Wednesday, May 13, 2009

G-Shock G-Lide GL-240-3

As an extra bonus today is this green jelly GL-240-3 G-Lide. This G-Shock was released in 2004 alongside the blue GL-240-2. This is a Tough Solar model with the 2597 module. The orange text on the face makes for a striking contrast against the aqua green jelly bezel.

GL-240-3 G-Lide

The GL-240-3 was never hugely popular, and you don't see too many of them now These jelly models never seem to hold up quite as well compared to regular resin parts. Sunlight and exposure to sweat and other substances takes more of a toll. This one has had little wear though, so it's still looking good after about five years.

This one is a Japanese market release that comes with an outside box, as well as inside gift box. Some of these details are nice touches that make it worth it sometimes to order a G-Shock from Japan. A Japanese user manual is included, and any reputable dealer will also include a warranty card that's good world-wide.

The large digits on the display make this one of the easiest modules to read. There's several other G-Lide models that use this same 2597 module, including the GL-230 series.

The GL-240 has a four screw stainless steel back that's nice, but doesn't really offer anything special.

This one feels great on the wrist. It's about the same size and weight as most any DW-5600 variant, but the round bezel and large display does give it a little more presence.