Monday, July 21, 2008

Non-Stop G-Shocks: GW-225E-7 Glorious Gold Frogman

Today I'm wearing the same watch I wore all weekend, my new GW-225E-7 Frogman. It's part of the "Glorious Gold" series, the latest 25th Anniversary release. While it has been released in the U.S.A. as well as abroad, I purchased mine directly from Japan and finally got a spiffy 25th Anniversary carbon fiber-look "trunk" instead of the usual red, white and black anniversary tin. While the trunk is kind of neat, and I'm happy to have one now, I wouldn't pay anything extra to get one as the novelty wears off rather quickly. Anyway, the watch is really nice. I think I like this one better than the Dawn Black Frogman. Actually, I'll qualify that: For daytime wear, especially in the summer, I prefer the lighter look of the Glorious Gold. It's also overall a little flashier as you can see the gold-tone titanium case through the translucent bezel. The Dawn Black Frogman would probably be more suitable for nighttime wear, or anytime you want something more subdued. Both are really simple and solid designs, but at the moment I prefer the Glorious Gold.


firefly1986nyc said...

I bought the same frogman for 200$ and 100$ for the g shock classic

Rich said...

I think it is the best looking frogman. I lucked out and got one for $193 in Baghdad Airport (although lucking out is a strange term for hostile work environs)
Looks fantastic wet as well, strap goes more see through