well, I already showed the watch once or twice in the WRUW-thread but I thought after I waited so long for it to arrive (first unit that was shipped out got lost - so all in all it was a little over two months before I got it) - I might as well properly introduce it - even though it's not really a special model - it's still a personal favourite and one of my top-10 G-Shocks. So here we go - the first pic was taken in the car right after I picked it up from the post office:
The infamous "flatrate envelope" .
Well packed in bubble wrap however:
Ah, it's a G-Shock - who would have guessed ?
The famous G-7900 in OD green:
It's one of my favourite colors for G-Shocks - yes, I'm slightly obsessed with the "military" G-Shock style - partially because I wanted to join the military when I was younger but my father wouldn't allow it - so I changed my mind in the end and part of me has always regretted it as I think I'd have been a good soldier but whatever.
What I really like about the G-7900-3 above other OD green models is the positive display with a really good contrast - makes much more sense if you really wanted to use it "in the field".
With it's siblings - I already bought a used one from ebay shortly before because I couldn't stand the long wait:
I had a G-7900-3 before but stupidly sold it because it made a squeaking noice when pressing the mode button - but I know the guy I sold it to does wear it and is a G-Shock-fan, too so no problem. The model seems to be getting rarer but at the moment there are quite a few on ebay - it used to be less - sometimes only one or two sellers who had it at all.
I'm not gonna write a proper review but here's some things I really like about the G-7900:
- it has one of the loudest alarms of all the G-Shocks I have or had
- the buttons are great
- the delay time before digits start blinking is rather short which makes for quick adjustment of alarms or timer
- I like the module which was used by Casio in many different models - starting with the G-9000 (without tide/moon of course which was later "unlocked") - the latest being the GLS-100
- the alarm menu is very nice since it has SNZ as the 1st - then follow ALM1-4 - not like on most other models where the SNZ comes last
- it's possible to scroll in both directions through the alarm menu
- it has a "beep" sound when engaging an alarm
- and there's indicators for every single alarm
- module is 3194 if anybody wants to look up the manual but I guess many members here already know the features
So - I'm really glad I can add this one to the collection again - this time around it's a keeper. And a big thanks to seller "watchculture" on ebay who quickly sent out another one after the 1st one got lost - I'd have given a positive feedback but I's no longer possible as it vanished from by "buys"-list after 60 days. I still wonder though what happened to the 1st one - lost, stolen - I'll never know.