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G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4 x Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary

Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary x G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4

As we were bemoaning the lack of any new G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400 models this year we came across this interesting collaboration on Facebook. Apparently this GW-9400FSD-4 (or GW-9400FSD-4DR) watch is a collaboration with the Hong Kong Fire Services Department to celebrate its 150th anniversary. We held off on reporting about it until now because we had doubts that it is an official Casio release. According to some sources this watch has already been released but we haven’t been able to find any official mention of it from Casio. (See update below.)

Evidence that the GW-9400FSD-4 is real:

• We’ve seen faked collaboration watches out of Asia before, but not with advanced models like the Rangeman and not with this level of detail: custom engraved case back, custom backlight, authentic-looking product tag with model number, limited numbered card, etc.
• We found this official document from HKFSD that appears to be about the watch (also pictured below).
• Hong Kong store Elite_timepiecehk posted it on Facebook and as far as we know it is not known for selling fake or unofficially modded watches.
• Authorized Casio parts reseller PacParts has the watch listed on its site (but does not have any parts for it available).

Update: In a comment response, Instagrammer a13z_chan said “sorry.. its for internal draw of HKFDS only.” It looks like the GW-9400FSD-4 is a private release and is not intended for public sale (which is not unheard of but perhaps rather unusual for a Master of G model). Also, a friend gave us a brief translation of the HKFSD document (and it is notifying employees that the watch is ready for pickup for those who paid for it) which also supports this conclusion.

GW-9400FSD-4 on eBay

Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary x G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4 Box

Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary x G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4 Band

Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary x G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4 Case Back

Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary x G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4 Strap Keeper

Hong Kong Fire Services Department 150th Anniversary x G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400FSD-4 Backlight

Photos via Raub G-Shock Empire

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Rayen
Rayen
2 years ago

Yes it is…. Very nice

mr cheung
mr cheung
2 years ago

it is real.
Mr Cheung from Hong Kong

anon743
anon743
2 years ago

Didn’t know the backstory of it ever since I spotted it online about a few weeks ago, until now. But YES this is definitely genuine collaboration model. In fact this kind of localized collaboration project can materialize with ease esp. since Casio does have a local HK subsidiary (NOT distributors) which is capable to handling these kinds of special requests…

After all, Casio has already collaborated with certain local fire services back in Japan for similar G-shock models (notably the GW-9400FBJ-4JR). So I expect similar collaboration models involving other governmental services in other jurisdictions to happen in the long run.