I have always thought the DW-9200s were underrated. They are really well made with a full SS screw back case and a good module and are quite good looking as well.
I think their popularity was affected by the fact that they only ever came in jelly and they inevitably discolour and yellow with age. Never seen one without some discolouration.
I don't particular care for yellowing jelly and have never been able to work up much enthusiasm for dyed ones.
However, there WAS one 9200 issued in ordinary resin, the DW-9298 which was issued as part of the 'Lovers' series in 1998. I recently came across one on Yahoo, it was new and unused but the battery had died. As seems usual on Yahoo the dead battery seemed to put off bidders and I picked it up for its low opening price of just over $40.
It arrived recently and I changed the battery. This was quite hard as the back was stuck. However I heated the back up with some very hot water then cooled it down quickly with cold water thinking the expansion and contraction would break any adhesion. This worked and the back came off nicely. This watch is very well protected with a thick internal plastic cover in addition to the usual 'G' protection.
Everything started up and here it is.
It has a nylon and leather band. These are not my favourites as they are quite bulky but they are very comfortable and they hold the watch very well which is good for this watch because it has a bit of weight to it with its full steel case.
The bezel is hard black resin with abit of a shine to it. The black letters on the very polished case also look very good and give an impression of quality construction.
The module is quite nice. The 'eye' shows which mode you are in. It has memo mode for up to thirty records. It has five multi-function alarms which can be set by date etc etc, also hourly signal. It has a 24hr stopwatch as well as a 24hr countdown timer, which can be set to the second and which can also auto repeat. It has an auto EL light and that unusual function, Auto Display, which scrolls through all available functions. It has the auto return function, which I know a lot of members prefer.
So quite a nice featured model as well as being a fairly good looker, all wrapped up in a really good quality case. What's not to like?
However, it doesn't appear to be that popular so they can be picked up pretty cheap, which is nice for those in the know.