Above: Palais d'Idéal, HautrivesThe watch of today I had specially bought to wear on vacation. It’s a pretty good place to write here. While the family is enjoying the swimming pool or is reading on the veranda, I enjoy a chestnut beer from the Ardèche (Bière aux Marrons de ‘Ardèche). It tastes remarkably good.
Curious as I am, I went looking further for that G-8900A-7 and a Google advert showed me a “too good to be true” price at Kish. Something around €83.-, while everybody else sells them for €99.-.
A short message to Vanity of Kish learned me that Google made a mistake. In Europe you normally show the full prices with VAT, but Google had somehow subtracted the VAT on the advert on Kish (it was exactly 19% off). Well, I could have expected that (they also didn’t knew about this, so I can’t really blame them) and since they had them on stock, I decided to buy this watch for on vacation. You can’t go wrong with a white watch. Next day it was delivered, within two minutes before my Panda arrived.
The G-8900 was probably the first of the new 8900 models and is the non-Tough Solar and non-Atomic version. You can say it’s the most basic 8900 version. The module number is 3285.
Modes sequenceOpposite of the GR-8900, the eye is located on the right side. I think it is very nice that the inner part of the eye is white. I can’t really remember Casio has done that since some 90‘s models. It functions as a a kind of seconds hand. The 10-seconds are shown on top of the lower display, under the week day. The large case makes it possible to use big time digits and also the date digits are bigger than usual. In the upper display the day is shown.
Test screen sequence.In Time Keeping mode normally the time zone of your Home City is shown, but when you push the lower right (FORWARD) button, you can also view three other times in programmable Home Cities. A pity maybe is that the display shows this is actually the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time and always shows the City Code. Of course you can easily change your home position in the Timekeeping mode when you are traveling, so it is not that big problem.