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    Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Just like the title is asking, I was wondering why G Shock watches with similar features cost more on the G varients.

    For instance the blackout version of the round 3xeyes watch the dw6900bb-1 is $84

    The 5600BB on the other hand is $99

    the 6900-1 with all the cool features like solar and the 6 multiband atomic clock sync is $78

    The 5610 with the same features is $95

    Can someone explain the price difference or is it just arbitrary?

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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Pretty much arbitrary. The manufacturing costs at this volume level will be pretty much the same. Pricing is aimed at what the market will withstand - if folk are prepared to pay for it, that;'s the level that will be set. Ebay is a great leveler of the 'market' place, have a slosh round there to see what you can buy them at rather than what Casio think you'll pay...
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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Will do and thanks. I was really set on getting a gshock digital, leaning towards the square w/a neg. display but still considering a 3xeyes as I used to have one. Now Im all over the place looking at the mudmaster, gravitymaster, the cheaper chrono, the dual sensor negative display model, the gulf master, G Steel, etc... etc...

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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    If it helps, I just got the GW6900-1 and it's probably one of the best bang for your buck G-Shock.Name:  20171001_110259.jpg
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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Because it's harder to draw a square than a circle.
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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fire N. Furious View Post
    Because it's harder to draw a square than a circle.
    I thought it’s the other way around.

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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    It's not arbitrary. Pricing never really is (often set by market research and sales statistics). It's popularity. The square is iconic for the first G-Shock made in the early 1980's, and CASIO has done far more innovations on that design than most of the round all digital watches like the 6900.
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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    It's not arbitrary. Pricing never really is ...
    I should have qualified that it obviously is set to a level wher the costs are covered, and any agreed profit margins are set. After that, it can be variable and depends on many factors. Years ago, I use to work in the stationary manufacturing business. Amongst many things, we produced A4 pads with glued spines, and spiral bound spines. After the introduction of new machinery, the spiral bound production costs plummeted, however, the market could easily withstand a continuance of the current price. The company 'made hay whilst the sun shone'. (especially in the middle east market where glue bound pads simply fell apart from the ambient temperature melting the glue!)

    Just saying, Casio is a profit making company, and will obviously take advantage in any way that will benefit that...
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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

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    Re: Why do the square Gshocks cost more than the round ones with the "eyes"?

    Quote Originally Posted by KShaft View Post
    Will do and thanks. I was really set on getting a gshock digital, leaning towards the square w/a neg. display but still considering a 3xeyes as I used to have one. Now Im all over the place looking at the mudmaster, gravitymaster, the cheaper chrono, the dual sensor negative display model, the gulf master, G Steel, etc... etc...

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