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Well the current Riseman came out in the fall of 2007 and was a welcome comeback of the sensor equipped G-Shock models. During the G-Shock depression years the old DW-9100 as the last surviving of the old Master Of G Riseman, was discontinued in 2002. Between 2002-2006 we had no pressure sensor equipped model in the lineup. So in the history of the G-Shock there has been a correlation between bad years and good years and the existence of a pressure sensor equipped G-Shock. The GW-9200 Riseman was launched in a year that marked the beginning of the 25Th Anniversary but also the beginning of a newly risen popularity of the brand in several parts of the world. But now this second generation Master is apparently no more, my contact in Japan told me it was discontinued this month. But then again we now for the first time have a triple sensor G in the form of the GW-9400 Rangeman. So this time does not mark the beginning of another depression as far as G-Shocks are concerned.

So lets honor it by posting pictures of our beloved Riseman's:



GW-9700PJ-7 Men In Ice White Riseman



Fire In the Hole!:rodekaart:-d



Cosy...



And in its natural element:







:p:p:p

I used to also have pictures of my G-9200MS-8 Men In Rusty Black series non atomic version. But Those pictures got lost on a broken HDD so I have no pictures of that one currently but I still own that one. Those are the two Riseman's that I own. Perhaps if I get the time will take some new shoots on that one...

The only one I have on that one is that it is in the middle of this old collection shoot I did in 2009:



You can also see its predecessor the DW-9100BD Terje Haakonsen Riseman and the cool dinosaur DW-6700 SkyForce in that picture.

Here is a couple of my PhotoShop jobs of dream versions I wished they did but that was never to be...



Gold Defender that you can see in my avatar...:p:p:p



And yummy green metallic...:p:p:p

So the KING was not the only one to be discontinued this year the venerable Riseman has now faced the same destiny...:rodekaart

May the Riseman be celebrated as an important model in the history in the G-Shock lineup! Cheer the Riseman!

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Strange, MrShoque just said production is still on going till Sept 2014: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/has-riseman-been-discontinued-929117.html

I don't have a Riseman in my collection, since I did not require it's features. But I really loved the colour schemes on some of them- the orange one, the men in dark purple one, the yellow and blue ICERC one.. they really had some great looking ones!

I wonder if the DW6900 will be the next to go.. with the GD-X6900 being better in every way, makes no sense in keeping it going.
 

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Strange, MrShoque just said production is still on going till Sept 2014: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/has-riseman-been-discontinued-929117.html

I don't have a Riseman in my collection, since I did not require it's features. But I really loved the colour schemes on some of them- the orange one, the men in dark purple one, the yellow and blue ICERC one.. they really had some great looking ones!

I wonder if the DW6900 will be the next to go.. with the GD-X6900 being better in every way, makes no sense in keeping it going.
Strange, my contact said is was discontinued and I just checked the G-Shock Perfect Search and all of the Riseman models are now listed as end of production. So It is confusing this that MrShoque heard otherwise!:think:
 

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Strange, my contact said is was discontinued and I just checked the G-Shock Perfect Search and all of the Riseman models are now listed as end of production. So It is confusing this that MrShoque heard otherwise!:think:
Mr Ibe needs to do an ask me anything sessions again! lol
 

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Got my very first G-9200 back when it was just released here in Singapore in 2008 and only in January this year got my very first atomic GW-9200J. I still keep both Risemen and after only recently acquiring my GW-9400J two days back, thinking to sell both my Risemen since the Rangeman is replacing them. Now after hearing this news, think I'll keep my 9200J but still wish to let go the G-9200.

Served me very well these few years...
 

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My contact told me Casio will take the Master of G line very seriously. Let's see where they come with next year. If the GPS says it's out of production, then it is. I think thd Rangeman somehow replaced the Riseman, as the new Mudman repaced both the older Mudman generations and the Wademan and also the gulfman replaced the Fisherman in the 90s.


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It's possible that only the JDM version with the flying squirrel was discontinued and that the export version with the dragon caseback is still made for a short while. It was the same with the DW-6900MS - the "1JF" was discontinued while the export version was still made for a while and even got the updated module as the "1JF" was only available with the 1289 AFAIK.

Cheers, Sedi :)
 

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It's possible that only the JDM version with the flying squirrel was discontinued and that the export version with the dragon caseback is still made for a short while. It was the same with the DW-6900MS - the "1JF" was discontinued while the export version was still made for a while and even got the updated module as the "1JF" was only available with the 1289 AFAIK.

