The original big case watch, the G8900A-1D was the first in the series to get a larger face, and one of the few that stayed fully digital.
As a fully digital watch, the numerals are a lot bigger than you would normally see, and the upgrade also improves the backlight. When you press the button to activate it, the whole screen lights up, so you can easily see the time even at night.
The G8900A is tougher than most other models, due to its multidirectional shielding. A 100m drop is pretty much the only thing that can cause the watch to break.
Other than the shock resistance, the G8900A boasts a water resistance of up to 200m. That means if you're a swimmer, you can leave your watch on. As long as you are careful about pressing the buttons while submerged, you can take the watch anywhere!
- Mineral Glass
- Shock Resistant
- 200-meter water resistance
- Case / bezel material: Resin / Aluminum
- Resin Band
- LED Backlight (Super Illuminator)
Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration, afterglow.
- Flash alert
Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, countdown timer (time up), hourly time signal
- Multi Time (4 different cities)
- World time
31 time zones (48 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: 1/10 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- 5 daily or one-time alarms
- Hourly time signal
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery life: 3 years on CR2016
- Size of case: 55.1 × 52.5 × 16.3 mm
- Total weight: 69 g
Beautiful watch! review by Lesley G on 14/09/2016
This in an absolutely beautiful watch! I bought this as a gift for my husband who works in security. I needed to get something that was sturdy and could hold up to the bumps and bangs that come with his job (especially if he's chasing somebody), this was definitely a perfect choice. The watch is very easy to set up and I think his favorite feature is getting the backlight to come on with just a turn of his wrist.
What a large screen! review by Jeff on 14/09/2016
Bought this watch about two weeks ago so figured it's about time to write what I think. I've got terrible eyesight so the large screen was one of the main reasons for this purchase, and boy am I glad I did! The digits stand out so much against the colour, I'm able to see the time easily!
The large buttons are definitely a plus too. You have no idea how annoying it is tp be trying to turn on the stop watch and ending up turning on a backlight instead. Haven't made a mistake with this one though!