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Old 04-05-2016, 04:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just found this.
http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the...on-hammer-tone

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Old 05-02-2016, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll paas
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I think it's horrible no matter what the price, which should be about 150.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I do admire the hand craftsmanship it takes to make this watch, but $6200 for a Casio?
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Stunning looking watch but just a bit out of my price bracket

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Damn, dat's rather expensive. I can't imagine to put that kind of money in a Casio oO.
Lots of nice Omegas for that price for instance.
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And Japanese craftmanship or whatever, I think it's kind of a fugly piece.
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Looks nice I guess but can't imagine who'd really buy it though. That's a lot of money for a gshock
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The G-Steel series goes for around $350ish - so I'm to understand that a hand-hammered bezel and bracelet come at a +$5800 premium? That's Rolex money...
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Ludicrous! How the heck does the hammering make it so expensive, and how is that related to horological advance or features. There's no way in hell I'll pay that kind of money on that.
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Got to try that on my bezel and sell it for 3K !
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I love my G-Shock but this is just appalling.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Cool looking watch for the deep-pocketed G-S collector.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow he must have sore hands hammering 300 of those rings..... 6K cha ching....
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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As nice as that G shock looks I don't think I could ever spend that much on one. I'd rather get a Golden Tuna and a Darth Tuna for the price and still possibly have some left over
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I have a can of Hammerite I could spray on a GA700 and have a total of $104.00 invested in the project. The only thing I would be missing are 9 of the timezones.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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God bless them, if they can get it!
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Read the article, and frankly, I felt, uhmmm, well, hammered, to say the least. I have no issues with Casio issuing a pricey watch, as long as that watch is worth the price, in terms of factors such as complications, inherent value of materials used, new and revolutionary technology, and the like. But i understand from the article that you're paying 5thousand more (if you base it on the current high end Gs which are already north of 1,000 USD) for a hammered bezel. As unique as the technology was that produced it, as laboriously painstaking it was to craft it, would that be worth 5thousand extra? Not to my mind, not in my book. Not even if it were hammered precious metals.

Others will of course have different opinions, and I both respect them and wish them well. But if i had 6thousand USD to spare, I'd get a pre-owned Grand Seiko where both high horology AND unique, culturally-significant craftsmanship justify the price.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Made by a renowned Japanese artist for the Japanese market.

Not meant for westerners or outsiders. So I'm not surprised that a lot of people don't get it.

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i think because the price is too high it makes it ugly
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No thanks
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Simply I don't like it. The problem is not the brand nor the technology (I assume it's technologically one of the most advanced watches) but just that I dont like it at all. It's an aestethic reason
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These will appeal to:
1. the kind of watch buyer who doesn't think a $6,000 Rolex is really that special because he can easily afford 10 of them without getting raged at by his accountant/wife/consciousness.
2. the Japanese themselves.
3. die-hard collectors who would rather have 1 watch than 600, or nearly 2 years' worth, of decent dinners (there is a lot more of this type out there than you'd think).
4. speculators.
Unsurprisingly, Casio only made 300 of these. Still I do like the watch and will probably lust for one if they instead made 30,000 and sold them for $1,000 each. The Japanese big four have been steadily making maneuvers to get more upmarket (in other words, marking up their prices) so I'm not surprised that even Casio, traditionally known for being the cheap and cheerful out of the four, follows suit.
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I'm sure the G-Shock collectors will enjoy it. Bezel and links look nice.


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Old 07-05-2017, 11:44 AM   #25 (permalink)
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That's a tough number to swallow though, no matter how much of a G-Shock lover you are...
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