It`s here and not moment too soon, with literally just a few days left in the Middle East, before the trip to China and then onto the tropics for the next 3-4 years
Sure a lot of $$$ for a "G" but what a "G"
Sorry guy`s picture`s are real rough & ready, everything is boxed good, and every minute counts
All concerns about readability immediately evaporate as you open the box for the first time, the display is large and easily one of the best Casio has ever produced. The level of finish is way beyond anything I have seen G-Shock deliver previously, only my Protrek - PRW-5000T-7JF runs in this league
Size, well if you want wrist presence, seek no more it`s a monster, the only other Casio that dominates this much is my modded PRG-80YT on a 24mm Hirsch "Extreme" dive strap and that`s a beast, the GWF-1000G if anything is more so. The gold highlights perfectly accentuate & balance the aesthetics of the watch. A watch as big as the GWF-1000 being completely black would be too much, compared to the all black PRG-80YT the 1000G is simply far more interesting to the eye, by a long measure.
For those who are considering an "Atomic" Frogman and concerned with the size, just try out a PRG-80 and you will be in the right ballpark The GWF-1000 is much bigger than the previous GW-200 series, and I can see why some have moved on relatively quickly, for me I love it
Pricing, well it is what it is, the watch is priced for the Japanese domestic market and it`s Frogman. Is the GWF-1000G worth the asking price yes & no, on pure technical virtues the watch is overpriced, as something that I will enjoy for years to come no. With this one you have to separate desire & performance, had the watch been a mainstream release, it would be more reasonably price in some geographic location, as per the GW-200`s, unfortunately most would not see the benefit. The GWF-1000G does not disappoint, the $$$, well it`s only paper and this is the "King of Frogman" for the 21 century I have no regrets, absolutely fabulous, superlative one of the best G-Shock`s ever produced, don't be shy they wont last long