Youtube review GW-9100-1 with wrist shots
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    Video Youtube review GW-9100-1 with wrist shots

    I feel bad having been a member here for as long as I have and not really contributing. So to make up for it here is a review of my GW-9100-1 as well as a few wrist shots that I took of it. Hope you like and or find them useful.



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    Re: Youtube review GW-9100-1 with wrist shots

    Nice video review you posted.

    Casio made a very good quality watch with this GW-9100 Gulfman. It has been replaced with a new Atomic/Solar version that has the tide graph and moon phase, but it's like twice as expensive as the GW-9100 was. I think this one looks better.

    By the way, you mentioned about how this is your daily watch and that the resin band is showing some wear. You might be interested to know that the Riseman band fits the Gulfman seamlessly and is a more comfortable band (fewer inner facing hard ridges). In fact, the new GW-9110 has an updated band and looks just like it. I just checked PacParts and they've got it listed for just $12.50 (half what it used to cost). It's well worth it if you wear the watch frequently. The only "drawback" if there had to be one, is that there is "Twin Sensor" stamped on the top band, but obviously the Gulfman doesn't have any sensors. Not a big deal, really. If it bothered you enough, you could scrape it off.
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    Re: Youtube review GW-9100-1 with wrist shots

    Thank you for the info on the band replacement. The majority of the wear is from me resting it while working at my computer, so it is not that noticeable. However, I may pick up a replacement band and see if it is indeed more comfortable.

    I still like the look of the old Gulfman better. The new one looks a little too busy to be my everyday watch. Not saying that I have not looked at a watch with moon phase and tide graph for the future. It was just not this one.

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    Re: Youtube review GW-9100-1 with wrist shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Wanderer View Post
    Thank you for the info on the band replacement. The majority of the wear is from me resting it while working at my computer, so it is not that noticeable. However, I may pick up a replacement band and see if it is indeed more comfortable.

    I still like the look of the old Gulfman better. The new one looks a little too busy to be my everyday watch. Not saying that I have not looked at a watch with moon phase and tide graph for the future. It was just not this one.
    I can guarantee that you'll find the Riseman band more comfortable. To me it's a big difference. In fact, CASIO abandoned the GW-9100 strap when producing the GW-9110, and switched to the Riseman design. If that's not a testimony to the superior band, I don't know what is.

    I too prefer the GW-9100 watch face design. I have a G-Lide with moon phase and tide graph, which I found cumbersome to get the right lunitidal interval set, and even then the precision is rather vague. Not only do I find the functionality insufficient, I don't like the dedicated field space for it. The rate of information change is slow enough that it could be hidden from view but activated with a single button press. A larger LCD field could be designed to present better detail. In any case, I now have moon phase and tide graph apps installed on my Android phone that provide terrific detail, all I need.
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