It's a dangerous thing for watch collector to do window shopping.
Well I did a bit of a window shopping today and my my... picked up a beauty for 50 US...
Now my friends... I owned quite a few Gs and with this model it's clear, for us in US at least that "home team" is paying attention...
If this one is any indication whatsoever to what a Timex can don than Casio has just
got some serious competition.
- Reverse display
- long lasting battery
- ability to "hide" features that you don't want... I have mine setup for just two modes
that I'm using: countdown timer and time...
- dual time
- confortable soft rasing band (G8000 style)
- and yes, gentlment it's a GSHOCK Timex stile or "Shock resistant to I.S.O. standards"
whatever that mean...
- 5 year battery life (with Timex, same as Casio, if you don't use background and alarm too often this will last 10 years easy)
What can I say... I picked it up and this has "G" written all ower it... it looks like a copy of GW500 except that colours are "cool" (finally we get some cool colours, who says we have to ship from Japan or Europe to enjoy this)... and yes for 50 US you'll even get reverse display... band is more comfortable than GW500 size is about the same
(possibly a milimeter or two thinner)... and same as GW500 it's 200 M water resistant...
The only difference? It's about 2-3 times cheaper than GW500
The only thing to complain about is that top portion looks like it's "cramped" with
day and date... other than that LOVE IT... droll factor 10!
Seriously for 50 US what's not to like?
Here are some more models that I did not notice in chain store:
I'm telling you Timex is DEFENETLY challanging Casio here. And with this model they did a FINE job of surpasing Casio.
Missing items? Solar power and waveceptor. Once those are in place it will be interestig to see how Casio will respond especally if Timex keeps beating tham in price so badly.