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rutteger
2012-01-16, 08:50
Nice and cold start to the week here in the UK. Gone for the GW-9200 Riseman.

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macspite
2012-01-16, 16:23
It's also Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year according to some scientists and journalists bored on a slow news day.

What better to cheer up my workmates than my new DW-6900SN-4ER?

A pink watch certainly gets noticed and, as I had a day to spend in the office it got noticed a lot. Drew attention away from my camo trousers and military tan pullover. The people at work are somewhat younger on average than my club members and of a more diverse background. Didn't stop the obvious question though.

And my answer? "No, but thanks for the offer ... "

rutteger
2012-01-17, 09:34
Hope the pink G brought your colleagues some joy, for whatever reason ;)

1st generation Gulfman here today. Always useful to have the tide graph given I'm 120 miles from the sea.

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rutteger
2012-01-18, 09:13
Back to the GW-9300 Mudman today

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macspite
2012-01-18, 15:45
Been up country for the last couple of days giving East Anglia a good check over. Ended up in Colchester last night, quite a pleasant hotel - lot more character than a Premier Inn. Short cable on the kettle which is why in the photo below it is on the floor - wouldn't sit on the chest of drawers with the cups. Wore my DW-004V-2V so as to not frighten the natives.

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Exciting when I got home - one parcel at the local post office dropped off by ParcelFarce and one at the sorting office - my eagerly awaited package from Austria

Here's what ParcelFarce delivered:

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It's the genuine article as can be seen by the engraving on the back:

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And under a tenner including 3.50 postage!

The Austrian parcel was serious money. Well packed and I am very happy with the contents. I like it when a vendor uses balled newspaper to cushion the wrapped up watches, gives me an insight into their local activities.

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Pictures of watches over the next couple of days though they are too nice to be worn!

rutteger
2012-01-18, 16:15
East Angular you say? hope it found you well ;)

The M & S Riseman SPUT special! What are your plans? Serious modding project? What a shocker, is it as bad as it looks? Worse thing is probably 90% of people wouldn't note any difference between that and the real thing....


Looking forward to seeing what the austrian parcel contains, hurry up and get some pics up :cool:

macspite
2012-01-18, 16:30
I am wearing the S&M special as I type. In its favour it has a strong hour signal. I will probably pull it apart and see what makes it tick as it were and possibly use it as a modding practice piece. If nothing else I have an overpriced 2 hole strap. I wonder if the module will fit in my fake frog?

There are a few Gs that I am not keen on, this style of Riseman is one, along with the GA-100, the Bape x DW-6900 and the G-7900. The simple reason is that they have been so heavily and badly copied by the fakers that they have been devalued in my eyes.

Bubbly Tubs
2012-01-18, 17:51
We need some pics dude

rutteger
2012-01-18, 19:01
There are a few Gs that I am not keen on, this style of Riseman is one, along with the GA-100, the Bape x DW-6900 and the G-7900. The simple reason is that they have been so heavily and badly copied by the fakers that they have been devalued in my eyes.

I'm with you on the BAPE. Have you tried a Riseman? They aren't faked anything like as much as the BAPEs plus it is a pretty cool model!

macspite
2012-01-18, 19:57
@Mister Tubbs - you need pics, I need shuteye, scran and to finish this report on the 19 stations I visited yesterday and today which needs to be illustrated by the 121 photos wot I took. Pics will be forthcoming in the next couple of days ... :D

@rutteger - I have seen a LOT of fake Risemans, my RiS&Man is one of the better ones. I also have the earlier model which I think is far nicer to look at:

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(This is one I took earlier)

rutteger
2012-01-18, 20:23
@Mister Tubbs - you need pics, I need shuteye, scran and to finish this report on the 19 stations I visited yesterday and today which needs to be illustrated by the 121 photos wot I took. Pics will be forthcoming in the next couple of days ... :D


Eating. Pah ;)




@rutteger - I have seen a LOT of fake Risemans, my RiS&Man is one of the better ones. I also have the earlier model which I think is far nicer to look at:

(This is one I took earlier)

There are a lot about but nothing like as there are BAPES. The DW-9100 looks cool though, need to pick up another one day. Still prefer the GW-9200 though ;)

rutteger
2012-01-19, 10:36
Very normal today with the GW-M5600...

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macspite
2012-01-19, 17:53
I wore a fairly standard 6900 today as I had a meeting this afternoon regarding the new Kings Cross ticket hall. Spent the morning zipping round London sorting out the last few stations from the "East Angular" franchise. Pleasantly surprised at how good the connections were - lot quicker than using the car.

