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rutteger
2011-12-22, 11:10
What plans do you have for your G-Shock & Casio collecting in 2012?

Always like to keep things fairly flexible here, plans always subject to change ;) However will be keeping an eye open for the following


GW-5000
GW-9300 Mudman
Analog G-Shock
Metal G-Shock
Pathfinder
Any retro bargains I can pick up :)
Any Dw-6900 / DW-5600 collab. A nice LRG would suit ;)


Clearly may not complete the list next year but these are my vague aims...

Bubbly Tubs
2011-12-22, 11:19
G plans now theres a question.

I really want some red clothes for my 1000 Froggie but can't seem to find them anywhere

The watch I really want but for some reason haven't purchased yet is the greyish 6900 in4mation, which now I can't find anywhere.

But mainly next year I will have to slow down my purchase rate, might start doing some mods, got some good ideas on things to do.

Oh and I may have to start either selling or trading some pieces too, I'll keep ya posted.

It's been a good year on the whole, well from a watch point of view anyway. Merry Christmas to all at G Shock Zone, and I wish you all a happy new year.

gshockpete
2011-12-22, 11:35
G Plans...

find and purchase the G7800b1
sell the GA100 - too big for my wrist sadly...
add a white gshock in my collection
add the 9300 mudman to my collection

nickyc
2011-12-22, 13:09
Ok here goes. I'm in the UK so a bit limited on what i can get but here is what would complete my collection for now.
DW6900sn - lilac
GA110HC - Blue (new model)
GA110HC multi coloured purple bezel, yellow straps(new model)
GD100PS Playset ( I really want to source one of these in the UK in perfect packaging and unused)
DW 5600 PR (Parra, I really like the colours on this)

That will do for now. I think

Bubbly Tubs
2011-12-22, 14:03
Ok here goes. I'm in the UK so a bit limited on what i can get but here is what would complete my collection for now.
DW6900sn - lilac
GA110HC - Blue (new model)
GA110HC multi coloured purple bezel, yellow straps(new model)
GD100PS Playset ( I really want to source one of these in the UK in perfect packaging and unused)
DW 5600 PR (Parra, I really like the colours on this)

That will do for now. I think


That's all pretty do able even for us here in the Uk. On my most recent trip to G Shock East they had the 6900 sn, think I even bought one. They had both the 110 Hyper colours, and even better they had the play set at 50% off, it was going for 60 quid. Probably kick myself for not picking one of them up.
As for the para check out www.ilovesneakerz.nl

nickyc
2011-12-22, 14:27
Thanks Bubbly Tubs, I hope they are still 50% off, but think it might have only been for the launch of the D&R (I resisted temptation when I got my white D&R), which i got pretty early on in the day (regular customer and all that). I have seen that site, but its so tough ordering when you don't actually know what it says, any tips trying to navigate it?

macspite
2011-12-22, 17:49
Get my contract renewed so I can continue to earn some money in order to buy some G's. :)

Refine the collection and get some display cases. Wait for really good condition or interesting rare pieces, buy some new stuff (still have some watches recently bought and not shown on here yet!). Try some mods. Buy a Seiko so that I really feel part of the G-Shockzone community :cool: !

@ nickyc - does setting google translate or similar in your browser not work? Cut and paste if possible to an online free translation service - it's what I do when trying to communicate with German vendors

nickyc
2011-12-22, 19:32
@macspite. I'm using firefox, and I can use google translate on the first page, but not on any other pages if I try and go through the purchase process. I'm not too computer literate so I'm obviously doing something wrong

seanobsdot
2011-12-22, 21:42
For next year ets see
the new mudman 9300 back and gold
blue and white 6900jc-2 camo
black and white 6900 camo
5500 camo ?
G8000 mc8 - probably next i think that will do considering i have no money right now

rutteger
2011-12-22, 22:49
Need to get down GSE when they have a sale on.


Buy a Seiko so that I really feel part of the G-Shockzone community :cool: !

