The GS-1001 can show the day name of the week (user manual module 4799): Press A-button and the second hand in the 6 o'clock sub-window moves to point to the name of the day of the week and the main-dial/stopwatch second hand moves to point to the currently specified home city name. After about 3 seconds both of these hands move back to original positions before having pressed the A-button.I think the functions are the same other than the 1001 is non-atomic and non-solar.
It is kind of unfortunate that the GS-1001 day of week name feature can not be "locked on". But, it is nice to have the option.I forgot about the day indicator on the 1001s. It's one of the only features of the 1100 I like over the 1000 but can deal with it. If the main hands on the 1001 are used all the time for local time it's surely a better option than the 1100 if you are not in range for the atomic signal.
I think the conclusion is that the 1000 is a non-perpetual calendar. I hope to confirm it 100% on 1 Mar 2008.It is kind of unfortunate that the GS-1001 day of week name feature can not be "locked on". But, it is nice to have the option.
Still kind of wish the GS-1001 were solar. I've been burned by a bad G-5600 solar, but my G-7000 solar is awesome! I don't know if the GS-1000 solar is suspect to failure, but I do like the idea of solar-- but, my big question is:
- if I were to use a GS-1000 solar/wave ceptor, would it not roll the date properly for month transitions ending in 30 days? I need to re-read the other threads on this forum discussing the "perpetual calendar". If the GS-1000 must sync to atomic time to get month-to-month and leap years correct, then, here in Hawaii, I'd best go for the GS-1001!
Giez GS-1000 series requires manual date change for 30th to 1st rollovers if no atomic sync performed that night: Per the GS-1000 module 4343 manual, page 6 "Setting the Time and Data Manually":I think the conclusion is that the 1000 is a non-perpetual calendar. I hope to confirm it 100% on 1 Mar 2008.