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I'm new to this forum but not to WUS having previously owned an Omega Planet Ocean 45.5mm ,SS with orange bezel, I do have a 9400 Rangeman and 30 minutes ago I ordered a GWG1000 1a3ERwhich should arrive tomorrow.
It has been an infuriating search for a specific combination of features I wanted ,but I have had to compromise and spend extra to get the exact combination that I wanted, which are the white numerals and markers on the dial and a black strap.
In Casio world, that doesn't exist. Annoyingly to me, the 1aER that has the white numerals comes with a green strap , the 1A has the black strap but yellow ish numerals.
I live in the UK , so the watch will arrive tomorrow but the black band will be another week or so because the only one I could find at a decent price is coming from Japan, then I have to find a way to change the strap , I have watched video's on this but I haven't got the little tool for pulling the small pins out.
It's a shame they don't come with a black strap as standard , my 2nd choice would be yellow but the 1A9 again has the different numerals and a red arrow frustratingly.
I actually imported my Rangeman from Japan because the JDM one had a carbon fibre strap as standard whereas the ones in the UK had a normal resin strap.
I wish I knew why the 1A3ER comes with the green strap and thought that combination was a good idea , at this pricepoint , you should be able to choose to get the exact combination you want.
Your normal watch strap changing tongs side should easily pop those out , they have a small indent around the top which then slides right on out , super easy japanesy.

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Your normal watch strap changing tongs side should easily pop those out , they have a small indent around the top which then slides right on out , super easy japanesy.

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I've just ordered some tongs off Amazon, they should be here before the strap , I'll post pics after I've changed the strap as everyone already knows what a 1ER looks like
 

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Congrats to all the new 2k owners🤙🏻
Already i am finding issues with the desert sand band . Basically if you plan on wearing your sand daily as a tool watch, beater etc be warned the strap(band) can and will discolour. So not good news and might not effect most of use with multiple Gs. I rotate a good few so everyone’s experience will differ.
So it’s a be aware, try and avoid sweating and dirt where possible. Clean with warm soapy water regular if it’s a daily to keep on top. Yes i know you shouldn’t have to. It’s not the only G either that’s effected. Orange straps on the gravity master are same.
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Congrats to all the new 2k owners🤙🏻
Already i am finding issues with the desert sand band . Basically if you plan on wearing your sand daily as a tool watch, beater etc be warned the strap(band) can and will discolour. So not good news and might not effect most of use with multiple Gs. I rotate a good few so everyone’s experience will differ.
So it’s a be aware, try and avoid sweating and dirt where possible. Clean with warm soapy water regular if it’s a daily to keep on top. Yes i know you shouldn’t have to. It’s not the only G either that’s effected. Orange straps on the gravity master are same.
Cheers
Ouch! that doesn't sound great at all for the 2K! Any pics?!
 

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Congrats to all the new 2k owners🤙🏻
Already i am finding issues with the desert sand band . Basically if you plan on wearing your sand daily as a tool watch, beater etc be warned the strap(band) can and will discolour. So not good news and might not effect most of use with multiple Gs. I rotate a good few so everyone’s experience will differ.
So it’s a be aware, try and avoid sweating and dirt where possible. Clean with warm soapy water regular if it’s a daily to keep on top. Yes i know you shouldn’t have to. It’s not the only G either that’s effected. Orange straps on the gravity master are same.
Cheers
Yeah, that's a big "no matter" to me, but thanks for the heads up.
It was bought to endure the dirt, grime and abuse. I didn't buy it to keep it pretty. Got plenty of other watches for that.
 
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Ouch! that doesn't sound great at all for the 2K! Any pics?!
It’s a video on a group on fb . Doesn’t effect me personally .
There is a huge variable in fairness . Sweat, conditions worn.
It’s just to make wearers aware of it is going to be a daily beater, think twice or keep on top cleaning wise. It’s far from the first G to be effected with strap discolouration . Won’t be the last. The new frog (apparently ) do have some coating to prevent stains. On this price bracket , I would have expect the same!
 

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Yeah, that's a big "no matter" to me, but thanks for the heads up.
It was bought to endure the dirt, grime and abuse. I didn't buy it to keep it pretty. Got plenty of other watches for that.
That’s cool, but having a $700’watch look like
Crap after a few weeks didn’t sit right with me regardless.
I think it’s a bit poor of casio. Also seems to be the sand one so far (others darker so won’t notice ).
Wear in good health 🤙🏻
 

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My sand beige MM2K has arrived, and impressions are overall positive. I feel the big MM is the epitome of G Shock, even more so than the admittedly iconic square. This one has attitude, in spades. And the forged carbon gives a higher quality look than the 1K, especially with the steel bezel. Gripes are minor - not really a fan of the yellow inserts. And the resin keeper should be color-matched to the band rather than black. I really wish Casio would render this in titanium - the MM is the perfect canvas for all the Mecha text as found on the TVA square.
 

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It’s a video on a group on fb . Doesn’t effect me personally .
There is a huge variable in fairness . Sweat, conditions worn.
It’s just to make wearers aware of it is going to be a daily beater, think twice or keep on top cleaning wise. It’s far from the first G to be effected with strap discolouration . Won’t be the last. The new frog (apparently ) do have some coating to prevent stains. On this price bracket , I would have expect the same!
If you could get some screen grabs of the issues. Also any input on the owner, did he handle chemicals for example, or was normal use? It would be more helpful, don't you think?
 
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