Cheers, Sedi :)
You might be correct about that. The basic GW-9200-1ER is still listed on the EU site. So if it is still to be available for order outside Japan in certain markets. Then it might be that they have stopped producing more for now. But if demand requires it they might make another batch to supply those markets. But that is not very likely because demand for the basic Riseman have not been very high lately so I do not think retailers will order more anytime soon. So it will still be available in for instance EU and Australia and importers in those regions can still order it from Casio until supply run out. Based on MrShoque's information it supposedly available for order until September 2014. But atleast we know it is discontinued in Japan and no new versions will come out. So it is not wrong to still call it RIP already. The last model to come out was the Initial blue GW-9230B-1, I guess that one will have some extra collectability value because of that.
 

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Wow. I'm wondering if I should retire mine. I love it. I'd rather wear that than anything else in my collection.
Maybe I'll get a second one before they're gone.
 

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Wow. I'm wondering if I should retire mine. I love it. I'd rather wear that than anything else in my collection. Maybe I'll get a second one before they're gone.
There were so many Riseman models made, that you won't have any trouble picking them up for years to come. My suspicion is that the Riseman may end up losing some of its value as the Rangeman displaces it. It seems logical to me that the Rangeman would cause the Riseman to be retired as it completely eclipses the functionality. The only thing is that the Riseman is priced $100 cheaper. My impression is that CASIO is seeking to elevate the "Master of G" line, as Sjors implied their serious view of it. And thus, we've just witnessed a shake-up of the model line to a higher price point.

I must admit, I've always admired the Riseman for its very "device" like appearance (the "tube" running across horizontally). But I've long felt that the lack of a compass was a letdown (IMHO). It would've been very possible to incorporate it and complete the "ABC" functionality. I suspect CASIO didn't want to intrude on Protrek sales. The Rangeman of course has ProTrek like functionality, but it's a much beefier and rugged form factor with a smaller display, in addition to a peer price point so as to not undercut the Protrek.
 

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I believe it's still too early to say goodbye to the Riseman, let alone RIP.

Cheap price and variations in color are the Riseman's best sale argument, many people will hesitate between spending $400 for the Rangeman and adding a $10 analog compass to the Riseman, both solutions would be equally useful and accurate in their mini scale but with a huge difference in price.

In the other hand we would see the price of some limited Riseman skyrocketing due to high demand from collectors.
 

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I believe it's still too early to say goodbye to the Riseman, let alone RIP.
If it's gone from GPS, I think it's a sure bet that CASIO is stopping production. They won't remove it from the CASIO International website (here) until the end of the year when 2013 production officially closes. But notice... how the Riseman and Gulfman have been pushed to the bottom! They've re-ordered it as: Rangeman, Frogman, Mudman, Gulfman, Riseman. Yep, Rangeman is now front and center, top billing. The Riseman is at the very bottom. :-(

Cheap price and variations in color are the Riseman's best sale argument, many people will hesitate between spending $400 for the Rangeman and adding a $10 analog compass to the Riseman, both solutions would be equally useful and accurate in their mini scale but with a huge difference in price.
The Rangeman is actually $300, at least for the USA release, with a price difference from the Riseman (MSRP) being $100. When you put the two together and see how responsive and full featured the Rangeman is, an extra $100 seems well worth it--especially considering how long it will last. However, because the Riseman has been out for a long while, it is often for sale at cheaper prices than original MSRP. For instance the GW-9200-1 is $154 shipped from Amazon. So you're talking 50% cheaper. That's still very attractive.

In the other hand we would see the price of some limited Riseman skyrocketing due to high demand from collectors.
I'm not so sure about that. Limited edition Riseman models are still just that--limited and discontinued. And you can't even get their replaceable parts unless you send the watch in to CASIO. I wouldn't expect to see an increase in resale prices of a common model Riseman. Remember, there are so many of them out there. The Riseman has had a rather long production run for the last version.
 

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well.after rangemans launch it was anyones guess that riseman will no longer remain in production...I guess rangeman has so many new and improved features that hardly anyone using these watches in field will have any difficulty choosing between the two.though bit compact size of riseman may still attract a few people
 

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Mat? Did someone say Mat?

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Always thought it was at its best in stealth mode. Super looking watch.
 

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Oh noes! For the longest time I have been in search for a replacement strap and bezel for the MISG version... Anyone knows where? I tried searching pacparts and ebay.. No luck...


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