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G-Shock X-Large Solar GR8900 Watch
Amazon Price: $99.99 – $252.00 (as of December 7, 2013 7:46 pm –
This new military inspired watch from G-Shock has a black resin band with a black face for style.
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OK watch for sports…for looks great
The watch looks great….love the way it looks and how it feels on the wrist….very lite and comfortable…..
there are only two brands of watches that i buy, G-Shock (casio) and Fossil.
There are some down falls to this watch though if you are using it as a sports watch and your training.
First…when you are in stopwatch mode or timekeeping mode, the watch doesnt display the actual time
In timekeeping mode, you can only set the hour and minutes, but not the seconds and there is no auto repeat….
the light looks great, but since its lit up by two LED lights the bottom portion of the display is brighter than the top portion, unlike EL lit g-shock where the entire screen lights up evenly (could just be my watch).
Looks great and is easy to read for it being a negative display
This watch is extremely durable and surprisingly very light. At times you can barely tell you have it on. It comes with everything a G-Shock would come with if purchased from the store; the nice tin case, owners manual, warranty information, and serial number card. The only thing that I can consider to be a ‘Con’ would be the fact the owners manual is about the size of a match book so its difficult to read, but you can download a PDF version from G-Shock so its not a problem.
I have a old G shock watch that I use in the yard now and this one is going out and doing things that is not in the yard. Nice watch and has all the items that I wanted.
Functionally COOL !
This watch is not only good looking but functional too. At first I was hesitant for 2 reasons:
1) this watch does not have waveceptor (automatic atomic clock timekeeping). This is a non issue. It has kept perfect time for 3 months & matches my other waveceptor watch without losing a second!
2) some reviews say the watch is hard to see. This is a total non-issue. The watch is easy to see in all light. Turn on the auto illumination feature & in low lights it will backlight! – Don’t worry the solar recharging battery can easily keep up with the backlight with everyday exposure to ambient light.
People comment on how cool the watch looks & it’s bigger than the regular Casios but not clown big. This is one tough looking modern blackout watch !
I bought the watch on Fri 03/08/13 shipping date was estimated for Thu 03/14/13. The watch came in on Mon 03/11/13. Very impressed with the shipping and how fast it got to me. Great job Watch Center!!! The watch looks awesome flat black will match my uniform no problme. I work in law enforcement so having a watch you can depend on is very important. It fits nicely around my wrist is really nice to wear and I’m sure I won’t have a problem with it. I had a Pulsar diver watch before this that I would use as a daily watch. It lasted for awhile but it had no battery indicator so I never knew if it was charged or not. I went with casio because of proven dependobility that they offer. Over all great watch. Some complain about the numbers being hard to see. I haven’t experience that. I’m happy the watched arrived quickly and I can start using it asap. Will most likely buy from this seller again. Fast and quick shipping thanks guys!!
My favorite G Shock thus far
Good G-shock. I’ve had 4 previous G shocks. This one seems better overall. Face is large which I like. Backlight is even and bright. I beat my watches up and this one seems as good as any in terms of durability. Highly recommend.
I really like it. Looks good and comfortable to wear. It will definitely take a beating and keep working and i really like the solar aspect of it, mine came fully charged. Per others comments, in low light its hard to read the display. The illumination lights the entire display but only lasts for 3 seconds (in that mode), so you need to keep pushing the button to light the display or you can just change your angle on the light source as i did. I think that shortfall is very minor for what this watch does. I also have had no issues with the water resistance. Setup and functionality was easy to figure out. Chime/Alarm is loud enough, not sure it will wake you up in the morning but is a good reminder volume. I was debating between the navy and the black and went with black, not sure if the navy has the same low light display issues since the colors are different. I would recommend this watch and wear it daily.
No Problems viewing screen!
Had mixed feelings about purchasing this watch due to peoples comments about the screen being hard to see. Upon getting the item I have had no problems viewing the screen in any light conditions. This watch is perfect for my job and everyday wear.
I love the athletic feel of this watch and though it is big, it is not heavy. Looks great, solar power is awesome, and my family is jealous. Good quality watch!