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How much for a G-Shock?!!?!!!???

Post by bbattle » May 14th 2022, 5:32pm

Casio Recreates the First-Ever G-SHOCK with MRG-B5000 Series

As popular and as in demand as the G-SHOCK is today, it’s hard to believe that when it was first launched in 1983, it wasn’t received very well. Billed as a dedicated “tool” watch during the LCD quartz craze, the G-SHOCK had enough staying power to stick around long enough to eventually achieve its iconic watch status. New iterations were released over time, one of which included the all-metal MR-G. Today, Casio and G-SHOCK are revisiting that first all-metal watch, releasing a new addition to that family of watches—the G-SHOCK MRG-B5000 Series.

Nicknamed the “Square,” the B5000 features a flat bezel made of Cobarion, a cobalt-chrome alloy that is four times harder than titanium. Beneath that bezel is the case, which is made of Ti64 hardened titanium. The trend of using titanium continues to the bracelet where DAT55G titanium is used. This particular titanium is three times harder than untreated titanium and has been polished to a mirror finish.

To say that this G-SHOCK is up for anything is to understate just how durable the materials used to make it are. The dial features the trademark “brick wall’ pattern. On the back, a sapphire crystal accompanies a DLC titanium screw-locked caseback. The MRG-B5000 will come in two models, one with a silver titanium carbide-coated case with a black DLC-coated case back. The other is done completely in black DLC and has gold IP-plated buttons and caseback.

In terms of functionality, the Square is Bluetooth enabled and offers world time, multiple alarms, a stopwatch, countdown timer, and can connect to both iOS and Android systems. The watch also has solar charging and used G-SHOCK’s Multi-Band 6 atomic time signal syncing. You can pick up the silver titanium version for $3,500 and the black DLC version for $4,000.



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"Cobarion"? Just wait till I get Duck, Duck, Go on this.

"Have you heard about COBARION? It is a new material that rivals platinum in shine but which is much less likely to cause metal allergies. The material was developed at Tohoku University and Eiwa Co, LTD."

https://global.kyocera.com/social/2019/ ... elloe.html

We have developed new class of Co–Cr-based alloys, COBARION®, which exhibit outstanding mechanical properties, wear and corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility, in collaboration with Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City and Eiwa Co, Ltd (Kamaishi, Iwate) in Japan.
The Co–Cr-based alloys have been used in biomedical applications such as artificial hip/knee joints, dental prosthesis and vascular stents for more than three decades. However, their insufficient fatigue properties have been a longstanding problem, and there has been a great concern about metallosis (metallic allergy) resulting from Ni as impurity and/or additive elements. The high strength Ni-free alloys produced by our newly developed technology are expected to attract a great demand for allergen-free prosthesis materials with superior durability.

http://www.chibalab.imr.tohoku.ac.jp/en ... arion.html

Okay, so Cobarion is legitimate; I thought Casio might've gotten invicted with something.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 14th 2022, 7:45pm

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May 14th 2022, 7:03pm

For that kind of scratch you could almost buy a Datejust.
Not a new one though. You'd probably get folded endlinks, basic bracelet, sloppy brushing and polishing (possibly re- and over-polished), cheap everything.

This G looks to be finished to a true luxury level. Still haven't handled one but it looks very special in the pics.
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Post by bedlam » May 14th 2022, 9:07pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 14th 2022, 7:45pm
smellody wrote:
May 14th 2022, 7:03pm

For that kind of scratch you could almost buy a Datejust.
Not a new one though. You'd probably get folded endlinks, basic bracelet, sloppy brushing and polishing (possibly re- and over-polished), cheap everything.

This G looks to be finished to a true luxury level. Still haven't handled one but it looks very special in the pics.
Agreed. I'd prefer the MR-G myself.
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Post by MAX » May 15th 2022, 4:19am

Isnt it usually $40 watches pretending to be $4,000 watches and not the other way around?
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Post by codguy » May 15th 2022, 6:55am

My titanium square-G is my most worn watch (and only non-mechanical). Granted it is not a MR-G, but still a favorite of mine in a collection that contains sum moore pricier tymepeaces.

These watches may not bee for everyone, but neither are Timexes and Orients to others.
Many peeples continue purchase cheap watches quantity over quality, sum have moved up a notch or six------------ Two each there own no?
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Post by bedlam » May 15th 2022, 5:31pm

MAX wrote:
May 15th 2022, 4:19am
Isnt it usually $40 watches pretending to be $4,000 watches and not the other way around?
There is a market for upgraded retro stuff. I'm surprised Seiko hasn't done something similar with their calculator watch.

