Sunday, April 5, 2015
Christofone and I have set a goal for April. In my country we celebrate “King’s Day” at the end of the month. As you maybe know, the family name of our Royal Family is Orange. So that explains our national color, which is often omnipresent on “King’s Day” and on big international sports games where. So let’s try to post an Orange G-Shock every Sunday in April.
Every once in a while Casio comes up with a G-Shock model, that looks completely different from all other digital watch models you know. The strange ana-digi AW-550, the iconic DW-6400 "Gundam", and maybe the strangest of them all, the ever forgotten GC-1000, which more looked like a bracelet, than a G-Shock (not evening mentioning it's one of the few G-Shocks with only a 100 bar Water Resist rating and the very hard button operation). In October 2005, Casio came with the G-8000 model. Quite different from what we have seen from G-Shock before. Probably a "You love it, or you hate it" model.
When leaving the Time Keeping mode (by pushing the bottom left MODE button), you first enter the World Time mode. You can choose between 48 cities in 29 time zones, so there must be a time zone for you too. Next you find a 24 hour Stopwatch mode. You can use it as a normal Stopwatch, but you can also use Auto-Start. When the screen shows all zero’s, push the upper right (ADJUST) button and -5” shows up on top of the display. When Auto-Start is choose, the watch counts down, with beeps, to zero, while another tone gives the start signal. Next you find the 24 hour Countdown Timer. Also here you can choose between a normal, 1 time, Countdown Timer or an Auto Repeat mode. Frankly I would love to see this feature on more modern G-Shocks. Last, but not least, you have the Alarm Mode, before returning back to Time Keeping Mode. Here you find 2 normal Alarms, a Snooze Alarm and of course, the Hourly Signal.