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    My first G-Shock

    Just received this GW-6900A-9 in the mail - Christmas comes early :)
    Feels very comfortable on the wrist, can hardly tell it's there.
    My first but am thinking not my last G-Shock.

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    Re: My first G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by The Thrifty Nerd View Post
    My first but am thinking not my last G-Shock.
    I'm thinking you're probably right.

    A nice, bright yellow one to start with too.

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    Re: My first G-Shock

    Congratulations on a great G!

    (I can't help but think if you were an EXTREMELY "Thrifty Nerd," you might have gotten the basic black one for half the price, but I DO like the yellow version as well! )

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    Re: My first G-Shock

    wayssssssss too awesome for such a first G
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    Re: My first G-Shock

    Nice watch, enjoy!


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    Re: My first G-Shock

    GW-6900 is a classic. My black one says hi.

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    Re: My first G-Shock

    Thanks for the responses guys - I appreciate it. It is an awesome watch and a keeper I think. I do have a question. I have yet to be successful in getting it to sync with the time signal. Is there a trick to this? I have tried to manually sync with L3 strength but I keep getting ERR displayed. This G newb would appreciate any help with this issue.

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    Re: My first G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by The Thrifty Nerd View Post
    I have yet to be successful in getting it to sync with the time signal. Is there a trick to this? I have tried to manually sync with L3 strength but I keep getting ERR displayed.
    Sorry to hear that you're having problems, but after reading this forum for a couple of years, I would estimate that 90% of the members in North America have trouble with manual synching, especially if it's not at 4 AM.

    The probable solution:

    1) Read this thread first -- there are many like it, with someone else solving the exact same problem, but this is the most recent one from a week ago: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/i-c...nc-949831.html

    2) Unless you're a night owl, you probably won't ever get it to manually synch between 7 AM and midnight in Chicago, because of the way the radio signal propagates at night. Another link, with a map that consists of links to even bigger maps! https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/res...ml#post2453577

    3) Just set your watch to "Auto Synch" and let it do its thing overnight, and in the morning press the lower right "Start/Stop, Fwd/Receiving" button to see when it last synched. If your new watch is like most of the atomics around here, it will probably show "last synch" when it finishes receiving each day around 12:04 AM!

    Some members have had to experiment with putting their watch in different rooms overnight to see where they get the best signal, but most don't seem to need to do this.

    Hopefully this helps!
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    Re: My first G-Shock

    Thanks for the info Mike - I will keep trying until I find a good spot for nocturnal syncing.

    Sunday evening update:
    I tried the last remaining window in my apartment and was successful with a manual sync.
    Now all I need is some sunlight to charge her up - LOL.
    Last edited by The Thrifty Nerd; December 16th, 2013 at 03:54.

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