The Lightning Yellow Rangeman. The best looking model of this new Master Of G range. Let's hope Casio has some more special Rangemans for us in the near future. I think I do not have to explain why it's in my personal top 10. Very well readable display, packed with cool features, atomic time.
The Gorilli Collaboration. It took a long time from concept to this real model. A sceptic would say "It's only a DW-6900NB-7 with a print on it". Well, basically that's right, but… First of all, it is a very limited run, so Casio would not let you do other things than a special print. So, you need a print that stands out. What's better for a in Netherlands based store than to use the Deft Blue print. You find it everywhere in our country.
This afternoon I went for a Frozen Yoghurt with my sister in my favorite Coffee Shop and saw this Delft Blue plateau, hidden behind a stove and ornaments. The Gorilli came with a special designed Delft Blue tile and a DW-5600 shaped 4Gb USB stick. What a great concept.
No doubt. Give me the 9 models above randomly and I will probably put them in a slightly other order, but this model is my absolute favorite of 2013. A true winner on my personal Top 10! The Kaneda version of the Akira Collaboration set. You might think, "Is this a 2013 model?" The pre-ordering started in December 2012, while the release was on April 30th. You can't forget that date. It was our last "Queen's Day", as we now have a King. This watch is packed with great details of the Akira comic and anime. A photo of this watch even made me win a G-Shock Contest. My description of the watch was that it was impossible to catch all great features of this watch in one photo.
Today I got two G-Shock Mooks. The 30th Anniversary Collection Book came with a tote bag. I haven't read them yet (they arrived just less than an hour ago), but the Book is not really thick for a Mook. No real wonder as it only shows the 30th Anniversary models.The 30th Anniversary Bible is just what you would expect from it. Some eye candy about the latest 30th Anniversary releases, some scoops and a huge back catalog as you can also find on G-Shock GPS.
So, What about the future of 50 Gs. Frankly I have been thinking the past months of slowing my posts drastically down. Writing even a simple article costs a lot of time. Sometimes articles are thought out already in my head, but often I have to retrieve information from loads of sources. My idea now for 2014 is to do a sabbatical year, which will not mean I will stop writing, but now (for the first time in 6 years) without a strict deadline or the goal of making 50 articles. This will give me time to get my finances a bit back on track, as 2013 was very expensive for a simple Technical Educating Assistant. I have been playing with the idea of 50 Gs Classics, a kind of favorite articles. Almost 400 have been written, including the intermezzo's that is (4 hours have already past on this intermezzo already since I started!). It might an idea to bring that up for 2015. If everything goes well, I plan to visit Japan in 2016 again with my son. This means less G-Shock and more saving for the trip. 2016 might be a good time to set a goal of 50 articles again, but that is a long, long way to go. One thing at a time, my father would say. For now, I hope you enjoy tomorrow's last article for 2013. Let's see what 2014 will bring!
A big THANK YOU! to Debrah for helping me translate the G-SHOCK 30th Anniversary Collection title.