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For the reason that sub-model was first launched within the '80s, the G-Shock line of ruggedized watches has been synonymous with raw, unadulterated sturdiness. Since then, G-Shock has evolved in two major ways: in terms of design and by way of know-how. The Japanese model has been quick to embrace things like solar energy, Bluetooth connectivity, and GPS to make its watches even more practical than they used to be. And there have been many various collection of G-Shock watches launched over the years, including some with analog palms, some with different case shapes, and, of course, some with brightly colored instances and dials. If you want to see a amassing community filled with die-hards, just go dig into G-Shock forums. They're no joke and give Rolex and Patek collectors a run for their money.Anyway, after the first Casio, many adopted, including a G-Shock DW-5000SP , which was a restricted run in 2003 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the G-Shock. It had a steel case again and got here with a similar ‘dial' as the unique 1983 G-Shock. When G-Shock was celebrating its thirtieth anniversary just a few years in the past with some purple fashions, I purchased a type of too. However, I need to admit I hardly ever wear them. Not like Gerard or Bert in our team, who do give their G-Shock assortment a bit of wrist time, mine hardly get to see daylight. And because of that cause, I finished adding more G-Shock models to my modest watch assortment.Ok, before you freak out about me even dreaming of constructing this comparability, hear me out. If what you are searching for is a gold-coloured watch with an built-in bracelet that's sporty and might take a little bit of a beating, does it get any higher than a gold jumbo Royal Oak? Sure, you can buy gold G-Shocks for all your friends and still have cash left over earlier than you'd get wherever near the price of this watch, but the fact remains that they're not all that different in certain ways.That modified after I noticed two new G-Shock references, the GMW-B5000D-1ER and the GMW-B5000TFG9-CR. The latter came in gold shade, using a therapy much like the nicely-recognized PVD coating. Unfortunately, that one bought out shortly, and costs asked for those on eBay are beyond enjoyable. In the meantime, G-Shock got here with an analogous gold version, having an inverted show. But GMW B5000 with those shows is that they are far tougher to learn. So, I went for the stainless mannequin, the G-Shock GMW-B5000D-1ER. The retail worth of this G-Shock is €499 (together with VAT), and that is most likely instantly the most costly G-Shock in my assortment. Given the very fact it is a stainless steel watch justifies the mark-up for this model, in my opinion, so I ordered it.I was aware of the larger G-Shock models, but I was a small kid, and it looked ridiculous on my wrist. But, I was thrilled with this W-14 , and I nonetheless have it at present in working condition. I needed to perform surgical procedure on the watch not too way back and used a donor W-14 to swap the movement and put some fresh batteries inside. And a brand new strap, as the unique strap was already replaced as soon as, and the second strap was deteriorated solely in 2018.