Hello, right now i'm interested with DW-9900. at first it was the idea of having a froggy on my collection. but the price on them gwf-1000 is just too much for my wallet to handle LOL. so i did some digging on the older models, and found that the 9900, despite being later model than 8200, can be bough relatively cheaper. So here's some question to those who have/had one, how's the size and fit? i've heard on most reviews that the 9900 being the smaller one of the bunch made it less popular froggy. is that true? how small it is compared to 8230? i tried the 8230 on the AD today, and the strap hugs my almost 8" wrist nicely. my only nitpick would be the smaller digits compared to the rangeman i wear that time, but maybe i can live with it since the strap fits really well... there's also the GWF-1000 there but i hate to be that one customer who keeps asking to try expensive watches everytime he visits but didn't buy, especially since it's just last week i asked to look at the MudMaster
if possible, i'd like to ask a comparison photo against DW/GD-X6900 would be really appreciated. much better if someone have it with Rangeman. those are the models i'm quite familiar with the sizing and feel on the wrist. it's almost impossible - i think - to find one of the 9900's here where i'm living. unless there's a chance meeting with a collector.
how about the battery? since it first introduced at 1999, if somehow i got one from that year, how long would probably the battery last? how about the resin, do u think it would still be okay - atleast for the next 5 years?
as for the module, from reading the manual i understand that it don't have pre-set world time instead it has set-able diving site time. does it bother you?
One more question, about dying the strap and bezel. if i got the W.C.C.S jelly instead of the solid ones, and decided to go dying, if i dye it 3 times - let's say white first, yellow then red - will it lose the jellyness and looked more solid, or will it still retain it's transparency? do the rit-dye and dylon gives different result? which one is better for the jelly straps? i've got the urge to get a red G's lately. maybe this one could scratch the itch
i think that's all for now, thank you for coping with my long and winded questions :D