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    the G SHOCK DW-6900 is it the most balanced model ?

    every time I rotate over to this specific model it,s weight and balance seem almost perfect to me.I usually collect vintage screwback Square and round examples i.e. 5200/5400/5700/5600,.however it seems that the 4 screw casebacked DW 6900 design is almost perfect.am I crazy about the wasted real estate with the useless 3 eyes,no but it,s not a deal breaker for me since the strengths of this model overcome this imperfection.my GW-6900 although equipped with atomic/solar and usable 3 eyed feature set still does not balance out as well as the DW version.I realize that Casio uses the DW model as a launch pad for all sorts of special editions and wild color colabs.but to me the good Ole DW-6900-1V and JDM DW-6900-9V Fox Fire are what make these ICONIC.

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    Hi John, It’s nice to see someone from western MA here, I’m in Easthampton, originally from Amherst area. I honestly haven’t fallen yet for the 6900’s. I’m not sure how the size compares exactly to my mudman or square (my only two g-shocks so far). From the looks I am not crazy about the protruding nubs on each side, seems like it could possibly affect comfort, I’ll have to try one on.

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    Hi John,

    I actually really like the DW-6900-1V, it and the DW-5600E are my absolute favorites of any G-Shock I have worn or owned, (also stoked about my G9000 Mudman).

    Pros:
    24 hour count-down timer settable to the second
    Simplistic functions with current time in every function except alarm
    24 hour stop-watch
    Resliant construction
    Easier button access compared to the DW-5600E
    Thicker mineral crystal than DW-5600E
    Better protected recessed mineral crystal than the DW-5600E

    Cons:
    Thicker and takes more hits than the slimmer DW-5600E
    5th light button offers additional entry point for contaminates
    Some find the "eyes" waste of space


    I own both of these models. My DW-6900-1V gains 1 second on the wrist every 2 weeks. My DW-5600E gains 2 seconds for every two weeks. Find a good clip-on compass and these watches take massive trail/hiking/climbing abuse. No unesscary BS, just simplicity doing what it does best. In short, they are both keepers.
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    Re: the G SHOCK DW-6900 is it the most balanced model ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chempop View Post
    Hi John, It’s nice to see someone from western MA here, I’m in Easthampton, originally from Amherst area. I honestly haven’t fallen yet for the 6900’s. I’m not sure how the size compares exactly to my mudman or square (my only two g-shocks so far). From the looks I am not crazy about the protruding nubs on each side, seems like it could possibly affect comfort, I’ll have to try one on.
    Hi Chempop, the protruding nubs are actually very comfortable. They are at an angle pointed away from the wrist. They do not poke the skin, but they do help the watch to stay put while flexing the wrist. I have a G9000 Mudman and find the DW-6900-1V more comfortable for my mid-sized wrist.

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    Re: the G SHOCK DW-6900 is it the most balanced model ?

    It's hard to define 'balance' as the balance of a wristwatch is sometimes dependent on the size and anatomy of your wrist. Big wrist like mine will most often throw a well balanced watch off balance. But just in case you're looking only at a 6900 you need to take note that there are 2 different dimensions to a 6900. So for lack of technical definitions ones with battery which is thicker than the tough solar models.


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    Re: the G SHOCK DW-6900 is it the most balanced model ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomant View Post
    It's hard to define 'balance' as the balance of a wristwatch is sometimes dependent on the size and anatomy of your wrist. Big wrist like mine will most often throw a well balanced watch off balance. But just in case you're looking only at a 6900 you need to take note that there are 2 different dimensions to a 6900. So for lack of technical definitions ones with battery which is thicker than the tough solar models.


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    I think many naturally assume a solar model is thinner & has no/or less battery
    But it is just a solar rechargeable battery.

    According to Casio's specs the G & GW6900's are 1.4mm thicker than the DW6900's

    Both the DW & the G/GW 6900's share the same outer dimensions of 53.2x50
    But in thickness the DW is 16.3 vs the G/GW's 17.7mm

    The DW's are 4 grams heavier if that makes a difference. (G/GW-63g & DW's 67g )
    Actually when it comes to perceived balance this 4 grams could make a difference for some I imagine?

    Specs here

    G-6900 http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/e...tail/G-6900-1/

    GW6900 http://www.casio.com/products/archiv...hock/GW6900-1/

    DW6900 http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/e...l/DW-6900-1VH/
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    Re: the G SHOCK DW-6900 is it the most balanced model ?

    I am just taking a hypothetical guess here but the basic DW 6900 which to me wears almost like it's not there as far as weight goes (avg size wrist)might be due to it weight distribution due to it'd design.I had a jacked up GDX-6900 white tiger camo and there is no doubt this watch was a step up the evolutionary food chain with its gel fillng,anti-mag feature,10 year battery not to mention better contrast and world time in 29 cities.this beast was larger in diameter and weight and superceded what I feel was my comfort zone for my wrist.as great as it was it crossed the line into garnering to much attention. whereas I like my watches to be understated and fly under the radar,the GDX is a head turner and had ballooned out proportionally i,m sure due to it,s upgrades.great watch but to big,to loud,to heavy.thus back to basic classic and iconical DW 6900 is a permanent resident in my watch collection.

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    when I wear my gw6900 it just dissappears on my wrist. (i have the gw5000 strap on it)

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    Re: the G SHOCK DW-6900 is it the most balanced model ?

    Quote Originally Posted by blondygirl69 View Post
    I am just taking a hypothetical guess here but the basic DW 6900 which to me wears almost like it's not there as far as weight goes (avg size wrist)might be due to it weight distribution due to it'd design.I had a jacked up GDX-6900 white tiger camo and there is no doubt this watch was a step up the evolutionary food chain with its gel fillng,anti-mag feature,10 year battery not to mention better contrast and world time in 29 cities.this beast was larger in diameter and weight and superceded what I feel was my comfort zone for my wrist.as great as it was it crossed the line into garnering to much attention. whereas I like my watches to be understated and fly under the radar,the GDX is a head turner and had ballooned out proportionally i,m sure due to it,s upgrades.great watch but to big,to loud,to heavy.thus back to basic classic and iconical DW 6900 is a permanent resident in my watch collection.

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    I guess it also depends on the body mass that goes along with the watch! For someone like me at 6'4" and 300+ pounds I guess the GD-X6900 looks just right!

    I love em both, after wearing the GD-X6900 or GB-X6900 for a while I sometimes like to wear the smaller DW-6900 for variation.

    If we are talking wrist balance then there is no better then the DW-5500 that hugs the wrist like no other. Most comfortable G I ever worn! Also the Pro Trek PRW-3000 is similar to me. It wears awesome on my wrist!
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