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Is this a fake G-Shock? Answered

Hi, I've got a G-Shock with the model no. G-100-1BVMES. Is this a fake model no. as I can't find it on European, US or UK G-Shock websites. I got it from a well-known jewellers so I don't think it's fake...but when I looked the model no. up it only appears on a few websites. On the G-Shock UK website is appears as 1BVMUR...it looks like my one but I'm not 100% sure if it is a real one under a less popular name.

Any information would be much appreciated.

Thank You


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Downunder35mBest Answer (author)2016-09-02

Casio uses a lot of "unkown" part numbers.
Often the first part is identical to the normal ones but one or more digits are nowhere to be found on their websites.
When I got mine I contacted their support to get some answers.
Long story short:
These numbers are for model variations.
Sometimes it is as small as different colors for the fingers or dial.
In other cases it is for country specific models, those for a speciic re-seller or even because some internal parts are different, like never sensors.
Then there is the addition of the wrist bands to consider.
In many cases a big re-seller does not like the standard band and wants something else - again the model number will be slightly adjusted.
Even the finnish can affect the model number, like black or standard, polished or brushed...

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super_me (author)Downunder35m2016-09-03

thanks...phewh...it's not fake! I hope then...

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super_me (author)2016-09-02

Both the images of the watches from rickharris and FriendOfHumanity are the same as the watch I have... :D

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rickharris (author)2016-09-02

Well all I can say is their main web site doesn't list that model number. Soooo Maybe it's fake.

Don't worry I have a fake Rolex, it tells the time just as well as my real Seiko.

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rickharris (author)rickharris2016-09-02

OR you have missread the part number and this is your watch.

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super_me (author)rickharris2016-09-02

Yes...that is my watch. The number that I thought was the model no. was on the back of the box.

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super_me (author)super_me2016-09-02
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FriendOfHumanity (author)2016-09-02

Hi, this is on the official Casio site, with magnetic resistance.

http://www.casio.com/products/Watches/G-Shock/G100...

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Thanks for the link. I'm just curious as why it only says 1BV?

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