Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

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    Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

    I'm excited to be trading down...not trading necessarily, but I've sold my MR-G 7500 and have bought via Yahoo Japan Auctions a MR-G 3000.

    It sounds pretty bad, but I found the 7500 a bit hard to use... Here are some opinions on both.

    MR-G 3000DJ
    With the 3000, I get dual LED backlight and a bit easier module to navigate. I've heard the DLC coating isn't as good, but DLC is better than not. I have a GW-1600, so I know the size is good, and it feels hefty. The gunmetal color is really nice looking, especially with the blue face as contrast.

    MR-G 7500
    The 7500's DLC is incredible, and it is really light. Smaller than the MR-G 3000, which is good or bad depending. The lume is OK - better than other Casio's, but not in the league of a Seiko at all. The dark black of the watch is sharp, and the chronograph face is sharp.

    So pro's and con's with each, but I think for me the MR-G 3000 is the better option. Let's hope it is!

    Pics of each:
    MR-G 7500


    Link to the MR-G 3000 ended auction
    http://page14.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/j...ion/s172123014

    Neil
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    Re: Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

    In the end, it's all about what watch is right for you and the one you feel most comfortable with. Not about price.

    Congrats on the new new watch - hope it all works out!

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    Re: Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

    why not the MRG-7100 same general form factor as the 7500 but with the dual LED backlight. I have both the 3000 and 7100 and the 7100 gets more wear time by far. I do however think the 3000 is more "unique" given it's size and interesting bracelet links. It is also a cleaner look since it doesn't have all the small dials around the face. I think I would have a tough time getting rid of either but if I had to choose one stays and one goes it would have to keep the 7100.

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    Re: Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

    I currently have the 8100, the 7100 and 2100 of the MRG DLC series. I recently sold my 3000. I agree with Doc about the clean face of the 3000. That and the blue dial were two of the main reasons I bought it. My only two complaints were the DLC coating and the thickness of the watch. Since you want a larger, chunkier watch, that will be a plus for you. The DLC coatings on the 3000 and 2100 are not in the same league as the 7100 and 8100. I've never owned a 7500, but I suspect it is the same coating as the 7100. I wear long sleeve shirts and suits every day and am not hard on my watches. The 8100 and 7100 are perfect, the 3000 and 2100 have scuffs on the links despite getting less wear.

    Anyway, the 3000 is a great watch and you got the nicest one I've seen on Yahoo Japan in a long time. Congrats and enjoy.

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    Re: Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

    Best of luck with the MRG mate, the 3000 does look lovely. As you know I'm after a replacement 7500 for one I sold a while back (silly boy I am !)...in the meantime I have an Oceanus M800 which is a cracking watch. Super slim (11mm), very well made and what appears to be Ticn coated as its hardly marked despite a lot of daily wear. Anyhoo, remember to put some pics up when you get the MRG !

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    Re: Trading down? MR-G 7500 to Mr-G 3000

    Great points all, and even though I made the decision to sell it quickly, the 7500 was a tough sell, and I almost didn't let it go. Almost sold my Tuna instead (and still might for an atomic frog).

    ...I agree about your points on the 7100, but it doesn't meet my eye as much as the 3000. It would be a nice combo of the looks and features that I mentioned. I didn't know it has LED's for the backlight though.

    ...those Oceanus watches are really well made. 2 of my coworkers have one and they really like them. One is a daily wearer, and the other one was until I got him hooked on a DW-6900.

    Neil

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