If you read my postings you know I had owned a Pathfinder PAW-1300 for 1.5 years, the longest I've owned a Casio. It was my only watch for that time period, it did everything I needed, and a bit more. In the end, I grew tired of the extra functionality that I wasn't using and the atomic feature, as always, began to bug me (the history of my atomic dislike is chronicled on this forum
So, I finally sold the pathfinder and went on the hunt for a new G-Shock. After consulting my extensive wish list containing various esoteric vintage models, I happened upon the G-7600 by accident. Checked out the module and was surprised at the functionality. For $50, couldn't go wrong. Pics of various modes below. Interestingly, this watch is not exactly easy to find. I leave it to the Casio marketing experts to pinpoint date of release and regional distribution patterns.
I've had the watch for a short time period, but the total package -- module 2957 combined with a real G-Shock case designed for real G-Shock-type activity -- is the best I've found so far, close to perfect for me.
Here's the rundown:
-- regular timekeeping mode shows day, time, date, huge bold time display
-- E-data memory mode allow you to enter phone numbers, passwords etc. You can even password protect this data if you like.
-- World time mode -- 27 cities (chosen world time displayed big and bold, current time at bottom of display)
-- 5 alarms (one snooze), which can be set to specific date AND you can add scrolling text/data at top to remind you WHY you set the alarm (love this feature). Can set four types of alarms: daily, date, one month, and monthly!
-- 24 hour CDT with current time visible at bottom of display
-- 24 hour Stopwatch
-- Super bright EL in the coveted 5th G position (can set auto EL)
The watch itself is somewhat compact but looks great on the wrist. Not a huge G, but wears like a G. Some of those who own this watch have commented that it looks better in person. True. The tire-tread pattern is a nice touch, the side bumpers on the case mean business, the top and bottom bumpers effectively recess the crystal for extra protection, and the caseback receives some nice protective shielding. Strap is easy to buckle with "H" teeth.
The only cons for me are the grey plastic bits on the bezel face and especially the grey plastic circle which holds the auto EL symbol when activated. Definitely not needed, takes up valuable space. I've already considered taking the watch apart and painting the light grey bezel bits to a dark anodized color.
Three versions of this watch as below. I don't know of any other Casio models currently using this 2957 module, but I hope Casio puts it inside some nice beefy Gs. Great everyday watch for those who expect to bang their watch around on a regular basis.
quick retaining wall repair:
on my son's wrist:
my watch, G-7600-1V