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Just bought this NOS G Shock DW9000 Commemorative to Hawaii Surfing. Casio had many LTD models to spotlight world events, sporty or scientific....Back in 2004 I would never have bought this type, more into stealth and the Masters of G series big suckers.....but at $40.00usd, I couldn't refuse haha! the nylon/resin band is good for this hot spell in Japan now at 32C...!

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Nice G!

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thanks! kinda fun to wear a G again...here is a montage just made today..

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What a GREAT G Thian ! Back to the future for me...vintage G 1997... Icon_biggrin That is a GREAT price too ! Back to the future for me...vintage G 1997... Icon_eek
The dial on this one looks like it's alive with that one sub-dial
almost looking like an eye there ! Back to the future for me...vintage G 1997... Icon_cyclops The other sub-dial looks
very futuristic as well. While telling the time seems to be really
easy with the main readout also. Also liking the extraterrestrial
shape of the case, along with all of the different features that
seem to bulge out from the case, and near the lug area. The
four metal balls are interesting as well, and the color of the
watch is extremely unique too. Almost looks like a metallic
blue, with some lighter blue accents around. It's nice because
it kind of reminds you of water, or the ocean, and I guess that
makes sense since it is a special edition for Hawaii surfing !
Seems like one ESPECIALLY cool vintage G-Shock Thian !
It's easy to understand how addictive these watches can
be. They have a tough reputation, look like they come from
another planet, and just honestly seem FUN !..It's nice that
you were able to pick this one up. Congratulations, and I
hope you ENJOY your new G !..Phenomenal picks as usual
too !!!! Back to the future for me...vintage G 1997... Icon_smile

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Nice! I have a beat up DW-9000 laying around, still running great and haven't had to change the battery in over 3 years now.
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Nice! I have a beat up DW-9000 laying around, still running great and haven't had to change the battery in over 3 years now.

If you can find it, what is the color of your DW9000? the black stealth model with nylon strap was once an edition the French navy had issued to its Frogman back in the mid 90s!! collectible!

Thinking about the battery...hmmmm ...my find is NOS meaning original battery...after 13 years, the backlight still glows strongly! Is this possible after 13 years!!!! Very Happy
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Yes, Tom, as per your usual fine scrutiny, many Gs have subtle things about them..
Under my loupe, the paint job is not metal flaked but does have very fine texture to it. Back in the 90s, some guys didn't like the SS studs and stealthed them out, Stealth being the trend back then. There is a classic torture test done by a French fellow on his DW9052 and after his posting, the DW9052 became a small niche cult watch! haha! My Dw9000 is a sport variation of the 9000 module....
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Yes, Tom, as per your usual fine scrutiny, many Gs have subtle things about them..
Under my loupe, the paint job is not metal flaked but does have very fine texture to it. Back in the 90s, some guys didn't like the SS studs and stealthed them out, Stealth being the trend back then. There is a classic torture test done by a French fellow on his DW9052 and after his posting, the DW9052 became a small niche cult watch! haha! My Dw9000 is a sport variation of the 9000 module....

Back to the future for me...vintage G 1997... Icon_smile ..Thanks Thian ! ..That textured paint is pretty impressive, and those studs add another different
characteristic to an already unique watch !..Plus as you said, these watches can evidently endure alot,
which has always been a BIG positive ! I'm glad you found your DW9000 !!!

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IIRC there was an engraving on the back marking it as being for the French Navy.
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IIRC there was an engraving on the back marking it as being for the French Navy.

Wowie! then you have a collectible for sure! I think I remember seeing a FS post asking $250usd for one!!!
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hope you allow me to download your photo for future reference!
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thianwong wrote:
brian D wrote:
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IIRC there was an engraving on the back marking it as being for the French Navy.

Wowie! then you have a collectible for sure! I think I remember seeing a FS post asking $250usd for one!!!
Hold on to it! or...sell it to me! hehehehe! Back to the future for me...vintage G 1997... 933578

hope you allow me to download your photo for future reference!
Unfortunately mine doesn't have the marking on the back and you can see the little metal screen on the band in the picture in the link. It does look very similar to that one but mine doesn't have marking either, the L---/--. Here is a link showing the actual French military DW-9000.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=57272&highlight=DW-9000

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Brian, okay, I misread your post...nevertheless, your black version is still hard to find , the blue version is more available haha!

If you wish to sell it, let me know! hehe!
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very cool!! enjoy wearing it

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thanks! kinda fun to wear a G again...here is a montage just made today..

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