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The G-Shock watch brand can be seen everywhere in today`s world adorning the wrists of celebrities and their admirers. The watches (which range between £50-£200 approximately) enable devote fans to copy their idols` fashion sense without incurring huge bills. The watches are all really aesthetic and come with a plethora of cool and practical features while still being both light and durable. The Casio G-Shock watch (G7900A-4) has many cool features. These include moon and tide graphs, resistance to low temperatures and a variety of other features. It weighs in at as little as two ounces. In addition to red, it is also available in white (G7900A-7) and in black (G7900-1). All three retail at $99. However, huge reductions can be found in some places. G-Shock boasts that watches in this range (the Aviation Range) can function properly in forces equivalent to more than 12Gs, the same as felt in an air race—hence the title of the collection. They are also resistant to ice, water, hammers, drops, pistons and vibrations; making them practical in all situations. They retail for between $260 and $360. However, this figure can be reduced when scanning the internet for one. This watch, the GW3500B-1A, stands out from the others in this collection, since it weighs almost half as much (82g as opposed to 146g) and is the only analogue and digital watch in the range. It is able to keep track of the time in fifty different cities around the world and runs on Solar Power, so there is no need to worry about changing the battery. It is water resistant up to 200m, has a hugely resolute stopwatch, LED lighting, and many other features. It looks really good as well! In the UK, the cheapest place to buy is on 247electrical.co.uk for £160 (or £150 without postage on eBay), and for U.S. residents, it will cost about $240. This is another great Casio G-Shock watch. Unlike the other nine watches in this shortlist, this particular model has a square dial as opposed to round, which sets it apart from the rest and may be preferential to certain people. It`s shock resistant and water resistant up to 200m. It has a backlight, a tide graph, moon data and world time for 29 different time zones. Its battery will last for at least seven years, meaning there is no need to worry about changing it for quite a while! It has all these features, plus many more, and only weighs 52.5g. Casio says that it retails at $99, making it one of the cheapest watches of the brand. According to my research, you can easily find and buy it for about £50/$75 on the internet. The Master of G is composed of 11 different watches which can be categorized into 4 different styles (Riseman, Frogman, Mudman, and Gulfman). This particular model boasts a digital compass, a thermometer, and 200m water resistance. The one pictures is the Mudman variety. It can be bought for approximately £160-£180 on a variety of websites. This is one of the more expensive watches in the brand. It stands out from the rest due to its metal bracelet strap. This new G-Shock model includes G-Shock`s pioneering Smart Access technology. This allows the wearer to switch between time zones simply by pulling the crow out and rotating until the second hand is pointed at the city of choice. The watch can display the temperature at the touch of a button and the hands move to determine the number of degrees that it is. The watch has a 0.05 second chronograph, making it hugely accurate; it also has a countdown timer. This beauty is solar-powered and radio-controlled; thus the owner may never worry about battery supply or watch winding. The solar power reserves are 6 months in the dark, and the power reserve can increase this four-fold. The radio control allows the watch to pick up a signal and calibrate with the atomic clock. The watch has Triple G Resist, an additional protection to the already existing centrifugal force resistance and killer shock. This watch, the GA110C-1A, stands out from the others in the G-Shock brand. It has accurate time to 0.001 of a second and has the ability to indicate speed. It is resistant to magnets, has an LED, calendar, countdown timer, and the dial is an additional 4mm bigger than the other watches. It looks really good in all black as shown here, and its counterpart is in white (GA110C-7A) which also looks great. They both retail for $120. Research shows that you should expect to pay £70 in the UK about $110 in America. This is one of the most strikingly good-looking G-Shocks and is also one of the most popular to buy. This particular watch was released last year, and is one of my personal favorites. It looks both classy and cool and would fit both more formal attire as well as shorts and a t-shirt. The olive green color looks awesome. It is G-Shock`s first Solar Powered military-style watch. It contains a Moon and Tide Graph, plus water resistance to up to 200m; as well as a plethora of capabilities in world time zones and alarms. It`s retail price is only $120, and it can be found easily on eBay for only £55! This watch is one of my favourites because it really stands out from the crowd and makes a statement. This watch is a GA110, much like the watch earlier in