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Oh man, past few days have been hell... ever since I found out that this watch was coming here.. I've been going crazy hunting for it.. I called Casio Head Office and was told they received somewhere between 10-15 only! and they could not tell me which stores would have stock since they give it out to a distributor that then sends it out to stores, they wouldn't give me the number of the distributor. So they were not much help. Seeing all the people asking for it on the G-Shock India page, I knew I had to step my game up..

I hit over 15 G-Shock spots the next few days.. giving most of them the model number and my contact info.. hoping someone would come through. I got lucky a few days ago, when a store said he could order it for me.. he said he would have it by the 27th.. so I called him, he said he would call me back and never did. So I called him again and he said the delivery guy did not show up.. then he called me later and said he would get it today.

Man, I have been unable to sleep over this, lol was wondering if the guy was just BS'ing me. He said today at 3pm.. I left my house, he then says 6:30pm.. so went for lunch then went to his store, Then he says the guy is on his way and is stuck in traffic, so I waited in his store for 30min..

The guy finally shows up! and I got it!

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Kinda cool how today is the 28th and this is my 28th G-Shock!!

No G-Shock means more to me than this one.. the ultimate holy grail watch for me.

Been an Eminem fan since I was in school, In grade 9.. lol just before the Slim Shady LP had just come out! I went to a Christian British boarding school.. so I did my GCSE's and A-Levels. and Eminem's was one of the music artist who was banned there. We were supposed to only listen to Christian music lol so I used to hide all my CD's.. they used to find it and confiscate it! o| I had a voice recorder with those tiny tapes, So I used to record his music on that and hide in the woods and listen to it on that so that I wouldn't loose any more CD's. So as a long time fan, I just had to get this.

and when I saw the delivery guy had 2! well...

















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hahaha, now I can really enjoy this watch and not worry about it 2 much.. maybe 6-7yrs later when it's worn out, I'll swap to the fresh one. Glad I got a back up! So happy right now!

sorry for the lack of proper pics, I think the other guys took better pics and showed it off well, by the time I got home it was 9pm, so just grabbed a few quick pics.

Only complaint I have about the watch is the blue backlight.. everything is black and red and they put so much work and detail into everything, then they go and put a blue backlight on. o| it really should have been red, anyways.. really love the size and feel of the GDX.. never going back to the DW..

really hope all the Eminem fans on here can grab one. Good luck to those that are still on the hunt!

 

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HAHA thats an awesome little story there!!! Nice!
Congatulations on the successful hunt! And very funny to have grabbed the two of them...
thanks bro! this watch may mean the most to me but Devastator is still the sexiest! haha Yup I got lucky that I got 2.. If I just had 1 I wouldn't be able to wear it freely cause I'd be afraid it would get messed somehow.
 

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thanks bro! this watch may mean the most to me but Devastator is still the sexiest! haha Yup I got lucky that I got 2.. If I just had 1 I wouldn't be able to wear it freely cause I'd be afraid it would get messed somehow.
imagine me talking in the voice of some huge black american urban rap gangsta: MAAAN you just gotta wear em Gs MAAN whatcha gonna worry just wear em MAAAN.....
 

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I can feel your excitment all the way here to Europe :-d

Really nice to see a collector having a grail and then actually finding it and enjoying it. And 2 grails that is :)

Great story. I thought you won't get the watch when I was reading the story, it sounded like BS, but all good at the end.


Enjoy wearing it |>
 

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Congrats on tracking one down.....
was hard, but got lucky! thanks!

I can feel your excitment all the way here to Europe :-d

Really nice to see a collector having a grail and then actually finding it and enjoying it. And 2 grails that is :)

Great story. I thought you won't get the watch when I was reading the story, it sounded like BS, but all good at the end.


Enjoy wearing it |>
yeah, I was so worried the past few days, glad it all worked out! haha Thanks! :)
 

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Congratulations!!! I've been trying to get one myself, but I live way down I Mississippi. I even went to the macys in New Orleans but they haven't received it yet.
Glad to see somebody get it that will really love and cherish it!!!
Man I love the XL 6900s too. But il always keep a few regular 6900s around.

HELP!!! I've been G-Shocked!
 

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with all the excitement of the Eminem.. I completely forgot to share this:

so I was buying 2.. and my wife just points out 2 this 30th Anniversary logo thing and tells the sales guy: "can I have that?" and he said "yes" I was shocked!

