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on 5 April 2017
Casio G-Shock (Model G-7900A-7ER - Colour - white - Standard display).

Casio have since updated their fleet of G-SHOCKS and this is an older model and is one of four G Shocks I now own. What makes this one stand out is it can give you a good idea of the moon phase and tides in your area. If you set it up by the book, it won't be accurate to a specific region, but by using Google and entering your specific longitude and working out your regional lunitidal intervals, it becomes more accurate for your local area (there's even a specific app for doing this now as well). Just don't expect it to be exact!! I use this model for a beater and don't mind if it gets grubby or banged up. It cleans up well enough although it doesn't have the lovely smooth resin newer models have. The strap has a more plastic feel to it so it's not quite as comfortable as newer models, it also only has a single clasp. All of my other G Shocks have negative displays, so it's handy to have one watch with a standard display. The illumination is excellent and the entire face lights up in indigo. Due to the extra functions on this model, the light button is the G button on the base of the face.

1.). Comfort. Good. Not as comfortable as newer models and it has the "wings" underneath the strap and body of the watch to allow the strap to mould nicely to the shape of your wrist. Strap feels plasticy to make up the word and can feel sticky if you're hot and sweaty or in warmer weather. The strap is nice and wide with a single clasp but it doesn't twist or contort. It's not uncomfortable at all, it's a nice fit, just not quite as comfortable as newer models.
2.). Aesthetics. The watch and strap is "white with blue trim" with a simple SS single clasp. It has a standard / positive display which stands out really well in direct sunlight or in low light conditions, in very low light or zero light conditions the illumination is excellent. The white and blue really stands out and looks great. It's a thick and chunky watch and it feels good to wear, I definitely know there is a watch on my wrist however. The blue trim is a darker blue than many pictures, etc. Whilst this watch has additional features other G Shocks don't have, it's not over cluttered with information. You can tell at a glance easily which functions are enabled or disabled and it has an ample display to see everything you need to. 5/5
3.) Ease of use. Standard G-SHOCK order of set up (although bare in mind the extra set up required for the moon and tide features which makes this one a little more difficult than other models to set up initially), once set up, very easy to use. These watches are not complicated to set up for first time users for the most part. Whilst some models obviously differ from others in purpose, etc, they all share the same or very similar method to set them up. World time, stopwatch, timer and alarms, etc, are all very straightforward to select and use with the usual buttons. This model also doesn't have the button surrounds other models have, although the guards at the 3 and 9 O'Clock positions helps to protect the buttons from damage. Easier to use buttons if wearing gloves with this specific model too. As with other Casio G-SHOCKS or Pro Treks, the buttons have quite a squishy feedback to them, not a click or solid feedback. May feel odd if you've never used one before, but you quickly adjust to them. 5/5
4.) Display. Standard (positive) display, which is absolutely fine in bright sunlight or in low light and easy to make out at a glance (but this model has great illumination). In normal time mode you get the basic 12 or 24h time with seconds, day and the date, the small dial far left lets you know the moon phase, the centre panel is for the tidal levels. The area to the upper right lets you see at a glance what the stopwatches are up to from the home screen which is also handy. 5/5
5.) Illumination. Thankfully on this model is very good indeed. It illuminates the entire face and the main LCD and dials illuminate enough for you to be able to see and use all of the functions of the watch in absolutely any lighting conditions. As with my other G-SHOCKs, the "auto illumination" feature is a little over sensitive and can unfortunately trigger from other normal movements of the arm. Over time this hammers battery life. IMHO, best to simply disable this feature and use the button to manually illuminate as required. Light button much easier to access on this model than other models too. As with other similar G-SHOCKS of this age, you can specify if you require the illumination to remain on for 3 or 5 seconds. Unlike some other watches, the illumination doesn't remain on for as long as you hold the light button. 4/5.

Overall, an impressive watch for the money. All of the usual G-SHOCK features plus the extras specific to this rescue series model. These watches can potentially last indefinitely and they can most certainly take serious punishment and just keep on going. If you're purchasing a watch to last you for many years rather than as a fashion accessory a G-SHOCK will serve you exceptionally well for this purpose. Ultimately, do your research and choose the right model to cover your specific needs, different models of G-SHOCKS cater for many different purposes, so choose the right one before ordering!!

Would I buy a replacement if this model of watch was broken, lost or stolen? YES! Durable, comfortable, ample display, superb illumination, and.... It's a G-SHOCK!! Definitely recommended right across the board. This specific model I'd personally rate at 4 stars, but I'm directly comparing it against newer updated G Shocks. It's still a great watch!!
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on 24 May 2017
This watch is probably my favorite watch when it comes to durability. It's really durable, can handle a lot of different situations. This watch is suitable for hiking, hunting, travel etc. I personally use it when i'm out hiking or when i take trips to the woods. U can use it for sport too, as it got a stopwatch, alarms and moon tide. In my opinion it's not a everyday watch. It's one of their old models, but its one of my favorites definitely.
The only downside of this watch is, it is a bit big.
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on 21 May 2017
I bought this for my chap as a 'thank you' for looking after me when I was seriously ill. He loves this watch! It looks great, has loads of features and is really different. He now wants another g-shock in a different colour for his birthday. (Poser!) :-)
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on 12 March 2017
excellent. the time is clearly visible. you can set 4 alarms at once. you can use two separate stopwatches simultaneously. the night light mode only stays on for a couple of seconds but if it were any longer it would waste battery. the strap is secure. on a whole, the watch feels sturdy. haven't tested its underwater capability fully, but it can definitely be submerged without damage.
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on 29 November 2016
as usual with g-shock watches well made will last years my only gripe is the display needs bigger digits as it bigger than my old one but same size digits, oh and the time indicator is totally pointless so don't buy it for this feature !
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on 29 June 2017
I received the watch and had left it for 4 weeks prior to wearing. The watch was purchased as a work watch and since I have started to wear it, I have had nothing but issues with the strap coming off. The strap keeps removing from one side of the watch and it looks like the pin for securing the strap to the watch is incorrect as it doesn't fit the holes.

Disappointed on the product so far, looks like new pins will be required to see if the issue can be resolved.
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on 3 March 2017
Happy with this watch as iam with my other Casios.Strong build, reliable, looks great.You wont be disappointed.
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on 17 August 2017
Excellent watch, has been used many times and never fails. Looks good as well as keeping good time and is what it says - waterproof
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on 4 July 2017
For the price this is a cracking watch. Just under £40 it is great value.
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on 15 May 2013
Until a week ago i had never heard of a G Shock, a friend at work had one on and i liked it from day one.
Now i have purchased this one and i love it. The manual is a bit small but you can find a better one
on the good old net. I am now looking at my next watch for my birthday in July, well at 63 you have to live
a little.
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