargate’ also called Gundam and ‘Heavy metal’ which did have an EL panel.
Here they are side by side and you can see the non-EL LCD is much clearer than the other.
Some wrist shots to finish.
So really pleased with the set and especially pleased with the price I got them for. Due to the rather odd advert, I got them delivered to the UK, including all fees, shipping etc for about Ł140!