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  • #61
    Originally posted by cyma View Post
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    Pete, I have a scan of a vintage printed advertisement, ca. 1985, showing a similar Windsurfing model to the one on the right. The ad's backdrop features the Paris-Dakar Rally 1985, and anyone here who followed world rally during the 80s and 90s would remember that Citizen was a main sponsor of the Mitsubishi Ralliart Team.





    I own a Citizen similar to the "Analog Chronograph" watch on the right, the Sporte MS Chronograph Cal. 3530. The vehicle featured, funny enough, is a Mitsibishi L300 4WD Paris-Dakar.
    On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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    • cyma
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      Thanks for that info Don, And you dont see many of them around these days, they are a heavy solid watch, with afew features, alarm,stopwatch, timer-1,timer-2, , dual time,,time not sure mines 79 or 89?..
      Last edited by cyma; 06-07-20, 10:17.

  • #62
    Originally posted by cyma View Post
    ...Thanks for that info Don, And you dont see many of them around these days...
    ...not sure mines 79 or 89?..
    You're welcome, Pete ...Could either be because they were exclusively JDM, or that most were bought and used hard, so not many have survived.

    Thanks for the "9", which has helped me to narrow down this model further, and your specimen would be a 1989. While I don't have a Citizen '89 catalog scan, I did find this exact model still being featured in the Citizen Watch 1991 (Japan) catalog. The model was part of the Sporte WJ line, and its reference is SPR67-0193.



    On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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    • cyma
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      Cheers Don, i thought they were just the JDM, hence why they are hard to get, i have the black case one as well but not in good condition, works well, still a cool watch . will put a pic up nice pair,but one is not to nice, lol
      Last edited by cyma; 06-07-20, 20:55.

  • #63
    The D120 pair. Click image for larger version

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    'Man Invented time, Cyma Perfected it.'

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    • Don
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      Side by side, just like in the catalogue

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    • Don
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      Lovely pair, Guzz. A great job you did coordinating the nato

    • cyma
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      Yes for sure,nice pair.

  • #65
    Pretty happy with this double.

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    • LeroyC
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      So cool!!! I WANT ONE!!

    • cyma
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      Yes nice,

  • #66
    looking forward to a few wrist shots of the all steel version Kb. that bracelet looks awesome

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    • #67



      To understand this nice pair, you’ll need to be up to speed with the Casio G-Shock saga, and no better place to do just that than this thread in our Reference sub-forum… https://www.timekeeper.co.nz/forum/w...e-g-screw-back ...Only then will this pair of Casio make any sense… Done that? ...Great!

      The black urethane-clad watch on the left is none other than the G-Shock “35th Anniversary” Origin Gold (DW-5035D-1B), mentioned in passing in the post linked to above as one of the very few recent G-Shock with stainless steel inner case. That is, the 35th Anniversary DW-5035D-1B is a “Screw-Back”, same as the very first G-Shock DW-5000 of 1983 and every G-Shock prior to 1996. As the name implies, the square DW-5035D was a model in the limited production series commemorating the 35th anniversary of G-Shock in 2018. Though the Anniversary collection consisted of a number of different G-Shock models, the DW-5035D is special in being a true re-edition of the original 1983 DW-5000.





      1983 G-Shock DW-5000C-1B


      The first-ever G-Shock of 1983 was offered in two versions, differing only by colour accent, with one (DW-5000C-1B) being gold on black. The 35th Anniversary “Origin Gold” references the old DW-5000C-1B’s livery, making the DW-5035D a very faithful re-issue, as can be seen above. While Casio had made leaps and bound in module and casing technology over the last three and half decades, technical improvements to this homage piece was kept subdued, concealed, and devoid of G-Shock’s usual design extraversion. The Origin Gold DW-5035D joins prior Anniversary-edition G-Shock Squares, all once-off rebirths of the DW-5000, appearing once every five years.

      Like all previous Anniversary G-Shock, the 35th DW-5035D has a screw-in case back.





      With product lines as successful as the G-Shock, one common misconception among watch enthusiasts today is what the range actually represented to Casio during the early-1980s. Many well-meaning attempts to document the G-Shock story tend to leave one with the impression that Casio, all of a sudden, entered a new age and changed their entire watch production business to make G-Shocks. Though subsequently world-changing, the legend of Kikuo Ibe and Team Tough merely added a dimension to Casio’s watch offering of 1983. The newly-introduced G-Shock was just a small collection among many other facets that made up Casio’s catalog.

      G-Shock was a basket into which Casio had put their egg, but G-Shock was far from being the only basket for Casio’s eggs.