I mean, its what Rolex does all the time - reprise the look of former watches of average construction that cost hundreds by upgrading them and charging 5 figures.
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Post by smellody » May 15th 2022, 5:43pm

bedlam wrote:
May 15th 2022, 5:31pm
MAX wrote:
May 15th 2022, 4:19am
Isnt it usually $40 watches pretending to be $4,000 watches and not the other way around?
There is a market for upgraded retro stuff. I'm surprised Seiko hasn't done something similar with their calculator watch.

I mean, its what Rolex does all the time - reprise the look of former watches of average construction that cost hundreds by upgrading them and charging 5 figures.
Right!!??!? ROLEX makes a fine ass product that most of the world adores and wishes they had one.
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Post by bedlam » May 15th 2022, 6:08pm

smellody wrote:
May 15th 2022, 5:43pm
bedlam wrote:
May 15th 2022, 5:31pm
MAX wrote:
May 15th 2022, 4:19am
Isnt it usually $40 watches pretending to be $4,000 watches and not the other way around?
There is a market for upgraded retro stuff. I'm surprised Seiko hasn't done something similar with their calculator watch.

I mean, its what Rolex does all the time - reprise the look of former watches of average construction that cost hundreds by upgrading them and charging 5 figures.
Right!!??!? ROLEX makes a fine ass product that most of the world adores and wishes they had one.
Yes!!!! Just like G-Shocks

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Post by jason_recliner » May 15th 2022, 8:28pm

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May 15th 2022, 7:12pm
I admire the workmanship; however, this is the $4K wartche least likely to get your dick sucked for you.
I can suck my own goddam dick, goddamit.

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Post by bedlam » May 16th 2022, 7:48pm

conjurer wrote:
May 15th 2022, 7:12pm
I admire the workmanship; however, this is the $4K wartche least likely to get your dick sucked for you.
Well, if you were looking to have your cock sucked by old white guys then that is true. The younger consorts might see a retro looking G as pretty darn cool.
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Post by smellody » May 16th 2022, 8:29pm

bedlam wrote:
May 16th 2022, 7:48pm
conjurer wrote:
May 15th 2022, 7:12pm
I admire the workmanship; however, this is the $4K wartche least likely to get your dick sucked for you.
Well, if you were looking to have your cock sucked by old white guys then that is true. The younger consorts might see a retro looking G as pretty darn cool.
I think Conjurer is referring to hot blonde barristas with daddy issues. Not old white guys.
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Post by conjurer » May 16th 2022, 11:20pm

bedlam wrote:
May 16th 2022, 7:48pm
conjurer wrote:
May 15th 2022, 7:12pm
I admire the workmanship; however, this is the $4K wartche least likely to get your dick sucked for you.
Well, if you were looking to have your cock sucked by old white guys then that is true. The younger consorts might see a retro looking G as pretty darn cool.
Ah, no. Alas, I'm unlikely to get my German helmet orally polished at all, let alone by, say, a hot blond barista. However, if a watch is likely to alter the balance of Conjurer getting his dick sucked or not, I'd imagine that a gold Daytona might tip the thing more than a four grand Gee. And I love Gees. I really do. I think the Gee Rangeman is one of the most remarkable watches ever made. But a gold Daytona is a bit more of a dick-muncher.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 16th 2022, 11:27pm

conjurer wrote:
May 16th 2022, 11:20pm
bedlam wrote:
May 16th 2022, 7:48pm
conjurer wrote:
May 15th 2022, 7:12pm
I admire the workmanship; however, this is the $4K wartche least likely to get your dick sucked for you.
Well, if you were looking to have your cock sucked by old white guys then that is true. The younger consorts might see a retro looking G as pretty darn cool.
Ah, no. Alas, I'm unlikely to get my German helmet orally polished at all, let alone by, say, a hot blond barista. However, if a watch is likely to alter the balance of Conjurer getting his dick sucked or not, I'd imagine that a gold Daytona might tip the thing more than a four grand Gee. And I love Gees. I really do. I think the Gee Rangeman is one of the most remarkable watches ever made. But a gold Daytona is a bit more of a dick-muncher.
It really depends if you want your dick sucked by a whore/sugar baby - they are the only ones likely to be impressed by a Rolex. And they'll be just as impressed by any expensive watch - it's the price that impresses them, not the watch. And you're going to have to pay her regardless of what watch you are or aren't wearing. No thanks.
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