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rutteger
2011-11-14, 11:55
New keeper arrived over the weekend so was able to once again wear the old DW-6100 thermo

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Bubbly Tubs
2011-11-14, 23:30
I went with my Stormtrooper Mudman. It's new one for me and the dual illuminator is awesome.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/Bubbly_Tubs/000861ed.jpg

rutteger
2011-11-15, 10:24
Double stormtrooper win :D

Gone with the Frog today

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gshockpete
2011-11-15, 10:52
No G yesterday or today. :-/

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macspite
2011-11-15, 13:06
At the opposite end of the expense scale -

Working at home yesterday and today, reports from my trip via various stations to Edinburgh, Work Package Plans for Network Rail and traffic management and sign schedules for my club's four day military vehicle show. Not bad for a bloke wot drills 'oles in fings. Been wearing my DW-003TB which cost me less than a fiver - including postage.

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Admittedly it has a minimal amount of wear and a certain patina marking it as not quite brand new ...

rutteger
2011-11-15, 13:26
That does show some wabi / patina but it's cool, esp for a fiver. Did you even need a new battery? Like the mixed display too.

macspite
2011-11-15, 15:11
Ah, yes it did, remember now. So that's another 40 pence to bump up the price! Not showing as a model in the watchshock com archives so I did a bit of an image search to come up with the full model number - DW-003TB-7VT - there is one in Japan, pristine NOS for 16.000 yen. At that price I can put up with a little evidence of age!

rutteger
2011-11-15, 20:36
Lol, that 40 extra pence is a killer.

Shame the G-Shock Perfect Search (http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fproduct-search.casio.jp%2Fwat%2Fg-shock%2Fhistory.php&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=ja&tl=en) isn't more, er, perfect. Can't find this model in their database and often find other models not listed.

Bubbly Tubs
2011-11-15, 21:39
Non G for me, well it is a rest day after all

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii79/jrbandgem/83a22bf5.jpg

rutteger
2011-11-16, 11:23
G-5500MC today.

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And yes, the display isn't super legible!

macspite
2011-11-16, 16:39
Nice easy-read display for the first part of the day, a trip to the new Blackfriars South rail station currently being built with a less than pristine DW-003X-4T.

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Got home to find a red card from the postman plus a jiffy bag that hadn't needed a signature. Now wearing the contents:

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Another shot without my pudgy little wrist in the way:

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I'm now sitting in the dusk playing with the cool - well, not a backlight, more of a sidelight from the two LEDs:

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GW-1400DU-1AVER from a listing on eBay with a low quality picture and this description:


I have forgotten the model and unfortunately cannot find the box - a christmas present two years ago but have not worn it for a year as treated to another watch. It still looks very good a few marks on the side which indicates that it is not new. It has been sat in my draw for months and decided to sell it on as i do not wear it. It has many functions many that I did not use it even corrects itself! So it is not worth asking me too many questions I am sure that you can google it. The number on the strap is S1015L. Someone else will get some use from it.

So took a punt and got a solar / atomic with stainless bracelet for 33 including the 2 quid postage!

rutteger
2011-11-16, 17:39
GW-1400DU-1AVER from a listing on eBay with a low quality picture and this description:

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So took a punt and got a solar / atomic with stainless bracelet for 33 including the 2 quid postage!

..and that is why eBay can rule sometimes. There are true bargains out there for the G-shock fan with a good eye :D Nice catch!

rutteger
2011-11-17, 09:40
Gone with the G-2500 today. Just put it on a resin strap.

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Pleased enough with the results, only small snag is the resin on the bezel and strap are very obviously different....

macspite
2011-11-17, 16:11
If the name reflected the conditions in which I have just been working it wouldn't just be "Mudman" - more like "Broken glass,
used syringe, broken concrete, low headroom, rusty metal, empty cider can, abusive drunks, mudman."

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it though...

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And here is a teaser for tomorrow's wrist wear ...

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macspite
2011-11-17, 16:15
@rutteger - what colour is the body and bezel of your 2500? Mine is a dark army green, almost but not quite black at first glance but obviously green when put alongside a standard black G-Shock.

rutteger
2011-11-17, 23:02
The bezel print looks interesting :cool:


@rutteger - what colour is the body and bezel of your 2500? Mine is a dark army green, almost but not quite black at first glance but obviously green when put alongside a standard black G-Shock.

It is black. Although the pieces which affix to the bezel screws and go under the watch body (no idea of their proper name) are very dark green.

rutteger
2011-11-18, 11:00
Not a G today.

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Casio DBC-32. Quite like the coloured versions of these but they always seem quite pricey!

macspite
2011-11-18, 11:59
Nice piece of kit. I love some of the Casio calculators and TV remotes and the like.

Now for today - a lesson in trying to wear a watch with an extra long strap for wearing over clothes without its keeper:

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Who is to blame for this? Well, it was a post in the eBay, Amazon and Marketplace watch that induced me to bid on the watch ...


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This is it:

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Not a DW-6600 but a DW-6620-3 but with a plain green transparent band rather than a "camo" style. However it does have the backlight -

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This was the listing (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250924577688?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_500wt_1069)

rutteger
2011-11-18, 14:08
Nice win, glad it went to someone on here. I did have a small go at that one :D Didn't realise it had an extra long strap....

macspite
2011-11-19, 21:38
visit to the re-opened Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson today. Wore a DW-9500 on a webbing strap (not a NATO) and said hello to my old friend - the Ordnance Quick Firing 25 pounder (http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson/visit-us/fort-nelson/galleries/single-object/205) - see below for a video of it in action - or is it?

Laying the gun - in service until 1992 in the British Army so a G-Shock isn't entirely anachronisitic

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The slightly used DW-9500 with aftermarket strap, don't have a complete model number so if anyone can help I will be able to submit it to the watchshock.com archives.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=qGNYMz8t_Lw

rutteger
2011-11-20, 21:24
Now that's a Gun!

The DW-9500 looks nicely used, strap looks very stock.

Gone with the G-Lide today. Hoping for a new arrival in the post tomorrow :D

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