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It took just 3 days to get this watch from NY to The Netherlands and no customs bill this time :-! and I paid just $30.
How do they do it? Well, it's made in Thailand...

Anyway, a lot you are familiar with this G, so I there isn't a lot to explain about it, except that I bought it because of the nylon strap and the reviews on WUS.

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The nylon strap is comfortable, except for a few 'melted' stitches. A little bit of sanding solved the problem.

It's also fairly big and has the old-school style, which I like a lot more than the newer and smaller G's.
Functionwise it's a basic, but has a lot more than for example a 6900:
Databank, T-5s countdown, world time, scrolling dot matrix display, auto EL and solar.
I think the solar cell is a little less advanced compared to my AWG-101; it takes more time/sunlight to charge it.

Overall it feels VERY though, just like my 6600/6900, only readability of the display isn't up with these two. On the other side it has some cool gimmicks.
 

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I think the solar cell is a little less advanced compared to my AWG-101; it takes more time/sunlight to charge it.
The reason it takes longer to charge is probably due to the larger solar battery. The AWG-101 uses the CTL1616, while the G-2300 uses the larger ML2016 found in the Frogmans. Congratulations on your new watch, I'm wearing mine this morning. :-!
 

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Hi Flex,

I have a little love/hate relationship with this model. It was before the Waveceptor models the basic model, equipped with the most features. It has even more features than the Raysman.

My downside of this model is that I find it looking small. When this watch is actually measured, it has the same dimensions as the DW-6900 and DW-6600...

In the past I have recommended this model to a lot of people. It has an enormous solar energy storage capacity. The watch run happily for about 3/4th of a year when charged fully, while it is loaded with functions, while it was actually sold as a "cheap"watch. I hope you like it. Wear in good health.

Cheers,

Sjors
 

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I don't know who was/were the designer(s) of the G2300's module, but it is in my opinion one of the most functional ever made by Casio. I agree with Sjors on its small size when you compare it with other G-Shocks, but I also think it has a great and unmistakable G-Shockish look.

I have mine on a resin strap. The original strap and adapters, that I find very cool too, are now on my G100:



Congrats, Flexo! :-!
 

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Nice watch, and I like the photos! Great job, good catch!

:-!:-d
 

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But if it came in Red, Sjors would be smitten. This is the watch that got me into this group of raconteurs and scalawags . I love my Zulu style 2300
its what I wear every day my beater if you will, good choice. There are a lot of fans of this step child of Casios :-!
 

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My downside of this model is that I find it looking small. When this watch is actually measured, it has the same dimensions as the DW-6900 and DW-6600...

I'm suprised to hear that, as I've never thought of it as small. I suppose if you see the measurements and expect it to wear like a DW-6900 it would be smaller than expected. It's nice and chunky anyway. :)
 

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I don't know who was/were the designer(s) of the G2300's module, but it is in my opinion one of the most functional ever made by Casio. I agree with Sjors on its small size when you compare it with other G-Shocks, but I also think it has a great and unmistakable G-Shockish look.

I have mine on a resin strap. The original strap and adapters, that I find very cool too, are now on my G100:



Congrats, Flexo! :-!
Cool watch flex. im thinking about getting one.:-!

Vintage very cool mod looks orignal :-!
 

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@ flexofiel,

congrats to your new watch, the G-2300 is one of my all-time recommendations to newbies. a great model and module that shouldn't be missed in any G collection. personally I like the nylon strap much better than the resin strap on this one, I have both but the resin is too stiff and to uncomfortable to wear. just make sure to clean the nylon strap from time to time, after a while it will start smelling from sweat. the best way to clean it, it to give it in the washer along with your clothes.


regards, holger
 

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Can't go wrong with the G2300; many useful features, tough, cheap, and looks the part...

...a quintessential G. |>


I find the resin strap on the G2300 9V to be more than comfy, but it does tend to pinch hairs more than other straps for some reason. :think: Still, either strap is good.
 
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