Friday, July 18, 2008

Non-Stop G-Shocks: DW-6900WC-3T W.C.C.S.

Today I'm wearing another W.C.C.S. G-Shock, this time a DW-6900 in a very pleasing and summery translucent turquoise. Like my other World Coral-Reef Conservation Society watches, this one has the special markings on the band and caseback as well as the rays in the EL backlight. I just got this recently (it was sort of an "impulse buy" when I was buying some other more expensive Gs) and it was brand new even though it was originally released in 1997. While the 6900 is a pretty common G-Shock, I believe this W.C.C.S. model was not released in the U.S.A. If it was, it must have been very limited because I've never seen one in a shop. Like the W.C.C.S. DW-9600, this 6900 was also available in a number of translucent colors. They do show up occasionally on eBay (usually from Japan) so if the price is right I could see getting a couple more. The 6900s don't normally have the appeal of the Frogmen or DW-9600s (since the latter are titanium with screwbacks) but I really like this watch regardless. Maybe I'm just a sucker for the stingrays.


Anonymous said...

How much did you pay for that beauty?

Jason said...

It was almost five years ago when I bought it so it was a lot cheaper than it would be now, less than $100. I did see a new one recently sold on eBay for less than $150, so you might keep an eye out.