That is the big question many Casio G-Shock fans are asking. Is it worth buying a limited edition Casio G-Shock watch (G-Shock Limited)?
We are going to tell you in a few words. As a general rule, it is not a good investment to buy a Casio G-Shock Limited edition… that is. If you are looking to buy this watch and then try to sell it and earn a few dollars, but remember Only on very rare occasions will you be able to obtain some kind of benefit.
What you have to consider is if you like the watch… Do you like the limited edition G-Shock Limited more than the original watch? Well, go for this model, always bearing in mind that it may cost a little more than the normal model.
Advice? Many of these Casio limited editions drop in price a few months after their release. It may be worth waiting to buy them, although you risk running out of stock.
Which Casio G-Shock Limited watches can maintain or increase their value over time?
Nobody can assure you that a limited edition Casio G-Shock will appreciate in value over time. It is a matter of demand, of how many watches Casio is going to make, and whether or not the public is crazy about that model.
There are G-Shock models that hold their value better over time. Which? Well, normally the most expensive high-end models with more careful manufacture, the versions made of titanium. Models from ranges such as G-SHOCK MT-G or G-SHOCK MR-G can cost about 1,000 dollars or much more (up to 4,000 or 6,000 dollars).
Japan-only models may also have more value in the long run. If you take a trip to this country, you may be interested in taking a few models with the ending “JF”, “JR” or “J” (Japan Domestic Market): they usually have different packaging and the designs can be quite different.
Problem with Casio and other Japanese watch brands like Seiko? The number of limited editions continues to increase. There are so many models that it is almost impossible to know for sure if the limited edition is worth it… With Seiko, the case is especially worrying.
- We repeat. Buy the watch because you like the model, not because you think it will be worth more over time. Are you a Dragon Ball Z fan? Buy the Casio G-Shock Limited Edition Dragon Ball Z…
Probably only the watch worn by Kikuo Ibe, the inventor of G-Shock, has a particularly high value.
What Casio G-Shock limited editions are popular right now?
What watches are fast disappearing from stores right now? Well, the truth is that the “Rainbow” editions are quite popular, that is, the Casio G-Shock watches with all the colors of the rainbow, such as the Casio G-Shock MTG-B1000VL-4AJR, but also models with a very pronounced camouflage style such as the GMW-B5000TCF-2JR. They are not cheap. Premium finishes and somewhat high prices. Possibly a watch for life.
But maybe what you have to do is think about what you are going to use your Casio G-Shock for:
1.-Casio G-Shock for extreme situations (diving, trekking, aviation, physical work):
- Linea Master of G: Gravitymaster (GWR-B1000), Mudmaster (GWG-1000), Gulfmaster (GWN-1000B), CASIO Men’s GW-9400-1CR Master of G Stainless Steel Solar Watch and GPR-B1000), Mudman (G-9300).
2.-Casio G-Shock for casual situations (dress casually, hiking, swimming):
- G-SHOCK Master of G, G-SHOCK Classic, GG-B100, GM-6900, DW-5600, GBX-100
3.-Casio G-Shock to take to work or go more elegant:
- G-SHOCK MT-G, G-SHOCK G-STEEL y G-SHOCK The Origin: DW-5600-BB, GMW-B5000, GST-B200, GST-B300, MTG-B1000
4.-Casio G-Shock to get in shape or play sports:
- G-SHOCK G-SQUAD series watches: GBD-H1000, GBD-100, GBD-800
5.-Casio G-Shock smartwatch:
- For now only the Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000-1A7.
What Casio G-Shock Limited watches have we tested at Stupefywatches?
Well, a few. For example the Casio G-Shock DW-6900-1v. Low price, good strap design, and nice detail when turning on the light. You can see the review at Casio G-Shock DW-6900.
The Casio G-SHOCK GW-B5600HR-1JF is a watch with an interesting strap and a gift scarf. We don’t have the review ready yet.
Honestly, in addition to changes in color or adding a new bracelet with a reason that differentiates them from the rest, it is appreciated that they change something on the screen or even on the back to make them different from normal models.
It is also appreciated that they include something different in the packaging or even that the box is special.
Conclusion: Casio does not make it easy for us to choose the best G-Shock watch
The Casio G-Shock range is really extensive and it is not easy to choose the best option. The best recommendation we can make is that you buy the watch that you like the most, regardless of whether the G-Shock is a limited edition or not.
In addition to the design, worry about what the watch costs and don’t worry too much about whether the model is going to appreciate in value or not… it probably won’t.
If you have trouble choosing a G-Shock model, we recommend that you read the following posts:
And you may also be interested in seeing what Casio has to offer in other collections: