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    GPW1000 Thoughts?

    I started with the 3000 series aviators, a 4000, and then the GW1000 series. There are features that I like from each. I finally tried on a GPW1000RAF model but something about it just didn't click, might have been the size. I also live in Japan and the GPS syncing feature doesn't seem like a need to have, am I missing something? Just curious about those who have the GPW and their thoughts. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OkiFrog View Post
    I started with the 3000 series aviators, a 4000, and then the GW1000 series. There are features that I like from each. I finally tried on a GPW1000RAF model but something about it just didn't click, might have been the size. I also live in Japan and the GPS syncing feature doesn't seem like a need to have, am I missing something? Just curious about those who have the GPW and their thoughts. Thanks!
    You are right, GPS syncing feature is certainly not a "need to have" -- but the same can be said for many other gshock features that people seek out, not to mention EVERY higher priced gshock itself!

    I can see where the size could be an issue for some people. The GPW is a large watch, no doubt about it.

    For me, it was love at first sight. (that is, when I first saw one in person - when mine was delivered) I have always liked the Aviator lineup, and this one definitely has the Aviator looks. I think it's one of the sharpest looking G's out there. Aside from looks, it's very comfortable, I really like the size, the fit/finish and quality of the piece is equal to any other G I have, and I gotta say, I really like the ability to step outside whenever I want to and do a GPS sync! Do I "need" that feature? No, of course not. But I appreciate having it.

    The only 'cons' about the watch for me -- the 24 min. stopwatch, which is ridiculous -- but this is far outweighed by the positives about the watch. Also of course, the price. But considering that most of the GWF-1000 Frogs typically sell for more than this model, along with the MTGs, and considering the fit/finish/quality and features of this piece in comparison to the others, I guess the price is not outrageous.

    I do like this one so much that it is right up there with my most favorite G's -- including the MTG, the Gulfmaster, the Rangeman, and the GWF-1000 Frogs. It is equal to any of them, if not superior, in my eyes. It is one of the very rare G's that I have worn for 2 weeks straight after getting it!! (the exception being the Rangeman, to my recollection)





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    I don't use the stopwatch that much but I know I'd I was called upon to I'd need more than 24 mins. Almost seems a design flaw
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    It was love at first sight for me too. Atomic/GPS timekeeping (just because I don't want to set my watch), (tough) Solar power and legibility of the time (face) are the most important to me. Everything else is a bonus. I just love the looks, size and feel.
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    Re: Loving mine more every day ...

    Sharp watch. How does the GPS function work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosborn View Post
    Sharp watch. How does the GPS function work?
    If you change time zones, you press the lower-right button for about 3 seconds for a GPS "time and position" sync, which takes about 30 seconds and will adjust time zone and DST settings.

    If you just need a time sync in the same time zone, you just press that button for about 1 second for a "time" sync, and about 7-10 seconds later the watch is synced with the correct time from the GPS satellites.

    To sync with the GPS satellites, you must be outdoors so that your watch has a view of the sky. Will work night or day, anywhere on earth to my knowledge.

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    Re: Loving mine more every day ...

    Why is the stopwatch limited to 24 minutes?
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    Re: Loving mine more every day ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    Why is the stopwatch limited to 24 minutes?
    Why is the weekend only 2 days long? Don't know -- it just is!

    Seriously I can't imagine why they did that... there must be a reason for it. But I have no idea what it is.

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    GPW1000 Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    Why is the stopwatch limited to 24 minutes?
    This watch, just like the 4000 series, got a double function of 24hr dual time feature AND stopwatch feature for the same subdial. So fore the stopwatch Casio had to make a compromise wich resulted in a limit of a 24 minutes timer.


    The GPW is a pretty cool watch! The plastic screws wich hold the strap to the case are a little too big. But I like the hands and the 'two-tone' resin strap.
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