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    G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    Greetings, can anyone please describe what the lume is like on the following models: GW4000-1AER & GW3000BB-1A? If possible, it would be nice to see some lume pics. Thanks.
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    Search under "4000" and you'll see a thread by johnny.bravus (JonL) which was extremely useful in my purchase. He goes over 3000, 3500, and 4000 including this lume shot:



    Hope this helps. I really like my 4000.
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    Re: G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    I appreciate your reply & special thanks for sharing your pics! As I can see, there seems to be a stronger & brighter lume on your 4000 as opposed to the 3000, do you confirm? Anyway, they are all great watches but I think I'll buy the one with more lume; just my personal preference. Cheers!

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    Re: G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    Yes that's my photo - the 4000 and 3000 have pretty similar amounts of lume and last about the same amount of time, at least for the models that I have. One thing to consider though is which model 4k and 3k - that can make a difference. I have the green highlighted gw-4000-1a3jf, and the orange strapped gw-3000m. The 3k has white hands and helps make the lume brighter too, and my green 4k has quite a glow. I can't speak of the other colorways of either models, but have heard the orange highlighted and blue highlighted 3k's might have lume that is less bright. The 3k you're looking at has white indices so that might be just fine.

    Watch-tanaka.com has some pretty good examples:


    Notice the 4k's indices are NOT fully lumed (only the outer tips have lume paint on them). It's a shame - the 3D indices are really cool, would be neat if they fully lit up.

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    But on the 3k, they are fully lumed:

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    Now just because the 3k appears brighter between these two photos I wouldn't assume it is always the case. I bet the 3k got a better charge right before it had it's pic taken.
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    Re: G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    Special thanks for the info & your pics are clearly excellent as they've helped me draw nearer to my decision. I know I can't go wrong with either the 4000 or the 3000. In fact, I noticed that the GW4000D-1AER from the Casio Europe site, has both large batons & arabic numbers on its dial similar to the GW3000BB-1A. Considering all the features, I'm curious to know which of these 2 models you prefer & why?

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    Re: G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    It's hard to pick a favorite - I love both of them. The orange 3k is a very unique piece with its orange/silver/black color combo, it is quite striking. For me, it fits really well too, very comfy. But that orange can be a bit challenging to match anything...

    The 4k on the other hand, while fitted with very similar functions and design wears very differently - a larger and flatter face, very cool 3D face design, a more streamlined look. It is the newer watch of the two, and for now gets the nod as the favorite. It is also much easier to match to any outfit!

    Now keep in mind both models have pretty useless claims as being "multifunctional analogs" - both have only a 24 MINUTE stopwatch, 1 alarm and WT. However both can display 1/100 sec but even that can be hard to use. The 3k I have it is much easier to use the multiple functions because the subdials are easier to read. The 4k, for some reason, Casio chose a very faded color for the paint on all the subdials. It makes it very hard sometimes to read the text on the subdials in various lighting situations. I have grown to like the look in the end since I rarely would ever use the multi-functions on an analog so the fact that the subdials sort of disappear makes the watch look even sleeker. So if you intend on using the 3k/4k as a basic three hand watch both are great choices. If you might use the other functions the 3k might be a better choice.

    Today I am wearing my 4k, and am loving it -

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    Congrats! Surely, your 4000 model with the green accent indices on black is very attractive on the wrist. I think I'll choose the 3000 or the 4000 with the sober classic white indices. Many thanks & best wishes!

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    Re: G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    Jon, that looks terrific! I was thinking about the version with white lume, but now looking at your green one I think I might change my mind about which version is the coolest .
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    My 4000 with the white indices.
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    Re: G-shock GW4000D-1AER & GW3000BB-1A

    Congrats on your 4000! Are you happy with the quality & duration of the lume?

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