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    While I also would probably never get an overly expensive G-Shock (my most expensive was 200€ used), they were around for a while already. Like the MRG-line or the limited edition Frogman models. The most expensive of all time is probably the Murakami-designed Frogman which goes for well over 10k$ on chrono24 if one comes up at all. I think most of them slumber in the safes of Japanese collectors.
    https://www.chrono24.de/casio/g-shoc...-id8895250.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    But that was back in the days when I hardly bought anything except G-Shocks. Even then, there was something that stopped me buying one. There’s nothing wrong with the notion of an upmarket G-Shock, but I wouldn’t want one.
    I had one of those -- in the end I sold it. Too heavy, I don't like bracelets and it wasn't solar.
    Mine was not branded "MRG" however. They were sold outside Japan as the DW-8900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I think the same way as Raza. I can’t quite reconcile ‘utilitarian’ with ‘expensive’, and it’s utilitarian G-Shocks that I like the best. I think the two I have were something like £50 and £75 respectively.

    I did once fancy one of these -


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    But that was back in the days when I hardly bought anything except G-Shocks. Even then, there was something that stopped me buying one. There’s nothing wrong with the notion of an upmarket G-Shock, but I wouldn’t want one.
    I still really like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    I had one of those -- in the end I sold it. Too heavy, I don't like bracelets and it wasn't solar.
    Mine was not branded "MRG" however. They were sold outside Japan as the DW-8900.
    Are you sure they're the same watch?


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    The one I showed was titanium. I’m not sure about Sedi’s.

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    Nope, it was steel but everything else was the same, same case shape, same module. I think the MRG-line at that time wasn't sold outside Japan - certainly not in Germany at least. But the DW-8900 was introduced as a top model itself. I think it cost 600 "Deutsche Mark" at that time, which was a lot. Twice the price of a Citizen NY0040.
    I also had a MRG-210 which wasn't titanium either.
    I looked it up since I thought my memory betrayed me - the MRG-100 wasn't titanium, that was the earlier MRG-1 which also said "titanium" on the bezel and had a resin shell on top.
    Last edited by Sedi; Aug 19, 2022 at 05:57 PM.
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    Looking up the one I posted, it was this -


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    As you say, it was for the Japanese market, but could be imported through third-party sellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I think the same way as Raza. I can’t quite reconcile ‘utilitarian’ with ‘expensive’, and it’s utilitarian G-Shocks that I like the best. I think the two I have were something like £50 and £75 respectively.

    I did once fancy one of these -


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    But that was back in the days when I hardly bought anything except G-Shocks. Even then, there was something that stopped me buying one. There’s nothing wrong with the notion of an upmarket G-Shock, but I wouldn’t want one.
    I've bought two full metal Titanium 5000 series G-Shock and I love them. I do not understand the 2x mark up for this new full metal 5000 series. Actually about 2.5x mark up at $4000.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Looking up the one I posted, it was this -


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    As you say, it was for the Japanese market, but could be imported through third-party sellers.
    Ah, then it was two altogether different models. The normal MRG-100 was stainless steel and the same watch as the DW-8900 apart from the branding.
    Edit: but I think the one you posted just had a titanium bracelet while the case was still steel.
    Cheers, Sedi

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    My memory is that they were all titanium, and I can find descriptions that they were -


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    It’s hard to say with certainty after all this time, but the case and bracelet look to be made of the same stuff in the pictures I’ve seen. And I think it was ‘all titanium’ that made me want one.

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