First of all, a BIG thank you to Bryan who sent me my new GW-9000 MUDMAN. It arrived last week on Friday.
I think delivery took no more than four days, USA - Cairns, Australia:gold
Will be checking the sales forum for more of Bryan's for sale posts often
First impression was it looked very nice, but it's not for me.
I suspected this before I purchased, plus realized when I originally saw Bryan's post, but was very curious to see it in the flesh, plus I wanted the Japanese version with the 20bar so knowing Bryan was selling , I jumped on it
It feels very small and thin on my wrist. It resembles a round circle with a narrow feeling strap on either side.
It's a very light watch.
The display appears very cramped due to the five silly signal/receiving rings, whatever you wish to call them, featuring atop.
The time and display appear cramped in, and it can't display the day and date together, but rather an option of either.
The right side round buttons are recessed in, and are extremely hard to push. The buttons don't stick out as they are recessed and surrounded by the plastic so you really need to push hard with the tip of your finger.
I compared it to the display on my other, mainly older model G-Shock's, namely FROGMAN and GULFMAN, and I'm afraid these two win hands down on display, size and looks.
I know you guys that like it are going to hate me, but on a scale of one to ten, I give it a fourB-)
The display on any watch is the most important factor for me and this MUDMAN just has not got it.
I will keep it just for fun as it's a solar so no need to worry about the batteries