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Re: 5000, Pimped

Post by DoctorIvey » March 7th 2022, 5:44am

jason_recliner wrote:
March 7th 2022, 4:41am
Pure speculation but I wonder if the polishing is done by a contractor. Would Casio have Sallaz polishing plant in-house? Could it be the same company that makes GS cases? The handset used in The Citizen looks a lot like the classic GS handset. Could that company - can't remember the name - be doing high end manufacturing and finishing for the Big Three?
IMO, either is feasible. It would be interesting to find out.
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Re: 5000, Pimped

Post by DoctorIvey » March 7th 2022, 6:12am

I just read the article. I have no doubt these will sell out and I see why Toby likes them. I really like the Hanna-Barbara Mr G, as I am descended from many generations of samurai, and the legends and artifacts abound especially in the homes of my cousins in Kyoto. But 8g for a G? Sure I guess. But not from me. Anybody know how the Mr G has historically retained value, and the cost of the earlier Mr. G’s?
Sadly, 4 or 8 thousand isn’t what it was pre Covid. Every day I see how much-used and often cruddy bike stuff is selling for and it makes me blanch. Imagine a modern Timex Waterbury selling, after 35 years of hard use, for five grand and you get the idea.
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Re: 5000, Pimped

Post by 3Flushes » March 7th 2022, 4:07pm

jason_recliner wrote:
March 7th 2022, 4:41am
Pure speculation but I wonder if the polishing is done by a contractor. Would Casio have Sallaz polishing plant in-house? Could it be the same company that makes GS cases? The handset used in The Citizen looks a lot like the classic GS handset. Could that company - can't remember the name - be doing high end manufacturing and finishing for the Big Three?
This makes sense-------

Sallaz and Zaratsu polishing could easily be done by one contractor. In China . :mrgreen: I think you're onto something.
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Re: 5000, Pimped

Post by jason_recliner » May 25th 2022, 10:52pm

Update: only a handful of eastern state jewellers are getting these in as stock. I'm not prepared to fork out AUD5,000 online for a Casio I've never handled. Not my idea of a luxury purchasing experience, either. Gonna hold out for the inevitable MRG GPS Smart watch. Hopefully they do it in the square case. Probably my exit watch.
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Re: 5000, Pimped

Post by Nuvolari » May 26th 2022, 7:20pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 25th 2022, 10:52pm

I'm not prepared to fork out AUD5,000 online for a Casio
Good call. I’d keep it, too.

I’m sure Koi would agree…
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