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    Re: When money is no object

    Would be an ok beater.



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    IMHO, if Casio releases an expensive very special limited edition that is meant for fans, it would be sold out on or even before release and disappear into safes never to be seen or heard from again, so no long-term advertising value until the next new release of something else. What Casio is doing here is smart cheap long-term advertising, very smart!
    IT IS NOT MEANT FOR SALE.
    Build an already readily available watch, iconic status series, regularly available module, no 50 complications, no novelty but dressed in gold at an astronomical price, that will grab headlines every time one is seen in the wild. It is unaffordable by the fan-base, undistinguishable by the untrained eye and no novelty for collectors but pops up from time to time over a long period of time on blogs, fan sites, distributors’ sales advertising and auctions grabbing forum and fan site headlines. Free long-term advertising for Casio and their distributors!! And each one is 1 out of 35 and not 1/35. Bingo, each one is almost a new release in its own right over a long period of time and all are equal in value. So very expensive advertising prop and if they sell any, a revenue-generating advertising prop!!! Bravo Casio, great strategy!!!
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    Re: When money is no object

    Does anyone know what happened to the all-sapphire squares?

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    Re: When money is no object

    Yeah, I made a mistake in the article about the numbering. It is not the production number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-addict View Post
    Yeah, I made a mistake in the article about the numbering. It is not the production number.
    Is G-Central your site? Fantastic website! Super helpful for finding detailed info and news about Gs and other Casio models. Awesome work!

    Kinda weird that they didn't individually number them and confusingly put '1 out of 35' on all of the boxes. Also odd how it doesn't include Bluetooth like the cheaper models it's based on.

    Anyone have any idea why it comes with a kettle? Seems super random.
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    Re: When money is no object

    Let's see, watch weighs 300g according to specs. Assuming 50g is the module and other non-gold components combined, so there left 250g of gold. Current gold price is around $50.65 per gram.

    So, for gold: 250g x $50.65/g = $12,662.5‬ approx. value
    Cast iron teapot (assuming high quality): $100
    Wood box, wood coaster and other packing materials: say $200
    Customization and manual labor: say $2000
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    Total: $14,962.5‬, make that even at $15,000 USD material and labor costs.

    Now let's double it to cover the R&D cost for making a heavy gold watch shock proof, as well as other manufacturing costs.
    $30,000 USD

    Even at $70,000 USD is way marked up, not to mention $113,000. The problem is anyone who can put out $100,000+ disposable income for a watch would go for some luxury mechanical watches, not a digital watch dressed in gold, albeit real gold!
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    Re: When money is no object

    Thanks for posting Gary - it is always nice to dream.
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    Re: When money is no object

    Who will buy them: Casio collectors, "investors", or status symbol people?

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    Re: When money is no object

    Quote Originally Posted by ronalddheld View Post
    Who will buy them: Casio collectors, "investors", or status symbol people?
    I’m willing to bet someone buying as a status symbol wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a Casio of any kind. I could see a wealthy collector possibly buying one. The price is likely far too high for the average Casio collector. In the end, I have a feeling these will be worth the market value of their gold content.


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    Re: When money is no object

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    So, for gold: 250g x $50.65/g = $12,662.5‬ approx. value
    I think the watch is made of 18k gold, so $41.55/g = ~$10,387.50 (optimistically)
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