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  1. VTChris

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    #3826 VTChris, Jul 3, 2011
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    Discontinued, and my last one, I'm gonna keep it
    My new beach watch. These things are so popular, it's hard not to want one!
    I have been a Gshock dealer since 1988 :D But haven't worn one in about 10 years.
    Tomorrow, that will change
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  3. PaulC

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    I am high bidder. You can just ship it now.

    Thanks
     
  4. VTChris

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    SOLD, Cool! Don't even need to open the box. Thanks Frank! I like the "buy by the box" attitude :)

    LOL, Hopefully nobody else bids, then I will hand deliver the watch with my resume, because I will need a job :D
     
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    White is completely sold out now too
     
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    I just picked up a 1941 Hamilton "Gordon" 18k and in superb condition. I grew up near Lancaster PA and this is my first Hamilton.
     
  8. VTChris

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    #3832 VTChris, Jul 8, 2011
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    At store #2 today in beautiful Orange County Ca
    we just got ONE in. Email me if you want it
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    #3833 VTChris, Jul 8, 2011
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    FYI:
    This 2263.80 is pre-owned, but for some reason in the auction it states new without tags on top. But the watch is pre-owned. Just thought I would make that clear here and on the auction

    Thanks

    EDIT: Had to relist it to clear up the error with the listing that stated 'new' at the top and pre-owned on the description
    Here is the new listing
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130543713577
     
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    #3835 VTChris, Jul 10, 2011
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    Available again, customers trade didn't pan out.
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  13. L8Braker

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    How much?
     
  14. VTChris

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    #3838 VTChris, Jul 11, 2011
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    Building on the success of last year’s Go Green series, G-Shock introduces two new designs for Go Green in 2011.
    These eco-friendly watches feature a Tough Solar Power system to harnesses the power of the sun and other light to keep the battery charged.
    Along with Solar Power, green LCD displays and accents identify these models as eco-friendly watches. Set against pure white case & bands, their clean looks keep you in touch with the natural world.
    Eco-friendly & Smart Tough Solar Power
    Shock Resistant
    200M Water Resistant



    Tough Solar Power
    Shock Resistant
    200M Water Resistant
    Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
    World Time
    31 time zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    4 Daily Alarms & 1 Snooze Alarm
    Hourly Time Signal
    1/100 Second Stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    Countdown Timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    12/24 Hour Formats
    Button operation tone on/off
    Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month
    Storage Battery: Solar Rechargeable Battery
    Battery Power Indicator
    Power Saving Function
    Approx. battery life: 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
    27 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with power save function on after full charge)
    Module 3180
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  16. VTChris

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    Original Casio commercial from 1983
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    #3840 VTChris, Jul 12, 2011
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  18. Mondog1

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    The G shocks are nice but what makes them so special?
     
  19. VTChris

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    A watch synonymous with quality, durability, and affordability.
    Old school cool. SOOOO Popular. They have a proven track record to be the most rugged watch on the planet. All for an affordable price.
    Now with the larger and more colorful styles, people are snatching em up fast.

    We can't keep up, and by the inventory list that arrives from Casio weekly, neither can they.
    And for the past few years, they have been on wrists of many famous athletes and musicians, that took them over the top, imo.
     
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    #3843 VTChris, Jul 12, 2011
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    This just came, such a cool finish! Raw steel
    $350

    MOVEMENT: Custom 3 hand Swiss Made with date CASE: Custom 100 meter stainless steel with hardened mineral crystal, date magnifier and oversize triple gasket crown at 9 position. 48.25mm diameter BAND: Custom solid stainless steel with double locking clasp. 23mm wide
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    #3844 VTChris, Jul 12, 2011
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    #3845 VTChris, Jul 12, 2011
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    A Very nice surprise just arrived from Germany!! :D
    These were on backorder for a while. We just got one in

    $749

    GORGEOUS watch!

