Revival and evolution — commemorating 30 years of FROGMAN watches
Announcing a special watch that revives the design of the ever-popular second-generation FROGMAN to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the FROGMAN. The watch reprises the black and gold colour scheme of the DW-8200B, while adding features including Tough Solar charging and a high-brightness full-auto LED backlight, and employing biomass plastics for the main resin material. Revival and evolution achieved right together.
Second-generation FROGMAN design revived
Reviving the design of the second-generation DW-8200B released in 1995, which was two years after the launch of the very first FROGMAN. The case and dial components are reproduced faithfully down to the minor details leveraging state-of-the-art technologies, and then finished with a nostalgic black and gold colour scheme. The watch also delivers advanced functionality. The GW-8230B includes Tough Solar charging and a high-brightness LED backlight, all the while maintaining the original model’s form and size.
Embodying harmony with nature
The bezel and band are made with the Earth-friendly green material known as biomass plastics. Using renewable organic resources such as castor oil plants and corn helps reduce the ecological footprint. Tough Solar charging is included as well, for converting sunlight and other light sources into energy. For all ocean lovers, a diver’s watch that embodies eco-consciousness.
Commemorative diving frog design
The diving frog character familiar to FROGMAN fans is engraved on the case back, inherited from the DW-8200B’s design, and also appears on the LCD when the LED backlight is activated. In commemoration of the anniversary of the FROGMAN, the frog is accompanied by the word “30th” as well.
ISO 200-metre water resistance to support diving use
Features a titanium screw-back case. The watch satisfies ISO standards for water resistance, including button operability underwater, enabling its use for diving.
*Due to the screw-lock construction of the case back, the orientation of the logo and lettering on it may not match up perfectly with the dial.
Specs to support diving activities
In addition to dive time and surface interval measurements, memory for up to ten diving logs is included for recording data such as the dive start date/time and the time spent in the water. Tide graphs and moon data also provide handy ways to keep on top of conditions at dive locations.