Received a Giez GS-1300B earlier this week and thought i'd share some pics and my impressions thus far.
Firstly it is the most expensive G i have purchased at £320 in the UK. Has a quality feel to it out the box as it has some weight to it, a bit disappointed it came in a bog standard G-Shock tin at that premium price!
I was warned by other posters on here that they come up smaller especially if you are used to bigger G's. I can confirm this is the case but it still has enough size to make a presence when you put it on. Also has a Rubber strap over the normal Resin, the rubber feels softer and is very comfortable, again i wouldn't have minded a wider bulkier strap.
I found it easy to set up but then I did read the MANUAL!!! It achieved a manual sync on the first attempt and has synced both nights i have had it without a problem. You can check it has synced but you don't get an exact time like you do on a digital, just a Yes/No.
No doubt the Giez / Analogue G's are an enquired taste as you can't just pick it up like a Digital model and press buttons and work things out, do you need to read up! I like the slight quirky modes of spinning dials and motors but accept that wouldn't be for everyone. It doesn't have that instantness of a digital in certain modes.
However you can start the Stopwatch / Countdown timer both 24hrs while the dials are getting into position they just catch up once they have set themselves up so you don't have to wait for them to get into position.
One interesting feature with the countdown timer once it ends and beeps it then automatically starts counting back up as in it becomes a stopwatch, i wondered what it was doing but it is a built in feature that i guess if you have set a countdown for say sport or a deadline and you go over that deadline you'll know by how much as it will show you how long since the countdown timer ended!! This can be cancelled easily though by stopping and pressing the reset button. I've not seen this before though, i like it.
Changing or swapping your home city and your world time is dead easy too if you travel a lot, you simply press the B button (top right) in the WT mode until you hear a beep and your world time becomes your home city and your previous home time now the world time selection.
One alarm only easy to set and a decent volume well it would wake me up anyway!
No back light but the lume is pretty good not in the traser / Nite league but adequate.
All in all very nice, expensive if i'm honest when compared to a digital alternative but you are paying for all those motors, build quality and slightly more sophisticated look, you could easily wear this with a suit over say a King GX-56!!!
Comparison with Omega