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First, let me say three things:

1) I get that Casio is a Japanese company, and that English is not the first language of very many folks very high up in the business.

2) Apologies if this has already been widely discussed, I couldn't find any mention of it anywhere.

3) I'm expecting lots of hate on this post (even more than the ones where I advocate Casio change the name of the GW9400 to "Rangegirl" because of the laughably weak lug design :-d).

That said, how did the egregious typographical error highlighted in the pics below make its laser-etched way onto the GWF1000 caseback!?! Yes, I recognize that the incorrect use of a possessive apostrophe in no way, shape or form compromises the function or utility of Casio's flagship G-Shock, but seriously WTF? If premium (dare I say *luxury* in regard to this $400+ digital watch?) products are all about the little details, how did this one slip by?

:think:

And before anyone tries to explain it as intentional (which really doesn't make any sense anyway), be advised that there are in fact numerous "Casio Authorized Service Centers" that deal with busted Frogs, so it should at least read "... Centers' Repair ..." if the superfluous possessive was meant to be.

Not hating on the *true* King of G-Shock (sorry GX/GXW56 owners ;-)), just a slightly underwhelming observation regarding this generally stellar watch...

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I hate to nit pick, but you didn't properly state the model number of the watch. I'm not quite sure which model you're taking about. It should be GWF-1000, not GWF1000.

Again, I hate to nit pick as you don't seem to be that type of person. Just helping a brutha out...

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I hate to nit pick, but you didn't properly state the model number of the watch. I'm not quite sure which model you're taking about. It should be GWF-1000, not GWF1000.

Again, I hate to nit pick as you don't seem to be that type of person. Just helping a brutha out...

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The ignominy of it all !!! :think: Fate is so very, very cruel !

Similar slandering of the GW-9400 & the GXW-56 model numbers as well ! :-s

And "Rangegirl" ... so very inappropriate & an obvious affront to the fight for the progress of women's rights everywhere !!! o|

I may have to reconsider my continuing membership in WUS ! :-d
 

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First, let me say three things:

1) I get that Casio is a Japanese company, and that English is not the first language of very many folks very high up in the business.

2) Apologies if this has already been widely discussed, I couldn't find any mention of it anywhere.

3) I'm expecting lots of hate on this post (even more than the ones where I advocate Casio change the name of the GW9400 to "Rangegirl" because of the laughably weak lug design :-d).

That said, how did the egregious typographical error highlighted in the pics below make its laser-etched way onto the GWF1000 caseback!?! Yes, I recognize that the incorrect use of a possessive apostrophe in no way, shape or form compromises the function or utility of Casio's flagship G-Shock, but seriously WTF? If premium (dare I say *luxury* in regard to this $400+ digital watch?) products are all about the little details, how did this one slip by?

:think:

And before anyone tries to explain it as intentional (which really doesn't make any sense anyway), be advised that there are in fact numerous "Casio Authorized Service Centers" that deal with busted Frogs, so it should at least read "... Centers' Repair ..." if the superfluous possessive was meant to be.

Not hating on the *true* King of G-Shock (sorry GX/GXW56 owners ;-)), just a slightly underwhelming observation regarding this generally stellar watch...

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I'm so sorry to have to call you out on this but, you seem to have misspelled the word "typo". I understand this is truly out of character for yourself, I'm just glad I could help.


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Thanks WUS users for taking the time to comment on my observation and verify my three initial points, especially number 3!

Since I see you are all as detail oriented as me...

Odie: Actually you're incorrect. Take a look at these two pages for reference, but recognize that Casio *does not* use the punctuation you suggest when discussing different models in official materials.

GWF1000-1 - G-Shock, Mens, Tough, Water Resistant, Analog, Digital, Watches | CASIO America, Inc.

GX56-1A - G-Shock - G-Shock, Mens, Tough, Water Resistant, Analog, Digital, Watches | CASIO America, Inc.

While they do use something approaching what you suggest on the casebacks, the symbol employed is actually an em dash, not the crude hyphen you used.

JohnQFord: All world records of absolute physical human strength (the type of strength the Rangegirl lug design doesn't provide) are held by males. My proposed GW9400 renaming has nothing to do with gender equality or female empowerment, it's just a simple recognition of an objective truth: in absolute maximum terms men are physically stronger than women.

Weisoseis: That wooshing sound you probably heard when you read my post? That was the tonal implications of my intentional misspelling flying over your head. Most vistas contain both "forest" and "trees"; congratulations on missing both here!

All in good fun of course!

To every WUS user though, seriously, if you have an active account here and *don't* consider yourself a little nuts, you're only fooling one person. :-d Wear your watches in good health and vigorously pick at whatever nits bug you personally! :-!

Unrelated, but when is the internet ever going to decide on a "sarcasm font"? I suggest comic sans!

http://mashable.com/2012/10/03/comic-sans-history/#rNMANgwtjPqB

http://bancomicsans.com/main/
 

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Sorry bud but if we're comparing apples to apples then you can't ignore what the model number says on the case... GWF-1000... but if I was going to play the ignore game, then I guess I should pay no attention to the "Center's" that umm is on the case as well. Hmm, then if that's the case then I guess this topic doesn't warrant another response... ;D
 

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... if we're comparing apples to apples then you can't ignore what the model number says on the case ...
Sure I can Odie, since there are no rules in the English language that require an em dash between a capitalized "GWF" and the number "1000" (unlike the clearly defined rules on possessive apostrophes). And honestly, if Casio can't reconcile the way they identify watch models in all their official materials (without an em dash between letter and number designation) with what they're etching on the casebacks (with em dash between letter and number designation) that's just another strike against them! ;-)

In fact, they should hire me as a proof reader! I'll work for the low low price of only one Frogman per day... Life is in the details, right? :-d

I'll agree with you on your last point though, this thread really doesn't warrant any additional responses. Like most threads here on WUS, it was just me being pedantic.
 

