About a month ago, I found locally a GF-8250-9DR. As I said many times before, I'm a very discreet person, and hate to call attention about myself, so a loud 'n yellow Frog does not exactly combine very well with me . But since the deal was good and I thought I could do something about the color, I went ahead and bought it.
Up until then I only had a Final Frog, and was a bit worried that in terms of size I wouldn't like it. But though it is bigger then a 200, the 8250 sits well on my wrist.
The 200 has a diameter of 49,6 mm (17,9 mm high), while the 8250 has 52 mm (18,5 mm high), so on me at least it dresses nicely on my wrist. It is quite heavier, with 114 g (against 83 g of the 200), but is very comfortable to wear.
But as I said, the thing is LOUD . I had the feeling that everyone was looking at my watch, though my baby patients seemed to like that yellow mass moving around them . I got it over a month ago but I think I wore it only 2 or 3 times because it felt kind of wrong on my wrist. The watch was VERY comfortable to wear, and the 3266 module is quite good (except for the EL - I'll get to that later), so I had to make it better, make it more quiet. What do do? Stealth it .
I ordered a set of strap+resin for the DW-8200BK-1, and it arrived yesterday afternoon. I got home from a short bike ride and the manilla envelope was waiting for me on my office desk, so even before I got out of my cycling attire I went to work.
Now I have a pretty awesome 8250! The all-black resin makes a very nice contrast with the shinny case, and now the watch looks way more "professional". I couldn't be happier about the result ! The only thing that I would like to get would be a shiny stainless steel strap keeper, that I think would give the strap a nice touch. Oh, and about the EL. As I said, the module is great, and you can even change the duration of the EL, but unfortunately, it has a red frog figure. Yeah, it looks cool, and my 5yo thinks it's the coolest thing since I brought home a Lego AT-AT set, but it makes reading the time at night more difficult . I would rather have a normal plain EL instead.
With or without the frog on the EL, it's an AWESOME watch .