"I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give, I got so much Love to give...."
Since 1996 Casio releases every year the “G Presents the Lovers Collection” (Gプレゼンツラバーズコレクション) models around Christmas. These series come in pair of 2 watches. A G-Shock for him and a Baby-G for her. It seems that in the early years, it was also possible to buy the watch alone, as I have seen several LOV-96 models from 1996 for sale. Actually one of these models is featured on the arm of a female rally driver Yuki (Mirai Yamamoto) in the Jackie Chan movie “Who Am I” (1998).
Casio always makes a nice package for the Lovers Collections. This time no exception. The set comes in a special heart shaped box. As this set is black, the box is black too, but the white set, containing a special GA-120 model, comes in a white box. The heart shape box is actually not new for Casio. In February 2008, Casio and Mastermind released a special Valentine set in a similar box. Unfortunately, the price of that (very cool looking) set was about double of that of a regular Lovers Collection set.
Higuchi-inc in Oita. It’s always a pleasure to deal with Katsu-san, from who I have bought many G-Shocks. Maybe this set is not for every one. It was a bit pity that the Dutch Postal service messed up my shipment and managed it to get lost for weeks. Well, in the end it arrived flawless at my door and that’s most important to me. If I had it in mind as a Christmas present, well, then it was weeks too late, though it was sent in time from Japan. This set might not be fro everyone. Collectors probably only collect G-Shocks and no Baby-Gs, but this might be a nice exception. I pretty much like the deep shiny black look, but I would have liked it if there was a little graphic of an devil or an angel at the band tip. Now it’s pretty hard to see it’s a Lovers Collection model when it is worn. It can only be noticed by looking at the back. So what will the set for 2013 be? Finally a shiny red 6900 set? That would be nice. Wouldn’t the color of love not simply be the best for such a set? Let’s wait and see.