A watch for explorers journeying in all sorts of conditions.
The GWN is known by another name, the Gulfmaster, and it certainly takes the Master part seriously. Black with a stainless steel dark blue bezel, the GWN-1000B-1B looks imposing and tough.
The GWN-1000B has what’s known as tough movement. This basically means that if you slip or jostle the watch, while that would usually jostle the analogue hands (making it pretty frustrating on camping trips), tough movement makes sure that the hands stay in place or, if they do get knocked out of place, they would automatically reposition themselves.
The watch is also radio-controlled, meaning that it automatically recalibrates based on where you are, so you don’t need to worry about always setting your watch.
Also tough is the Tough Solar feature. With a panel on top of the display that’s practically invisible unless you actively look for it, your watch will charge itself just by being outside with the minimum amount of light.
Unlike most analogue/digital combos, this watch’s LED light actually lights up both the analogue AND digital display, so you’re easily able to tell the time at night.
- Mineral Glass
- Shock Resistant
- 200-meter water resistance
- Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
- Resin Band
- Double LED light
LED light for the face (Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow)
LED backlight for the digital display (Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow)
- Solar powered
- Time calibration signal reception
Auto receive up to six* times a day (remaining auto receives canceled as soon as one is successful)
*5 times a day for the Chinese calibration signal
The latest signal reception results
- Time Calibration Signals
Station name: DCF77 (Mainflingen, Germany)
Frequency: 77.5 kHz
Station name: MSF (Anthorn, England)
Frequency: 60.0 kHz
Station name: WWVB (Fort Collins, United States)
Frequency: 60.0 kHz
Station name: JJY (Fukushima, Fukuoka/Saga, Japan)
Frequency: 40.0 kHz (Fukushima) / 60.0 kHz (Fukuoka/Saga)
Station name: BPC (Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China)
Frequency: 68.5 kHz
- The auto hand home position correction
- Digital compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
Measuring range: 0 to 359°
Measuring unit: 1°
60 seconds continuous measurement
Hand indication of north
Magnetic declination correction
Measuring range: –700 to 10,000 m (–2,300 to 32,800 ft.)
Measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.)
Hand indication of altitude differential
Manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time)
Auto log data (High/low altitudes, cumulative ascent and descent)
Others: Relative altitude readings (±100m /±1000m), Selectable measurement interval: 5 seconds or 2 minutes
*1 second for first 3 minutes only
*Changeover between meters (m) and feet (ft)
Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
Hand indication of pressure differential
Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
Barometric pressure tendency information alarm (beep and arrow indicates significant changes in pressure)
*Changeover between hPa and inHg
Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
*Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
- Moon data (moon age of the specific date)
- Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
- World time
29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
- 1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
- 5 daily alarms
- Hourly time signal
- Hand shift feature (manual or auto (during altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature measurement))
- Battery level indicator
- Power Saving (display goes blank and hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping:
Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second)
Digital: Hour, minute, second, am, pm, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
- Approx battery operating time:
6 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
23 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
- Size of case: 44.9 × 55.8 × 16.2 mm
- Total weight: 101 g
Too many features review by Sam G on 15/11/2016
I gotta watch what I buy lol. I'm not saying the watch is bad, but there are just so many features you can easily get lost! Though I admit I like the idea of a solar powered watch, it's such a pain to always change the batteries.
Spectacular timepiece! review by Tim L on 26/10/2016
This is a spectacular watch! I love mine. The hands contrast well against the dial during the day so there's no glare, the automatic back-light feature works well, so all I have to do is move my wrist and the light turns on. It's solar powered, so I don't even need to change the batteries! Sure it's a bit pricey but in my opinion worth every cent!
Deep features (pun intended) review by Kerry L on 21/10/2016
Been playing around with this watch since I got it. There are so many features it'll take me ages to go through them all, but my favourites so far are the 200m water resistance (though that was a given since it's a diving watch!), the tough movement (which I accidentally tested... but at least I know it works, and after I bumped the watch, the hands went back into alignment almost straight away!).
Also honorable mention to the Dual LED. I usually have trouble reading the display at night, even when the watch comes with a backlight, but I had no problems here.