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Final Frogman GW-200Z

Posted by kenchill. Categories Featured, Products, Watches

The GW-200Z is the final edition in the GW-200 series, thus being coined the nickname “The Final Frogman“. Caged in a titanium housing, it is anti-rust and is 200 meters water resistant.

Just got this in recently. The watch shops in Malaysia, both the official Marco and unofficial distributors are stocking them, so hurry and get yours before they all run out. Shops in Sungei Wang received from 3 – 5 units each, not sure if they can order more, so quickly get them while they are still on display.

As with all the other Frogmans, this watch is ISO 6425-compliant, safe to be used for scuba diving for depths up to 200m. Being a tough solar watch, it doesn”t not require frequent battery changes. Log data feature is there for you to keep track of your diving time, and instead of World Time (WT), it stores the time data for various Sites (SITE) around the world. The cool thing about this is that you can add and rename your own sites, with its own GMT – setting.

It can also store your C-Card details, blood type and passport data. Reading it is a bit hard though as you have to wait for the characters to slowly scroll onto the tiny screen.

The infamous fin.

The back of the strap is nicely textured, giving it an exquisite feel.

The shiny, titanium screw back (it looks like stainless steel!). Note the bubbles coming out from the watch, making out a “200”. Nice touch there, a farewell to the GW-200 series.

Very simple yet clear display. A bit too simple for its price though, but well, the size and heft makes up for it!!!

A slight peek at the solar panel.

According to the G-shock archives at Watchshock, the GW-200Z design is a tribute to the GW-200-2 model, released back in 2001. Have a look at it here:

 


7 Responses to “Final Frogman GW-200Z”

  1. Y.S Chow - May 27, 2010 / 11:13 pm

    Hi,

    Nice review, so sad the GW-200 series will be gone.

    I also have it. Now looking for GW-200MS-1, it is still available in Malaysia?

    Hopefully in future, Casio will bring in the latest Frogs, GWF-1000 with the radio timekeeping.

    cheers,

    yschow

     
  2. kenchill - May 28, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    You can still find the GW-200MS-1 at stores in Sungei Wang. Try to nego until about RM950 ~ RM1,000 if you can.

    Regarding the GWF-1000, I don’t think Casio will market it in Malaysia as we can’t receive the atomic sync signal and the price would be too expensive for our market, RM2,000++

     
  3. Vincent - July 27, 2010 / 3:43 pm

    Hi,

    I came across ur blog while searching for Final Frogman GW-200Z. I am an avid G-Shock supporter and the Frogman is one of mine favorite. Recently, I came across a Final Frogman GW-200Z n it looks stunning. May i know how much did u pay for your frogman?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Cheers.

    Vincent.

     
  4. kenchill - July 28, 2010 / 3:14 pm

    Vincent: I got it at a special price, but a good price would be RM1,000.

     
  5. Steve - July 29, 2010 / 2:32 am

    Hello,

    Can you please post some wrist shots? is this watch too big?

    Thank you

     
  6. Vincent - July 29, 2010 / 8:59 am

    Hi Kenchill,

    Thanks for the reply. The price should be around RM1,000. I saw a GW-200Z at Sungai Wang last 2 days ago n the price was RM1,4XX. I ask for a discount but the sales person said it was the best price n it is made in Japan. I am thinking of getting a frogman. So, it is worth getting it?

     
  7. Calvin - July 30, 2010 / 10:19 am

    Hi Guys,

    I am from Singapore and also owning the GW-200Z Japan model.

    I also have the Mad Dog series / 7th frogman / Man-In-Yellow Frogman 99. This 3 models is for sale and all is in mint condition and never wore before except just put on wrist. All comes wif complete set as in Box / Hand Tag / Japanese manual.

    If any guys interested, please email : Hagalogy@yahoo.com.sg

    Best regards,

     

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