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This is the best!
on January 13, 2014
This is a great looking and feeling G SHOCK.
I have just come back from Thailand and brought this while I was over there, at a good price but only on par with the best Amazon prices I have seen. I say this because this is where they are made, all of the G shocks I own have made in Thailand. This is not a bad thing but when you see "Japan Import" you think did I buy the best made model, and from what I can tell the one I got has all of the features advertised.
This watch was positioned right next to the 30 year anniversary G shock, a yellow model of the same watch (different glass and band highlights) that was priced a couple of hundred dollars more.
The watch has a daylight good vision but low light blackout/poor readability. This is OK if you know about it or don't have issue with this style but I have read reviews from people who don't like it.
I have set the sunrise and set feature which is accurate within minutes. I have changed time zones between cities and countries and it has been very accurate. The temperature gauge has been surprisingly close whilst being worn compared to my Casio PRW5100G-4 Pro-Trek, which is always a little off (while being worn).
The color is a very military looking green which adds to the already chunky tough usable feel to the watch. When you catch someone looking/glancing at it you look at their face and go ...Damn right!!
I have a large wrist and wear this comfortably for action on the second set of holes from the end or very relaxed on the last set of holes.
The watch has a great solid feel about it (not that other G shocks don't) but this watch has the ready for action feel more than others.
Illumination from the back lighting is nice adequate good but not overly bright or flashy.
Solar is great, charges easily, calender too 2099 means easy maintenance.
All the buttons push nicely and feel good doing it.
My pictures tell the best story on the looks of the watch.
It would be sad if Casio are making a poorer quality version of the same model watch because some people would be missing out on a great quality watch, but from what I've seen they all look to be the same, it's hard to tell online sometimes.
Loving this watch :-)