I have just received this watch. It is rarely seen in its basic form and I have never seen this particular model anywhere before.
Here are some pictures.
It has some unusual features. The top display is negative and the lower positive.
The resin protection does not extend to the top of the stainless steel bezel which again is unusual. However, the bezel is raised well above the domed crystal offering decent protection. The words on the bezel have a slight gold tint to them
The watch comes with a leather strap, which again is not seen that often on a G shock. It has a couple of rather nice SS strap keepers.
The strap on this has seen a lot of wear but is still ok for a while. I will probably get another strap for it so that I have a replacement ready.
The bezel is matt on the top with highly polished elements at the sides with a polished light button. The buttons are quite large in a contrasting grey and are easy to operate.
The light button gives away the rarity of the watch as it is marked not with a G but with EC, standing for Eric Clapton
Yes this is the rare model DWM-100EC-1VT. A look at the back shows the Eric Clapton signature.
The strap has some unusual 'wings' which cover the screws. I am not sure of the benefits of these,they may help air circulate around the wrist but I am not clear and I haven't seen any like these on a G before.
The module is fairly basic with 20 sec alarm and 24 hour stopwatch.
The light stays on for 2 seconds but you can increase this to five if you have the EL set to flash. Oh and the EL light has a picture of Eric Claptons guitar Blackie. How cool is that?
The watch is medium size being about the same size as the MRG-7500 perhaps a little larger. It weighs a little more than average coming in about the same weight as the Raysman
It also has another unusual feature, a BPM (beats per minute) counter. This allows you to set a digital BPM sounder which you can use with music applications. This is not a feature many would use but some would find useful. I could see Sjors using this function.
I suspect that is why Casio chose this model as one of the Eric Clapton models. The others were upmarket Gs the Giez and MRG. This is a basic model but with its music connection no doubt Casio thought it was appropriate to align it to the Clapton connection.
This is an extremely rare G shock. I knew it existed but I had never seen it anywhere. It doesn't appear on Casio's Perfect Search Engine or on Watchshock Archive http://watchshock.com/archive/Casio/G-Shock/. Even the basic model is not often seen around the forum.
So what are your thoughts on this unusual G?