GLS-5500CC-9CR Summer Colors, Brazil And The Rest Of It
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    GLS-5500CC-9CR Summer Colors, Brazil And The Rest Of It

    Looking into a sundry of square G's online the other day, I discovered what Casio calls the Summer Colors or alternately World Cup, done up in team Brazil yellow, green and blue. It turns out this limited edition was released a couple of months after the 2010 South Africa World Cup alongside the team Italy blue version.

    The summery colors together with the outrageous, juicy 1000-hour, dual stopwatches quickly made this one irresistible. Not too available at all, it took some doing and good luck to find one at a good price.

    I just finished the unboxing shoot and in preparation for this thread found out that the next 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil. Wow! Couldn't ask for a more fitting venue for the event.

    So let's start with some random sights, sounds and writings about things Brazil before getting to the unboxing. Cool?





    O morro não tem vez e o que ele fez já foi demais.
    Mas olhem bem vocês quando derem vez ao morro
    toda a cidade vai cantar.

    O morro não tem vez e o que ele fez já foi demais.
    Mas olhem bem vocês quando derem vez ao morro
    toda a cidade vai cantar.

    Morro pede passagem
    morro quer se mostrar
    abram alas pro morro
    tamborim vai falar:

    É um, é dois, é três, é cem, é mil
    a batucar
    O morro não tem vez, mas se derem vez ao morro
    toda a cidade vai cantar.






    FIFA.com - Brazil 2014: The preparations begin

    FIFA.com - Brazil 2014: The stadiums presented

    A brick of a package





    It's stuck in there tight


    Finally freed


    Stylish tin


    Veiled G


    Big and bordering on chunky


    In timer mode out-of-the-box


    Cheerful and attractive


    Summer Colors up-close




    Side B


    And a few more angles




















    GLS5500CC-9


    At A Glance

    Just in time for this summer’s [2010] world cup of soccer, comes a collection for team inspired color designs, so you can wear the excitement all year long. Two classic G-Shock styles, AW582 & GLS5500 were chosen for G-Shock fans the world over and done up in bright, pop colors with added attention paid to small parts, such as the LCD, buttons and hands. An overall glossy finish adds to their distinction which is pact with useful functions.
    • Shock Resistant
    • 200M Water Resistant
    • World Time
    • Dual 1/100th Stopwatches (GLS5500CC only)
    Manual



    Manual


    Variations





    Attributes




    • Band Type: Resin
    • Color: Yellow
    • Dial Code: Digital



    Technical Specs




    • Shock Resistant
    • 200M Water Resistant
    • Low Temperature Resistant (-20 C/-4 F)
    • Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
    • World Time
      29 time zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    • 4 Multi-function Alarms & 1 Snooze Alarm
    • Hourly Time Signal
    • Flash alert
      Flasher with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer time-up alarm, stopwatch auto-start (st1)
    • 1/100 second stopwatch (ST1)
      Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99"
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
      Other: Auto-start
    • 1/100 second stopwatch (ST2)
      Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99"
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown timer
      Measuring unit: 1 second
      Countdown range: 24 hours
      Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
      Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper
    • Full Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    • 12/24 Hour Formats
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month
    • Battery: CR2025
    • Approx. battery life: 3 years
    • Module 3178

    Size of case/total weight
    GLS5500P 45.4 x 46.2 x 13.6mm / 54.9g




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    Re: GLS-5500CC-9CR Summer Colors, Brazil And The Rest Of It

    Cool! I had those on my list some time ago, but decided against them because of the mirrored display. But it looks pretty legible on your pics. I think I never saw live shots of it. Wear it in good health!

    Cheers, Sedi
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    Re: GLS-5500CC-9CR Summer Colors, Brazil And The Rest Of It

    Hi Airwatch,

    Great intro and review of this watch. I was not too enthusiast about this model.... until I saw your unboxing. THe yellow tone and orange red display look like a great Summer Watch. Enjoy your GLX-5500!

    Cheers,

    Sjors
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    Bezoek ook eens het Nederlandstalige WUS forum: Kaliber 2010


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    Re: GLS-5500CC-9CR Summer Colors, Brazil And The Rest Of It

    Can't say it ain't an eye grabber!
    Cheers!
    Luciano

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    Re: GLS-5500CC-9CR Summer Colors, Brazil And The Rest Of It

    Thanks. My two-day experience with this on has been mostly pleasurable. It has an upbeat, cheerful presence and wears comfortably despite its biggish dimensions. The display is bright and easy to read from most angels. Washout mostly happens at extreme viewing angles.

    The only negative so far is the knuckle-busting controls. I think the green pieces impersonating the buttons are just hard resin membranes attached to the bezel that act as covers for the actual buttons underneath. They need too hard a push to operate. I don't know if this is something that will soften and improve with use.

    Otherwise, it's been smooth sailing so far.

    Now, some new shots from a short while ago tonight.















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