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5.0 out of 5 stars Technological Tank, September 12, 2008
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This review is from: Casio Men's GW9200-1 G-Shock Riseman Alti-Therm Solar Atomic Watch (Watch)
By bringing together the toughness of a G-Shock and the core features of a Pathfinder/ProTrek, the Riseman is doubtlessly the best G-Shock on the market.

The Riseman is a technological tank: wrapped in a solid, eye-pleasing, and elaborate shield with brushed steel inserts is a high precision measurement instrument that gives very reliable readings of barometric pressure, altitude, temperature as well as reasonably accurate weather patterns. Fascinatingly, the watch gets its energy from the sun (or other minor sources of light, such as a bulb) and is the first watch in the world to synchronize time via radio waves from 6 different atomic clocks around the world (depending on your location). Other handy features: 24+ world times, 24hr stopwatch, 24hr countdown and 5 alarms.

The use of screen space in the main timekeeping mode is exceptional as it includes, besides the time, day & date, a 2-hourly reading of atmospheric pressure within the "red eye". This gives you an immediate idea of where the weather is going and adds a totally new spin on owning a watch that measures atmospheric pressure. The time is also displayed in all modes (except the altim.)

I found the Riseman extremely comfortable to wear throughout the day even in hot/humid weather thanks to the design of the band and despite its important size it is rarely invasive. The overall feel of the watch in your hands, and on your wrist, conveys the high quality of the materials used to achieve toughness as well as its unique look.

With its Gotham City inspired design, its cutting-edge features and its "battle proven" armor, the G-Shock GW9200 Riseman is definitely destined to become a milestone and a classic Master of G.
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Initial post: Oct 9, 2008 6:17:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 9, 2008 6:18:41 AM PDT
Gadget says:
Hi El Greco. Thanks for your review of the G-Shock Riseman. Can you advice where this watch (model GW9200-1) is made in. I've seen some Riseman models that are made in Thailand.
I'm quite confused with the different models available for the Riseman. Your sharing of the differences will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Posted on Oct 9, 2008 9:40:43 AM PDT
Zoltan says:
Great review!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2008 4:38:29 PM PDT
Garen says:
All GW9200's are made in Thailand.

The GW9200 is available in two modules.

The US market gets module 3147 with the Dragon on the case back. This model comes in black and has both metric and Imperial unit measurements for temperature and barometric pressure readings.

The Japanese model, also made in Thailand, has the 3145 module with the Flying Squirrel case back and only measures in metric. The Japanese model is also available in M.I.R.O. (Men In Rescue Operations) orange case and band in addition to the regular black. You could view and possibly buy the M.I.R.O. version at Seiyajapan.com and maybe one or two other sites. It costs a lot more.

Hope this helped.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2008 8:10:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2008 4:49:31 PM PDT
Gadget says:
Hi Garen,

Thanks for the details on Country of Manufacture and differences betwen Modules 3147 and 3145. I've ordered my piece from Amazon USA, so I believe it should be the Module 3147 that I'm getting then. Looking forward to the delivery. Thanks again,and Cheers!

Gadget

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2010 2:35:43 PM PST
Very nice review....however,I am confused. I have a serious fisherman in the family(bass);however,we are near Seattle(no sun). Want a super watch? All the Marines on base love this company/they have a high end issue one.I just need a super watch for a super son in law! HELP!!!

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 8:40:05 PM PDT
Martha Uroda says:
Yes, it's a great watch and I have a passion for the "best in field" but i wish that the bar in the middle of the screen was not there.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 12:24:17 PM PDT
bobbyjoe says:
look on g-shock.com there you can choose filters such as not solar atomic. you should be able to find a decent one that way, it just wont be atomic.

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 1:52:35 PM PDT
Sounded a little (lot) too much like ad copy for Casio. "Fascinatingly?" Come on, just give us the facts.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2013 10:51:58 AM PDT
If you look at the second photo of the watch, it shows the back. Use the zoom feature, and it clearly says "Made in Thailand." Maybe they used the wrong photo for the ad... hard to know until you bite the bullet and buy one. It's a gamble.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2013 8:16:51 PM PDT
Michi says:
I bought mine a few weeks ago and it says Japan in the back. It's rare, but apparently a few batches were made in Japan recently.
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