I ordered the desert one yesterday. Can't wait.
Yep but doesn't look like they ever had it in stock. They also seem to have no desire to remove the 'Send Request' option, which will only annoy the hopeful who aren't aware they're going nowhere fast with that option.That's Sakura's lazy way of saying they ain't getting it back in stock, lol.
Good stuff, great price. Def the go-to place for guys that like the A1 or A3, but the A5 has never been in stock and the pre-order icon on their site is a false flag. They’re not getting any, according to what they told me.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.
Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.Merv, did the watch come with a tag verifying that it's a Japanese region watch ("JF")? If so, I think it's worth following up with the seller. I remember something like this happened to @Time4Playnow a few years back when he purchased a Pro Trek Manaslu from a Japanese seller and the watch arrived without the trademark green lacquer wood Manaslu box. T4P inquired about it and the seller shipped him the correct box. Definitely worth it in his case.
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I feel the same as you…box will be stored away and not matter but in the off-chance I decide to sell I don’t want to deal with explaining it to a non-believing buyer.Yeah, looks like they definitely switched the packaging on you. I have a feeling that quite a few of these Japan-based sellers do this to pay less on shipping. Honestly, these boxes just sit in a closet for me so I don't really care about the packaging as long as the watch is flawless, but it could become an issue if you ever decide to sell the watch. I would inquire about it just to see what they say. Anyways, beautiful watch regardless, Merv.
Yeah sent him a message explaining and asking for proper box. Then sent a second message with photos of what the box looks like. It was late Friday in Aus & Japan, so probably won’t get a reply until Monday.Yeah that's odd , like as if the seller wanted to pocket the better packaging... on the plus side you now own a watch that at least confirmed improved valuation is 180+$ then " the others " ... but yeah I'd contact the seller & say nice try bruh... send the real packaging.
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Thanks for the suggestion...interesting idea about extending. This would have to be one of the most rigid straps I've come across so would take a bit of work. Bit nervous about butchering it and then totally ruining re-sale value if I had to go down that path.Ever considered getting yourself a punch set? I've punched new holes in leather straps a few times. I also had an incredibly comfortable tropic style strap where the perfect fit was between two holes... so I "extended" the hole that was slightly too tight.
Thanks for the tips. Looks great!FWIW, IMO the green 1k is the most versatile of all of the 1000s in terms of wearing different colored straps. It not only looks great with the stock green strap, but also looks fab with the camo and yellow straps, same with the Maharishi, and might even look okay with the red strap (tho have not tried it myself).
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Thanks....I have the 1k incoming next week, so will be able to make a final decision. It may be that I become Mudmasterless like yourself which would be a shame, but we'll see.7.5 inch wrist and no hair pulling and it fit in hole #5 comfortable. I am thinking you may have the same problem with the 1k being too tight in the 4th and too loose in the 5th hole with your 7.25 inch wrist. I guess wrist shape has a lot to do with it too. My 2k would rotate around my wrist and the 1k would sit better with both using the same #5 hole.