Yesterday afternoon I had to babysit my 1y5m daughter, and when she was taking her nap, I finally made some comparo shots of my Frogs. Maybe this can be of service for those who are thinking about getting a Frog but don't know which one to get. My models are the DW-9900-1C, GW-200Z-1VDR "Final Edition", GF-8250BK-1 (I moded it from a 9DR) and GF-1000-1DR.
But first of all, some stats:
1) 9900: Ti case, 47,8 mm (16 mm high), 70 g
2) 200: Ti case, 49,6 mm (17,9 mm high), 83 g
3) 8250: SS case, 52 mm (18,5 mm high), 114 g
4) 1000: SS (DLC) case, 53,2 mm (18,1 mm high), 174 g
And here's what they look like:
9900 > 200 > 8250 > 1000
1000 > 8250 > 200 > 9900
Which one do I prefer?
That's a tough one. Between the 1000 and the 8250 I honestly can't pick the best one to wear, they're too equivalent. The 9900 is the smallest, and therfor "wears small" on the wrist (compared to the others), but since mine is on it's old original straps, it feels a bit "light" - not in weight, but the resin is much more broken-in then the others. If it was on new and more firm resin I'm sure my impression would be a bit different. So in terms of wrist wear, I think if I had to choose only one it would be the 200, since it's not too big and has a nice feel to it.