Photo by Christopher Moy, used with kind permission.It is already 4 years ago I featured my City Code TYO. At that time it was a bit of puzzle. Not that much has cleared. It is not present in the G-Shock Perfect Search (GPS). Today I will feature the City Code NYC. And where would such a watch be in it’s natural Habitat. Of course, in New York City. That’s why, for this article, I have asked a little help from two friends in the Big Apple. First of all, Chris Moy, one of the biggest WIS* in the world. He probably has one of the biggest wristwatch collections in the world and therefore also has a huge watch knowledge, but also he is an avid photographer. You really should check out his photography website. You’ll find very impressive photography there. For this article I got permissions to use some amazing photo’s of his home city. The city that, like Tokyo, never sleeps. My other friend is known as Kronos on WUS. He is known for his wrist shots, made during his walks through NYC.
Photo by Christopher Moy, used with kind permission.
What would be an article about a NYC G-Shock, without a small tour through the city. Kronos, who is known for his "Walk through the City" posts on the WRUW threads on the G-Shock Forum, took his G-5500TS-8 for a walk to his favorite places in the city.
"Entrance to Lexington Avenue Subway."
"On the meridian in between the uptown and downtown lanes on Park Avenue. The flowers are stunning there."
"The Central Park Reservoir"
"Looking North over the Central Park Reservoir. One of my favorite views in Manhattan."
Photo's above by Kronos for 50 Gs.It seems the City Code models were primarily sold outside Japan, although they appeared on the Japanese market as well. As I find both the -ER and -DR suffix of these models, I assume they were primarily aimed for the East Asian- and European market. They must not have been very rare, though the gray NYC model seemed to be the most popular one, as it is practically sold out world wide. The lemon yellow TYO version can still be found. It’s pretty understandable the dark gray NYC model sold out faster, as this is a quite acceptable color for every one. The lemon yellow version might not be suitable for every one.
Uhrenblitz (Uhr-Shop) in Germany about a year ago as you can see on the bill above. I had actually forgotten I had this model, until I was searching for another G-Shock through my collection. It was a pleasant surprise, as I wanted to have both City Code models. The price was very reasonable. The watch was with €59 very nice priced. Unfortunately the shipping cost were relative a bit high (see bill above). I did a quick search and found only a few of them. On eBay there is one for a ridiculous price, as this watch was normally sold around €60 - €80. In Japan you can find some imported ones for around ¥10000 - ¥12500, which is a quite reasonable price. If you are a G-Shocker and happen to live in NYC, than I think this watch should at least in your collection. If you don’t live in NYC, it is still a very nice, light and comfortable watch with a somewhat more serious appearance as the flashy TYO model.