i ordered a dw-8700 some weeks ago and was already annoyed it didnt arrive, cause when i order a watch i am really into it and sometimes lose interest after some weeks, also with this watch, cause i got another one while waiting for it (a JP-200w, which meassures your pulse, a vintage piece i found for 1,5€, YES, on the flu market oh my god!).
last night my mum and grandma visited me cause they wanna visit a tv talk show in the vienna city, they found no hotel. so both ladys sleep in my single room. and grandma snores all night, hell of a night...
normally i never reach the mailman, cause he comes when i am at work. exactly today, when granny was here in the morning he finally brought my 8700. they called me on phone a package has arrive, my day was made!
now i wear it, and i must say its the best fitting shock for my wrist ever! its not as big as the dw6900, little bigger than the g9000, so next to the dw-5600 its my 4th gshock (and next to some other vintage casio like marlins...). its not as heavy as a 6900 but still solid.
the dw-8700 with its simplicity is a classic g-shock like he dw6900 or 6600. i wonder its not more famous.
especially i like the perfect symmetry, and the shock resist symbol at the bottom. the protection writing on the top in red colour. the light button in red- great! the little arrows on the side of the display.
the buttons are very deep inside, covered very well, which can be an advantage or not. not so easy to reach and press but doesnt get pressed by accident.
the functions are the same as on the 6900.
the band is the same as on the dw6900.
mine was made in korea, i got it from ebay for 11 euro! what a bargain.
i add a foto with copyright seiya.
questions are welcome