In 1983, Casio introduced the G-Shock. As the name suggests, this watch is able to take a few serious blows. This ref.DW5000 watch was in those days (for me) the coolest of the coolest. Ofcourse, being a little guy (only 7 years old), it was way too big for my wrists, so I (or my parents) settled for a much smaller digital Casio watch, that I still have somewhere.
Anyway, 20 years later, in 2003, there was this Project Team Tough-model (DW5000SP) to celebrate the first DW5000 G-Shock. It was only available in Japan (officially) and came in a very nice giftbox. I ordered one right away via eBay and was amazed by the nostalgic feeling that this watch gave me. Although I wear it seldomly (and just for fun), it is a great retro timepiece.
Photo by me, click here for better pics by Jason
A friend of mine recently asked me if he could have this model. Ofcourse, I said no 🙂 Being a special edition and all 😉 However, I did mention to him that the current Casio G-Shock model, DW5600E-1V is still for sale for approx. 45 USD.?Ç¬ This DW5600 has the same functionality as the original DW5000 and Anniversary DW5000SP model, but it comes without the fancy box.
TestFreaks.com website has a special category for watches, and it includes a lot of Casio (G-Shock) coverage. If you are interested in getting a retro G-Shock as well, I suggest visiting www.testfreaks.com/watches and search for the DW5600 model. They also cover a number of other brands, with great links to e-tailers who have these watches on sale.
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more