DW-6900H-4

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macspite
2012-01-19, 20:49
Not wearing as such but these watches were hinted at on this thread so I will continue here ...

Having recently bought a pair of Froggies I decided I liked titanium and I liked screwbacks. So I got these:

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Clear resin unfortunately yellowing. The strap is printed so not sure if there is anything that will bring the transparency back without damaging the graphics - if any one knows of a safe method of reducing the yellowing please let me know.

Love the engraving on the back:
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The printing that I do not want to damage - dates the watches quite well ...
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Two colourways:
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Two watches in very nice condition from a friendly seller - thank you Gerry!

If you see a watch for sale on Watchuseek from "fonklover" then buy with confidence.

Oh, yes - I did say there were three watches in the box - two Gs and a Casio "oddity" - watch this space :D

rutteger
2012-01-19, 20:54
Really nice macspite, this little haul deserves it's own thread :D

That caseback engraving is certainly a work of art, very nice. What are the two model numbers? And do the lower two pics show the same watch?

I've seen some of fonklover's stuff on WUS, he is a true Casio connoisseur!

Shame on the fading clear resin. I've no heard of anyway of reversing this, be interested to know if you have any luck.

Look forward to seeing the oddity ;)

macspite
2012-01-19, 21:11
I saw these via watchrecon, bought them while in Costa the other Saturday. Damn technology, damn smartphones. If we were still in the era of classified advertising in the backs of newspapers or in the Exchange and Mart nothing would happen at today's accelerated pace :(

(Bought a couple of cheap(ish) watches from sellers in the States this week and am anxiously waiting for some money to come in to top up the bank balance)

They are DW-9200K, in particular DW-9200K-9AT (yellow) and DW-9200K-2BT (blue) I believe. Realised I had put two pix of the same watch in the post so, rather than delete one added two pix of the other watch to compensate. Must have been editing the post when you saw the original with just the blue watch.

Trying with and without flash - don't like the harshness of on camera flash but unless I get my big Nikon based Kodak out and set up the studio flash it will remain as mobile phone pictures.

To properly set up an area for taking pictures of watches properly takes up a fair amount of space, you might as well write off the second bedroom if you intend using it as a studio.

There is some stuff called SeaGlow that has limited success in making the yellow less apparent but these may be a wee bit far gone for that. It may be possible to get new bezels and straps, will give Casio a ring.

rutteger
2012-01-20, 10:13
I saw these via watchrecon, bought them while in Costa the other Saturday. Damn technology, damn smartphones. If we were still in the era of classified advertising in the backs of newspapers or in the Exchange and Mart nothing would happen at today's accelerated pace :(

(Bought a couple of cheap(ish) watches from sellers in the States this week and am anxiously waiting for some money to come in to top up the bank balance)

They are DW-9200K, in particular DW-9200K-9AT (yellow) and DW-9200K-2BT (blue) I believe. Realised I had put two pix of the same watch in the post so, rather than delete one added two pix of the other watch to compensate. Must have been editing the post when you saw the original with just the blue watch.

Trying with and without flash - don't like the harshness of on camera flash but unless I get my big Nikon based Kodak out and set up the studio flash it will remain as mobile phone pictures.

To properly set up an area for taking pictures of watches properly takes up a fair amount of space, you might as well write off the second bedroom if you intend using it as a studio.

There is some stuff called SeaGlow that has limited success in making the yellow less apparent but these may be a wee bit far gone for that. It may be possible to get new bezels and straps, will give Casio a ring.

Had forgotten about that watchrecon site, it's a good resource.

Agree with regards to the internet and smartphones changing the way things are done. The interweb is a real 'enabler' for collecters - without it a lot of people would collect things very differently...

Taking good snaps of watches is quite difficult in my experience. Normally just use the mobile to get a rough idea. Had some reasonable success using daylight and a tripod or a diffuser on the flash.

Hope you manage to restore the bezels at least a bit. Think the yellowing is an issue with the clear resin, seen even quite new GW-200 with yellowing band and bezels...

Today have gone with the GX-56 King.

