Why should I buy GW-5000?

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    Why should I buy GW-5000?

    I am deciding whether I should buy the legend, GW-5000, or not.

    I know that this is superior and a flag-ship G. It has screw down case back with DLC treatment. But for the price of over $350; could you give me some reasons to get this piece.

    I have the 5600E, 5600J and had S5600.

    I know that I lost my appreciation on a watch really fast. I am trying to find a good reason to get it, please.

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    Quote Originally Posted by sulak View Post
    I am deciding whether I should buy the legend, GW-5000, or not.

    I know that this is superior and a flag-ship G. It has screw down case back with DLC treatment. But for the price of over $350; could you give me some reasons to get this piece.

    I have the 5600E, 5600J and had S5600.

    I know that I lost my appreciation on a watch really fast. I am trying to find a good reason to get it, please.

    Because you like it would be the best reason of all.

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    Thanks Jake. Yes, I am certain that I like it.

    But, I am wondering that its features and story make it special or the price make it special.

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    I think the main reason to spend so much on what is a very generic type of model, would be if you're a genuine collector.

    I never get this idea that the screw back justifies the bloated price put on these. You can buy screw back Casios for less than $50, and spend $1000+ on plate backs...means nothing. The pricing has a lot more to do with manipulating supply and creating a false sense that because it's a (artificially) limited edition, it must be worth more.


    DLC is an overrated feature imho, especially in a resin armoured G and the premium price you pay for just that feature. It seems like a contradiction to have DLC on a resin G and more for bragging rights. Makes more sense to have a sapphire crystal.

    Sounds like you're trying really hard to justify spending so much on a collector model that perhaps doesn't excite you that much.

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    You don't have to, if you don't want to spend that money on it. The ones that, like me, decided to go for it, did it for a number of reasons: comfortability, uniqueness, classic lines, durability... There seems to be a very high level of satisfaction with this model. It certainly feels superior to other Gs.

    Here is my review:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f105/gw...00-451896.html

    Stowa Marine Automatic solid silver dial Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve | Jazzmaster Viewmatic Seiko 5 SNZD13J1 | 5 SNZE87J1 Parnis Power Reserve Accurist Kinetic Chronograph MB 560 Casio (G-Shock) GW50001JF | DW5200C | DW5600C | DW5600R3 | G7800B1DR | DW6600 |​ DW6630B (modded) Casio (Protrek) PRG-240B

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    i bought it because the model is very historic and packed with a lot of technology... and because I really like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegum View Post
    I think the main reason to spend so much on what is a very generic type of model, would be if you're a genuine collector.

    I never get this idea that the screw back justifies the bloated price put on these. You can buy screw back Casios for less than $50, and spend $1000+ on plate backs...means nothing. The pricing has a lot more to do with manipulating supply and creating a false sense that because it's a (artificially) limited edition, it must be worth more.


    DLC is an overrated feature imho, especially in a resin armoured G and the premium price you pay for just that feature. It seems like a contradiction to have DLC on a resin G and more for bragging rights. Makes more sense to have a sapphire crystal.

    Sounds like you're trying really hard to justify spending so much on a collector model that perhaps doesn't excite you that much.
    I agree with most of these comments. DLC is ridiculous on a Frogman or a 5600 or any other resin G-Shock. DLC makes more sense on MR-G models and Oceanus models.

    I would rather see increased usage of sapphire crystals and titanium on G-Shocks instead of increased usage of DLC. Sapphire crystals would be particularly useful on 5600 models.

    However, I do think screwbacks are worthwhile on resin G-Shocks because platebacks involve inserting metal screws into plastic. That seems like planned obsolescence, and planned obsolescence is contrary to the supposed philosophy of G-Shocks.

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler durden View Post
    I agree with most of these comments. DLC is ridiculous on a Frogman or a 5600 or any other resin G-Shock. DLC makes more sense on MR-G models and Oceanus models.

    I would rather see increased usage of sapphire crystals and titanium on G-Shocks instead of increased usage of DLC. Sapphire crystals would be particularly useful on 5600 models.

    However, I do think screwbacks are worthwhile on resin G-Shocks because platebacks involve inserting metal screws into plastic. That seems like planned obsolescence, and planned obsolescence is contrary to the supposed philosophy of G-Shocks.
    I disagree. If you were to take cost into account, I prefer the DLC, which makes the watch look better for longer and the mineral glass to take direct impact more gracefully while still being scratch resistant, as opposed to having a sapphire crystal, which is much more prone to shattering than mineral glass, and 'naked' steel, which is more prone to scratching.

    I believe the philisophy of the GW-5000 is to look good for longer, and the materials used help achieving this.

    I am wearing mine today and what a good vibe I get wearing this great watch.
    Stowa Marine Automatic solid silver dial Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve | Jazzmaster Viewmatic Seiko 5 SNZD13J1 | 5 SNZE87J1 Parnis Power Reserve Accurist Kinetic Chronograph MB 560 Casio (G-Shock) GW50001JF | DW5200C | DW5600C | DW5600R3 | G7800B1DR | DW6600 |​ DW6630B (modded) Casio (Protrek) PRG-240B

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    I own one and I'm not sure that you need one. The s5600 is basically the same watch but different case and caseback. Don't get me wrong the GW-5000 is my favorite G and my go to watch most everyday but if I already owned a S5600 ,I don't think I'd consider one.

    Now, to sing the vitues of the 5000... :) I do like the DLC and screwdown caseback, very similar to the 5600C I own and also love. Solar/atomic features are great and I like being able to use the EL anytime, knowing it's not running down a 2 year battery or some such. Classic look and great feature set, but as you said the price is high, esp considering the strong Yen right now.

    Kev

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    Re: Why should I buy GW-5000?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegum View Post
    I think the main reason to spend so much on what is a very generic type of model, would be if you're a genuine collector.

    I never get this idea that the screw back justifies the bloated price put on these. You can buy screw back Casios for less than $50, and spend $1000+ on plate backs...means nothing. The pricing has a lot more to do with manipulating supply and creating a false sense that because it's a (artificially) limited edition, it must be worth more.


    DLC is an overrated feature imho, especially in a resin armoured G and the premium price you pay for just that feature. It seems like a contradiction to have DLC on a resin G and more for bragging rights. Makes more sense to have a sapphire crystal.

    Sounds like you're trying really hard to justify spending so much on a collector model that perhaps doesn't excite you that much.

    I absolutely agree on everything. But I've got it anyway .

    Look,I've got my GWM5600 on today,thousand times more comfy than the GW5000

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