selling my entire collection

•August 14, 2011 • 14 Comments

after neglecting this blog for the past 18 months, i have taken the decision to sell most of the pieces in my collection.

i may not have time to upload pictures of everything but if there’s a model i’ve blogged about here previously, the pictures are still in the relevant posting. do enquire.

do check out the “watches for sale” page for updates from today.




dw-8400bk-1mjf real black mudman: bnib/nos with original box, japanese manual and hangtag – 700usd

dw-8400bk-1mjf real black mudman: like new condition with generic box – 500usd

dw-8400bk-1mjf real black mudman: like new condition with generic box – 500usd

my most beloved watches in my entire collection is now available for purchase. all threepieces in my collection have never been worn before and have been stored with care.
more info and pictures: here and here.

kikuo ibe interviewed

•February 13, 2010 • 4 Comments

singapore freesheet TODAY carried an interview with the father of g-shock kikuo ibe today.

sale of g-shock mini models at

•January 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment is an online shopping site that features superb knockdown prices on fashion and lifestyle products. typically, each sale lasts about 36 hours and a new label/brand is added daily mondays to fridays.

i discovered this week there is a sale on the rarely seen g-shock mini models that are not available in singapore.

at the time of writing, there are nine models selling for 55usd each. shipping in the usa is a flat 10usd regardless of quantity ordered. the bad news is the website does not ship overseas.

for singapore buyers, this can be overcome by using vpost usa or borderlinx. you will also need an american express credit card as all other singapore-issued visa or mastercard cards will not pass the verification process.

click here for an invitation to join the website and start shopping.

shock the world tour finally to grace singapore

•December 26, 2009 • 1 Comment

new atomic frogman gwf-1000 promo video

•September 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

wus member kiwidj has pointed the way to a new video on the website promoting the new gwf-1000 atomic frogman.

have taken the liberty to upload the clip onto youtube. you can also download the video directly from here. the file is in flv format.

rare sighting: real black dw-9000bk-1v

•September 6, 2009 • 5 Comments

seeing that i have been plain lazy to snap my own watches these past couple of months, i’ve decided to at least make myself useful and do some g-community service.

fresh from stumbling on the as-yet-unconfirmed mastermind japan atomic frogman, a grail member of a grail series has been spotted on yahoo auctions japan: the dw-9000bk from the very cool real black series.

i believe this is only the second copy of this watch that i’ve seen on yahoo since frequenting the auction site from end 2007.

the previous copy was snapped up by a buyer who subsequently flipped it on ebay; and the last known address of that piece is another collector in singapore who i befriended a few months ago.

at 69,800yen –> 63,000yen, it is pricier than more than a few notable g-shocks i can name offhand: the new atomic frogman, a near mint brazilian frogman gw-200cf, a mint icerc blue jelly frogman gw-202…

to be fair, the dw-9000bk is rarer than the real black mudman dw-8400bk and even more so than the real black frogman dw-8200bk. it was never officially listed in the g-shock perfect search archive, nor any of the g-shock bibles i own.

this is also the first time i have seen the full model number: dw-9000bk-1v : an indication perhaps that this was an export model that was not officially released in japan. the auction description seem to reinforce this too.

to sweeten the deal, the seller is also including an extra set of original straps. “” was printed on the underside of the retainers in the following real black watches: dw-056bk, dw-069bk.

update: the watch was eventually sold for 59,800yen.

mastermind japan x g-shock atomic frogman in the works?

•September 2, 2009 • 1 Comment

photo © jahan’s blog hosted on hypebeast

“cult japanese label” mastermind japan (mmj) showcased its fall/winter 2009 collection in taipei on august 12 and in attendance were a host of personalities involved in fashion, street culture, entertainment and the like.

singapore-born artist jahan attended the show and posted some pictures on his blog over at hypebeast.

among the installations, art and personalities pictured in the blog was the above frogman!

the new atomic frogman(s) gwf-1000 and gwf-1000b were officially announced on august 27. so is this new special edition really in the works?

from the single picture, it seems this model will have a red tint ala the real black frogman dw-8200bk-1jf.

a custom logo in the backlight seems de riguer for a high-end limited edition such as this and it seems a pair of skull and cross-bones (the mastermind japan logo) are used.

if this collaboration materialises, it will not be the first mmj g-shock. the mastermind japan x g-shock valentine’s boxset comprising a dw-5600 and a dw-6900 was released in february 2008. here’s a recap:

i also had a chance to look into my g-rystal ball and saw the following:

1. hype beasts (–pronoun) hobbling on the streets after selling a kidney (maybe two…) to buy this watch.

2. the usual heated debate about the (de)merits of such a watch, as seen here and here.