Photo above: Prada store Shibuya, taken by me, Photo below taken by Bernard Vercouteren van den Berge.
The “Geometric” G-Shock has a negative display. With such design, it is also the best choice for this model. I even think that a positive display would have looked out of place. There has always been discussion about negative displays (for those not acquainted with the term “Negative Display”, it’s a black or dark display with light gray or lighter colored digits) about the readability. Indeed, the old 90s models with negative displays were not always easy to read. I noticed it particularly while driving a car. In such situations, if you want to know time, you should be able to read it in a fraction of a second. I noticed the angle in such situations were not optimal. Well, actually, the display was almost complete black. Casio has improved the negative displays a lot in the past 10 years. Although, they are still a fraction harder to read than positive displays, I must say that this display does pretty well. Even under dim light conditions the display shows time crisp clear.
Kathelijne posing the DW-6900DS. As I think this watch might be more feminine, I asked her to pose with it.
It might be that this model is the result of a study experiment by Casio in how they can use 3D printing on a G-Shock. We already had the crocodile pattern models, so I won’t be surprised if other patterns will be applied on the strap, bezel or the face plate. As a snake pattern is also popular, maybe that’s what to expect next. It would be interesting if a model only has a 3D faceplate.
Beautiful or not, this building stands out.Personally I bought this model, because of it is unique in the DW-6900 designs. I remember when I was in Japan, my friend, who happens to be an architect and has a good view on design asked me my opinion about a building in Shibuya. I couldn’t think about an opinion. It stood out of the rest, but somehow I could not decide if I would say it’s beautiful or if it was ugly. Somehow I have the same feeling with this watch. It looks different. I’m not really convinced I like it, though I also can’t say I don’t like it or it looks ugly. Fact is, that you have to pay quite more for this design. The higher price is simply the result of the more expensive production method for this model. Well, I would say, check out my photo’s and try to decide for yourself if you like this or not.
Check the date, the release was official March 2013!I got mine from Ace Trends in Amsterdam. You can easily contact them on-line via Live Chat and Facebook. In case of this watch, I got it in only a few minutes ready to mail (Thanks Dale!). You can find a link in the menu on the right of my weblog (sorry, in web view only). They showed this model about a month ago, even before it was announced in Japan.