Sunday, July 25, 2010
By the way: unbelievable, this is already article #31!, only 19 to go for we reached our 50 articles goal. I asked a good friend and great artist to make a special article, which I hope will be posted in a few weeks. Let's see if Joakim can come up with something special after his holidays. First, enjoy this article of my new Viper!
Back in 2005 I set my watches twice a year to Daylight Saving Time and back. Joost helped me several times, wearing his G-Viper..
At one afternoon Joost came and told he was interested in getting a G-Shock. He had been wearing a Casio Illuminator and he liked something different. I was wearing my G-2300 from time to time then and he liked that model. Since it was not very busy at the laboratory (a rare occasion now) we went to my office and did some research. For some strange reason there was no G-2300 to find and Joost did not really like the basic G-2310 models. The G-2310 is similar shaped as the G-2300, but have a metal rim around the display.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Is it Sunday again already? @%#$$*&^(#!
Now, put that crossword puzzle aside, let's get writing.In the past weeks I have written seven articles about special Football G-Shocks for the FIFA Word Cup 2010, which was quite an operation for me. Frankly I do not watch football often. My favorite sport event is happening at the moment, the Tour de France. Of course the tactics of different teams and riders are interesting, but I also like to watch the views of France landscapes.
This DW-6900H-4 (the 6900's with the skull) was found on a flea market 2 weeks ago in Florida. It has been abused for many years, resulting in a broken bezel. This G is used as it was meant to be. Photo by Steve B, published with permission.In Japan you still often see the “gold version” DW-6900 and DW-6600 (with orange light button). I think it is a matter of local preference. European and US people probably like the “silver version” over the “gold version”. Personally I have not a preference of one of the versions, but I am also half European, half Asian.
The "gold version" DW-6900B-9Don´t expect extreme differences between a “gold version” and a “silver version”. For this DW-6900 it means the silver version has a normal greenish LCD display and white lettering. Above the eyes the text WATER 200M RESIST is blue. The gold version has a yellow (gold) display and yellow lettering on the bezel. The text WATER 20BAR RESIST is also yellow. On both versions the text G-SHOCK is red and the buttons are silver. On some “gold versions” the buttons and buckle are in gold tone.
DW-6900S with a 1557 module.It are these eyes which I think make this watch look so special, though not all DW-6900’s have a 1289 module. There are also DW-6900 models with a 1449 and 1557 module. Still if you mention the DW-6900 model, every G-Shocker immediately thinks about the versions with three eyes.
DW-6900's (Left European, right Japanese version) with 1449 module.About 7 years ago, when I was starting the G-Peopleland website, I often read Japanese bulletin boards. Once I read a message on such board, regarding the DW-6900. The poster of the message called this version (translated) a “Triple Eyed Devil”. I don’t know who posted this message, but I think it was on the BBS of Yachtrays a.k.a. Sailboat Bat. While this (private) bulletin board is hardly active anymore, one of the members, FUMI, is still an active G-Shocker. Since I have read this message, I started referring the DW-6900 as “Triple Eyed Devil” as I think this is a matching name for this model.