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Hello Guys/Gals,

My name is Dan and I've been around WUS for a bunch of years. I've been mainly a mechanical watch guy for most of my collecting days. Check out my sig for a few of the mechanicals. I've also had a few digital pieces here and there with 2 G-Shocks that I got as gifts but honestly they didn't get much wrist time. That all changed in October of this year. After picking up a G-Shock brochure for my son I decided to look at it and my eyes locked onto a Mudmaster GGB100-1A9. It was big, orange, completely opposite of everything I typically wear and yet I was absolutely in love. I wound up finding one in my local Macy's and the cashier said it was $191 and I could get an additional 25% off if I signed up for the Macy's AMEX. I did so and it wound up coming out to $150ish bucks which I though was a steal. Now onto some pics...

Here's a pic of the GGB100-1A9 .



Initially I thought "This is all I need. One G-Shock is enough..." Yeah, we ALL know that wasn't going to last..

So next up was this guy I snagged on Amazon for $39.. In the year end post I screwed up and said I wore the GWG most but this watch is the one I should've posted. It's so light that I've actually slept with it guy on..

DW-5600E



At this point I've been spending way too much time on here, YouTube and various G-Shock fan sites and then I got bit by a toad.. The Borneo Rainbow Toad that is...

GWFA-1000-BRT1



Next I found a good deal from a member here. We worked out a trade and I ended up with this beauty..

GWG-1000-1ADR (I have a new front case/bezel for this one waiting to be installed. I also purchased a green strap from a fellow WUS member that has yet to arrive. USPS delays suck!)



Next up was one I became interested because a real life buddy also member on here is also a G-Shock fanatic with a very very solid collection told me about it with a warning that its freakin huge.. You might've guessed but I'm talking about the one and only RangeBEAST...

GBR-P1000



From there we get to a sort of controversial watch. Before I post a pic of it I just wanted to say that I get the Hodinkee hate. I used to be a big fan and follower of the site but it went away from what I felt was the normal dude looking into the high end watch world to a site that catered specifically to very wealthy people. But I guess thats a completely different convo. I get that but not sure why I saw so much hate against Mayer. He's as legit of a watch guy as there is and a huge G-Shock fan himself. I remember seeing pics of him wearing various G's many years ago all the way through to today. Anyway enough talking lets look at it.

DW6900JM20-8CR



Last but not least is the current favorite from my modest collection. This was a watch that I first saw in G-Shock Soho in October/November and although I loved it.. I was still in the "I only need one G-Shock" mode.. Laughable isn't it.. I'm going to take some time and do an entire thread on this watch because the details are just so damn good.

GWF-1035F 35th Anniversary 25th Frogman Anniversary



Check out the frog when the backlight is on..



So that concludes my G-Shock Journey.. wait.. almost...

Also somewhere between the Mayer and Rangebeast I also picked up another Borneo Rainbow Toad..



And I also forgot about the G I've had since around 2011ish??



I also have another White Mudman from around 2011 too that is def bootleg. My dad found it at a flea market in Puerto Rico and sent it to me. I believe he paid $20 or so and when he called he said "I'm not sure its real or not but for $20 who gives a $%^!" haha

Now that really brings you up to date on my G-Shock Journey and the current State of The Collection.. I have another couple watches on my radar but still need to unload a few pieces I'm not wearing to fund those purchases.

Take care everyone and let me know what you think!!

Best,

Dan
 

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Man, and I thought I’d been busy!
.......and 2nd on the 9400 Rangeman....solid ABC module, and sssoooooooo many colours!

.....and nice collection!
 

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Nice collection. Low end to high end, with lots of variety, and a few special or limited editions.

(I noticed one typo: the DW-6900E should be the DW-5600E.)
Fixed and Thanks for the correction. I was attempting to write this post while making after school snacks for my kids. I'm surprised there were more errors lol

Man you did a lot of work since October! Nice haul.
Thank you! It has been a busy couple months for sure.

Nice collection @dboulders!! I think you need to add a GW-9400!! 👍😎
Thanks so much! I do need to add one and have a specific model on the radar.. It's most likely a couple watches away.