    Manual Wind Chrongraph

    * movement Cal. 3133, mechanic, hand-wound, 23 jewels
    * chronograph
    * crystal exhibition back
    * white dial with black digits / markers
    * stainless steel case, polished, special hand-finished case with the typical Zeppelin shape on the edge of the case,
    * diameter: 42 mm, Height: 13 mm, weight: 90 g
    * water-resistant up to 5 atm

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    #3846 VTChris, Jul 14, 2011
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    Just in case you were wondering how durable a Gshock was.....
    Here ya go :)


    The details

    LOW PRESSURE (ALTITUDE) TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 500 Procedure I, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a pressure test chamber and subject to the following:

    Pressure: 57.2kPa (8.29PSIA) - equivalent to 4,572m (15,00ft)
    Temperature: +23.5°C (74.3°F)
    Duration: 1 Hour

    After 1 hour the pressure chamber was brought to ambient site level pressure (14.7 PSIA) and a visual and operational inspection was executed.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    HIGH TEMPERATURE TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 501 Procedure I, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a high temperature test chamber and subject to the following:

    Temperature: +65.5°C (149.9°F)
    Duration: 4 Hours

    After 4 hours the high temperature chamber was brought to station ambient temperature and a visual and operational inspection was executed.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    LOW TEMPERATURE TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 502 Procedure I, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a low temperature test chamber and subject to the following:

    Temperature: -20°C (-4°F)
    Duration: 4 Hours

    After 4 hours the low temperature chamber was brought to station ambient temperature and a visual and operational inspection was executed.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    BLOWING RAIN TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 506 Procedure I, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a temperature & blowing rain exposure zone. All (4) surfaces of the watch (front, back, right and left) were subject to the following:

    Watch Temperature: +10°C (50°F),
    Water Temperature: +29°C (84.2°F)
    Rainfall Rate: 10cm/hr (3.94in/hr)
    Wind Velocity: 64.37kph (40mph)
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Test was repeated for all (4) surfaces of the (3) watches for 30 minutes. Upon test completion, the watches were allowed to dry and return to ambient temperature and a visual and operational inspection was executed.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    RANDOM VIBRATION TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were mounted on an 8" x 8" x 8" cube (CP802) with one plate 1.5" x 8" x 8" (202) attached with a mounting bar 1" x 2" x 1 5/8" (CH1) was used for control and subject to the following:

    3 Separate Tests

    Frequency: 20-1,000Hz
    Slope:
    Level: .04 g²/Hz
    Tolerance: +/- 3db

    Frequency: 1,000-2,000Hz
    Slope: -6 db Octave
    Level:
    Tolerance: +/- 3db

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    FREEZE THAW TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 524, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a temperature/humidity chamber and subject to the following:

    Cycle # 1
    Increase to Temperature: 0°C (32°F)
    Duration: 3hrs, then hold steady until watch surfaces reach 0°C (32°F)
    Relative Humidity: 99% (introduced when chamber temperature reached 0°C)

    Increase to Temperature: 10°C (50°F)
    Duration: 3hrs, then hold steady for 1hr additional (4hrs total)
    Relative Humidity: 99% (introduced when chamber temperature reached 0°C)

    Cycle # 1 repeated 19 times for a total of 20 cycles

    Note: At ambient temperature, watches were sprayed with water to fill any pockets, simulating water collection. Test chamber was then brought to 10°C (50°F) and maintained for 1hr until the watches stabilized.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.




    HUMIDITY TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 507 Procedure II, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a temperature/humidity test chamber and subject to the following:

    Test Cycle #1 (pre-conditioning) - Cycle Duration: 24hrs

    Increase to Temperature: +60°C (140°F)
    Duration: 2hrs, then hold steady for additional 6hrs (8hrs total)
    Relative Humidity: 95%

    Decrease to Temperature: +30°C (86°F)
    Duration: 8hrs, then hold steady for an additional 8hrs (16hrs total)
    Relative Humidity: 95%