the Hub. Features include the ability to time accurately to within a thousandth of a second. It can also indicate speed. It is magnet resistant, has an LED, possesses a countdown timer, and a calendar. At an impressive 51.2mm, the dial itself has an additional 4mm on the other watches in this brand. This is perhaps the most well-known G-Shock, and rightfully so as it is a beautiful timepiece! This famous watch appears on the wrists of Eminem, Justin Bieber, and Dr. Dre to name a few of its celebrity wearers. This watch find itself at the more inexpensive end of the G-Shock price spectrum (proving that you don`t need to break the bank to dress like a pop star) but the price should not be seen as a deterrent, as this watch still has many of the features expected of a G-Shock. These include water resistance to 200m, a variety of alarms, and other clever gadgets. I believe this watch to be not only the best Casio G-Shock model, but also one of the best watches ever made. In striking yellow, this beautiful watch is bound to stand out on any wrist. Furthermore, due to its unusual model (it`s not a DW6900, a GA100, or a GA110), it is not commonly seen around, nor worn on the wrists of any famous personalities. It`s also not featured in many shops. This makes the wearer more unique. This watch, as would be expected from such a remarkable brand as this, has many cool features to enhance it. It is water resistant to 200m, solar-powered, and contains moon and tide graphs. You never have to worry about batteries or the watch stopping unexpectedly. It has a full backlight, so it can be read in the dark. It functions in 31 different world time zones; has a stopwatch with the ability to measure accurately to within a one hundreth of a second; 5 different alarms, and a fully programmed calendar until the end of this century! Despite all these features, it weighs in at a miraculous 112g, hardly noticeable on the wrist. Naturally, with all these features, such a watch is unlikely to come cheap. Unlike many of the other watches that retail at less than $100, this one is $450. However, with some searching you should be able to find it for £250/$400. Did I make the right choice? Which is your favourite type of G-Shock?
Технологические новинки Японии никого не оставляют равнодушными, и точная аппаратура и электронные устройства этой страны востребованы и популярны во всем мире. Известная компания-лидер Casio, производящая надежные и оригинальные часы, в этой стране восходящего солнца, ежегодно выпускает новые модели этой продукции, и все инновационные технологии компании включают в себя новые часы серии Casio G-Shock. Уникальная и совершенная серия G-Shock была создана с учетом всех современных стандартов на эту продукцию и способна удовлетворить все требования по надежности, прочности и яркому, стильному дизайну. Эти часы, в которых заложен принцип "Трех десяток". Их можно носить десять лет на руке. Модели этих часов выдержат давление воды на десять бар, и будут продолжать работать, даже если упадут с высоты до 10 метров. Первая модель любимой многими серии G-Shock DW-5000C, была выпущена в 1983 году и смогла соединить в себе все лучшие качества этой высокоточной техники. На ее разработку ушло два года. Высокая прочность корпуса, и его тройная защита и стойкий к механическому воздействию, усовершенствованный механизм, сделали их тем популярным трендом, который до сих пор не утратит своей актуальности! Часы Casio G-Shock включают в себя большой модельный ряд, стильные и креативные модели которого выполнены в великолепной цветовой гамме и с разным дизайном циферблата. Яркие и более спокойные модели этих часов представлены в нашем магазине как уже известными, так и новыми образцами, классического и современного стиля. Они не только позволят вам всегда знать время, но и воспользоваться их такими техническими возможностями, как - таймер, секундомер, установить будильник и второй часовой пояс. Особенности и возможности этих часов - уникальны и какую бы модель вы не выбрали, она наверняка будет Вашим любимым аксессуаром, и сможет подчеркнуть Ваш имидж и хороший вкус! В нашем специализированном магазине купить любую модель часов G-Shock можно по вполне доступной цене, в различном дизайнерском решении, цветовой гамме, и сочетании материалов корпуса и браслета. Стать владельцем часов Casio - это приобрести действительно качественную продукцию, которая покажет вашу дальновидность, подчеркнет ваш имидж и хороший вкус! Удобный сервис нашего магазина и система оплаты позволит Вам сделать это просто и быстро, сэкономив Ваше время и деньги! Доставка по Москве и Санкт-Петербургу осуществляется при помощи нашей курьерской службы - бесплатно, и точно в срок!