We all need a Seiko or 3 ;) Always on the lookout for a 6138-3002 :D

rutteger
2011-12-22, 22:51
@macspite. I'm using firefox, and I can use google translate on the first page, but not on any other pages if I try and go through the purchase process. I'm not too computer literate so I'm obviously doing something wrong

Might be worth just dropping them an email.

macspite
2011-12-22, 22:59
@nickyc

What he said! You shouldn't need a computer science degree just to translate a page or two of a foreign language. Dropping an email to them is a good move, I will bet that their English is far better than my Dutch - English tends to be the second language of most Europeans, for many of the Brits it is their first and only language!

Bubbly Tubs
2011-12-23, 02:47
Your right there guys I just communicated with them via email, and they sent me an invoice via PayPal. Easy as

gshockpete
2011-12-23, 09:19
Buy a Seiko so that I really feel part of the G-Shockzone community :cool: !


:cool: that made me chuckle! ;)

nickyc
2011-12-23, 17:09
Ok here goes. I'm in the UK so a bit limited on what i can get but here is what would complete my collection for now.
DW6900sn - lilac
GA110HC - Blue (new model)
GA110HC multi coloured purple bezel, yellow straps(new model)
GD100PS Playset ( I really want to source one of these in the UK in perfect packaging and unused)
DW 5600 PR (Parra, I really like the colours on this)

That will do for now. I think

Hi just got back from GSE, I now have all the above watches that I wanted after a nice discount from Jonathan. But for anyone after the Parra watch, they are already in the depot and will be on sale mid January at the store.

Bubbly Tubs
2011-12-23, 18:03
@ nickyc, merry Christmas and congrats at getting your new wartches. But what are you gonna want for next year now.

nickyc
2011-12-23, 18:10
@ nickyc, merry Christmas and congrats at getting your new watches. But what are you gonna want for next year now.

Well seeing as I have absolutely no self control, and I ended up buying all the watches I had planned for next year done today. I still have the Parra for January, then thats about all that is out currently that I am after. The next batch will have to be new models. I do like the GW9201KJ=9JR Riseman Earthwatch though, buts I don't like it enough to spend silly money for one..

nickyc
2011-12-23, 18:13
Where abouts in Kent are you from Bubbly?, I'm in Romford, nice straight train for me to GSE. Certainly helped me out on D&R day. It's good to see that they are now getting the limited editions in, I remember the day when they only stocked the basic models and never sold any limited editions, but now they seem to be getting them all in.

rutteger
2011-12-23, 22:10
@nickyc, super haul :D Look forward to seeing some pictures. At least you can start '12 with a clean slate, score a Parra in Jan and go from there. Which is your fave out of that little lot ?

nickyc
2011-12-24, 07:58
@nickyc, super haul :D Look forward to seeing some pictures. At least you can start '12 with a clean slate, score a Parra in Jan and go from there. Which is your fave out of that little lot ?


Hi rutteger, not sure how to get pics up on the site just yet, but I will sus it out soon.
So many I like. i like my Ricky and D, but the two that have really grown on me have been the GD100PS playset and the lilac DW6900SN. The odd thing is, the DW6900 I believe came out with a yellow one and a pink one, but they are both shiny, but the lilac is matt, which I think looks much better.

macspite
2011-12-24, 10:03
@nickyc - when you type your replies in the "quick reply" box there is a line of icons on the top. The furthest right is for quoting - select the area of text you want to include in quotes and click the icon.

To the left is an icon that looks like two frames of cine film that is to embed a video into your message - thus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mr_pCrhTkk


and the next icon to the left allows you to place a picture in the message. Click on it and this is what you get:

1251

You can either copy and paste the address of a picture on the net but most pics here are of individuals' own watches. So click "from computer" and you get this:

1252

Click "choose file" which will open up Windows Explorer (or similar on sensible operating systems) and navigate to your chosen picture. Select and open (in Windows systems). You now have this:

1253

Click "upload files" and, depending on file size your file will upload in one to several seconds, there will be a little percentage progress bar at the bottom left of your screen.

And what you get is a boring looking

ATTACH=CONFIG]1253[/ATTACH enclosed in square brackets.

Simple as that - so let's see those pictures! :) :)

nickyc
2011-12-24, 12:08
OK, here goes. Not the biggest collection in the world, but it will get there

1256
1257
1258
1259
1260

Thanks macspite, that was pretty straight forward.

