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    Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    I wrote a little on this watch a few weeks ago. I guess it's not very popular. It's my first G-Shock, and the solar feature is what sold me.

    The watch looks and feels great. However, some things bother me about it.

    1. The mode button is kind of hard to push - by design.

    2. The menu is rather difficult and tedious. I think the stopwatch and countdown timer should be the first selections instead of being "buried."


    3. Again, I am dismayed that the countdown timer maxes out at only 60 minutes. I wonder what Casio's reasoning is with that! Would have been THAT hard to make it longer?

    4. I have a Timex, and the alarms can be set for weekends, weekdays, or both. No such choices with the Casio.


    5. I don't know why the year is displayed on the main screen. If I need that kind of a reminder, I'm in big trouble!

    6. In the countdown time mode, the time of day is usefully also displayed. In the stopwatch mode, it is not, despite the fact that there is an empty part of the top screen that could be easily used for that...

    Not a bad watch, but it could use some better design, in my opinion.

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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    Welcome to the club, brother. We're all looking for that perfect G, which, unfortunately, is a myth. All I ever want is multiband 5, tough solar, day/date display, 24h cdt, stopwatch, a comfy band, and nothing else. Alas, such a thing does not exist.

    P.S. I was actually checking this watch out on Amazon when I saw your post. Amazon has this as a 24h CDT, which is not correct.
    Buying more watches does not buy you more time.

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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    Thanks. Glad it's not just me. I wish I could contact Yukio Kashio. He could fix this problem!
    Last edited by amd9999; June 20th, 2008 at 22:53.

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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    Quote Originally Posted by citeniK View Post
    Welcome to the club, brother. We're all looking for that perfect G, which, unfortunately, is a myth. All I ever want is multiband 5, tough solar, day/date display, 24h cdt, stopwatch, a comfy band, and nothing else. Alas, such a thing does not exist.

    P.S. I was actually checking this watch out on Amazon when I saw your post. Amazon has this as a 24h CDT, which is not correct.
    citenik...meet the GW-9200:
    Multiband 6; tough solar; day/date; 24hr CDT; 24hr stopwatch; looks to be a comfy band (looks like the mudman type strap).

    So at least your perfect G does exist .

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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    citenik...meet the GW-9200:
    Multiband 6; tough solar; day/date; 24hr CDT; 24hr stopwatch; looks to be a comfy band (looks like the mudman type strap).

    So at least your perfect G does exist .
    Actually, you skipped over the "nothing else" part. The Riseman has a too much of what I don't need. (But I'm not saying that, if my gf buys it for me for my birthday this year, I wouldn't wear it proudly.)
    Buying more watches does not buy you more time.

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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    People keep coming to the G-Shock forum, and complaining about G's. I do not get it. What do they want and/or expect? Pick a watch, ANY WATCH, I do not care brand, or price ($0.01 - $500,000). I can find things about them I do not like. However, I do not go out of my way to post my 'hate mail' on their forums. I realize that every thing I buy, and I do mean EVERY THING, is a compromise. G-Shocks are the same. A compromise.

    Do people go and post these things on the other forums? I do not read them, not enough time. I'm busy, here on the most popular forum on WUS!

    Sorry, just had to get that out of my system...
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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    actually i find the 2800 quite nice, i like the display alot. nothing fanciful, very clean.

    besides the pt, i just wish casio will sell the atomic solar models in sg. although we might not be able to sync here, still i like the solar feature alot! its seems to be getting quite hard to find tough solar g shocks here these days!

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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    Quote Originally Posted by WhtShadow View Post
    People keep coming to the G-Shock forum, and complaining about G's. I do not get it. What do they want and/or expect? Pick a watch, ANY WATCH, I do not care brand, or price ($0.01 - $500,000). I can find things about them I do not like. However, I do not go out of my way to post my 'hate mail' on their forums. I realize that every thing I buy, and I do mean EVERY THING, is a compromise. G-Shocks are the same. A compromise.

    Do people go and post these things on the other forums? I do not read them, not enough time. I'm busy, here on the most popular forum on WUS!

    Sorry, just had to get that out of my system...
    It's great to know that you're not posting "hate mail" here. You're just whining and complaining because you don't like to hear negative comments about G-Shocks. Yeah, it would be better if we just posted the positive stuff!

    It sounds like you are off your medication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd9999 View Post
    It's great to know that you're not posting "hate mail" here. You're just whining and complaining because you don't like to hear negative comments about G-Shocks. Yeah, it would be better if we just posted the positive stuff!

    It sounds like you are off your medication.
    Yeah, I was whining! And, since you requested it, I'll whine some more...

    (If only I were on some medication to be off of. )

    I was/am tired of the "I do not like this, that, or the other thing, about G's" that sometimes comes through on these posts. If people do not like them, do not get them. Pretty simple in my pretty simple mind. And, I AM NOT blaming you, it was just the straw that broke this camels back.

    Now climbing on the soap box...

    To me, G's embody freedom.

    Freedom from worry's about drops. It can handle 10 meters. I'm only 2 meters tall. Freedom from worry's about water. It can handle 200 meters, I can handle 4 meters deep. Freedom from worry's about frequent battery changes. Five years, ten years, etc. Plenty long enough. Beats the 1-2 years of many of my 'other' watches.

    So what if the CDT is 'only' 60 minutes. At least it has one. So what if the back light 'only' stays on for 1-2 seconds. At least it has one (at least most of them do). Sure, it would be nice if the CDT were longer, or the back light stayed on longer. etc., etc., etc. But its not the end of the world.

    OK, enough of this. I'm getting off the soap box. It's someone elses turn. Now, I'm going to go play with my G's!
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    Re: Not Too Much Here on the G2800B

    There's nothing wrong with constructive criticism, but at the same time it would make sense before you buy a watch to check it has the functions and features you want. For example, if you want a watch with a 24 hour CDT, and you buy one that's advertised as having a 60 minute CDT, that isn't a fault with the watch at all.
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