... but the Riseman's still pretty darn cool too haha, well at least in my opinion anyway :D
Been a while since I've posted, but I thought I'd post up a recent pickup of mine and a recent trip I did with it! Was out of the G shock game for a bit, but recently acquired a few. Might post up a thread soon about them haha! :)
Very recently, I managed to find someone selling a watch that I'd never thought I'd own, simply because the colour and the feel of it when I first held it didn't sit well with me at all.. Didn't like it much at all when I first saw it. This was however, a couple of years ago. Instead, I ended up getting the standard model Riseman, which I subsequently wrecked whilst cleaning it (sensor damage but getting it repaired now so yay!).... Fast forwarding, after owning the standard model for a couple of years, I found this model in absolute mint condition and I inevitably, gave in :D .
Welcome to the family, the Rescue G, G-9200R-4DR. Yep, I scored myself the orange Riseman!
Considering it is now very well discontinued and prices are getting pretty high for it and the fact that I'm in Australia where G Shocks are priced too damn high ( e.g ~250AUD retail for a standard older model mudman...whatajoke) I was pretty darn happy with the price I scored it for! Another plus is I didn't expect to like it as much as I do. Love the orange now! Great bright watch to wear during summer! Changed the strap keeper to a black one which I prefer, also knowing how easily the orange keeper goes blaaaaaaaack and seeing how the resin sets for this watch are quite pricey now too.
Anyway, so after I got the watch, a few days later, we did a family trip out to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Great place for heading out bushwalking and doing other outdoorsy kind of stuff! And yes, I decided to take the Riseman out for a day out in the mountains, particularly to put the altimeter function to use and of course to wear it, because you know, it's the 'new watch thing'...
We decided to bush walk around the area and one of the walks was heading down to the base of a waterfall known as Govett's Leap. A descent of about 200m according to the info centre person.
Spot the waterfall...
Calibrated my watch to 120m which is the approximate altitude of my house before we left. Got to the start of the walk and the altimeter read 985m.
Heading down the track, was really cool to see how it kept track of altitude, rate of descent (the graph) as well as timing the entire hike with the alti-timer function.
Finally after the a descent of about 235m, we were finally met with this...
Govett's Leap waterfall, from the base!
In all its glory!
Later on when we got home, I checked the maps for the altitude. Base waterfall altitude was 729m. The Riseman read 735m. Not bad at all!
On the way up though, I did note that the altitude did drift about 10m from the initial reading, however, I would still consider that pretty good, considering that at the end of the day, it is still a wristwatch and it isn't a life dependant kinda precision instrument, if that makes sense.
One last photo, atop anvil hill which is near by (note altimeter wasn't calibrated so measurement was probably off but by this point, I wasn't paying attention to/using the altimeter function anymore... the views were much much more interesting ) Stunning piece of country!
Missed having my all-time favourite G on my wrist in proper working condition- it's been wayyy too long