The G-Central Top 15 is a list of the overall best G-Shock watches for 2018. The criteria for evaluation include features, style, value, and popularity. This list is ever-evolving and regularly updated to include the most current G-Shock releases. We’ve included a wide range of G-Shock models with a variety of features and styles to help you find the best G-Shock watch that fits your needs. About G-Shock Features: All Casio G-Shock watches feature shock resistance against impacts and 200-meter water resistance. Also most G-Shock watches have a daily alarm or multiple alarms with snooze alarm, world time (except for the most basic models), EL or LED backlight, stopwatch, countdown timer, adjustable hourly time signal, auto calendar, and 12/24 hour time format. Some G-Shock watches have other useful features like Tough Solar (with a solar-powered rechargeable battery) and Multi-Band 6 (automatic time adjustment via radio wave reception, a.k.a. “Wave Ceptor” or “Radio Controlled”). Some high-end G-Shock watches such as those in the professional Master of G line have the Triple Sensor including an altimeter-barometer, compass, and thermometer. For more information about the whole range of G-Shock watches available, we’ve also included the Beginner’s Guide to G-Shock Watches . For more G-Shock selections see all of our G-Shock Buying Guides . G-Central’s #1 Best G-Shock Watch: GWM5610-1 with Tough Solar and Radio Time Sync: G-Central Top 15 Best G-Shock Watches: Reviews The G-STEEL GSTB100-1A continues G-Shock’s push into more mainstream-style analog watches while maintaining toughness and adding innovative new features. The fully analog GSTB100-1A features Tough Solar power and uses a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone to automatically synchronize the time though internet time servers and adjust the watch settings. There is also a phone finder function to locate a misplaced phone. As part of the G-STEEL line, the GSTB100-1A has a tough stainless steel body. The GSTB100-1A is a good choice for travelers and those who want their watch to always be as accurate as possible but live outside of Multi-Band 6 range and don’t have the budget for a G-Shock with GPS timekeeping . It is currently the most affordable model with the Bluetooth time-syncing capability. The GST-B100 line is also available in more upscale versions with a stainless steel band or carbon fiber bezel, but we suggest the GSTB100-1A with a black resin band for its more affordable price and easy adjustability. The DW9052-1V is referred to as the “standard issue” G-Shock and it is often seen worn by military personnel around the world. It is one of the cheapest G-Shock watches available but is just as tough as any other. The DW9052-1V has an extra-rugged case design with button guards and an easily-accessible front EL backlight button. For those who need maximum visibility in the dark, the EL backlight on this model illuminates the entire LCD display from behind for easy viewing. This basic model also has a stopwatch, countdown timer, and daily alarm. For those who want the large G-Shock case but prefer an all-digital display, the GD100-1B is one of the most affordable options. This model has a stealthy look with subtle gray bezel lettering and a dark reverse LCD display. It shares the same exterior case as the popular GA100 analog-digital watch (seen below). The main advantage of the GD100-1B over the GA100 is its estimated 7-year battery life (versus 2-year for the GA100). As a G-Shock watch with a subtle, no-nonsense look, the GD100-1B is a good choice for military or work use. The GA-700 Series was introduced in late 2016 and is likely to become another classic. It is the first affordable analog-digital G-Shock watch with a convenient front-facing LED light button. Another standout feature is the estimated 5-year battery life which is much longer compared to other non-solar analog models. The GA-700 continues the recent G-Shock trend of an extra-large rugged case (53.4 mm-wide, larger than a GA100) combined with a 3D index and large analog hands. The face also includes an LCD subdisplay for features like world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, 4 daily alarms and 1 snooze alarm, and 12/24 hour format. PROS: Longest battery life for a non-solar analog G-Shock, front LED light button, large buttons Before the GAS-100 series, analog-style G-Shock watches with Tough Solar power were either smaller models or larger, more expensive high-end models. The GAS100B-1A is the first large analog and solar-powered G-Shock in the more affordable price range. Sharing the same module and display style as the G-STEEL GST-S100, the GAS100B-1A forgoes the stainless steel body in favor of a resin case, though it does have an integrated stainless steel bezel coated with a black ion plating. The GAS100B-1A continues the G-Shock tradition of rugged good looks combined with useful technology. As analog G-Shock watches consume battery power at a faster rate than digital models, the Tough Solar feature is particularly helpful with this model and keeps the rechargeable battery powered up. Though flashier models have taken the spotlight recently, the G9300-1 Mudman remains a solid performer that offers excellent value. Equipped with Tough Solar power and a Twin Sensor (with compass and thermometer), the Mudman is a maintenance-free digital watch with features everyone can use. The G9300-1 is a large-case model but is the smallest G-Shock watch with a compass sensor. The Mudman line goes way back to the 1980s and was responsible for laying the foundation for the Master of G series of professional-grade G-Shock watches. The current Mudman retains the extra-rugged mud-and-dust-resistant structure while maintaining a classic