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    In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    then one day it happened

    early "nut" box

    A DW6300 was born, it not yet marked as a "frogman" except for a paper tag


    The idea at the time was to concentrate on the "shock" aspect i guess

    no Frogs

    I find this very interesting

    You can see here that so far Frogs have been a "skip generation" in the looks department, 200's look more like the 6300 than the 8200 and the 1000 looks more like the 8200 than the 200 {i know the 9900 should be in there but i no longer have one and so far it was an anomaly in design..

    i have no idea why i have this frog since i'm not a collector but i do find it interesting

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    I'm still trying to familiarize myself to this new addiction so please bare with my questions:

    1. what is the model of the leftmost watch in the last picture?
    2. is it ok to press the buttons underwater even though the manual says no?

    by the way, nice close ups! :)

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Wooo - nice! A NOS DW-6300 with hang-tag and everything - great score!!
    Btw - nice collection for a non-collector!

    Greeetings, Sedi
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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboytuna View Post
    I'm still trying to familiarize myself to this new addiction so please bare with my questions:

    1. what is the model of the leftmost watch in the last picture?
    2. is it ok to press the buttons underwater even though the manual says no?

    by the way, nice close ups! :)
    That is the GWF 1000 atomic frog.
    I use the buttons underwater, I think this warning was only on the earliest watches but this one isn't likely ever to see any "real" use.

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Wooo - nice! A NOS DW-6300 with hang-tag and everything - great score!!
    Btw - nice collection for a non-collector!

    Greeetings, Sedi
    It's funny how these things happen

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Nice catch there, in such a good condition too.

    Quote Originally Posted by lexvil
    i know the 9900 should be in there but i no longer have one and so far it was an anomaly in design
    As far as design anomalies go, the 9900 is the only one I'll take.
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    Sucks to be without a G.

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Quote Originally Posted by lexvil View Post
    You can see here that so far Frogs have been a "skip generation" in the looks department, 200's look more like the 6300 than the 8200 and the 1000 looks more like the 8200 than the 200 {i know the 9900 should be in there but i no longer have one and so far it was an anomaly in design..
    Lex,

    As much as I like Frogs, I have trouble following you in this description. I'd love to see it illustrated by photos so I can see why a model looks more like one model than another.

    Maybe this is because my Frogmen are almost all special editions? Kermit, MIRB, Dawn Black, Master Blue, GWF-1000. I haven't caught onto the evolutionary changes....

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    nice pics lex..nobody could do it better...only missing link is the 9900..tat could be a good family tree

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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Love the 6300 Frog, probably my favorite (unfortunately, since it is hard to find in good shape- they're usually either beat to hell or in new condition $$)

    Can't beat the look IMHO.


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    Re: In the beginning {there were no frogs..

    Quote Originally Posted by GregNYC View Post
    Lex,

    As much as I like Frogs, I have trouble following you in this description. I'd love to see it illustrated by photos so I can see why a model looks more like one model than another.

    Maybe this is because my Frogmen are almost all special editions? Kermit, MIRB, Dawn Black, Master Blue, GWF-1000. I haven't caught onto the evolutionary changes....
    The DW-6300 came out in 1993 and was the very first Frogman even tough the word Frogman did not appear anywhere on the watch, only the tag. The DW-8200 came out in 1995 and had a slightly larger size and new more round design details, and its most distinctive design feature the button shrouds. The DW-9900 came out in 1999 but was a side track, it runned alongside the DW-8200, it never replaced it but was rather a "poor mans Frogman" and for the even "poorer" we had the Seaman that looked like a DW-9900.

    Then in 2001 we got the GW-200 series, the 200 series looked like a modern version of the original DW-6300. So it was a step backwards in time with regards to the design but at the same time a step forward with more modern design details and finish. Now in 2009 we got the atomic Frogman the GWF-1000 that is a mixture of 2 designs. In one part it has the modern design style of the new Master Of G models mostly a beefed up Riseman without the sensor. And another part with the button shrouds and larger size that is reminiscent of the old DW-8200 model.

    So it indeed seems like Casio is skipping generations. The GW-200 skipped back to the 1993 DW-6300 stylewise and the GWF-1000 is skipping back to the DW-8200 from 1995 stylewise but with added design elements from modern Masters Of G..
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