When is my staff coming home?
Like I love real watches, I also like real beer. If you drink a lambik based fruit beer, you take the beer that has been lagered on real fruit and not a wheat beer with fruit syrup added. Perfect beers to enjoy on a very hot day (low alcohol and very refreshing!)pretty nice pink version. The colors used by these models were described to match the street fashion colors at that time. I think the pink version was also sold in limited numbers in the US in the summer of 2006, but it is much harder to find this model. I am not sure if these models were sold elsewhere in the world. I have bought a pink DW-6900FS-4 in Hong Kong once though. If these models were sold in East Asia, it was probably only for one season.
If you look around eBay, you’ll notice you can buy this model in large numbers for friendly prices. I have been wanting one of these for a long time, but buying cheap G-Shocks in the US is not pretty attractive if you live in Europe. First of all it means the shipping costs are relative high. If you pay $20 shipping for a $200 watch, 10% might be reasonable, but if you pay $20 for a $60 watch, the shipping is with over 30% suddenly relative expensive. And then there is the Dutch Customs service of our national Dutch Post. They add €10 or €17 above the 21% VAT for providing their service. It would be not a surprise the total costs for a cheap DW-6900FS-8 will add up to $110 or more. As a bonus your package will be delayed, sometimes for more than a week…Kish.nl has an interesting stock. Besides usual European releases, you can find also models that are sold only in other regions. It might even be one of the few places in Europe where you can buy a GWF-1000 Frogman. The price is pretty budget friendly. Most recent DW-6900 models are sold for €109.-, but this one is priced €99, including free shipping (in one day!) to my home. A pretty good and fast alternative for buying a “cheap” G-from the US.
The module on this watch is the new 3230 module. It’s also possible to find an older model equipped with the older 1289 module. The only difference is the calendar. The 1289 has a calendar programmed until the end of 2039, the 3230 module is programmed until 2099. The functions are basic but good. A 24 hour Stopwatch, a 24 hour Countdown Timer with Auto Repeat and a single Alarm function, which can also be set to a date (or one month or only 1 day in every month when one of the digits is kept blank).
I plan to wear this watch during the nice summer days. We have been rather unlucky in the past months with the weather, but finally the summer has arrived. I’m curious how this watch will hold in a few years. Maybe an idea to do a recap in a few years, if I still continue to write 50 Gs articles (after almost 400 articles there are not many G-Shocks to write about in my collection). Until then, I have a great watch. White always works good in summer. Street fashion, or not.