Hello everyone, I just thought to share some of my experience with this particular G-Shock. As many of you know this watch isn't solar or atomic and not ABC. I got this watch several months ago. It was my first ever G-Shock watch. After getting it I quickly accumulated a DW-9052, DW-5600E, and a G-9000 along with many other Casio and Timex models. So, this watch went back into a box and sat mainly unused. About two weeks ago this all changed. I recently had acquired a Timex Expedition Compass watch and tried to wear it all day everyday.
My job requires the use of count-down timers as well as accuracy for time keeping. As much as I liked the Timex T49612 it just wasn't cutting it. For one, comfort at night was somewhat of an issue (yes, I always wear a watch, always), and every time I used the compass hiking/climbing it would cause the Timex to loose time. The same thing happens with using the count-down timer, the user begins to loose time. I do not know if this is common with all T49612 watches or just mine.
Anyways, I began to become displeased with these annoyances. Re-enter the DW-6900. To put it simply this watch is turning out to be a wonderful hiking and climbing companion. It takes lots of vibrations, scrapes, and scratches. Changes in altitude (4200ft-7647ft so far) and temperature do not seem to affect the accuracy while wearing the watch. It is also proving once again to be an excellent gym watch. My workout glooves don't activate any of the buttons so the light doesn't keep coming on or my timer stopped! It is still accurate to the second after setting it to the NIST atomic clock after more than a week.
This watch has not been off my wrist for over a week; showers, hot-tubs, cooking, washing dishes, work duties, weight-lifting, etc have all been inflicted upon this watch. This watch isn't the fanciest Casio has to offer, far from it. It is just a very basic watch. The 3230 module displays the current time in the timer and stopwatch modes. It has an auto repeat feature for the timer which is 24hr max. Also, the timer can be set to the second! The alarm mode is the only mode in which current time is not displayed.
The alarm is as loud as the DW-5600E to my ears. The date has a pre-programmed calender for up to 2099. The module offers 12hr/24hr time modes. The mineral crystal is thick, ~4mm. The bezel does a good job with protecting the mineral crystal from bumps and scrapes. Four out of the five pushers are metal. When using the count-down timer at work throughout the day there as been no loss of time. It has an hourly chime and flasher feature.
Some people consider the 3 eyes to take up unnecessary space; not me, I find them fun to look at if I happen to get bored or need a break from work. The illuminator feature works for as long as you hold the button down. All-in-all I find this watch to meet my needs. I am considering getting a clip-on compass for this watch. I have become a fan of the DW-6900 with the 3230 module.