    Test was repeated for a total of 10 Test Cycles, each of which had 24hr duration. Upon test completion (end of 10day/240hr period), a visual and operational inspection was executed.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    SOLAR RADIATION TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 505.5, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a temperature test chamber and subject to the following:

    Temperature Modulation Range: +32°C (89.6°F) to +49°C (120.2°F)
    Irradiance Modulation Range: 0W/m² to 1120W/m² applied during temperature ramp and soak

    Test was repeated for a total of 2 Test Cycles, each of which had 24hr duration.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    IMMERSION TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 512.2, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into an immersion fixture and subject to the following:

    Immersion Solution: Water
    Water Temperature: +30°C (86°F)
    Depth: 1m (3.28ft)
    Duration: 30 min

    Note: Watches were weighed & pre-conditioned in temperature and stabilized in at +10°C higher than the water temperature at the start of immersion.

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of water damage

    SALT SPRAY - FOG TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.4, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a salt fog test chamber and subject to the following:

    2 Test Cycles
    Cycle Duration: 24hrs
    Temperature: +35°C (95°F)
    Solution: 5% NaCl, 95% De-ionized water
    PH Value: 7.0
    Specific Gravity: 1.038
    Salt Fog Fallout: 42ml
    Volume of salt solution collected in ml per hour per 80 cm² 1.75

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs of damage.

    10M DROP TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    (3) G-Shock watch models, GX-56 (with bands opened and in normal operating mode) were individually dropped from a height of 10M (32.8ft) and subject to the following:

    Drop Height: 10M (32.8ft)
    Watch Orientation: Vertical (holding one band side)
    Impact Surface: Red oak plywood slab (3in thick) over steel slab

    Results: All watches passed visual inspection. No obvious visual damage noted.

    Note: Watch # 2 missed oak impact surface and hit concrete ground
    Watch # 3 missed oak impact surface and hit steel slab, then hit concrete ground.

    BLOWING DUST TEST

    Testing Criteria:
    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5 Procedure I, (3) G-Shock watch models, GXW-56 were placed into a test chamber and subject to the following:

    Step 1
    Chamber Temperature: 23°C +/- 2°C
    Relative Humidity: < 30%
    Air Velocity: 1750 +/- 175ft/min
    Dust Introduction Rate: 10.6 +/-7g/m³ (0.3 +/-0.2g/ft³)
    Duration: 6hrs

    Step 2
    Increase Chamber Temperature to: 65.5°C +/- 2°C
    Relative Humidity: < 30%
    Decrease Air Velocity to: 300ft/min
    Dust Introduction Rate: 0g/m³
    Duration: 1hr (once test chamber has stabilized)

    Step 3
    Chamber Temperature: 65.5°C +/- 2°C
    Relative Humidity: < 30%
    Increase Air Velocity to: 1750 +/- 175ft/min
    Dust Introduction Rate: 10.6 +/-7g/m³ (0.3 +/-0.2g/ft³)
    Duration: 6hrs

    Results: All (3) watches passed visual and operational inspection with no signs
    of damage


    Some Gshock videos here
    http://www.gshock.com/content/toughness/resistance/
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    #3847 VTChris, Jul 15, 2011
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    Cal. 3133, mechanical hand-wound 23 jewels movement
    Chronograph
    Crystal exhibition back
    Black dial with white luminous digits&#8201;/&#8201;indices SuperLuminova and silver colored Junkers apply
    42mm brushed Stainless steel case
    Diameter: 42&#8201;mm, Height: 14&#8201;mm
    Water-resistant up to 5 atm

    $699
    http://www.valenciatimecenter.com/products_new.php


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  25. 4re Nut

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    Yep, I've never owned one but they are great watches. One thing helping their popularity I suspect is their size; IIRC they have always been chunky and right now big is in. My Ironman circa '93 looks like a kids watch next to these things.

    The whole athletes/musicians thing is a bit annoying to me. I ck'd out their website several months ago and I thought I was watching a MTV awards show. :( They were marketing to the fad, not to the group that helped build the brand. That said, just ck'd it out again and no issues. :)
     
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