G-Shock look which is understated yet tough. With its conservative styling and relatively smaller size, the AWGM100B-1A is a good entry point for a first G-Shock. The AWGM100B-1A has Tough Solar power and Multi-Band 6, so the battery won’t need to be replaced regularly and the time will be automatically synced to atomic clocks if within range of the six radio transmitters around the world. The black IP stainless steel bezel combined with the resin case give this watch a classy look that wouldn’t be out of place in an office. Other features include world time, 5 daily alarms, stopwatch, countdown timer, and LED light with afterglow. This is a great all-around G-Shock for someone who just wants a simple watch to tell the time with and not have to worry about maintenance at all. Since the LCD subdisplays are small, if you plan to use the digital functions a lot it might be better to go with an all-digital model. The GSTS130L-1A is part of the G-Shock G-Steel line that offers more upscale yet affordable solar-powered watches with bodies constructed of stainless steel and resin. This model features a dual-layer guard structure that consists of an inner urethane bezel and an outer stainless steel bezel for superior shock protection. The GSTS130L-1A is part of the Tough Leather series which is the first line of G-Shock watches to include a synthetic leather-style band that is resistant to scratches and water. We prefer this model for its classic color scheme and standard LCD displays with black digits for easy viewing. In addition to its analog hour and minute hands the watch has three digital subdisplays to show the day, date, and second data and for functions like the stopwatch and countdown timer. It also has a hand concealment function that will move the hands out of the way in order to view the LCD displays. Other features include Tough Solar power, dual LED light, world time, 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, auto calendar, and 12/24 hour formats. The DW6900-1V is one of the most affordable G-Shock watches available. It is a basic G-Shock model with a stopwatch, countdown timer, and alarm, but it lacks the features of pricier models such as world time, multiple alarms, and an auto-activated backlight. The DW6900 series followed the DW6600 which was the first model to feature the high-visibility electro-luminescent (EL) backlight and was known as the Navy SEAL G-Shock . The iconic DW6900 became one of the top-selling series and has been going strong for over 20 years. The easy-access front backlight button makes it a popular choice for military use. It is also one of the smaller G-Shock models for those who don’t want the typically large size. The DW6900-1V is a fine example of G-Shock’s best qualities: timeless design, extreme durability, and reliable functionality. The GWN1000 Gulfmaster is one of the most feature-rich G-Shock models available with Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6, Triple Sensor (alti/barometer-compass-thermometer), and tide/moon data. It is also one of the most visually appealing with its large round face and easy-to-read analog hands. At 55.8 millimeters wide it is a large watch but it looks smaller in person and it is comfortable to wear. The Gulfmaster line also comes in a variety of color schemes, making it one of the more stylish of the large specialty G-Shock watches. As its name suggests, the Gulfmaster was designed for boaters and maritime use. It is a good choice for a high-end analog-style G-Shock that won’t break the bank and it is one of the best values for a Triple Sensor G-Shock. For all color options see our listing of all Gulfmaster GWN-1000 models . PROS: Most affordable Triple Sensor analog G-Shock, tide graph, metal strap keeper Part of the new breed of large analog-digital G-Shock watches that revitalized the brand in the 2010s, the GA-100 is one of the best-selling models and has become a modern classic. The GA-100 series reaffirmed G-Shock’s status as an innovator of practical and attractive timepieces. The GA100-1A1 features a design inspired by an airplane’s instrument panel with high-contrast analog hands and an anti-magnetic structure. It also has an LCD display for functions like the stopwatch and countdown timer. Other features include an auto LED light, world time, and 5 daily alarms. The GA100-1A1 is a popular choice for police and other uniformed workers. Millennials view the GA-100 series as an iconic G-Shock case and tend to favor the large analog style over the digital models. For gifts or first time G-Shock buyers, it is one of the safest choices. The Casio G-Shock Frogman is one of the most beloved and storied lines of G-Shock watches dating back to 1993. It remains a favorite of hardcore fans and those who want a premium G-Shock. In addition to Tough Solar it now has Multi-Band 6 plus tide and moon phase graphs. Unlike the average G-Shock, the Frogman module is housed in a full stainless steel inner case and the watch is manufactured in Japan which accounts for the higher price. From a technical standpoint the GWF1000 is the best Frogman ever produced (see update below) and also the toughest-looking one yet. When it comes to all-digital G-Shocks the Frogman