Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

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    Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Altivo Timepieces (on Amazon.com) has the classic DW-8200 left (as of this moment) for $250. The company has fast shipping and the watch arrived as described.

    The DW-8200 is a hefty, eye-catching Frogman, with its red lettering (much redder in real life than the pictures below show), its silver accent, and its dome-shaped bezel.

    The 8200 fantastic trait is its simplicity, something I don't think the modern Frogman models have anymore. Its functions include 1) time, 2) count-down, 3) stop-watch, and 4) 3 alarms and an hourly signal. That's it! It reminds me of the DW5600SL Spike Lee whose similar simplicity I adore.

    As compared to my MIRB, it is just about the same size, maybe sitting a tick higher off the wrist but still comfortable. The 8200's strap isn't as progressively soft as the MIRB, but once the watch is on, you just don't notice the feel of the strap. The difference is little and, while worn, not perceivable.

    I love both watches and will now have a hard time deciding which to wear for the day -- yet they're different enough that I won't be too indecisive.

    For a second generation Frogman, I can't believe that this one came brand-new in the box. Not a scratch. Not a smudge. The illumination is bright and sharp. up for Altivo Timepieces on Amazon!













    And a few comparison shots with the GW-200MS MIRB.





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    And Here are Some Wrist Shots

    My wrist size is a little under 6.5 inches -- pretty small, but for some reason both Frogmen don't look overwhelming when worn... at least my wife and several others have told me!





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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    great design! i like how the frogman text and its triangles are bright red against the left bezel. bold and brash. and i agree, it doesn't seem to float above your wrist like some of the gwf1000 wrist shots have to my eye. good deal. the design reminds me of the antman i had for a while.


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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Quote Originally Posted by a-Tom-ic View Post
    great design! i like how the frogman text and its triangles are bright red against the left bezel. bold and brash. and i agree, it doesn't seem to float above your wrist like some of the gwf1000 wrist shots have to my eye. good deal. the design reminds me of the antman i had for a while.
    I really like the larger display font used on this 8200 series frog, along with the classic "titanium" case.

    This frog is part of a series that was released back in late 1990s through 2002; I'm amazed to see such "new" old stock frogs around. Nice addition to the collection!

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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Nice pick up~Congrats!

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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Stunning buy
    Current G's:
    GW-9200J-1 Riseman
    DW-004ASJ-8AT (stealthed)
    DW-9800 Wademan AR-3T ARTI
    DW-8800AJ ADMA's Full set of 5

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    G-7900 1ER - GW-7900B-1JF - GW-M5600BC -
    G-9000-8DVR Stormtrooper - GW-9100MB-1JF Gulfman - FTS-100 Forester



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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Stunning buy indeed... it's my all time favorite frog...

    I was DELIGHTED when I saw that casio took design clues from this model to make next gen Frog.

    Non the less I'm still hoping to add one of these to my collection in the near future.

    Wear it in good health mate!
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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Congrats! I just recently received my first 8200 series frog too. I'm impressed with it and although it is very close in size to the GW-200 it just seems to be so much bigger on the wrist.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Frogman Pictures -- Second Generation DW-8200-1B ARRIVES!

    Congratulations on your classic find.

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    I like the MIRB more.
    But still a nice watch :D

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