After reading lots of information from frogmans and raysmans, here is a review of another member of the masters of G-series which I like a lot but stands a bit in the shadows from the two other giants.
It’s the old casio gulfman dw-9700, which is a rare to find model now.
As the two others powered by solar energy with the big ML2016-battery it has the basic functions as 5 Multi-Alarms, 24h-Stop-watch and 24h-Countdown-timer, which can be set to the second and includes auto-repeat and a 10 seconds-beep-function.
As extra function it has a tide graph, moon-data and sunset-sunrise information. (Must be programmed to local hometown – but this is a bit complex to explain for me)
Additionally it has information of 10 different famous multi-time-zones, which can be reprogrammed.
Another thing I like, the stop-watch shows the time too, unfortunately not in any other mode.
Time and date are shown in main menu simultaneously, too. But not the year. But most time, I know which year is. I don’t miss the 5th light button, because you can turn your wrist and the light shines.
The accuracy is very good; much better than any other non-atomic g-shocks I own. Since winter time, it is in synchrony to the second with the atomic-clock.
The buttons are very easy to press, the alarm is the loudest I have heard on a casio watch and of course it sits comfortable on the wrist and is looking good, too.
After the GL-7000rf this is my second favorite watch which I wear daily. This is the worker, the gl7000rf is more a fine watch.
Enjoy some pics.