Regular readers of Tempus Fugit will recall that last September I journeyed once again to Japan, this time to visit Casio and the G-Shock side of their business. It planted an unexpected (and as of yet still) unexplained love for all things G-Shock.
At the time everyone, with the exception of the one guy who already had one) was desperately trying to lay hands to the GMWB5000 - or as I like to refer to it, the "Digital Santos" -
Needless to say, we all struck out. A few pieces trickled in here and there, but it was like lining up to buy the latest drop from Nike - you had to have your finger at the ready 24-7 to hit that buy button. Needless to say, I have a day job ; )
But patience, as they say, is a virtue. And rather than buy one through a secondary source, I bided my time, and lo and behold WatchGauge became an authorized G-Shock dealer!
But, that in and of itself did not necessarily solve everything. Because it seems that although WatchGauge had all of the groovy, dare I say it - very hard to obtain G-Shocks, I was once again a late comer to the conga-line.
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Because, it would seem that WatchGauge has developed a pretty damn devoted following. And owing to this there were more than a few sharp shoppers who pipped me to the line. But patience was rewarded, and just a few days ago, the much sought after unicorn found its way to yours truly!
So here's what I know, once I wrote a few times about the GMWB5000, I was deluged by people looking for exactly the same unicorn that I was.
Well, I've bagged my unicorn, I wish the rest of you the best of luck in finding yours!