G-SHOCK GW-S5600-1JF Review

The G-SHOCK “Square” is the most iconic model in their line. Even digital watch muggles instantly recognize it as a Casio. Since its introduction in 1983, the Japanese manufacturer has introduced more versions of the Square than ice cream flavors at Baskin Robbins (by a factor of 10). The GW-S5600-1JF is a significant evolution of the classic Square – that isn’t available anywhere outside of Japan. Domo arrigato Mr. Roboto?

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Expensive Watch – Worth It?

Something is worth exactly what someone will pay for it. If someone is willing to pay a million dollars for a Timex Marlin, that’s what it’s worth. If someone’s willing to pay $10 for a Richard Mille (my bid) and no one will pay a dime more (which they shouldn’t), it’s worth $10. Of course none of that addresses the key question: is an expensive watch worth it? . . .

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New Watch Alert 2/28/20

New watch alert! Coronageddon continues to take its toll on Swiss watchmakers, what with Asian markets down for the count and Baselworld’s 2020 cancellation (not to mention the smartwatch crisis). Meanwhile, manufacturers are bombarding buyers with new product – a SKU torrent that will increase online as they release models that were set to debut at Watches & Wonders and Baselworld. Here’s this week’s carefully curated (i.e. snarky) roundup of the terrible/terrific twelve . . .

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G-SHOCK GA-2100 Comment Contest!

Welcome to The Truth About Watches’ G-SHOCK GA-2100 comment contest! Our man Schreiber’s review of the Japanese ani-digi mega-hit – known as the “Casioak” for its resemblance to Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak – garners hella clicks. To capitalize on its success and stimulate comments under our most excellent posts (and the rest), we’re giving away a box fresh Casio GA-2100. Here are the competition’s rules . . .

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