G-7900, olive green is here

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    G-7900, olive green is here

    Just got mine today from Singapore. I got a lot of images in comparison to some Frogmans but will have to wait till my son returns from school with my memory card reader to get them online.

    Impressions:

    -BIG... bigger than 200 series Frogman
    -BIG BUTTONS... this think has a brutal feel to it
    -much lighter than Frogman (I like heavier, personal preference though)
    -24CDT nice, no silly 8 cycle limitation
    -CDT not settable to second, less nice
    -CDT adjustable up and down vs just up like the Frogman
    -must cycle through all modes to get to beginning, also less nice
    -excellent color combination
    -under flaps are not bothersome at all
    -band is a bit small on underside vs watch bulk
    two hold band would have been nice touch

    I'm not sure but I think adapters for putting a nato/zulu band on a Frogman will work on this watch. Will have to remove the flaps for sure but I might give it a try and if it works get an olive band as the Gulfman type band (near the clasp) is the only disappointment so far.

    If the GW-7900 is this size I'm getting it for sure. Look for pictures later tonight. Even with the dark color this looks big, I figure the white, red or even the blue model will look HUGE on the wrist.

    EDIT: I pulled off the flaps and the band. The 24mm adapters for my Frogman work even better on the 7900. Only trouble is either the screws for the flaps/fins stick out or (what I did) you can just leave them off. That means the buttons are the only thing holding the bezel on though. Seems pretty secure so I'm keeping it that way. The fins got a bit bother some after a while of wearing them. The zulu is much more comfortable and keep the watch more secure. Now to find an olive zulu or even the low light black I guess.
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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Bigger than a Frog? Yikes. DO WANT!

    Can't wait for the pics.
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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Congrats Nate..................Lets see some pic's ASAP.

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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Hope to have the pics soon.

    Curious that I tried to be stupid and set an alarm for 31 Feb. It was too smart for that and once I exited the set mode it changed to 1 Mar. I'm liking this thing more and more. Will most likely supplant my silver Frogman as my daily beater.
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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the comparos.




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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Just noticed I left the 'i' out of "olive". Mod, please add, thanks.

    BTW I got the 7900 and a Frogman in the freezer right now. Frog can go to 14F and 7900 to 4F. Want to see if the display fades like it does on my pager when it gets cold.

    It also looks like Frogman bands can fit on the 7900, I have yet to try and confirm but if the same adapter fits them both the band from one should go to the other (or maybe not). The reason I'm wondering is the 7900 band is kinda like the Frogman at the connection point but I like the two holes the Frogman has.
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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Quote Originally Posted by natornate View Post
    Just noticed I left the 'i' out of "olive". Mod, please add, thanks.

    I did not catch that either, In too much of a hurry to read your reveiw I got to get me one of the these


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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Uploading images to photobucket now, will be here soon.
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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Quote Originally Posted by natornate View Post
    Just noticed I left the 'i' out of "olive". Mod, please add, thanks.
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    Re: G-7900, olve green is here

    Congrats! Sweet watch, I actually decided against this one for now and pulled the trigger on a GW-6900 earlier this evening, only because I was wanting the GW-6900 before the G-7900 surfaced. How is where the strap attaches to the bezel? Is there a gap? Is it like the DW-9052 where you can see the topmost part of the strap that the spring bar goes through when it is latched down on the wrist?
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