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rutteger
2011-10-31, 12:26
Went with the GW-M5600, saves changing something else to GMT.

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macspite
2011-10-31, 13:37
Not got time today to work my way through the collection seeing which ones need attention due to clocks going back but this wee new acquisition sorted itself out. Can't find an exact match in the watchshock archive so all I can say is that it is a DW-9500 something with a 2163 module. A pleasant military green with a simple aftermarket strap.

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As usual, if anyone can give me an exact model number I would be grateful

gshockpete
2011-10-31, 15:55
Still wearing this one...

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macspite
2011-11-01, 15:38
Look Ma, no buttons!

G-Cool, GC-1001, module 2258. buttons are hidden under flexible sidepieces. Day counter and 10 memory stopwatch/lap timer

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Colour is a bit manky because picture taken in fluorescent light.

rutteger
2011-11-01, 15:44
G-Cool is pretty out there!

Gone with a former fave which didn't need a time change :o

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DW-5300 not mission impossible ;)

macspite
2011-11-01, 19:45
How big is that? I ask because there was a Mudman GX56-1A that went a touch too expensive on eBay last Saturday. I went into the nearest town and saw it in a jeweller's window - looked gigantic! I am almost getting to like some of the "square" watches ...

rutteger
2011-11-01, 22:19
It wears smaller than a GX-56. It isn't as tall or high as 'the king' or 'oversized' GX-56. Quite a chunky watch in a good retro way though, it's quite wide but because this is along your arm it doesn't look or feel too bulky. Good luck finding one, a lot out there with cracked and damaged bezels, was quite keen on this model (have a similar in gold) and bought a few before I found a good 'un!

macspite
2011-11-02, 11:03
Bought this yesterday from a colleague at work, not had time to set it up correctly yet.

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Nice strap, similar to the one on my GW-7900 but makes it difficult to see the model and module numbers

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It's an AW-591MS-1A with the 4778 module - not bad for a pony!

rutteger
2011-11-02, 14:39
Good work, like the fabric strap. One of the ProTrek's has similar to good effect.

Gone with the DW-5025 today

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macspite
2011-11-02, 16:11
Nice. I am s-l-o-w-l-y coming round to squares! Maybe it's because I grew up with analogue watches where the hands sweep in a circle that I cling to the idea that a watch should be round. Or maybe because there seemed to have been a flood of square cheap and nasty (even though expensive) digital watches during my formative years. Anyone remember the Sinclair Black Watch (http://www.dustygizmos.com/arcpages/arcclocks.htm#Sinclair Black Watch) that changed time if you flexed your wrist?

As an aside there is a great bit in one of the Futurama cartoons where Fry falls from a ledge high up on a skyscraper and saves himself by grabbing onto the hands of a clock in a sequence which is obviously a homage to such silent fim actors as Harold Lloyd. Of course, being the year 3000 the clock is digital. He clings to the top bar of the 2, then the 3 and falls before clutching the crossbar as 4 appears. A brief respite clinging to the crossbar on 5 then 6. Next numeral is seven ...

rutteger
2011-11-02, 21:05
That sinclair model is new to me although of course I am au fait with the Spectrum ;)

I'm a fan of the square models having grown up with the basic cheap digital Casios, love the retro style!

rutteger
2011-11-03, 13:54
G-shock DW-9800 Gulfman today. Took a while to figure out how to change from DST. Managed it in the end and luckily the tide information is now correct given I'm at least 100 miles in any direction from the sea.

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macspite
2011-11-03, 17:55
I like the DW-00x series so couldn't resist bidding on this one on eBay. Kept me happy on an early morning three and a half hour drive to work by chirping precisely on the Radio 4 time signal and occasionally using the backlight to dazzle drivers who had their full beams on.

Photo taken on the way home, dropped in to Duxford to check everything ok for our coach trip on Sunday 13th

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And look what it came with!