is the big daddy and the limited edition models are highly coveted. As the only G-Shock with ISO 6425 water resistance to 200 meters and a dive time and surface interval measurement function, the Frogman is the best G-Shock for serious diving use. Update: Casio released the new GWFD1000B-1 Frogman in 2016, but the GWF1000-1 remains in the top ten due its more affordable price. The GWG1000-1A3 Mudmaster made its debut in the fall of 2015 and was the most highly anticipated new model since the Rangeman . The Mudmaster is a serious analog-digital upgrade of the popular Mudman model and is part of Casio’s push into higher-end analog G-Shock watches. The Mudmaster looks like the beefy Rangeman combined with an analog watch, making it the best-looking tactical-style analog G-Shock. It inherits the Rangeman’s guarded button structure and is resistant to mud and dust, and also adds resistance to extreme vibration for its analog movement. It is an “ABC watch” with a Triple Sensor that includes an altimeter, barometer, compass, and thermometer. It also has Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 radio wave timekeeping, and a sapphire crystal for extra scratch-resistance. At 59.5 × 56.1 × 18.0 mm it’s one of the largest G-Shock watches. The Rangeman and Gulfmaster offer similar features and better value, but the Mudmaster offers an extremely confident look as it embodies the best elements of G-Shock design and takes the analog style to a new level of toughness. It’s billed as the ideal watch for rescue workers and it will certainly appeal to those in other physically demanding professions as well. The GW9400 Rangeman is the most popular watch in Casio’s Master of G signature G-Shock line of professional-use watches. Its success can be attributed to the Triple Sensor (compass/thermometer/altimeter-barometer) feature, its aggressively bulky appearance that gives it extreme shock protection, and its reasonable price. The Rangeman is resistant to mud and dust with its protected button structure and the sensors are easily accessed with a single button. It is a good choice for those who like the old-school tough-style of G-Shock watch but also want the latest features at an affordable price. It is one of the most functional tactical watches available with features like sunrise/sunset data, low temperature resistance, 1000-hour stopwatch, 24-hour countdown timer, and 40 record memory for date/time, bearing, and atmospheric pressure/temperature readings. Of course it also has Tough Solar and Multi-Band 6. It is the best pick for a serious all-around outdoor or survival watch as its digital structure will theoretically handle more abuse than a watch with mechanical moving parts. If you could only have one G-Shock, the Rangeman would likely be the best choice. For more Rangeman options like different colors and carbon fiber insert bands, see all Rangeman models . The GWM5610-1 is a direct descendant of the first ever G-Shock, the DW-5000C that started it all in 1983. The GWM5610-1 has the same classic square shape as the original and adds modern features like Tough Solar power and Multi-Band 6 time syncing through radio wave reception. The 5600 series is a good choice for those who prefer a standard size G-Shock rather than the extra-large models. With a thickness of 12.7 mm, the GWM5610-1 is one of the thinnest G-Shock watches and is an unobtrusive timepiece for work or play. The GWM5610-1 is a good choice for the first time G-Shock buyer who wants a no-nonsense watch for all purposes. The classic, timeless styling of the original G-Shock combined with modern features at an affordable price are the reasons the GWM5610-1 is our overall top pick. (For the ultimate tribute to the original G-Shock, consider the GW-5000-1JF , a Japan-only model with superior build quality.) That concludes our list of the 15 best G-Shock watches. For a brief overview of the entire G-Shock lineup, please continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to G-Shock Watches below or see all of our G-Shock Buying Guides . G-Shock has such a large variety of models in different price ranges that it can be difficult knowing where to start. We’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to tell you everything you need to know to be an informed G-Shock customer. All G-Shock watches have: Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Stopwatch or Chronograph, Alarm, 12/24 Hour Formats for Digital Display Models, Full Auto Calendar Most G-Shock watches have: Countdown Timer, Backlight (electro-luminescent or LED), World Time, Multiple Daily Alarms with Snooze Alarm (digital and analog-digital models) The most basic (and cheapest) G-Shock watches include the DW-5600, DW-6900, DW-9052, and the analog-digital G-100 (pictured in order). All these models are still very durable G-Shocks with the same level of shock protection and water resistance as more expensive models. At this price the features you are sacrificing are multi-city world time and auto backlight. They do have a backlight but the “auto” refers to an optional setting that can activate the light whenever you turn your wrist to look at the watch. These watches also have just one alarm rather than multiple daily