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If you look in the photo in the space directly to the top right of the button, there are a couple of markings/blemishes. This is a brand new watch. Should I have it replaced? I paid lots of money for this and was hoping for perfect.
 

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This watch does not look new!

Mine is about 2 years old and (other than the keeper) it still looks brand new.

If you look at the bottom plate of the watch under the engraved "LIGHT" font you should see a very small 8 digit number. The last 4 digits correspond with the production date the following way: 3 digit day of the year + letter for the year (E=2015, F=2016, G=2017, H=2018).

Of course a 2015 watch can be brand new as well, but an older year would be one more indicator in addition to visible wear.
 

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It looks like someone else wore it before you. I'm happy to put my own dings in a watch, but not pay full price for the privilege of inheriting someone else's.
I'd send it straight back.
 

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What do you mean by directly from Casio? Amazon and listing said Casio or from an authorized Casio dealer in person?

Either way, if you are sure that that stain could not have be done by you, then this watch appears to be a used watch. A new one does not look this way.
 

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What do you mean by directly from Casio? Amazon and listing said Casio or from an authorized Casio dealer in person?

Either way, if you are sure that that stain could not have be done by you, then this watch appears to be a used watch. A new one does not look this way.
Maybe he means casio.co.uk.

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Thanks everyone! I will be getting a refund. I found another place online to buy one, guaranteed new, and the model that is made in Japan (GWG 1000- 1A3JF) for a price that is a bit lower, so it all worked out. I appreciate your help!
So, where did you buy it from? I mean the first one, and if not a secret - the cheaper japan version as well. Thanks.

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Thanks everyone! I will be getting a refund. I found another place online to buy one, guaranteed new, and the model that is made in Japan (GWG 1000- 1A3JF) for a price that is a bit lower, so it all worked out. I appreciate your help!
I thought all Mudmasters were made in Japan. So the J version debate carries over to Casio now, too?
 

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First was casio.com, new one is creationwatches.com.
I can't believe I have never realized that Casio.com had a buying option. In disbelief I just checked and sure enough it is there.


I thought all Mudmasters were made in Japan. So the J version debate carries over to Casio now, too?
There are indeed 2 versions, Japan and Thailand. I have the "Japan Movement Cased in Thailand" version.
 

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I can't believe I have never realized that Casio.com had a buying option. In disbelief I just checked and sure enough it is there.


There are indeed 2 versions, Japan and Thailand. I have the "Japan Movement Cased in Thailand" version.
Crazy. Looks like mine is Japan. Does it differ based on the specific model or is it across all Mudmasters?



And what about Frogs?

 

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Crazy. Looks like mine is Japan. Does it differ based on the specific model or is it across all Mudmasters?



And what about Frogs?


AFAIK all Frogs are made in Japan. Those, the GW-5000, the MR-Gs, and the current crop of MT-Gs, to name a few.

Regarding the MMs, I believe I've seen the same version made in two different places. (may have even owned the same version made from two different factories) Probably just depends on Casio's production needs & how busy each factory is..
 
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So far I have seen Thailand variations of the black, green and most recently to my surprise even the red Mudmaster. There may be others as well, but regardless, if anything, the difference may be only of sentimental nature.
 

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…regardless, if anything, the difference may be only of sentimental nature.
Totally. It makes no difference what landmass an assembly robot is sitting on. That’s why the Seiko J vs K debate drives me nuts - even if the J versions were made in Japan.
 

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looks like a scuff you couldve easily done yourself in the 2-3 days youve owned it. it looks brand new in the photo you posted in the other thread https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/arrived-4907811.html
im also curious as to why it took you so long to notice something so obvious when youve been clearly obsessing over it :think:
 
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