      The following year, 1984, Casio released of a minor-change G-Shock, the DW-5200C, to the international market, including the US. The DW-5200C would later, during the mid- to late-80s, prove to be a major break that changed Casio’s fortunes. However, that turning point was still in the making. It’s important to note that, at the time of its conception, the G-Shock was not sports watch that it subsequently became. Rather, its designers intended the G-Shock to be for, according to Ibe, “workman who worked in tough environments”, i.e. for heavy duty.



      Image capture from 1985 Casio Catalog (Japan Domestic Market) featuring the DW-5200C


      From 1984 to possibly the late-1980s, G-Shock watches were offered as part of the Casio Heavy Duty collection of watches. G-Shock models having their proprietary case technology and either 100/200m water-resistance, but not all Heavy Duty variants were G-Shocks. Those that were not part of the G-Shock range were simply referred to as Casio Heavy Duty, and included versions with 300m WR. In the image scan above from the 1985 JDM catalog, you can see two non-G-Shock Casio 300m, appearing alongside G-shock models.

      The two Casio 300m above differ in price considerably, and the reason becomes apparent when you consider their construction. The 300m DW-300 had a resin case, was in production for a number of years and superseded by a similar spec DW-310. Here, another “0” made all the difference. In production for only one year (1985), the Heavy Duty 300m DW-3000C had a full-metal stainless steel case with screw-in case back, and nicknamed by Casio collectors as The Tank.





      The dark gray bezel that you can see above is hardened titanium with titanium carbon nitride (TiCN) ceramic coating. It has a surface hardness of 2,500 Vickers, which is as hard as Citizen’s Duratec Alpha. TiCN is 33% harder than the titanium nitride (TiN) used by Seiko on the Professional Diver’s 600m 7549-7000 “Golden Tuna” of the same year. Today, we see this type of surface treatment used on some handguns and knives.

      The 300m DW-3000C’s case back was designed to help dry moisture from between the case back and the wearer’s wrist, the radial grooves increasing air circulation.





      The G-Shock “35th Anniversary” Origin Gold DW-5035D and the Heavy Duty DW-3000 are not only a nice pair, but among the best watches that I own. A pair, despite being generations apart and of different lineage. If they were people, the DW-3000 could be the brother of DW-5035D’s grandfather, but one who didn’t father a child and thus, no descendant. But they are distant relatives, related by blood, share a lot of DNAs, and even have a similar clean-cut aesthetics.

      In fact, if Casio decides to do a remake of this 300m DW-3000C, it would be one handsome watch indeed.

      On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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      • #68
        These are the watches that sent me down the vintage Seiko rabbit hole. 6119 602x. Such a cool 70s design. Great size. Sunburst dials. Excellent finishing. Not a perfect set as the black face is a 6119 6020 (with a larger crown) - while the others are all 6119 6023s (small crown). I also have only one original bracelet (gold face) so will pick up a couple of flat link bracelets the same as black face. There is also a green dial variant which is proving relatively difficult to track down.

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        • #69
          Awesome collection Guzz!!!! Best of luck tracking down the green version too.

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          • #70
            Originally posted by Guzz View Post
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            Thank you for sharing, Guzz They're in such nice original condition. This range of Seiko 5 Sports was introduced in 1968, and your black-dial -6020 is a first generation from the late-60s. The rest are from the early-70s.

            Here are some image capture from Seiko vintage catalogs of the period. First is from the 1968 Japanese Domestic Market, followed by 1969 International catalog, then the last three are from '69 JDM.














            The very last picture, above, looks to be the green dial version. The guy in the picture looks to have lost his shirt in the process of getting one, so might need to be cautious
            On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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            • Artemis12
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              Nice post Don!! I like the "lol" at the end, brilliant

            • Don
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              Thanks, Artemis12.

          • #71
            Thanks Don. Love the catalog pics. Yes, the black face is a proof model - 1969 from memory. Love the bracelets on these models. Unfortunately they seem to be difficult to find!

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            • #72
              Originally posted by Guzz View Post
              Thanks Don. Love the catalog pics. Yes, the black face is a proof model - 1969 from memory. Love the bracelets on these models. Unfortunately they seem to be difficult to find!
              You're very welcome, Guzz ...The bracelet are sure cool, and really a part of the design. They are difficult to find now, due to 1) being old-style folded steel, they aren't durable and prone to stretch, and 2) because the 5 Sports was a JDM line, most first owners would have been Japanese men with smaller wrists, who had the bracelet resized to very small circumferences. Either usually result in the bracelet being replaced by subsequent owners.

              I feel, though, that replacement bracelet chosen well, like you have done with yours, can be just as good if not better.
              On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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              • #73
                Nice Pair. Click image for larger version

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                'Man Invented time, Cyma Perfected it.'

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                • Don
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                  Nice 17j Bell-Matics. "Coffin" bracelet on the left one is perfect for "Friday 13th"

                • Guzz
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                  nice one. I love the bell matics - very under appreciated.

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