Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
credit to Peter Ha
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the G-Shock watch. We’ve all been around long enough to recognize the ruggedness and durability of these watches. They’re built like tanks and last a long time. I’ve got a handful in my stable of time pieces that I’ve collected over the years and I’ll continue to collect them in the coming years. Rather than pointing out each watches unique features, I’ll just paste the release for each one for you to peruse. I’m quite keen on the second one with the clear band. The first and last one’s are 25th anniversary editions.
Construction: Shock resistance
Materials: Titanium, Resin, Mineral Glass
Water resistance: ISO 200 meter
Diving features: Dive timer up to 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds (display unit: 1 minute)
Interval timer up to 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds (display unit: 1 minute)
Log data memory: One log (dive start time and duration)
Site functions: Time display for ten preset diving spots worldwide, area change, and daylight-saving time setting
ID features: Memory for important data including diver certification card, passport, and blood type (Rh / ABO)
Other functions: Stopwatch, countdown timer, 3 independent daily alarms, hourly time signal, battery power indicator, full auto-calendar,low temperature resistant (-20°C/-4°F), full auto EL backlight with afterglow
Accuracy at normal temperature: ±15 seconds per month
Power source: Tough Solar power system (high capacity solar charging system)
Continuous operation: About 5 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
* Display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location
Size of case / Total weight: 2.05” x 1.95” x .70” / 2.9 oz
Today, Casio America, Inc. released the new Dolphin & Whale Eco-research Network G-SHOCK watch (GW9101K-7). It supports the environmental protection initiatives of the Dolphin & Whale Eco-Research Network, an educational and research project undertaken by I.C.E.R.C. (International Cetacean Education and Research Center).
Since the 4th International Dolphin & Whale Conference was held in Japan in 1994, Casio has released both official Dolphin & Whale Eco-research Network G-SHOCK and Baby-G watches. For over a decade, Casio has donated a portion of the watch sales to help promote dolphin and whale research and educational activities worldwide.
“Casio G-Shock is committed to preserving the beauty of one of our greatest natural resources,” said Shigenori Itoh, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division. “Casio will continue to proudly support the Dolphin & Whale Eco-Research Network and educational outreach.”
As the fourteenth model of the Dolphin & Whale Eco-Research Network G-Shock, this year’s watch is based on the Gulfman. The rust-resistant titanium bezel, case back and screws make it a tough watch, perfect at sea and on land. With the Multi-Band 5 Atomic Timekeeping specification built-in, the watch receives standard radio waves from five time transmitters worldwide (single transmitters in the US, Germany, the UK, and two in Japan) for superior accuracy. It also incorporates the environmentally friendly Tough Solar technology — a large-capacity solar system that charges the watch even in the slightest sunshine or fluorescent light.
To evoke the image of a clear sparkling ocean, the case is made from a translucent resin while the detailing and G-SHOCK logo are done in a refreshing blue. Whale images grace both the wristband and the EL backlight. This model also features a uniquely engraved back including the words, “ALL AS ONE,” capturing the sentiment that both nature and life itself are delicately woven together like a symphony. The watch design reinforces the I.C.E.R.C. Japan message of the wonder of dolphins, whales and nature. A leaflet explaining the activities of I.C.E.R.C. Japan is also included in the packaging.
The GW9101K-7, MSRP $250, will be available at select Macy’s stores in June.
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
according to this article from paultan.org says that Shortly after announcing Honda’s withdrawal from Formula One, Honda’s Takeo Fukui has announced that the new Honda NSX project has been scrapped, though some are speculating that it’s actually just frozen for the time being. Apparently the move is part of efforts to cut costs in the increasingly challenging automaker environment.
The Honda NSX would have been a supercar with a screaming V10 mounted up front, a departure from the original NSX’s V6-powered mid-mounted layout. In fact, there have already been prototypes sighted on test in places like the Nurburgring, but I guess it’s just not meant to be, for now at least. Instead, expect any dedicated sports car offerings coming out of Honda to be small, light and come with a fuel cell or hybrid engine, pretty much like the Honda CR-Z Concept, in line with the green image that Honda is working hard to project now.
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