As you could have read earlier on 50 Gs, I visited Barcelona in February with my family. Of course the major goal of the trip was to visit the town and enjoy sightseeing and the delicious Spanish food. You should really try that tapas and beer bar we ended up the first evening, the food was sublime (Cervecería Catalana, Carrer de Mallorca 236). On our last evening I planned something special, a meeting with Comando-G members from Barcelona (Comando BCN).
Above: Some images of the Comando BCN meeting February 23, 2012There are some real good handcrafts men in Comando-G, as there were al of of custom made watchcases and also restoration projects of vintage Japanese watches. At a certain moment Rocket showed me a special sheet of colorless clear plastic. It is the base for the backlight designs for the upcoming Comando BCN watches.
Comando BCN watches during assembly stagesFor a few months I did not hear from the watch, until I got a mail in June that the project had started. I got a small preview of the Comando BCN. It looked like a basic DW-5600E, like was told, with a custom EL backlight. El Xispas told me they would make a special version for me. That made me pretty curios. Not long after that I received a package. I was amazed by the look of the tin. It has a nice looking print on it with the skyline of Barcelona. I immediately recognized some buildings. When I opened the tin, my jaw almost fell on the table. I expected a DW-5600E looking at me, but instead it was a fruity purple jelly looking at me. My Comando BCN was based on a GLX-5600B-4DR. This was much more than what I expected. Also the very nice Comando G pin was included with the watch.
you can see and read more here). Besides my model, also Rocket’s model is different from the rest. He has a G-5600A-7 based model, with custom red lettering.
- El Xispas (creator)
- Sexmachine (the ideator)
- Rocket (the creator of Logo Package)
Here you can find a calculation example of my home town.