Over a year ago I got my first G-Shock watch. It’s a black gold combination for that classic look that can go with almost any get-up.
My first choice is a little on the conservative side, but it is beautiful. 🙂
Anyhow, my thinking then runs along the line that G-Shock watches are expensive (for me, not sure about your case 😀 ), and therefore I have to buy a model that I can use just about anywhere and can last me a long time. So classic black it was.
This is notwithstanding the fact that Casio’s G-Shock watches are supposed to stand out, boosted by its striking colors and designs. 🙂
SAVE then BUY
Just recently I got a new one, a few days’ shy of one-year anniversary from my first buy.
It took a long time to purchase a new one because I had to save for it. Branded watches are a luxury not really a necessity so funds must be consciously set aside for it. It’s got to have its own budget.
This last purchased was not a Baby G like my first one, but a full size limited edition G-Shock. A good looking one if I say so myself, a combination of light candy colors – orange case and strap, sky-blue face with white markers, and pink hand. Looks nice, eh? 😀
The alternative I was looking at was a newly release light green medium-size watch, almost a Baby G size.
How do you know if the G-Shock watch is a limited edition or not? The sales clerk told me that limited edition watches have the words “in4mation” stamped at back of the watch, on the metal plate as well as on the arm band.
If you want to be sure you can also check the limited-edition models at the official website of Casio. Here’s what the IN4MATION label looks like:
I’ve been fascinated lately with the color orange, actually it’s orange and green. So it comes as no surprise to me when I grabbed the watch from the sales agent who was offering it to my husband. Titus has to find something else, for this one is mine, lol.
The colors spoke to me! What can I say?!
The fascinating thing about this computer watch is that this displays the temperature as well as the state of tide, there is a low tide and the high tide indicator.
This is aside from the usual time and date, diving depths capability, timer, shock resistance, etc.
We are going to Boracay for our wedding anniversary in two weeks’ time, so the tide indicator is handy yeyyy, hehe.
Special features of this G-Shock Limited Edition:
- Analog Tide Indicator
- Moon Data
- Temperature measurement
- Magnetic resistance
I got the special features from the website of Casio G-Shock, I don’t even know that this watch has a “moon data”. 😀
It also comes in a limited box / G-Shock tin can. Look:
G-Shock BOOTLEG, FAKES, OEM VERSIONS
A few months ago I remember my sister asking me about a cheaper version of G-Shock watches which were supposed to be manufactured by the same manufacturer of original G-Shock watches in Thailand. She asked me if they were legit or fake?
The price range of the G-Shock watches offered to her were from Php 1,200 to Php 1,500. The seller was saying it is cheaper because it is just a G-Shock OEM version, whatever that means.
According to the online seller, the watches are legit because it allegedly uses the same materials used in manufacturing original G-Shock watches, the equipment used to manufacture the OEM watches are also the same ones used for manufacturing legit Casio watches. That the Thailand plant producing the OEM versions is the same Casio factory that makes original watches.
But here’s the caveat, there’s no warranty, the backlight function may not work, the special functions are most likely non-existing, diving depths is not tested. In short, fake products.
Fake versus Real
My suggestion to my sister was that if she is willing to buy at a price of 1,500 pesos then she should just save more, wait a few months, and buy an original one in an accredited store.
The advantages are many. She will get one-year warranty on the watch, she is sure about the quality it being an original one, she can also rest easy knowing that all the special features will actually work as it should.
1,500 pesos is not that far from 3,995 which is the usual selling price of the entry-level G-Shock watches in the Philippines. Prices can even go down during a sale event!
I think she listened to my advise for she does not have a new watch yet.
I am a ‘watch girl’. Watches are the little accessories that I am willing to spend more working time so I can create a budget for it. And I am really liking G-Shock watches and Baby Gs more and more.
Will somebody give me one? Kidding, or not, haha.
Why buy originals? Warranty and Quality! Ciao!