Yes another frog cherry popped thread...Well I pulled the trigger on a REALLY sweet price for a new GWF1000-1! Have been eye balling it for a while now and the UPS man made my day today.
While I do have a wrist that's on the smaller size, it's not bad at all. About the same as my Rangeman as far as "big on the wrist feel," but obviously heavier. I have the frog on the 3rd from last hole due to the really wide lugs and weight, Rangeman I do on the 4th. The buckle edge does dig in to my wrist ever so slightly, can hardly feel it though. I was really worried about the size, but it's kinda mentally smaller in person than how I'd imagined. Totally easy wearing unless you have pencil wrists.
The quality vs other G's like the Rangeman really is a step up. You are paying for the premium feel and that screwback. The extra weight, finish, buttons and style do IMO justify a higher price. Really is something that must be felt to be truly appreciated. Even the resin appears to be softer. My Rangeman does have more functions compared to the frog module, but damn the quality is that much sweeter. I love dive watches and this one is great, most don't do more than tell time and have a rotating bezel, so it's a great deal in my book and very unique. Really going to be tempted in to other colors/ variations down the road, like the blue men in camo not the uber pricy ones. Some of the older black color releases were sweet.
With rumors of an updated frog possibly dropping this summer I was hesitant to buy this, but at a really good price and the probability of a new frog being really high in price initially, this was justified and so glad I did. It won't exactly bottom out in value and if a newer one is ill received who knows.
Please let me know if any of you have these issues. Seems like were the straps connect to the main body there is some wiggle, not nice and tight like my Rangeman. Also the auto light on the frog seems really hard to get it to activate, my Rangeman is uber sensitive in that regard and activates amazingly well. Charge on the frog is medium so according to the manual all functions are still enabled. I was wondering if it's at really low on medium, like close to low so that I would need a good couple days of daylight charging to help the auto light work better once at higher levels?
Obligatory glory pics:
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