200M Water Resistant
EL Backlight with Afterglow
29 time zones (27 cities), city code display
Daylight saving on/off
4 Daily Alarms & 1 Snooze Alarm
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 1 minute to 60 minutes
1/100 second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 59’59.99”
Elapsed time, split time,
1st-2nd place times
Hourly Time Signal
(pre-programmed until the year 2039)
12/24 Hour Formats
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month
Battery SR927W x 2
Approx. battery life: 3 years
Size of case/total weight
51.7 x 46.0 x 16.5mm / 56.7g
This watch is part of the Eric Haze series. The series consist of 3 watches (so far) and they are:
DW-6900M-8T, issued in 1999
G-304EH-7DR, issued in 2006
DW-5600EH-7, issued in 2008
The collaboration between Eric Haze and Casio began in 1999. Eric Haze, in a demonstration of the close association between Casio and him, designed the G-Shock’s 25th anniversary logo.
Eric Haze was born in New York City, 1961. For over 30 years, he has been a leader in the worlds of art, graphic and product design. In the 70's, using the name, "HAZE," he established his own influential styles of graffiti art. During the 80's, Haze became one of the first artists to help visually communicate Hip Hop culture to the world via his graphic and logo design. To this day, Haze continues to produce a variety of work and shows at exhibitions worldwide. (from Casio website)
The watch in review is the second watch in the series. This watch carries the white and black monotone motif. The watch is based on the G300 series. The G300 series are ana-digi models and are motor sport based.
As earlier stated, the watch is white and black monotone. The exposed metal parts are brushed stainless steel. The sides however are polished. All the letterings are grey in colour. The dial is black and the display is the inverted (negative display). The EL backlight is green. The analogue display is made up of the hour and minutes indicator. The second’s indicator can be seen in the 4 cutouts on the dial at 2,4,8 and 10 o’clock position. The lume on the hands are standard Casio lume, which is bad by any standard. The watch is large, but like the G-100/ 101 series, the dial is small.
The watch is fitted with a lightweight band made from fabric and is also white and black monotone. The band carries Eric’s signature design. The bands are attached to the watch via strap adapters. The strap is not the typical Casio strap. The fabric is stiff and this poses a problem when adjustments to size are required. The fabric bands seem to have ‘memory’ of the last size and changing the size can be a task.
The watch is held in place via the bands looped into the buckle. It is kept in place via Velcro and is further secured via the large white keeper. Eric’s signature adorns the keeper. The internal markings are as follows: 6H EL1 China and 12H EL1 respectively. This may indicate that the bands could be made in China. The buckle is unmarked. The watch itself is of comfortable size and the strap adaptors provide some breathing space between the watch and the hand. However the bands are not as comfortable. It is stiff. Long-term usage may soften the bands, thus making it more comfortable.
The case back is typical Casio, stainless steel back plate with vertical brushing, matte and carrying the usual data. The watch has Japan movement but is cased in Thailand. Instead of the G-Shock logo in the center of the back, this watch carries Eric’s signature.
The watch comes in a special box and I believe Eric Haze could have design the box. The 3-part box is made out of paper.
Thank you for reading.