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    What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    Apologies if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it if it has.

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    Hi Seamaster,

    I don't know in other currencies, but the original release cost ¥11400, according G-Shock, the Official book and kim's datasheet (sticky on top). I think that is about the same price as an average basic G-Shock now still cost too.

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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    11,400 Yen, according to kpatt's spreadsheet at the top of this page.
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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    Interesting. I make that the equivalent of £113 GBP (€151 EUR) today.

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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    My g-shock book says that price 11,400 and i guess around 140 dollars in usa but the ten anniv. was more high price (18,000)180 and after i saw that it was an ouch but i did'nt get one cause back then i had the dw-5600c in 1993.
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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    The DW-5000 cost $59.95 when new.

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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    I was living in Japan at the time, and I think I bought mine for around Yen 10,000. That was at about a 12% discount off the list price of Yen 11,400.

    The exchange rate was about 200 Yen to the dollar, so that Yen 10,000 was about US$ 50 at the time.

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    Hi Gajin and Casiophile,

    That is interesting information. I think US$50 was a lot of money those days.

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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    I remember it varying between models. The cheapest G-Shock I saw back in the late 80's was around $40. Some higher models were around $80. So, considering the depreciation of the dollar, G-Shocks are much more affordable today AND they have significantly better features, technologies, and designs.
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    Re: What did the original G-SHOCK cost in 1983?

    The DW-5200 I bought in 84 was around $55 (US)

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