My first GWG-2000 (1A5) arrived today. I like it!!
Here are some initial impressions on differences from the GWG-1000 in case it's helpful to anyone. Things you won't necessarily see in specs. The GWG-2000:
- is somewhat "shinier" than the 1000, due to the SS bezel and various parts of the dial
- its crystal is not as deep below the bezel as on the 1000 (maybe a 1-2mm diff) - will it increase likelihood of damage?
- the city code ring is under the crystal, unlike on the 1000
- the "claw" bezel pieces are made from...(carbon or steel??) MUCH more expensive than the 1-piece bezel of the 1000
- the colored "ring" to notify you that the crown is unlocked (that the 1000 has) is gone
- on the wrist the 2000 is noticeably not as tall as the 1000; its dial also appears to be slightly smaller than the 1000's
- crown on the 2000 feels like steel (unlike the plastic crown on the 1000)
- the bezel is steel - again, more expensive to replace if needed than the plastic one on the 1000
- visually the 2000 does not appear quite as "beasty" as the 1000 (whether good or bad depends on you)
To me the 2000 is a slightlier "dressed up" version of the Mudmaster compared to the 1000. The 1000 looks like a wolf. The 2000 maybe is a wolf dressed in coyote clothing??
These changes are not necessarily the best in terms of hard use for the watch and replaceable parts, but it does LOOK fantastic. And I STILL love my 1000, so both of those that I have are not going anywhere. (speaking of replaceable parts - @WES51
if you're reading this, you said on another thread that you have enough parts for your 1000 to last until the apocalypse!
Gave me a good laugh and you know why?? I'm right there with you! I have a bag full of parts AND straps!)
IMO: if you are truly going to give a Mudmaster very HARD use, then stick with the 1000. It should withstand it better w/out scratches, and if it doesn't the bezel is cheap to replace. I've no doubt that the 2000 can withstand hard use, but more expensive to replace parts if desired. If on the other hand your Mudmaster won't see hard use, then pick whichever one you like better betw the 1000 and 2000. Or get both.
I particularly dig the "marbled" appearance of the 12:00 and 6:00 "claw" bezel pieces on the 2000. Does anyone know what these are made of? Are they steel or carbon? They sort of feel like carbon but I'm not sure... Maybe the "forged carbon" written on the strap refers to these??
Anyhow, I REALLY dig this "desert sand" colored GWG!!! I made a good choice, for me. This is one of my fav color schemes that Casio has done. I had been looking at the 40th anniv GWG-2000, but considering the price diff between these two, I could not allow myself to spring for the anniv version. This one has hints of yellow, and shades of gold and/or bronze on the dial, as well as the more beige or sand color of the bezel writing and strap.
This 2000 feels extremely comfortable on the wrist, while at times the straps on my 1000s have felt somewhat stiff. I also dig the non-metal strap keeper on the 2000.
One note on the strap: just as on the 1000, the strap is not particularly long. I only have 3-4 holes left on the strap when wearing both the 2000 or 1000. (7.75" wrist) If you have about an 8 1/2 inch wrist or so, you might be on the very last strap hole..)
Here are a couple pics, more to come down the line.
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