Friday, 10 August 2007

can't get me a pricey swiss watch so what do i do???

get me a nice limited edition Japanese one instead :)

Just a little education first for the audience here who only buy Swiss high end watches. There is a whole world of cool watches made by the Japanese out there. Not only quartz watches but even automatics. One can just look at seiko for some great auto movements that they have made through the years and are still making.

All i know is, its great to get a watch fix that doesn't come with 3-4 zeroes after the first digit. In fact there are cool beaters like the seiko diver watches that can be obtained for us$150 and less with robust workhorse movements. Its been proven that quite a number of em have kept on going for 15 to 20 years (i sh!t you not) without a servicing. Makes you want to go and get one now yuh :) Hassle free beaters, gotta love em...

and so we come to casio. perhaps one of the reasons the quartz crises set upon the swiss watch industry in the 80s... casio has made a great number of things... calculators, cameras, alarm clocks, Japanese gadgets aplenty but in my mind casio will always be about the G-shock. it was the watch my mum gave me before I began my two and a half year stint in the army for my national service and it served me extremely well through that time. took many bruisings and lickins and kept on tickin(??!!!) i mean kept on keeping superlative time :)

so what did i get to join my current beauties... the Casio G-shock frogman dolphin and whale 2006 GW 206k 7JR and the icerc Gw 205k 2JR

this kicka$ new limited edition. they came out in may but i wasn't keeping track of the new releases so when i saw it recently i knew i had to have it. the casio gw 225 A 1 JF dawn black 25th anniversary release... lovely... the pics aren't of my piece which is still making its way to me from the land of the rising sun, they belong to a great g-shock collector sjors who has a cool site with lots of g-porn oops i mean g-pics on it so do check it out at g-peopleland

ooohhhhhh come to papa

nice logo on the back for the 25th anniversary

luverly... better than some swiss limited
editions man for a fraction of the cost :)

Source for Dawn Black Pics : Sjors @ g-peopleland

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