Above: DW-6900X-9T X-treme. Bottom: The, in those days very popular, overseas DW-6900 derived from the DW-6900X-8AT model, which is the base for the BSB G-Shock.
As far as I know two of these have been on sale on eBay Germany, which I bought both. In both situations, I was the only bidder. The fun thing was, that only the strap is different from it’s original model. That original DW-6900 model has a patch with Illuminator G-Shock Shock Resist on it. It was a very common model, derived from the DW-6900X-8AT of the X-treme series. This Backstreet Boys version has the name of the “band” embroided on the strap (not sure if I can call the Backstreet Boys a real band, as they don’t play instruments and don’t write their own music”) . The basic form of this watch is probably was released in 1996 or 1997 in Germany and was highly popular. The Island where I live is a popular place for German tourists. At the end of the 90’s and begin ’00 I saw many tourist wearing this basic model. Of course, I have never seen any tourist wearing a Backstreet Boys model, which must have been also from around 1996/1997.
The "FOXFIRE" text on the X-Treme model
People who are new into G-Shock collecting probably look up surprised by this 6900 model. It does not feature the usual “Triple Eyed Devil” face, nor does it feature the module found on the G-Lide GLX-6900. This model features the 1449 module. When you consult the manual, you see it share’s functions with the 1446 module. You’ll notice that the 1446 is a similar module as the 1289 (regular DW-6900 module). Maybe not strange, as the 1449 module looks pretty similar to the 1569 module (as found on the basic DW-004). The functions are also similar on all 4 modules. Besides Time Keeping, you find a Alarm function, where you can also input the date, a 24 hour Countdown Timer with Auto Repeat and a 24 hour Stopwatch. The main difference between the 1569 and this module is the position of the eye. It is positioned on the right.
Patch of the normal version.