As noted in our original article about the G-Shock GW-5035A-1 35th Anniversary Origin Tribute Watch, this model is one of the most in-demand of the limited edition G-Shock anniversary watches. It’s officially available only in Japan, China, Taiwan, and the U.S.
It’s sold out in Japan with heavy price markups on eBay. We expect it to be just as difficult to find in China (at least online), and your best bet for finding one at a reasonable price would most likely be a U.S. model (GW5035A-1). So where can you buy one?
Update: All official outlets and online authorized resellers appear to be sold out.
ShopCasio: ShopCasio.com is the official G-Shock online store in North America. They had the GW5035A-1 listed as “Coming Soon” and sent out some in-stock email alerts with a working “Add To Cart” link where you could actually order it. Now the GW5035A-1 page is completely gone and it is not listed anymore.
Macy’s: We were checking daily and didn’t see it but reader Joe T. has reported that Macy’s did have it available online at Macys.com at one point but no longer does. Macy’s currently has only two anniversary watches listed in its G-Shock lineup. Physical Macy’s stores in major cities are another possibility but unfortunately we have no information about this.
Other Authorized Casio Resellers: Tourneau had the GW5035A-1 available for list price, but it is now out of stock. As online options have dwindled at this point, your best bet may be smaller, regional Casio dealers at brick and mortar locations.
Amazon: Some third-party sellers on Amazon offered the GW5035A-1 at list price, but we’ve only seen that with two sellers and they sold out quickly. Turntable Lab added another batch after selling out, but then quickly sold out again. Some sellers have offered it above list price. Availability has been sporadic. To check the latest status see the GW5035A-1 on Amazon.
eBay: It’s extremely unlikely that you will be able to get one for list price on eBay. Still, you can always check the GW5035A-1 listings and hope to get lucky or find one that isn’t marked up too much. There have been some U.S. listings marked up $100-$125 over the retail price, which isn’t too bad compared to the Japanese markups.
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