Just caught, very fresh Yellow Snapper! Photos and Review of the Fisherman DW-8600YJ-9T.
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    Just caught, very fresh Yellow Snapper! Photos and Review of the Fisherman DW-8600YJ-9T.

    I got this vintage Fisherman some time ago. However, it needed a battery change when it arrived and I have just got round to putting a new one in.

    So here are some pictures and a review.

    The watch is BNIB and is the DW-8600YJ-9T. I got this for a great price as well. Just shows you need to keep an eye out for bargains and they will come along eventually.















































































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    Titanium, which is where the 'Rust Resist' comes from.























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    The watch is in a really sunny and bright yellow with black detailing which makes a good combination imo.

    The strap is made of rather firm resin and this combined with the unusual double buckle design makes it quite tricky to put on and remove. I think it would have been better with just and ordinary buckle as I am not sure why it needs this extra protection against accidental opening compared to other Gs.

    What do other members think of this type of buckle if you have come across them before?

    The words FISHERMAN and RUST RESIST are moulded in to the top of the straps.




































































    Buttons are of a decent size and are easy to push.

















































    It is fairly well featured around its outdoorsman/.fisherman theme.

    It has a permanent graphical display of temperature which is displayed in Centigrade with no option to switch. This is quite a good use of the famous G Shock 'eye', much better than just flashing with the seconds.













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    In timekeeping mode you can switch to constantly showing the temperature on the main display instead of the date, as well as having the graphical display in the 'eye'.
















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    It has a Moon phase display and you can check the information out for any date past or present.











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    Also it has Sunset and Sunrise times which again can be checked by date. I think this complication is quite useful.

    The watch makes its calculations from difference to GMT and longitude and latitude data you input.














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    It has a tide graph. The data for this has to be input by giving the lunitidal interval with no option to just set it by inputting the high tide information which is less convenient than some new tide watches.














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    It also has the usual daily alarm and hourly signal. The alarm is for a full 20 seconds and is very loud.











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    It has a 24 hour stop watch with the usual split times function.












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    It has Auto EL and a rather cool mermaid graphic.













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    So a rather cool Master of G, especially in this colour combo. The graphical temperature eye is especially cool and I can't think of another G that has this feature.

    A few wrist shots to finish off.












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    Re: Just caught, very fresh Yellow Snapper! Photos and Review of the Fisherman DW-8600YJ-9T.

    Thanks for putting this thread here! I am definitely into this watch.
    Yes, I am OCD. What gave it away?

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    Re: Just caught, very fresh Yellow Snapper! Photos and Review of the Fisherman DW-8600YJ-9T.

    Thanks for the pics! Super cool watch and I want one now lol

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