So, recently I announced that I had won this DW-004 on eBay for about $27usd. Well, today I got it and it is cool! First of all, this watch is huge! The case isn't any larger than that of a DW-6900 but the thick velcro/buckle strap is not only wide but really thick. This thing sticks out like an inch from my wrist! The watch itself is very straightforward and features a stopwatch, 24hr. countdown timer and single alarm. That's it, simple.
It's the only G-Shock I have that's Japan made and its fit and finish is first-rate. The color scheme is not really my taste but it's growing on me and I've only had it a few hours. I've heard that these bands are comfortable and that is true. It doesn't put any uneven pressure on the wrist and it gets to the point that you can't even feel it. Pretty sweet.
The other touch that I like is the EL backlight. It's got a G-lide logo that's visible in red when the backlight is activated. Not very functional but very nice. The best part of this deal is that it was used but has absolutely no appearance of wear and tear. The former owner even went as far as to change the battery for me! How cool is that? Anyways, hope you all like the pics and I'd love to hear what you've got to say. Opinions welcome.