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and he gives it to me!

she then points to the Red and Black G-Shock stand and tells me: "I'm getting you that next!" I was like "babe, no way they giving that!, they never do!"
these shop ppl always give those cheap old Casio stands but never give the red g-shock ones, they always say stuff like "we have to account for it to the company" and stuff like that.. so then my wife was like "ok, you keep quiet, I'll ask" and she did and he just took the watch that was using the stand and removed it and BOOM!

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I was shocked.. I stood there smiling & shaking that mans hand and wishing him a Happy New Year!! lol finally got a proper G-Shock stand.

My wife got me the Eminem's as a late Christmas present as well!

which reminded me, when I met her like 8yrs ago in University and we were dating.. the 1st thing she ever bought me was this Slim Shady Cartoon DVD:
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I need to find it and watch it again.

from now on I'm taking my wife with me G-Shock shopping every time!
 

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Congratulations!!! I've been trying to get one myself, but I live way down I Mississippi. I even went to the macys in New Orleans but they haven't received it yet.
Glad to see somebody get it that will really love and cherish it!!!
Man I love the XL 6900s too. But il always keep a few regular 6900s around.

HELP!!! I've been G-Shocked!
Thanks! hope you are able to track one down.. hopefully the US will get more stock. *fingers crossed*

I plan on keeping all my DW6900's wont sell any of them and will still wear them, but doubt I will buy any in 2014. Will just buy the GDX from now on.


EDIT: haha.. this turned out to be my 2000th post!

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I'm glad to hear that you found this model. I ordered mine here in the US from Macy's. They have stopped taking warehouse orders because the watch is now being sent to store. I'm hearing a worldwide release total of 3,000 of this collab according to the Casio rep I spoke to. Macy's is supposed to be one shipment and that's it. When its gone its gone for good.

That's cool that you got two. Enjoy!!!
 

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I'm glad to hear that you found this model. I ordered mine here in the US from Macy's. They have stopped taking warehouse orders because the watch is now being sent to store. I'm hearing a worldwide release total of 3,000 of this collab according to the Casio rep I spoke to. Macy's is supposed to be one shipment and that's it. When its gone its gone for good.

That's cool that you got two. Enjoy!!!

hopefully it wasnt the same rep that said the New Era x G-Shock didnt come with a special box. :roll:
 

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Lovely story and I also very much like this model. But I am not in such a hurry to get it, will wait until it hits EU market in January when it will be easier to find world wide. I put this one at the #4 on my top list for 2013. Only topped by the Devastator at #3 and the New Era at #2 and finally the LY Rangeman at the very top.

Even though this model is black it is not just a "plain black model" it is designed with a lot of sophistication so is a great model. This video from the newly opened Paris G-Shock store I think shows how great it looks on the wrist:


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No Rep ever told me that. Not sure who said it. Maybe it was a store employee.

The Eminem Box on this Collab is VERY NICE


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No Rep ever told me that. Not sure who said it. Maybe it was a store employee.

The Eminem Box on this Collab is VERY NICE


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not you. told me.
i picked one up and they handed me the hat and a tin. asked the macys emp. for the box. she looked for it and said it only comes with a tin or she can give me the channel island box. she said i can come back on friday and talk to the GShock rep and ask them.

went in on friday asked if they found the box or if the rep had any spares or could get me one and both of them tell me it only comes with the hat but they can give me a tin.

I showed them a picture and they were like "O that box. the person who stocked them must have thrown them away"
Funny thing is the macys employee told me only the rep stocks the gshocks and the gshock rep told me the macys employees stock the gshocks and he just changes things in the display.


I really hate going to that macys but they always get more stock than the others. You can never get any help unless you are looking at TAGs or more expensive watches. Its like a burden for them to help you at the G-Shock counter.




Im glad i was able to order one before they sold out. I would die if it came in a regular tin though.
we will see on 1/2/14. lol
 

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Congrats starscream!! I know how much you were looking forward to that model so enjoy it to the max!

I showed them a picture and they were like "O that box. the person who stocked them must have thrown them away"
Sounds familiar - and stores are wondering why the lose market share to online dealers :roll:. I once made a saleswoman look for 15 minutes for the special box of a G-9000TLC and told her that I won't buy it if she doesn't find the box - and she finally did find it.

cheers, Sedi :)
 
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