Just waiting for the Parra to come out, then I need (that should be 'want' nick, lol) to hunt down a GW9201KJ-9JR Riseman, and to complete my playset collection I want to find a Purple DW6900SW

rutteger
2011-12-24, 14:41
@macspite - nice picture guide. Just to add the forum software will covert large pictures down to a suitable size for the web so you can upload pics directly from a camera.

@nickyc - really top collection, good work :D

macspite
2011-12-24, 16:46
Not the biggest collection true, but quality watches and excellent colours. I have a recently bought Jason which is great for confusing people who think it is made by Fisher-Price! Also a couple of Hypercomplexes - the yellow bezel and the black and gold - I see you like them too.

Pleased the guide worked :)

nickyc
2011-12-24, 17:06
Not the biggest collection true, but quality watches and excellent colours. I have a recently bought Jason which is great for confusing people who think it is made by Fisher-Price! Also a couple of Hypercomplexes - the yellow bezel and the black and gold - I see you like them too.

Pleased the guide worked :)

Thanks, thats so true about the Jason, I get more comments about them than I do with any of the others. Strangely the black one gets so many people going.. ' What watch is that ?' You have got me all started again now, I dont remember seeing a yellow bezelled Hyper at GSE ?, Or do you mean the one I have ?.As you can see, I like my bright colours.

I'm glad I joined this site, its really friendly and it helps that some of you are local to me so we can share watch hunting tips.

macspite
2011-12-24, 17:28
Yep, the one you have. I like bright colours too but most G's seem to be black(ish).

Maybe we ought to try for a G-Shockzone meeting next time GSE have an event, see how many we can get there and persuade them to give us a good discount :)

Don't get to the Romford area that often but it does figure in one of my favourite songs:

In my yellow jersey, I went out on the nick
South Street, Romford, Shopping Arcade
Got a 'Razzle' magazine, I never paid
Inside my jacket and away double quick
Good sense told me once was enough
But I had to cock an eye on more of this stuff
With a 'Razzle' in my pocket back to have another pick

Instead of being sneaky, I strolled inside
I put my thieving hand on something rude
I walked right out with a silhouette of nudes
"Hold on, sonny", said a voice at my side,
"I think you've taken one of my books"
Passers-by gave me dirty looks
"Not me mister", I bravely lied

We stopped by the window of a jeweller's shop
"If it's money for your lunch, I'd have given you a loan"
"Have you got any form? Were you on your own?"
"Round to the station and we'll tell the cops"
"I'm ever so ashamed, it was wicked and rash"
"Here's the book back, and here's the cash"
"I've never stole before, I'll promise I'll stop"

"Crime doesn't pay, you've got honest eyes"
"If we go to the law another thief is born"
"And I'll get the book back, creased and torn"
"So, return what you've taken and apologise"
I gave him back his nudie book
I said I was sorry, I slung my hook
With the 'Razzle' in my pocket as the second prize

For absolutely no points or prizes - who sang that?

nickyc
2011-12-24, 17:31
Now thanks to macspite, I've got the hang of posting, and seeing as I'm a bit bored, I thought I'd post some pics of my current wishlist. Bear in mind this list increases every hour. Anyway here goes.

1264
1265
1266
1267
1268

Most are to complete the collections I have already started. The playset and the orange hyper, but I'm not planning to pay silly money for them, if they are going to cost me too much, I'm sure my collection can handle it without them lol. Not too sure about myself though.

nickyc
2011-12-24, 17:35
Yep, the one you have. I like bright colours too but most G's seem to be black(ish).

Maybe we ought to try for a G-Shockzone meeting next time GSE have an event, see how many we can get there and persuade them to give us a good discount :)

Don't get to the Romford area that often but it does figure in one of my favourite songs:

In my yellow jersey, I went out on the nick
South Street, Romford, Shopping Arcade
Got a 'Razzle' magazine, I never paid
Inside my jacket and away double quick
Good sense told me once was enough
But I had to cock an eye on more of this stuff
With a 'Razzle' in my pocket back to have another pick

Instead of being sneaky, I strolled inside
I put my thieving hand on something rude
I walked right out with a silhouette of nudes
"Hold on, sonny", said a voice at my side,
"I think you've taken one of my books"
Passers-by gave me dirty looks
"Not me mister", I bravely lied

