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    What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    Maybe you saved up a long time for a specific watch... Maybe you bought a G while on vacation & that made it memorable... Maybe it was your first expensive G purchase.... Maybe it was your first Master of G.... Or maybe it was a G (or other Casio) that exceeded all of your expectations for whatever reason.

    Why was it so memorable?

    (I'm not asking about gifts - but about purchases you made for yourself)

    For me it had to be the GF-1000BP, my first Frogman. I was still relatively new to Gs, and had heard about these "Frogman" watches. Finally had to see for myself. I picked up the package from the Post Office on my lunch break, and actually opened it in the CAR before going back to work! Pretty blown away by the quality (and look) of that watch. I wore it into work that afternoon, and not sure how much work I accomplished - I kept staring at the watch!!

    Runner-up: my GMW-B5000TFC-1. I wasn't sure I was actually getting one all the way up until the dealer actually shipped it to me!! It was an agonizingly long wait for the dealer to get them in and finally ship it to me. The "Porter" case was smaller than expected, but still nice. The watch exceeded my expectations with how good it looked! I've worn it a lot ever since.

    * after a quick look, I couldn't find photos of my GF-1000BP Frogman. I must have some but so far, no luck.


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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    Maybe the 30th anniversary Rising Red square. The first dash of color in my black resin world.


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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    I'd say my Pathfinder PAW-2000-1, which I bought in 2013. It was my first ABC watch, and my first "expensive" (to me at least) digital watch. It was a bit over $200 at the time, which seems paltry compared to the prices on some of the digital Casios introduced since then.

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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    MRG-3000DJ, the price when released was about a grand. Any idea how much is it worth now?

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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    Took many years to find this near mint titanium Frogman MRG-1100. It was found in the back of a drawer with another in a Casio AD in Panama. I made a generous blind offer as soon as the story was posted, which was accepted.







    More recent runner up.....All-Titanium solar charged, atomic adjusted Worldtime with quickset hour hand and countdown timer, chronograph and dive bezel, perpetual calendar, day & date, alarm. Only sold new in Japan.

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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    Probably the most memorable purchase for me was back in May of 2017, when I ordered my first G-SHOCK direct from Japan. It was the Mudmaster GWG-1000MH-1AJR "Maharishi", which I purchased new for a whopping $750. It was my first big acquisition after catching the G-bug late in 2016 with the casual pick-up of a GG-1000 Muddy, which I bought because I wanted a tough watch to withstand the abuse of my toddler's local playground. I was impressed with the look and build quality of that GG, so naturally when I discovered there was a higher end GWG variant with Tough Solar, MB6 and sapphire crystal, I was intrigued. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Since then my interest has expanded across other Casio brands, including Edifice, Pro Trek and Oceanus, as well as to vintage pieces that have had me burrowing into listings from all over the world. If I'm being honest though, what's more fun than the watches themselves is this awesome F17 community, which is easily the most down-to-earth and enthusiastic group of collectors I've come across in my 20 years of collecting watches. You guys have cost me a lot of money with your infectious enthusiasm, but I have no regrets.


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    "When the shadow of the sash appeared in the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire.... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it."
    --William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Took many years to find this near mint titanium Frogman MRG-1100. It was found in the back of a drawer with another in a Casio AD in Panama. I made a generous blind offer as soon as the story was posted, which was accepted.

    Man, I love stories like this. It's what makes vintage hunting so fun. Amazing Frog too. Reminds me of the time I found a rare 20-year-old DWG-100J-1 "Lungman" that had been sitting in a dog trainer's filthy duffel bag for five years. It was encrusted in grime but in great condition and fully functioning, and he sold it to me for nothing. One man's trash is another man's treasure.
    "When the shadow of the sash appeared in the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire.... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it."
    --William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

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    Re: What was your most memorable Casio purchase???

    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post
    Probably the most memorable purchase for me was back in May of 2017, when I ordered my first G-SHOCK direct from Japan. It was the Mudmaster GWG-1000MH-1AJR "Maharishi", which I purchased new for a whopping $750. It was my first big acquisition after catching the G-bug late in 2016 with the casual pick-up of a GG-1000 Muddy, which I bought because I wanted a tough watch to withstand the abuse of my toddler's local playground. I was impressed with the look and build quality of that GG, so naturally when I discovered there was a higher end GWG variant with Tough Solar, MB6 and sapphire crystal, I was intrigued. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Since then my interest has expanded across other Casio brands, including Edifice, Pro Trek and Oceanus, as well as to vintage pieces that have had me burrowing into listings from all over the world. If I'm being honest though, what's more fun than the watches themselves is this awesome F17 community, which is easily the most down-to-earth and enthusiastic group of collectors I've come across in my 20 years of collecting watches. You guys have cost me a lot of money with your infectious enthusiasm, but I have no regrets.

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    None of us are actually real, except you. AI has come a long way, huh??!!

    Seriously, that Maharishi was a great acquisition and no wonder it led you even deeper down the rabbit hole! I'm kinda bummed though, you paid $150 less than I paid and I got mine direct from the Maharishi store in London! (which is probably exactly why I paid more!).
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    I caught the bug three months ago, reading and researching yankeexpress’s list of G’s that do simultaneous dual time (link). I ordered a G-7700, I found a used GW-M850 for cheap, and paid almost $100 for a well-worn titanium GW-700BTJ — all in the first few weeks.

    A month later, I had stopped thinking about vintage modules with exotic world-time displays. For whatever reason, I *had* to have the 35th Anniversary DW-5035D Origin Gold screwback. Most places were sold out, or asking more than I wanted to pay, but one morning I searched eBay again, and saw a listing with bright, clean photos, at a better price than I had hoped to find.

    The watch arrived promptly, and the condition checked out 100%, but I was still so new to Casios, and the piece was so stunning, that I kept it wrapped up “for a special occasion.” Didn’t take the plastics off till a month later, when I wore it to a good friend’s graduation, mid June.

    The kicker is that it turned out the seller was another F17 member. The whole process was wonderfully warm and civilized.

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    The one I always brag on is the old watch on the left in photo. That's a dw5200 I bought in 1984; used for 5 years in steel mill then off to Alaska to long line commercial fishing; then do15 years of construction work before it needed new strap and case cover. All these years only used 3 batteries, it's on the 4th battery now. That's what I'd call a tough watch, runs great, always the right date, what's not to love.

    I bought the new 5600 because I was concerned the old one may leak in old age, I'm a fish guide.

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