Amazing collection! I’m glad you were able to get a strap for your gwg 1000.
I just got a frogman GWF 1000. Not nearly as cool as yours. I can’t believe how much I love it. It’s so comfortable.
Congrats on the Frog! They're great watches no doubt and I smile every time I look down at it. Unfortunately I just got a message from the seller (a longtime forum member) and it looks like the strap is lost in transit and I was promptly refunded. I'm pretty aggravated over it (Not his fault. This holiday season was a nightmare for packages) So hopefully I can find another one soon.

Man, and I thought I’d been busy!
.......and 2nd on the 9400 Rangeman....solid ABC module, and sssoooooooo many colours!

.....and nice collection!
Thank you!! I have been busy for sure. I'm a sucker for a good deal and there have been quite a few that have popped up.

If anyone has a Green OEM strap for the GWG1000 I'm looking for one and can make payment immediately. Someone has to have one they're not using!

Thanks again for the kind words everyone! This hobby isn't just the watches its the people you meet along the way!

Best,

Dan
 

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Really great write-up and pictures! Thank you for sharing. What an awesome journey/collection. I regret missing out on that Heedonki x Johnny Cash release.
 

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Love the collection Dan! I do love that John Mayer gshock. Hodinkee does seem like they only cater to the rich and wealthy but John Mayer changes my view on it. His interviews with Hodinkee (and Ben Savage) are the only ones I really enjoy. The Rainbow Toad really surprised me. I didn't think I would liked it so much.

Keep it up.
 

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FANTASTIC collection @dboulders ! You really zeroed in on some of the very best Casio has to offer!

Really don't want to derail this thread, and a good chance I'll get torched for suggesting it in the G-Shock sub-forum, but take a look at the Garmin Instinct Solar. I was absolutely thrilled when the GPR-B1000 was announced and followed every picture and post for almost a year before its release. Bought one the first week it was out and, well, let's just all agree that it doesn't offer quite a few of the features a "modern" GPS watch absolutely should. Wouldn't suggest it if I hadn't seen so many different brands in your signature, but at least for me the Instinct Solar is everything (and more!) I had hoped the GPR-B100 would be, but wasn't.

OK, I feel the negative comments coming so I'll just escort myself out, but let me reiterate: FANTASTIC collection!

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Solid collection, thanks for sharing. The Magma Frog will go down as a classic, it's just a very unique piece.

As stated, a 9400 Ranger would be a nice addition, as well as one of the metal squares (steel or Ti).
 

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Really great write-up and pictures! Thank you for sharing. What an awesome journey/collection. I regret missing out on that Heedonki x Johnny Cash release.
Thank you! I had my camera out today and have been wanting to make this thread for a week or so and finally got it done. The H x JM is a fantastic piece. The colors work so well to each other and the display has that yellowish tint to it that I love. I called the local AD about 30 times until I finally got to speak with someone and snagged myself one.

Love the collection Dan! I do love that John Mayer gshock. Hodinkee does seem like they only cater to the rich and wealthy but John Mayer changes my view on it. His interviews with Hodinkee (and Ben Savage) are the only ones I really enjoy. The Rainbow Toad really surprised me. I didn't think I would liked it so much.
Keep it up.
Thank you!! I completely agree about JM. I'm also a guitar player and have looked up to him as a player for years. I found out much later he's a watch guy. The BRT is a watch that has that love it/hate it vibe. No in-between lol and of course I love it. It's one of those pieces that has to be seen in person to be really appreciated. Like the 35th Frog!

FANTASTIC collection @dboulders ! You really zeroed in on some of the very best Casio has to offer!
Really don't want to derail this thread, and a good chance I'll get torched for suggesting it in the G-Shock sub-forum, but take a look at the Garmin Instinct Solar. I was absolutely thrilled when the GPR-B1000 was announced and followed every picture and post for almost a year before its release. Bought one the first week it was out and, well, let's just all agree that it doesn't offer quite a few of the features a "modern" GPS watch absolutely should. Wouldn't suggest it if I hadn't seen so many different brands in your signature, but at least for me the Instinct Solar is everything (and more!) I had hoped the GPR-B100 would be, but wasn't.
OK, I feel the negative comments coming so I'll just escort myself out, but let me reiterate: FANTASTIC collection!
Man, Thanks so much for that info. I enjoy the functionality of the GPR-B1000 BUT the size takes some getting used to. Out of all the G's I currently this is the only one that I could see myself moving on from anytime soon. One of the best parts of the G World is how active the community is. If you get a decent deal on a piece and don't bond with it for whatever reason they seem to sell fairly quickly.

