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I like dual keepers. Especially of different materials because that, normally, means different textures and, thus, is a simple way to make more interesting that hidden area of a watch.

I tried to put a spare SS keeper (from a Gulfmaster) on the GWG-2000's band, but even though,it has the same dimensions as the GWG-2000's resin keeper, it didn't fit. The GWG-2000's bands are very thick and while the resin keeper will "give" a little bit, the SS one, won't.

So, I used an O-ring (#13; 7/8" O.D).:

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There are green O-rings but I think the black O-ring looks ok against the green band.

Once Carbon Fiber straps from CASIO become available, I'll install them on the GWG-2K. That way, the material upgrade will be complete:
  • Bezel: CF + SS
  • Case: Carbon Core Guard
  • Bands: CF
  • Crystal: The crystal is already Sapphire, of course
 

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I've been very keen on the sand 2000 since I first saw the 3 new models released. Sakura Watches had by far the best price I've seen and I put in a 'Send Request' thing where you give your email and they notify you when in stock. That was around October 8 or 10. I read somewhere about Oct 15 release date, so I kept regularly checking their site from that day onwards; I'm talking multiple refreshes a day. Never saw any change in status of the sand watch (always just 'pre-order'), while the other 2 were in stock, then out, then back in.

I emailed them about a week ago and they said they don't have it, aren't getting it and it's discontinued. I asked if he was sure we're talking about same watch - how could it be discontinued 12 days after official release date. I think he may have his terminology or status mixed up but he was insistent they aren't getting any of the sand model. I didn't want to take any chances that he was mixed up, so went elsewhere, paid a bit more on eBay but will be getting it in a few days (currently in transit).
I got my GWG-2000 from Sakura (-31%),

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Bought on: 10/22/2021
Shipped from Japan: 10/27/2021
Delivered at home: 10/29/2021
1A1 and 1A3. are in stock, at Sakura, at the same price. 1A5 shows pre-order (out of stock?).

Since I wanted the 1A3, i bought it.
 

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Congrats I see you are in the USA dis you have to pay custom or duty fees? Did you get the Japanese model 1A3JF ? What difference with American model if any ? Also is packaging different ?
I've seen these discussions about taxes, VAT, etc.

I've never had to pay any taxes, neither collected by the seller (which makes sense, of course) nor at the port of entrance. I've only paid shipping, when applicable:

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I covered the bezel's red accents on the GWG-2000-1A3, to see how the look changes.

1. Standard / Default:

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2. With all red accents covered:

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3. With top (too large) and bottom (too small) red accents covered. Middle accents (about right) open:

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* This is how I like it

* At arm's lenght, is almost impossible to notice that those spots are covered


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* If the tape comes off I can easily reapply it

* And if I get bored of the look I can just remove it
 

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According to G-Central (and CASIO) the GWG-2000 is all about new materials and new color combinations that will now be possible:

 

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Squeaky GWG-2000?

According to this video (in spanish, 0:40),:a GWG-2000 makes a squeaky sound after it was exposed to sea water (the video doesn't explain how or for how long).


My GWG-2000 doesn't make any noises but I have not been to the sea with it (nor to a swimming pool, etc)

Anybody has had a similar issue?

The noise seems to be real and it would be pretty strange considering that the watch, being a "MUDMASTER" should have been thoroughly tested in water, mud, etc.

The sound seems to be coming from the "wings" under the straps:

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On my GWG-2000, these pieces are a little bit loose.

Since they don't seem to go anywhere that doesn't bother me and I don't think they can be tightened. The ones on my GG-1000 don't move though.

Anybody has noticed this?
 
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