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macspite
2012-01-20, 17:21
Smartphones - in my car I have a GPS/Satnav, PDA, calculator, camera, e-mail and internet access, eBook reader, FM radio, music player, video camera and tablet with handwriting and voice recognition all with a 5" screen. It's portable, slips in my pocket - and makes phone calls. So when I am away from home I still have full access to e-mail, eBay, watchrecon, watchuseek and g-shockzone as well as my bank balance and PayPal. As I am, to quote the old song "like a one-eyed cat peeping in a sea-food store" the temptation to browse and buy is just too great :(

Today I grabbed a DW-004, not sure of model as it doesn't feature in the watchshock.com archive. Not sure that the strap belongs to it and it is crying out for a NATO strap anyway though I would like to find a pre-owned strap in keeping with the wabi of the watch. The G-lide style strap may well become a test piece for whitening experiments ...

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No flash, mixed daylight and artificial - nice soft picture

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On camera flash, harsh shadows, sharp on detail

rutteger
2012-01-20, 21:54
It can indeed sometimes feel like you're never off the grid, wish I could just switch the mobile / PC and leave it sometimes. But then I might miss something ;)

That DW-004 shows some good patina, eBay bargain per chance?

macspite
2012-01-20, 22:03
Now coming up to 2300, just finished report on Monday and Tuesday's activity, 2200 phone call re an install at Gatwick with a problem, emails re Kings Cross and Gatwick from 1900 this evening - I'm not the project manager, I am bloke wot wears orange hi-viz and drills holes in concrete!

I'm certainly not on the same pay scale as a project manager :(

Can't easily remember where the 004 came from but no doubt it was an eBay cheapie. Though I am trying to buy only decent kit this year I am sure a few more pre-loved and work-worn items will be acquired along the way. :D

Any luck with finding a DW-6900?

And well done on setting up the Wiki, will contribute when time allows!

rutteger
2012-01-20, 22:11
Now coming up to 2300, just finished report on Monday and Tuesday's activity, 2200 phone call re an install at Gatwick with a problem, emails re Kings Cross and Gatwick from 1900 this evening - I'm not the project manager, I am bloke wot wears orange hi-viz and drills holes in concrete!

I'm certainly not on the same pay scale as a project manager :(

Can't easily remember where the 004 came from but no doubt it was an eBay cheapie. Though I am trying to buy only decent kit this year I am sure a few more pre-loved and work-worn items will be acquired along the way. :D

Any luck with finding a DW-6900?

And well done on setting up the Wiki, will contribute when time allows!


Bad news on work :(

Got a couple of DW-6900 on eBay ending soon I'm watching, including one local. Fingers crossed. if not I've a DW-6900 I might just pull apart.

Cheers on wiki. Not really publicised it much, other than of course the big 'wiki' link. Bit of a learning curve on it, sadly somewhat different to the more standard mediawiki but it integrates closely to the forum software. Anyhow. Hopefully use it to pull some useful info out of the forum and site.

rutteger
2012-01-21, 15:13
Inspired by disavowed's 5300 thread gone for the DW-5300-G9V today.

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Had this one for a while. Back when I started collecting Gs a few years ago seemed quite a good time for bagging bargains, not so much competiton on eBay and the 1 was worth $2 which meant some keenly priced stuff from US sellers. Ah well.

macspite
2012-01-21, 15:39
Ah yes, back in the day ...


... I remember the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now, where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones ...

Anyroadup today I am wearing another yellowed jelly, nothing spectacular but a simple watch with an easy to read face:

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The picture is of the sun from Carl Sagan's book "Cosmos" which I was delighted to grab today for 50 pence from a local charity shop.

rutteger
2012-01-21, 15:45
Ah yes, back in the day ...

Lol, fair point. I remember when the internet was all fields.




Anyroadup today I am wearing another yellowed jelly, nothing spectacular but a simple watch with an easy to read face:


Nice and simple, what model is it?

macspite
2012-01-21, 17:33
Its a DW-9000XS-9T, 25 quid off ebay last August and needing a new battery. A CR-2016 later and here it is. One of my favourites. It's yellowed, lost a decorative pin, the lettering is worn but it does its job unobtrusively and well. It's a watch I wear when I'm not sure whether I will be getting involved in dirty or physical work or just socialising.

As it was today has seen nothing more strenuous than creating and sending off expenses and invoices (creative writing?), collecting a custom made phone cover, wrestling my mate's Rotweiller into submission so it would accept having eye ointment applied and scoring some cheap books out of the charity shop. Oh, and applying to Winchester City Council's Safety Advisory Group for licences and permission to stage the show that keeps being advertised below.

macspite
2012-01-22, 18:06
And to finish off the week with one of my two Froggies. It has been in a ziploc bag since I got it and was on my wrist under a soft light coloured fleece for a couple of hours. Covered in dust!

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rutteger
2012-01-22, 18:45
Frog looks great.

Gone with the other DW-5300 today.

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