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Thanks WUS users for taking the time to comment on my observation and verify my three initial points, especially number 3!

Since I see you are all as detail oriented as me...

Odie: Actually you're incorrect. Take a look at these two pages for reference, but recognize that Casio *does not* use the punctuation you suggest when discussing different models in official materials.

GWF1000-1 - G-Shock, Mens, Tough, Water Resistant, Analog, Digital, Watches | CASIO America, Inc.

GX56-1A - G-Shock - G-Shock, Mens, Tough, Water Resistant, Analog, Digital, Watches | CASIO America, Inc.

While they do use something approaching what you suggest on the casebacks, the symbol employed is actually an em dash, not the crude hyphen you used.

JohnQFord: All world records of absolute physical human strength (the type of strength the Rangegirl lug design doesn't provide) are held by males. My proposed GW9400 renaming has nothing to do with gender equality or female empowerment, it's just a simple recognition of an objective truth: in absolute maximum terms men are physically stronger than women.

Weisoseis: That wooshing sound you probably heard when you read my post? That was the tonal implications of my intentional misspelling flying over your head. Most vistas contain both "forest" and "trees"; congratulations on missing both here!

All in good fun of course!

To every WUS user though, seriously, if you have an active account here and *don't* consider yourself a little nuts, you're only fooling one person. :-d Wear your watches in good health and vigorously pick at whatever nits bug you personally! :-!

Unrelated, but when is the internet ever going to decide on a "sarcasm font"? I suggest comic sans!

http://mashable.com/2012/10/03/comic-sans-history/#rNMANgwtjPqB

http://bancomicsans.com/main/
What if I told you that I knew you misspelled the word on purpose.


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What if I told you that I knew you misspelled the word on purpose.
I'd refer you to what I said earlier, we need a sarcasm font ASAP! Comic sans would do nicely. Everyone (even the guy who created it) hates it, it's recognized by virtually all computer programs and it would really have helped clear up all the confusion this post has generated. :-d
 

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It's not a typo. It shows possession of the type of a particular repair. Do not do a self-repair.

Repairs should only be done by an authorized Casio service center. That would make such a repair an "Authorized Service Center's repair."

So yeah...
 

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It's not a typo. It shows possession of the type of a particular repair. Do not do a self-repair.

Repairs should only be done by an authorized Casio service center. That would make such a repair an "Authorized Service Center's repair."

So yeah...
Except as I pointed out in my original post, there are *multiple* authorized service centers that deal with busted Frogs, so according to your logic it's still an error and should read "... Centers' Repair ...".

So yeah... :-!
 

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Except as I pointed out in my original post, there are *multiple* authorized service centers that deal with busted Frogs, so according to your logic it's still an error and should read "... Centers' Repair ...".

So yeah... :-!
No, that wouldn't work because only one repair center would work on the watch at any one time. So any given repair would be done by one center, and would be an Authorized Service Center's repair.

So...yeah.
 
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No, that wouldn't work because only one repair center would work on the watch at any one time. So any given repair would be done by one center, and would be an Authorized Service Center's repair.

So...yeah.
Tenuous rationale at best, but thanks for playing! :-!

When the crystal on my GW5000 got cracked I had to send it to a place in CA, but they actually ended up sending to Japan because they couldn't sort it out completely. One "repair" that was "owned" by two service centers. True, it wasn't a Frog and the watch was only ever physically at a single repair center at one time, but at some point in the watch's journey there were employees at two different service centers actively addressing the single the "repair" that they both simultaneously "owned". I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one. If that seems like too much of a compromise though I'm also quite happy to disagree to disagree.

So ... nope! b-)

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Hey OP, thanks for writing this. It always sort of bugged me, but, yeah, I just shrugged and attributed it to Japanese grammar quirks literally translated into English.

What REALLY bugs me is that there are no Frogs for lefties! Is that market niche so small as to be uneconomical to satisfy?

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What REALLY bugs me is that there are no Frogs for lefties! Is that market niche so small as to be uneconomical to satisfy?
I'm a righty so Frogs are fine for me, but I fully sympathize with my lefty brothers' needs zabat!

I always thought it would be a pretty simple design choice to make the Frog lefty-friendly using a bit more symmetrical button and face design. With a little better adherence to symmetrical layouts Casio could make it so the Frog module could be removed and rotated 180 degrees, thus empowering lefties everywhere. True, the bezel writing would then be upside down, but for the minority of us who rock Frogs as beaters none would care. Doubt it will ever happen though, as "lefties who wear Frogs as beaters and don't care about aesthetics" is a pretty small slice of the already niche market of "people who are fine paying $400+ for a weird asymmetrical digital 'dive' watch made by Casio that is roundly dismissed as outdated by most real divers".
 

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Just reading this nonsense! Com'on now, the 2 black holes' collision just sent shock waves in the gravitational field toward us, and created ripples in delicate fabric of space-time. We have more to worry about than a god damn apostrophe!

May you and your brothers' Frogman's survive the temporal distortion, while sitting naked on the bench during Casio's authorized service centers' repairs.
 
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