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Hi,
first I wanna say :thanks to fonklover for an easy and pleasant transaction! And I wanna say :thanks to Sjors who wanted to buy it but stepped back letting me have it when he heard that I wanted it so much:-! Thank you guys!
So a little introduction:
Since I began to learn a bit more about G-Shocks - that first have been just something cheap to satisfy the "in-between"-need to buy a watch while saving money for a "real" watch (well I was just beginning to understand the fascination behind Gs:oops:) - I came across the stainless steel models like the MRG-100 or MRG-110. But they didn't really grab my attention at this time - I probably wasn't "g-shocked" enough yet.
Then the "rarest G-Shock"-thread was started and there I saw her again - and this time I knew I had to get one. So first I wanted to buy one NOS but the price was just to much for my little budget - being a student and father and all - so by accident while searching for some more pics I stumbled across fonklover's add in the sales-forum and I wrote him - he then told me that I can have it and I wired the money to lovely Vienna (took less time than a transaction between German banks:-d) and just a few days later it arrived:


What's inside:-s Maybe something you can tell time with?



A watch! Who would have thought that:-d.

come closer - come to daddy:


now carefully and slowly take it out of the plastic bag:


One from the side:


And another one:


And the back:


not much resin on that one:-! so resin-rot really shouldn't be a problem. Finally a G-Shock that could last a little longer than our beloved resin-covered models. The condition is very good too as you can see from the pictures. Not much need be said about this watch cause everybody here probably knows it - for those who don't:
- the functions are pretty much the same as on a DW-5600 or DW-6900 - so nothing fancy just the basics: alarm, countdown, stopwatch.
- Every mode except alarm-mode displays the time |>
- it has the "quick-return"-feature so after you press a button in any mode the next press of the mode button brings you right back to timekeeping mode (I wonder why the modern day Gs dont have this very useful feature - kind of annoying to scroll through every mode on my Riseman every time I wanna set an alarm or a countdown:roll:)
- very nice blue EL-backlight
- bracelet with massive links and buttons on the clasp for safe use
- it weighs in at 144g! (my Autozilla only has 135g and is way bigger)

All in all it's a very nice watch and kind of a classic already. A G-Shock you can "feel" on the wrist (because of the weight) and a G-Shock you can wear with a business suit. A G-Shock that might actually be still on your wrist when every other G has crumbled to dust:-(. So I'm very happy with this new acquisition and my little G-Shock collection has taken a huge step ahead with it's new member.
Now all I need is a Ti-Frog, a DW-6600, a GW-9010, a GW-M5600, a MRG-110,............:-d

Greetings, Sedi:)
 

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Congratulations on that Heavy Metal G! It Rocks! That should see you thru the next 50 years no worries...:-!


PS: Wrist shot for the team!
 

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Congratulations! I've had one of these forever -- bought it at the G-Factory in New York City more than ten years ago. (Sadly, that store is gone.)

As you now know, this thing has got some heft to it. You'll feel it on your wrist!
 

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:thanks guys for the congrats! I forgot to take a wrist-shot when I took the pics (can't take one right now cause I'm at work), but I'll take one and post it maybe tommorrow.
And yes it feels quite solid and heavy on the wrist - I like it a lot! I even didn't have to shorten the bracelet - it fitted perfectly the way it was:-!.

Greetings, Sedi:)
 

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:thanks guys for the congrats! I forgot to take a wrist-shot when I took the pics (can't take one right now cause I'm at work), but I'll take one and post it maybe tommorrow.
And yes it feels quite solid and heavy on the wrist - I like it a lot! I even didn't have to shorten the bracelet - it fitted perfectly the way it was:-!.

Greetings, Sedi:)
I'll look forward to seeing a wrist shot. And maybe you'll inspire me to take mine out of the box and give it some wrist time!
 

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Thanks people for the nice comments!
This really is a keeper :-!. I'll take some better pictures however - these were all "quick 'n' dirty". And a wristshot of course.

Greetings, Sedi :)
 

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Hi Sedi,

Congratulations. I know this is a great watch in real. This summer I saw Jurphaas his DW-8900. It looked awesome. You got it for a great price! I was indeed interested in this watch and already had contacted Fonklover. When I saw your post I knew it would be in a better place with you. I have the MRG-210 and MRG-121, which I love very much both. This one would have been loved too, but it has a better home at a place where it is a grail;-)

Enjoy your MR-G,

Sjors
 

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yo! and thanks to sedi from my side too, for the very nice contact and smooth transaction. i think the watch has even found a better home now, when i see how he likes it. hehe

wear in best health

gerry fonklover

PS: i wanted to reduce my collection but now think about getting an edifice ef-500d for the money. :think: o| :-d
 

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Hi,
Thank you all for the kind words and :thanks again also to fonklover and Sjors|>. Yes it really is a grail for me and I'm very happy with it:-!.

So finally the wristshots (taken from every angle:-d):





I think it fits perfectly without having to adjust the bracelet (would have probably lost the little pins:think:). I just noticed that the bracelet has even a "fine adjustment" so I could make it a little bit tighter without having to take a link out - very good:-!.
Now that I have it I'm no longer contemplating to get one NOS - because it's a bit expensive and this one is just in great condition - just some very small scratches that only add to it's individuality|>.
By the way - I already posted it also on two German watch forums I visit and the comments have been very positive. Many people didn't know that Casio has ever produced something like the DW-8900. Does anybody know how many of them are out there?

Greetings, Sedi:)
 

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With all the recent talk about G-Shocks and dress shirts, I really need to haul out my 8900 and a few other metal G's. I do tend to dress a bit more formally in the cooler weather (suits and sportsjackets become more common). While, as noted in another thread, I'm not averse to wearing a Raysman with a dress shirt (!), I look forward to the metal G's getting a bit more wrist time.
 

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Hi Sedi,

Gratulation, wunderschöne Uhr und tolle Bilder !

servus
Klaus
Dankschee und Gruß nach Minga ;-) aus dem schönen Oberfranken!

@ Kronos
To be honest - I wear the watch I want to no matter if it suits my wardrobe or not:-d. Been wearing everything from Autozilla to Riseman to camou Muddie with a suit and tie and so far nobody took offence:-!. Most people don't even notice but after all I'm not a business man or anything or in a position were I have to care much about the impression I make.

Greetings, Sedi:)
 
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