Kish watches. Maybe you know Rogier from his Dutch G-Shock review video’s. Riley posts them sometimes in his weekly Friday Video’s post.
Rogier was very enthusiast about the new GW-7900MS-3 models he got in. I didn’t really know which model he meant, because I knew there was this model with an orange display, but the number 3 in the suffix suggest it would be a green G-Shock (red and orange have 4 in the suffix). So I asked him, is it the model with the orange display. “Yes”, he said, “It’s the atomic version. I got 6 in and sold them all six in a day.
Kish, but Tiktox.com had a load of them (I just checked, there are still 15 of them on stock).
When I took mine out of the tin, it seems that it has been a while from its last sync, but December 5th (Saint Nicolas Eve in The Netherlands). This model is released in Japan in November 2010, but it seems that it has been produced for quite a while in the Casio factory in Thailand. A nice touch is that the time is set for the UK already, though, because the last sync was in December, DST was not yet applied. Setting my time zone (I prefer Paris, it’s the closest city to my location).
The display of the watch can be divided in three parts, the upper part, the middle part and the lower part. The upper part is for displaying the day and date or it shows the mode you are in, with some additional info. The middle part is shows from left to right, the Moon Phase, the Tidegrapgh and an eye (“graphic Area”) that animates elapsed time. Some people find this kind of eyes a waste of space, but it has a similar function as a seconds hand on an analog watch. Above the tidegraph there is an area that shows the status of the alarm functions and Auto Illuminator function. The lower display is the main display as it shows the time functions in the different modes. At the bottom of this display you can see the status of the power functions. It’s a solar watch, so it shows the charge of the battery and if the Power Save function is toggled on or off. Personally I prefer this display lay-out over that of the G-7900