We stopped by the window of a jeweller's shop
"If it's money for your lunch, I'd have given you a loan"
"Have you got any form? Were you on your own?"
"Round to the station and we'll tell the cops"
"I'm ever so ashamed, it was wicked and rash"
"Here's the book back, and here's the cash"
"I've never stole before, I'll promise I'll stop"

"Crime doesn't pay, you've got honest eyes"
"If we go to the law another thief is born"
"And I'll get the book back, creased and torn"
"So, return what you've taken and apologise"
I gave him back his nudie book
I said I was sorry, I slung my hook
With the 'Razzle' in my pocket as the second prize

For absolutely no points or prizes - who sang that?


Ha Ha Ha, I have no idea. I'm sure if I mention it to Jonathan there he could sort something out for us. A cool guy, and knows exactly what i like, i swear he sees me coming lol

rutteger
2011-12-24, 22:50
@nickyc - some top Gs you're aiming for there, sure you'll get them too :D

@macspite - Ian Drury and the Blockheads, had to google it I'm afraid. Would Razzle refer to the gentleman's publication?


GSE do seem to do some top discounts on occasion, maybe I should try and get int touch so we can get a heads up. I do follow them on twitter and elsewhere but a direct line would be great :D

macspite
2011-12-24, 23:04
Razzle does indeed refer to the gentleman's art pamphlet for the more discerning man about town. Commonly found in the 70's as a mulch of sorts beneath the hedges of laybys and car parks.

Shame on you for googling! :)

As regards GSE - if you let them know that there are plenty of genuine collectors not out for a quick buck but looking to buy a new release or a limited edition maybe they will realise that we are deserving of a decent discount ...

rutteger
2011-12-26, 12:52
As regards GSE - if you let them know that there are plenty of genuine collectors not out for a quick buck but looking to buy a new release or a limited edition maybe they will realise that we are deserving of a decent discount ...

Discount or even just keeping some aside would be cool. It does grate seeing popular models and collabs up on eBay with a huge markup a day or two after release.



Shame on you for googling! :)

Blockheads a little before my time although could've had a good guess just from the lyrics.

nickyc
2011-12-26, 19:53
Now thanks to macspite, I've got the hang of posting, and seeing as I'm a bit bored, I thought I'd post some pics of my current wishlist. Bear in mind this list increases every hour. Anyway here goes.

1264
1265
1266
1267
1268

Most are to complete the collections I have already started. The playset and the orange hyper, but I'm not planning to pay silly money for them, if they are going to cost me too much, I'm sure my collection can handle it without them lol. Not too sure about myself though.

Thanks to Skidzz I now have 4 more to add to my wish list.

1285
1286
1287
1288

rutteger
2011-12-27, 11:19
Is the bottom one the Black X Gold one? Nice set, a few others in that line released back in June 2011 G-Shock release. (http://www.g-shockzone.com/content.php?173-G-Shock-June-2011-new-releases)

macspite
2011-12-27, 20:08
The black and gold is a cracker, I wear mine as a dress watch!

rutteger
2012-01-05, 15:32
Scored one of the list today, now need to move one or two on :D Not quite as quick as nickyc but it is still only Jan 5th :D

Bubbly Tubs
2012-01-05, 16:06
Scored one of the list today, now need to move one or two on :D Not quite as quick as nickyc but it is still only Jan 5th :D

Don't keep us in the dark what did you get.

rutteger
2012-01-05, 17:09
Ahh, I think you have one already. It's a new mudman, just snagged off TZ today. Pics when I have it in my grubby mitts :D

Bubbly Tubs
2012-01-05, 19:32
Awesome, I really like mine, some nice little touches that makes it an improvement over many other modules. I got my 1000 Froggie after it and was underwhelmed after the scrolling display of the 9300.

rutteger
2012-01-05, 21:01
Awesome, I really like mine, some nice little touches that makes it an improvement over many other modules. I got my 1000 Froggie after it and was underwhelmed after the scrolling display of the 9300.

Cheers :D Pretty pleased to have picked one up, coveted them since they came out middle of last year. Lots of pics when it arrives :D