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Hey WUS crew. Just wanted to ask a quick question here. I know a lot of g shock production is done in China, but with so many fakes out there I thought better be safe...

so I bought a 6900ms on ebay from a reputable dealer and was surprised when it arrived that its caseback read that it was a made in China. That doesn't bother me as much as the drastically different styling of the caseback and lack of the shock resist stamp logo? Anyone else got one that looks like mine here? (these pics are from my phone, and sure, the watch could have used a quick wipe with a cloth!)





Just wanted to get some input, or know if I had been duped so I could return it? The build quality is great and my gut tells me its real, but like I said, better safe than sorry!

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Hi, i've got a DW6900 as well, maybe 8 yrs old by now. It's also made in China and has a comparable back as yours. I wouldn't worry about it, just enjoy!
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Does your 6900ms comes with a black plastic buckle or a metal buckle? That old 6900 I used to own that's made in china comes with a black plastic buckle.

BTW my current 6900MS says made in thailand and it does have that 'Shock Resist' logo.
 

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What a coincidence, the DW-6900MS I purchased from Macy's last week is also made in China...I was very surprised that it was made there as it is supposed to be a more limited edition watch with a somewhat higher price tag, but it looks like the new stock of these watches are made in China. My DW-6900MS looks exactly like the made in Thailand versions with the black buckle and all, save for the different etching on the caseback.

Recent discussions on the Made in China v. Thailand DW-5600 made me wish my DW-6900MS was made in Thailand, but the quality seems to be on par with my GW-M5600 which is made in Thailand.
 

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No complaints on my "Made in China" DW-6600 (sold it anyway 'cause it got no wrist-time). Was every bit as good as any other G-Shock.

Greetings, Sedi :)
 

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Truth be told, there are many fine watches made in China. ;-)
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I was not worried about it being a good or bad G shock. I was just making sure it was a REAL gshock lol, thats what matters to me most. Cant stand fakes!
 

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Truth be told, there are many fine watches made in China. ;-)
Yes, many watches are made in China, but I wouldn't call them fine. I would say that the Chinese made watches are decent or mediocre, but not fine. A fine watch is made only in Japan or in Switzerland. The Chinese have a very long way to go before they start calling their watches fine.
 

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Yes, many watches are made in China, but I wouldn't call them fine. I would say that the Chinese made watches are decent or mediocre, but not fine. A fine watch is made only in Japan or in Switzerland. The Chinese have a very long way to go before they start calling their watches fine.
You missed my irony. China is the largest producer of watches in the world. Not all of them say 'Made in China' on the dial. ;-)
 

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does made in china mean it was built in china or components made and built in china? i have two 6900's, one made in thailand and the other japan. they look the the same build quality although one is the older design shape.
 

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does made in china mean it was built in china or components made and built in china? i have two 6900's, one made in thailand and the other japan. they look the the same build quality although one is the older design shape.
Made in China will mean assembled in China. Beyond that, it can be hard to say where all the components come from because a single watch can have a module, case and strap from different countries. I think it's quite likely that a 6900 could be entirely made in China.
 

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Yes, many watches are made in China, but I wouldn't call them fine. I would say that the Chinese made watches are decent or mediocre, but not fine. A fine watch is made only in Japan or in Switzerland. The Chinese have a very long way to go before they start calling their watches fine.
Obviously you don't know much about watches - besides it gets boring. There are many fine watches (without any irony) that are made in China (like many Casio watches for example). There's even a Chinese AHCI member who made a very nice tourbillon (티피리í�¬íŠ¸, 시계ì.„문블로그 - AHCI - KIU TAI YU). Or what about the Seagull Platinum minute repeater or quarter repeater ( https://www.watchuseek.com/f72/seagull-minute-repeater-94177.html )? All very fine if not great watches. The Chinese have a horological history that makes Switzerland look like a joke. Besides, the real cradle of haute horlogerie in Europe was England and France and not Switzerland if you look at it from a historical point of view. And what did Switzerland do while some of the greatest timepieces of history were manufactured in France and England? Yes, cheap copies. The Swiss started out just as the Chinese did. So this constant bashing really starts to be quite annoying.
There are fine watches made outside of Switzerland and Japan - even if you don't believe it:roll:.


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I do not consider the post that I made above as "bashing". I was just trying to establish that most Chinese made watches have a very long way to go before they are considered to be categorized as "fine" watches. I am not saying that Chinese watches are junk. I own a few watches that are made in China and they are "okay". But I would not consider them as being "fine" watches. The Swiss and "only" the Swiss in my opinion still make "fine" watches. The Chinese have a long way to go when compared to the Swiss. There's a big difference between a 100% Swiss made watch and a Chinese made watch. A 100% Swiss made watch is put together better and contains higher quality materials and parts inside of its movement. On the other hand, many China made watches are "sloppily made" with the manufacturer taking "shortcuts" and using cheap materials and internal parts during the manufacturing process.
But I do not disagree with you that a lot of the Chinese made Casios and Sea Gull watches are decent watches for the money. I would consider a lot of the Chinese Sea Gull watches compatible in quality to the 1960's and the early to mid 1970's U.S. and British made Timex watches. American and British made Timex watches during the 1960's and early and mid 1970's were very decent quality watches up until Timex moved their manufacturing facilities outside the U.S. and Great Britain to the Phillipines and Taiwan.
 
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