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    Which watches are made in Japan?

    So, I'm just starting my adventure into buying the "high end" Japanese shocks. Is their a site or place to check out the available ones?

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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    Hi,
    1st: there is a difference between "Made in Japan" and "Japan" on the back of a watch - the regulations are similar to the "Swiss Made"-label.
    2nd: there aren't many G-Shocks with "Made in Japan" (the GW-5000 and probably the MRG-models - don't know about others though)
    2rd: there are a number of G-Shocks with "Japan" on the back - like some of the 1st batch GX-56/GXW-56, the Frogman and probably a few more
    4th: as of today there is no real evidence that "Made in Thailand" or "Made in China" G-Shocks are of less quality than "Japan" ones - but from a collector's point of view the "Japan" G-Shocks might be little more desirable.
    5th: I'm certainly no expert in that matter so I hope somebody else will chime in

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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Hi,
    1st: there is a difference between "Made in Japan" and "Japan" on the back of a watch - the regulations are similar to the "Swiss Made"-label.
    2nd: there aren't many G-Shocks with "Made in Japan" (the GW-5000 and probably the MRG-models - don't know about others though)
    2rd: there are a number of G-Shocks with "Japan" on the back - like some of the 1st batch GX-56/GXW-56, the Frogman and probably a few more
    4th: as of today there is no real evidence that "Made in Thailand" or "Made in China" G-Shocks are of less quality than "Japan" ones - but from a collector's point of view the "Japan" G-Shocks might be little more desirable.
    5th: I'm certainly no expert in that matter so I hope somebody else will chime in

    cheers, Sedi
    spot on. i got a 25th anniversary Frogman and not sure thats from Japan. Need to go home and find out.
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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    Oh, lol. So what do u think the story is with the multiband gx56's and the new mudman Gw-9300 1jf u can get on the Rakuten site?

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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    I'm sorry for being presumptuous.

    MR-G, GIEZ, FROGMAN, PROTREK ...

    An example of the judgment method.
    on AMAZON Japan (www.amazon.co.jp)
    Product Features (Product Specifications)
    -> Country of Origin:
    <An example>
    http://translate.google.com/translat...FB003U8X4DY%2F (GXW-56-1BJF : Japan)
    http://translate.google.com/translat...FB004DZPVNO%2F (GXW-56E-1JF : Thailand)

    and
    Casio made a catalogue for China two years ago. (Product for sale in Japan)
    A red coin is made in Japan.
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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    Ah yes, forgot about the GIEZ - the other Casios were not really part of the question. Most but not all Protreks/Pathfinders are "Japan". The GW-9200 - even the JDM models (I had the GW-9200MS-1JF) - is "Made in Thailand". The PAW/PRW-500 (not to be confused with the PAW-5000) is "Made in Thailand" - one of the few Protreks that doesn't have "Japan" on the back. My orange GX-56 (I think only one batch was produced - it's already discontinued) has "Japan Y" on the back - some of the newer ones (black with negative display and black with golden positive display) have "Made in Thailand". Don't know if just some or all of the GXW-56 are "Japan" though.

    cheers, Sedi
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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by crod View Post
    Oh, lol. So what do u think the story is with the multiband gx56's and the new mudman Gw-9300 1jf u can get on the Rakuten site?
    iirc, all gx56s are made in thailand now

    and according to this thread's pictures, the new mudman is also made in land that brought us thai ice tea and pad thai
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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    New mudman is made in Thailand, like most G's... All Frogmans are made in Japan.

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    Re: Which watches are made in Japan?

    I am also curious as to which models are Made in Japan. Are the Frogmans still Made in Japan?
    Dan.
    A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down
    H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
    Officine Panerai Radiomir PAM 720
    Rolex Submariner 114060 (No Date)
    Cartier Santos WSSA0010
    Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Seiko SKX007
    Seiko SKX009
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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