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Love the new watch!! More links w/ the full review at my site.

Review: Casio G-Shock Riseman Wristwatch ...
After buying the Timex WS4 a couple weeks ago I realized that a had the quartz gadget bug again. It's been a long time, since maybe 1987.


Here are the basic differences between the G-Shock Riseman and the Timex WS4. The
Riseman gives up the compass and have a smaller display. But it also adds radio-control and solar power! The official spec list is lengthy, so I'll leave it at the end of the post. This a lot of fun for
around $140 shipped. And again, the best price I found was from
Amazon, w/ free shipping.





In addition to the usual stopwatch and multiple alarms and countdown timers, you also get the famous G-Shock 200m WR, toughness, and reliability, perfect for a beater or travel watch. An no, no one will confuse this with a Blancpain Grand Complication, so let's get that discussion out of the way early.


The altimeter is fun, though I wouldn't count on it's accuracy if I was pulling a chute while skydiving. And like the WS4, you can record/chart your the changes in altitude and air pressure over time.




The presentation case is kind of gimmicky and fun.




The watch case is not too big at all, VERY wearable on average wrists. Comfortable and light. The strap is also nice, two rows of holes and prongs.


The main sensor is at the 9 o'clock position.


The 3 o'clock position is where the large red (and slightly recessed) altimeter button is.


The caseback has the familiar dragon. I think the Japanese market version has a flying squirrel instead. I have no idea what the story is behind that.




This is a fun toy/beater watch and I don't see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. Recommended!

Casio G-Shock Riseman Technical Specs:
* Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China)
* Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
* Auto receive function (6 times per day)
* Manual receive function
* Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60, China BPC
* Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz, BPC 68.5kHz
* Tough Solar Power
* Shock Resistant
* 200M Water Resistant
* Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
* Altimeter
* Measuring range: -700 to 10,000m (-2,300 to 32,800ft)
* Measuring unit: 5m (20ft)
* Manual memory measurements
* Memory capacity: 20 records
* Measurement data: altitude, month, date, time
* High altitude memory
* Others: Reference altitude setting, Altitude tendency graph, Elapsed time measurement and altitude change indicator)
* Barometer
* Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
* Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
* Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
* Atmospheric pressure differential grapic
* Thermometer
* Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F)
* Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
* World Time
* 29 times zones (33 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
* 5 Daily Alarms (1 with snooze)
* Countdown Timer
* Measuring unit: 1 second
* Countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1 hour and 1 minute increments)
* 1/100 second stopwatch
* Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"
* Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
* Hourly Time Signal
* Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
* 12/24 Hour Formats
* Button tone operation on/off
* Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
* Storage Battery CTL1616
* Battery Power Indicator
* Power Saving Function
* Approx. battery life: 9 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
* Module 3147
 
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