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Another great G-Shock!,
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This is my third G-Shock watch in the last 25 years. My first lasted over 15 years; my second (DW-6900), sadly, was lost on a recent trip to Canada. I almost got an exact replacement, but it occurred to me that this was an opportunity to upgrade to a G-Shock with more features, so I started looking at the new line. I considered the upgraded version of my old watch, dubbed the GW-6900, but it was a 4-6 week wait time thru Amazon, and I didn't want to be without a G-Shock on my wrist for that long :)
I settled on the G-7900 as it had an interesting display layout -- not quite as symmetrical as the DW/GW-6900, but very readable -- important since I am now in my mid-40's, and I can't always locate my reading glasses! No atomic timekeeping or solar recharging, as on the GW-6900, but I realized that at this point, I don't really need those features.
The G-7900 has a nice, beefy feel to it, and though I was a little dubious about the rubber "wings" attached to the strap, they actually make the watch more comfortable to wear by keeping it from moving around on my wrist. I also much prefer the G-7900's chunky rubberized buttons over the smaller round metallic buttons on my old watch. Another great feature of this watch is the ability to move forward and backward while setting time, alarms, etc. - my old watch would only allow forward movement through the settings, so if you missed the mark, you'd have to go all the way around to it again - seemingly a minor thing, but I did find it rather aggravating. The G-7900's moon phase feature is cool, but since I live in northern Texas, I doubt the tide feature will get used much :)
About the only thing I can think of that could be considered a minus would be the backlighting; it's not as bright as the backlighting on my old watch. I will say, though, that the watch is readable in all but the lowest light, and in very dim settings, the backlight is quite adequate to illuminate the display. Maybe Casio implemented this dimmer lighting to save battery life?
Overall, I have to say that I LOVE my new watch. If you're a G-Shock fan, I would suggest that you take a look at the G-7900; if you're not currently a G-Shock fan, check one out -- you, too, might find something new to love.