Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Unicorn!

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!

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