Bleephead, me and his daughter Dani
My Colleague Paul
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Seiya Kobayashi-san in Tokyo, but then I thought I did not know yet of his and Katsu Higuchi-san’s services. Looking at the box reminds me that I got this watch from Hong Kong. At that time Javys, the importer of Casio in Hong Kong was very active in getting special G-Shocks to Hong Kong. Hong Kong had even special models that were not available elsewhere. I did not buy this watch directly from Javys. They have a well sorted shop with a lot of limited editions, but they know how to push prices up. I bought mine from a Hong Kong seller who bought directly from Javys. It was a seller I bought from several times at that time, but he has gone a long time ago.
Pretty unusual macro. Someone left the watering can in the garden.The watch comes in the typical basic export box, but when the sleeve is removed, you’ll notice the box has a special 20th Anniversary logo in silver on it.
Sorry, the fun you can have with a POL filter...
The DW-5000ML comes with the 1545 module, the same module that you find on the DW-5600 models. The new DW-5030C model, released for the 30th anniversary, will be (probably) the first DW-5000 with the updated 3229 module. Actually the functions are practically the same as the 240 module, found on the classic DW-5000C. Of course the new DW-5000 models all have EL backlight. Also the pretty unusual half hourly time signal on the 240 module was replaced by the more usual hourly time signal. On this model you find after leaving the Time Keeping Mode (by pressing the Mode button) in succession the Alarm Mode, the 24 hour Countdown Timer and a 24 hour Stopwatch. On the classic DW-5000C you could not set the Alarm to a certain date, but you can on this model. Consequently, you can also set the watch to an Alarm once a mont or at a certain day of the month.
It's pretty hard to catch the orange/red EL backlight with my camera. The reflector for the LDC is a perforated metallic foil, so it also let the light of the EL backlight trough. In real you can perfectly read time, as you can see in the photo above. If you try to take a good macro pic, it's not easy to have the digits included.