Solid collection, thanks for sharing. The Magma Frog will go down as a classic, it's just a very unique piece.

As stated, a 9400 Ranger would be a nice addition, as well as one of the metal squares (steel or Ti).
Thank you so much! And I completely agree with you about the Frogman! This Frog really needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. All of the different Frogs on the watch representing important references of the Frogman lineup throughout the years and the Black/red/rose color way.. It's just Stunning!! I hope to take some nice details pictures of it and post it in its own thread in the next few days.

Again, Thank you everyone for all the positive feedback!
 

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Ah the Borneo Toad Frogman

I don't know which of us was more nervous waiting for it to arrive. It took 3 weeks to arrive from only a few states away and then hung out at the local post sorting place for 2 of the 3 weeks.....
 

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I enjoy the functionality of the GPR-B1000 BUT the size takes some getting used to. Out of all the G's I currently this is the only one that I could see myself moving on from anytime soon.
Agreed on all point @dboulders . Hockey pucks are super cool! That is, if you're playing hockey... But on the wrist, not so much, and doubly so if they only deliver 10% of the functionality a "current" GPS watch should, and cost 200% of what a much better "current" GPS watch (e.g., Garmin Instinct Solar) can offer.

In any event, I sincerely hope you wear all your watches in good health! Fingers crossed you and yours are staying happy, healthy and sane in these crazy times!

Looking forward to all your future contributions to f17!
 
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Solid collection with some brave, good choices like the Rainbow and the Hodinkee. We appreciate your contributions around here and all the best with your addiction.
 

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Great thread! Excellent start, excellent collection so far Dan..like all of them! Big congrats. Also always enjoy, respect and appreciate when a F17 telling us a bit about the history and development of his/ her G Shock collection. Way more attractive and enjoyable for us fellow members imho .... Keep it up and and take good care!


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Ah the Borneo Toad Frogman

I don't know which of us was more nervous waiting for it to arrive. It took 3 weeks to arrive from only a few states away and then hung out at the local post sorting place for 2 of the 3 weeks.....
Dude, it was a nerve wrecking few weeks. The post office has been terrible since the beginning of December. Its understandable as to why but it doesn't make it any better lol. Thanks again for the smooth transaction homie!

Agreed on all point @dboulders . Hockey pucks are super cool! That is, if you're playing hockey... But on the wrist, not so much, and doubly so if they only deliver 10% of the functionality a "current" GPS watch should, and cost 200% of what a much better "current" GPS watch (e.g., Garmin Instinct Solar) can offer.

In any event, I sincerely hope you wear all your watches in good health! Fingers crossed you and yours are staying happy, healthy and sane in these crazy times!

Looking forward to all your future contributions to f17!
I welcome any and all recommendations and started doing some research on the instinct late last night and will continue today. I love the functionality of the GBPR but not sure I can get past the size. I've only worn it a couple of times so far so I'll give it a bit before I make a final decision. I have to take it on a hike so I can use that backtrack feature at least once!

Solid collection with some brave, good choices like the Rainbow and the Hodinkee. We appreciate your contributions around here and all the best with your addiction.
Appreciate it bro! Thank you..

id say its all down hill from here but youre already free falling so instead, i'll say "enjoy the view!" 😃
great start to the collection btw 👍
AND IM FREEEEEE.......FREEE FALLINGGGGGGGG...
I tried to find the Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire Gif to insert here but was unsuccessful..

Great thread! Excellent start, excellent collection so far Dan..like all of them! Big congrats. Also always enjoy, respect and appreciate when a F17 telling us a bit about the history and development of his/ her G Shock collection. Way more attractive and enjoyable for us fellow members imho .... Keep it up and and take good care!

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Thank you and I couldn't agree more! Its all about the stories and interactions with fellow enthusiast! I welcome any and all PM's to discuss anything watch related. Just be warned I am an enabler haha..
 

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Nice collection! You have some wonderful heavy hitters! I think any of us would be glad to call that our collection. Have fun with it! Take care
 

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Hello Dan, My name is Guarionex and I also have an addiction to G-Shocks and not afraid to tell my Watch Snob Buddies... I know exactly what your feeling and going thru. Just remember you're not alone in this struggle and the only way its going to ever get better is by allowing your self to just buy more G-shocks.....
 
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