I had been waiting for these series for a long time. I had been fishing last year at several people at Casio if they knew anything of a 30th Anniversary DW-5000 model and all feedback I got was to look out around the celebration month, April 2013, the month G-Shock really exists 30 years. To my surprise, not just one, but three models were selected for this occasion in a series called Resist Black.
Katsu higuchi-san at Higuchi-Inc. Like Seiya Japan, Katsu Higuchi-san provides great service and fast shipping. Now it seems the GW-5530C-1JR was a JP only release, while the DW-5030C and the DW-6930C are now released also in Europe and the US as “Vintage Colorway Timepieces”. The retail prices for this model are ¥15000,$130 and €129, which are usual prices for special editions like these.