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G-SHOCK and World-Class Athlete Louie Vito Collaborate for G-LIDE Watch Releases for Winter
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GLS-8900LV-2

TOKYO, October 21, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its G-SHOCK watch brand by releasing a new collaborative model developed with brand ambassador and professional snowboarder Louie Vito. Winter Olympic Medalist, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion; Louie’s professional snowboard career echoes the elite performance and unwavering commitment of the G-SHOCK brand.

Adding to his long list of top finishes, Louie wrapped up the 2012/2013 contest season by winning Europe’s premiere snowboarding event, the 2013 Winter X Games. While astonishing judges and fans alike with his snowboarding skills, Louie has also created a name for himself off the hill. Winning American’s hearts while competing in the hit TV show Dancing With The Stars, he was selected as one of the athletes to be featured in 2011’s ESPN the Magazine Body Issue. For those that are still chasing an autograph, Louie’s “LV” signature is printed on the watch band and engraved on the case back. The deep indigo blue case and highlights suggest clear “bluebird” winter skies, balanced with a reverse LCD display for enhanced visibility in bright light conditions. This is a true performance timepiece that also happens to make a serious fashion statement.

The perfect on-mountain watch, Louie Vito’s signature GLS8900LV-2 is shock- and water-resistant and equipped with low-temperature resistance down to -20°C/-4°F. Prioritizing rugged durability and technical performance, the Auto LED Super Illuminator allows the user to activate the backlight with a flick-of-the-wrist, without removing gloves to press the front-mount light button, while the dual 1/100 second stopwatches and countdown timer deliver the tools to clock runs down the mountain. The 48-city World Time feature makes it easy to follow winter worldwide, and four multi-function alarms means the user will never miss first lift—and more importantly first tracks—however, those who need just a little more rest for those sub-zero, bullet-proof morning conditions will find the snooze function ideal.

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Specifications

GLS-8900LV-2
Construction
Shock-resistant, low-temperature resistant (-20°C / -4°F)
Water Resistance
200 meters
World Time
48 cities (29 time zones, daylight saving on/off)
Stopwatch
Stopwatch 1: 1/100 second; measuring capacity: 1,000 hours; elapsed time; split time; 1st and 2nd place time; auto start
Stopwatch 2: 1/100 second; measuring capacity: 1,000 hours; elapsed time; split time; 1st and 2nd place time
Countdown Timer
Setting accuracy: 1 minute; 24-hour maximum per set; unit of measure: 1 second; auto repeat
Alarm
5 independent daily alarms (of which 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other features
Full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow; selectable illumination duration: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
2 years on CR2016
Size of Case
55.1×52.5×16.3mm
Total Weight
Approx.69g





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It is a Japan November Release, and it's coming to the US in December for $130

I love the colours, great packaging as well.. If they release it in my country, will pick it up. who else plans on getting this?
 

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I already posted these in the upcoming catalog post a while ago, but here they are again..

some other colour options also coming out in November (Japan)

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and I hope MrShoque does not mind me copying and posting his pic here, but he posted a pic of the GLS8900-1B in yesterdays WRUW thread!

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some more pics:

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Thanks for posting starscream. Top notch and professional as always. Love the blue one. Think can't resist. Any idea about the price tag? Thanks a lot :) 130$ ?
 

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Thanks for posting starscream. Top notch and professional as always. Love the blue one. Think can't resist. Any idea about the price tag? Thanks a lot :) 130$ ?
The Louie Vito is $130 in the US, I think the others should be maybe $10-20 less than that. because in the Japanese catalog, the Vito is priced at ¥15,000 while the regular models are priced at ¥13,500
 

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the gls8900 series look great, I like the two circles and the big digits, all colors also are good, but if I choose one, I'd pick the pink
 

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Blue yellow and PINK?!
why does casio choose pink color?

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why not? there is already 2 black ones there for those that like only black..

and there is also a white one coming next month, its not a GLS-8900 but its a GW-8900.. part of the Blizzard White series:
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and if the GLS-8900's do well enough, good chance we will get more colours. I think its good there is a pink, that way women can get in on it and men who like pink as well.. That being said, I'm not getting the pink. lol I like that it's there, but I got my eyes on the yellow one and the vito collab.

I would have liked the pink better if it was a negative display or they gave it the same pink screen as devastator:
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I am not against pink color. But in my personal taste it is weird for any watches use pink color, include g shock. :D
Maybe because there aren't many models use solid pink color.

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Looks like CASIO has gone plumb bonker with the 8900 this fall. Here in the USA, it seems we'll be getting all the new Crazy Neon Color G-8900 and in Japan a whole slew of Winter G-Lide GLS-8900 including the Louie Vito collabo are coming out.

Last year the GLS-100 Winter G-Lides were released here in the USA, so it'll be a bit strange if they only get released in Japan this year. Aside from the Low-Temp LCD, they really don't have much going for them. Of course the collabo will make a good collector piece, but the functionality of the GLS-8900 is pretty close to bare bones and it appears to have the same strap as the G-8900 unlike the GLS-100 of last year which had a cordura fabric strap. Another negative is that it uses the CR-2016 battery which will only get you through a couple of years if you wear it alot and use the backlight and/or alarm regularly.
 

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was just look at these vito pics.. in some of them, the digits look light blue, in some they don't..

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looks light blue there ^^

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Can't see the watch face but it looks light blue in the pic behind the watch..

but in the pics below its not light blue:

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Louie Vito has a sample watch:

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which makes me wonder if there is a difference in Japan vs worldwide release? or is it a photoshop error or something like that?? anyone have more pics?
 

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was just look at these vito pics.. in some of them, the digits look light blue, in some they don't..

looks light blue there ^^

Can't see the watch face but it looks light blue in the pic behind the watch..

but in the pics below its not light blue:

Louie Vito has a sample watch:

which makes me wonder if there is a difference in Japan vs worldwide release? or is it a photoshop error or something like that?? anyone have more pics?
I have a feeling it'll be like the Initial Blue line up where you have to look at it at a certain angle to see the blue tint.
 
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