Thanks. I agree, the SS bezel really gives this Protrek a special look. Definitely gives it a certain style. I haven't seen the newer PRW-3000 you mention, but if it's the same size as all other PRW-3000s, then that is probably going to help you decide, as the 3000 is significantly smaller than the 3500 as you probably know.Nice pickup and the SS bezel is probably the single highlight of the watch itself. Debating between the newer PRW3000 (with SS bezel) or this (orange/black model).
ONLY thing is I don't like how Casio removed the day/date/month feature found in the older Protreks. Now you only get day/date or day/month. Weird how even the newer models refuse to be that 'perfect' ABC watch. The pricing is also on the higher end considering for $500, the Fenix 3 pretty much makes almost all ABC/digital watches obsolete (the resolution alone kills every digital watch out there).
...so it's a PRW-3000 with a compass bezel.
Well said!! The 3500 is BIGGER, BADDER, and AWESOME-ER!! :-d (not to mention that for most of the 3000 models, we're talking an aluminum bezel vs. SS)The elephant in the room is yes, the module is exactly the same. Same can be said for the cheaper (just as durable) PRG-270. But it is more. Bigger, stouter case with 20bar WR, better "tool" presence than a PRW-3000, which I consider a dress watch.
You know, everyone has always assumed that the watches were made then based on that code but did anyone ever consider that it was just the back that was produced then...lol...ok back to your regularly scheduled programI just noticed yours was made on the 13th day of 2015, pretty cool.
I think both the PRW3000 and PRW3500 are the same in digits size. Just that they use different graphics for the two lines above and below the digits. (see Time4Playnow's pic below). They're exactly the same module anyway.The size of the digits on the 3500 are the biggest I've seen in a Protrek in the past few years.