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rutteger
2011-10-24, 06:46
Pic to follow from here ;)

gshockpete
2011-10-24, 08:24
Wanted to wear the GW2310 again today but it wouldn't fit under my shirt cuff :-(

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macspite
2011-10-24, 08:52
One of my "Red Card" Saturday morning post office parcels unwrapped. Working but display disappearing when light button pressed so given a fresh CR-2016. Not yet fully set up, there is no countdown timer in terms of hours/minutes/seconds but there are five day counters to mark time to future or from past events. Each can be described by up to eight letters - no more forgotten birthdays/anniversaries/court appearances ...

DW-9051-1V module 2278

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rutteger
2011-10-24, 11:08
Looks great, not the normal module is it? Could do with one of these to rob the buttons off to fix my dw-8800 codename.

Anyhow gone for the GW-9200 Riseman today

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The observant will not the drop in pressure. In Scotland and it is indeed raining. A Lot.

macspite
2011-10-24, 11:24
Getting ready to rain down here on south coast - I am trying out various weather sites to see which one to bookmark for multiple forecasts for locations around UK. Not sure about the "not the normal module", it's what is engraved on the back. Nice Riseman but I must say I prefer my old DW-9100, bigger pressure display and I like the shape better.
Another factor (sorry to rubbish your watch :rolleyes:) is that the G and GW-9200 are one of the favourite watches for the fake brigade to copy and try to sell to the gullible.

At least if it is raining in Scotland the midges will stay away :)

rutteger
2011-10-24, 18:37
Sometimes different modules go into different models as I'm sure you well know. More meant it seemed a module with more features than I remember the DW-9051 having, probably mistaken with the DW-9052 though ;)

Interesting you prefer the old Riseman. Have to say the newer 9200 is one of my faves although concede the fakes are ridiculous!

Midges, lol, good point :D

gshockpete
2011-10-25, 08:13
Apologies for being boring again today....

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macspite
2011-10-25, 16:28
Working in Streatham on a machine that couldn't be unlocked. Plenty of vibration from drilling and hammering. Took this to site:

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G-1800D

rutteger
2011-10-26, 08:51
G-1800D looks sturdy!

gshockpete
2011-10-26, 12:22
No watch on today....and that only means one thing a trip to GSHOCK WEST in Covent Garden :D

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Picked up the last one, selling like hot cakes! GRX-5600B-2ER

rutteger
2011-10-26, 19:56
Not visited G-Shock West, worth a trip? Loving the GRX-5600B-2ER, what do you reckon to the gloss band and bezel?

gshockpete
2011-10-27, 07:20
It's ok, staff very friendly and knowledgeable. I believe G-Shock East is better - bigger and more stock.

TBH, I would prefer it to be matt but the gloss finish does look good. I just love the negative display against the colour!

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rutteger
2011-10-27, 21:51
Good stuff. Reckon the gloss looks good against the negative display also.

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Went for something retro and casio but not a G today :D

macspite
2011-10-28, 08:51
@ gshockpete - like the 5600, the pink "GSHOCK" really sets it off. Do you buy your shirts to match the watches or is it the other way round? :rolleyes:

Been a touch busy over the last couple of days so this is the omnibus edition.

Wednesday late start so grabbed a package from the postman, opened it and strapped the watch to my wrist. Photos of it taken on a moving train not too good so will have to wait until a later date. Also picked up a package from the post office.

Got home, extracted watch from package and put fresh battery in. Wore it Thursday:

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Not the best example of a DW-003 in the world, I believe this is a TB model but the particular colourway and white "leather" strap isn't shown on the watchshock.com archive.
Exact model number would be welcome. This watch cost me a new CR-2016 battery and 4.17 including postage. Paint splashes and wear came free.

Dash back home, change for our Club AGM. Wore my black and gold GA-110, this is a picture taken earlier:

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Got home very late, now at work - writing up surveys in theory, definitely not time wasting by sending in pictures to g-shockzone.com. Work started by brewing a cup of tea, returning to bed and picking up my laptop. Thought I would go for an old favourite today:

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DW-9000XS-9T

rutteger
2011-10-28, 10:05
Some fine choices !

Gone for a semi-beater today with the DW-6600 on a Zulu.

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macspite
2011-10-28, 10:13
My favourite as a DW-6600 was my first G-Shock many years ago and was the first one I changed a battery on. Languished in a drawer for many years because of the high cost of getting a jeweller to send it away and have it pressure tested. If I had known how easy it was ...

If anyone has a tatty 6600 they would like to sell let me know as I have a little restoration project in mind.

rutteger
2011-10-28, 10:26
My favourite as a DW-6600 was my first G-Shock many years ago and was the first one I changed a battery on. Languished in a drawer for many years because of the high cost of getting a jeweller to send it away and have it pressure tested. If I had known how easy it was ...

If anyone has a tatty 6600 they would like to sell let me know as I have a little restoration project in mind.

One of my first Gs too. The DW-6900 seems to steal the limelight from this model but with it's large crisp display and decent size what isn't too like :D

macspite
2011-10-29, 13:11
Indeed - 6600, easy to read display, no clutter and probably the best backlight amongst the Gs. So today ...

Not even a G-Shock. Following the trend for non Gs shown recently here is my newly acquired 15 "formal" watch, 200m static water resistance (but not recommended for diving with air tanks), screw back, stopwatch and one way bezel - Casio MTD-1057D-2AVES:

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rutteger
2011-10-29, 21:37
Started the day with my Garmin something or other.

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Rounded it off with the G-5500R Rasta
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macspite
2011-10-30, 11:07
Nice Garmin - again with the matching shirt!

Lazy Sunday morning watching the Indian Grand Prix. Wearing this DW-6100 - the "G" isn't the light button but the thermometer sensor. Hell of a rise from 16.6 C off the wrist to close to 30 when worn. The function shown in the picture is date, 30 October with the sunrise and sunset times for my latitude and longitude:

DW-6100J-1 module 1414

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rutteger
2011-10-30, 19:58
The DW-6100 is one of my faves, have a couple :D

Went with the vanilla DW-6900

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gshockpete
2011-10-31, 15:58
@ gshockpete - like the 5600, the pink "GSHOCK" really sets it off. Do you buy your shirts to match the watches or is it the other way round? :rolleyes:

Paint splashes and wear came free.

Wore my black and gold GA-110

Just happen to have shirts that match ;-)

Love the 'used' DW003 and your awesome GA110.