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seanobsdot
2011-11-03, 18:18
so i just got the gw7900b1 legit hasnt left my wrist wondering what bands are compatible with it if any? anyone know? thanks

rutteger
2011-11-03, 19:22
@macspite - DW-003? Another fine buy, pretty cool to have all those straps :D

@seanobsdot - Nice. Not too sure what sort of strap you're after. I've seen GW-7900 / G-7900 on fabric straps using strap adapters. Quick guide on how I put a DW-6600 onto a fabric strap here > http://www.g-shockzone.com/showthread.php?366-G-Shock-on-a-NATO-ZULU-strap-with-strap-adapters-a-quick-guide&highlight=zulu . If you go for fabric I prefer the zulu / nato style straps as in the link, they sit closer to the wrist. The Casio velcro fabric straps are pretty chunky and make the watch sit quite high - this may of course be a good thing depending on your taste :)

rutteger
2011-11-04, 08:53
Addict x G-shock DW-6500 today. Watch has some nice patina / wabi or is pretty worn, depends on your viewpoint I suppose :)

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seanobsdot
2011-11-04, 12:34
@ macspite and rutteger- im pretty sure its xx2310 or 2300 series

@rutteger- yea im not into the fabric bands but are there any resin bands that go with it like 5600 band or somthing like that?

macspite
2011-11-04, 13:51
@rutteger - nice, if that ever decides it would like a different caring home let me know!

Over to Crawley today trying to work out how to get under a platform to undo bolts holding on a machine. Well, getting underneath is easy but doing it legitimately and with the blessing of Network Rail is the difficult, paperwork-riddled bit. Now taken a quick break before writing up my report. So today I thought I would wear my ex Israeli Defence Force G-2500-3V, possibly with desert dust still in the nooks and crannies. And, yes Amontgomery, it will appear with a firearm in the Military and Military Concept G-Shock picture thread shortly :)

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rutteger
2011-11-04, 15:14
@rutteger- yea im not into the fabric bands but are there any resin bands that go with it like 5600 band or somthing like that?

Most G-shocks have a 16mm lug width including the GW-7900, as such more or less any strap from another G should fit. The 5600 band should be OK although guess you'd need to try it really and ensure the band and bezel look ok together. Out of interest why do you want to go with another strap?

rutteger
2011-11-04, 15:15
@rutteger - nice, if that ever decides it would like a different caring home let me know!

Over to Crawley today trying to work out how to get under a platform to undo bolts holding on a machine. Well, getting underneath is easy but doing it legitimately and with the blessing of Network Rail is the difficult, paperwork-riddled bit. Now taken a quick break before writing up my report. So today I thought I would wear my ex Israeli Defence Force G-2500-3V, possibly with desert dust still in the nooks and crannies. And, yes Amontgomery, it will appear with a firearm in the Military and Military Concept G-Shock picture thread shortly :)

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Looks great, this pic has just prompted me to order a resin band for the G-2500 which has sat in a drawer for years!

rutteger
2011-11-05, 09:03
Gone with the recently finished dw-9800nk men in navy and khaki wademan today
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seanobsdot
2011-11-05, 13:24
@rutteger- i just like to play around with different colors i have a dw9052 blue band that i think would look real nice but it doesnt fit of course the white and red bands from the regular 7900s i have fit but im trying to get more creative lol

gshockpete
2011-11-05, 13:42
Apologies for lack on postings had a busy week.

Can't seem to take the GRX-5600B off

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Got some new ones arriving next week so all change for sure!

rutteger
2011-11-05, 20:37
@seanobsdot - tough decision, look forward to seeing what you decide on :D

@gshockpete - I'm not surprised! New arrivals sound good :)

rutteger
2011-11-06, 10:48
Started the day briefly with my old Casio W741 which I've had since the mid 90s. Just too small really so swapped to the DW-5600c

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macspite
2011-11-06, 16:31
Up at the farm where I rent a barn yesterday and today. Yesterday consolidated all my gear into the one bay I pay for rather than the three I had spread into, today working on getting a 50 year old McCormick hedge trimmer connected with a 30 year old Russian tractor. Need a custom made PTO shaft. For all this mucky and heavy work I selected my daily driver, a GW-500U. Didn't get around to taking any pictures so here is one I took earlier:

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