Thursday, July 3, 2008

Casio G-Shock DW-6900BD-1T

I’m a big fan of Casio G-Shocks, they’ve been my companions of adventures for many years. I can actually remember when I had my first G-Shock, a DW-5900C-1, in 1993 more or less, I’m not really sure. But, around 1995, when I saw in a shop the DW-6900BD-1T I felled automatically in love. By then I was 14-15 years old, it was a very active stage of my life. By then I started mountain bike downhill, which is a rough sport, and also many other adventure sports.

This G-Shock took quite a beating as you can appreciate at the pictures. I’ve been wearing it around 6 years, and I didn’t alternate with any other watch. One feature that by now is a sine qua non for G-Shock’s is the back light, but when I first saw it I was totally amused.

Furthermore, to activate the illuminator, you had to press the front button with a G on it, which I found a perfect place to locate it, as it is very intuitive to activate the light. In addition, the nylon strap gave a beefy look to the already sturdy G-Shock. This strap is totally comfortable, with just a drawback: the Velcro that adjusts the strap sometimes went loose when swimming or if you accidentally drag it somewhere.

The watch came with two additional straps which are mid nylon mid resin, in colour black and the other in red. A nice detail from Casio in case you didn’t feel comfortable with the Velcro band.

The features of the watch are the most common for a G-Shock: Time, stopwatch, timer, 5 alarms and hour signal.

There is not much more to say about the watch, it worked flawlessly through all the years that I've been wearing it, and it only took two changes of battery through 6 years of intensive use.

If I had to give a grade to this watch I would give him a 9 out of 10. I would give him a 10 if it had the tough solar and the atomic timekeeping as modern G-Shocks now have.

I hope that you enjoyed my review and next week I will post a review of the DW-5900C-1.



LJ Postelnick said...

Where do you find the watch band for that? I have been looking forever.

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