alarms like the more advanced digital G-Shocks. Also the G-100 does not have a countdown timer. The basic models are always best-sellers and are a good choice for those who are new to G-Shock or those who are looking for an affordable watch for work or military use. See more of the cheapest G-Shock watches . The Tough Solar feature is one the most practical G-Shock features available, and if there is a choice we will usually opt for a solar watch. Tough Solar uses solar charging panels on the face of the watch to power a rechargeable battery. This means you don’t have to change the battery every few years and can likely go beyond 10 years before having to do so. One of the worst things about owning a watch is having to regularly change the battery and not knowing when it might die and Tough Solar gives you freedom from that. Also you generally don’t have to go out of your way to keep it charged, as just wearing it normally outdoors and in well-lit rooms is usually enough. If you use the functions a lot and see the charge level fall below “high,” it may be a good idea to give it some direct sunlight for a while. Tough Solar watches often include the Multi-Band 6 feature for automatic time adjustment via radio signal reception. It’s a nice feature to have if you live within range of one of the six transmitters . Tough Solar powers many G-Shock watches and is standard on the mid-range to high-end luxury models. Tough Solar/Multi-Band 6 models are best for those who want a maintenance-free watch and are willing to pay a little more than the basic models. The Big Case models are extremely popular and can be credited with giving G-Shock a resurgence in the 2010s, especially the large analog-digital models. The fact is that most G-Shock models these days have large cases, though there are still a number of smaller-sized models (mostly the all-digital oens). Big case analog-digital models include the GA-100 (pictured left), GA-110 (pictured second to left), GA-120, GA-200, GA-201, and GA-400. All-digital big case models include the GD-100, GD-110, GD-120 (pictured second to right), and GD-400 (picture right). The GD-X6900 is a classic big case model that is often the base for limited edition collaborationss. Other noteworthy large all-digital series are the 8900 line, the 7900 G-RESCUE line, and the GD-350 which is one of our top military picks . The GA-100 and GA-110 have become new classics in their own right and provide the canvas for many stylish new color series. The big case models are not just about street fashion though, as they have proven to be very popular for on-the-job use in fields like law enforcement . The current Master of G line along with other mid-range and high-end G-Shock watches are also known for their large case sizes. Big case models are best for those who want a stylish G-Shock. There are some unique G-Shock models that are only available in Japan. It may not seem fair that the rest of the world doesn’t get them, but that makes them even more coveted by dedicated G-Shock collectors. These JDM watches include models like the very large GXW-56 a.k.a. “The King” (middle) and the GW-5000-1JF (left), a modernized tribute model based on the original G-Shock from 1983 that many would consider one of the top G-Shocks to own. When it comes to new releases there are always some models that are only destined for Japan, and some Japanese models have more features than the international and American releases. For example there are G-STEEL models with Tough Solar and Multi-Band 6 while the American release only has Tough Solar, and some of the JDM Master of G watches have more features as we will discuss below. Fortunately the Japanese models are easy to obtain these days. See Japanese Import G-Shock 5000-Series Watches for some of our favorites. Mid-Range to High-End G-Shock Watches: Mid-range and high-end G-Shock watches consist mostly of analog models. A notable mid-range G-Shock line is the recently introduced G-STEEL Series that combines a tough dual-layer bezel with a dressier stainless steel body. The Gravitymaster Aviation Series also features many mid-range and high-end analog models inspired by the look of aviation instrument panels. It should be noted that the higher-end Gravitymaster aviation watches above the GA-1000 and GA-1100 do not have an LED backlight (with the exception of the GPW-1000), but they do have neo-brite luminous hands. Recommended aviation models include the fully analog GW-4000 and GW-A1100 models. Other mid-range and high-end models are part of the Master of G line. The G-STEEL and Gravitymaster watches are best for those who may want a more upscale G-Shock that isn’t too expensive. G-Shock Master of G Series: Digital Watches The Master of G Series is the professional line of G-Shock watches equipped with the most advanced features available. The feature-rich line includes the “Man” series of watches. The Master of G models are very popular and highly regarded as the best and most versatile G-Shock watches. If you’re not sure where to start with G-Shock, the Master of G line is a good place. The current Master of G watches are powered by Tough Solar charging and have Multi-Band 6, with the exception of the G-9300 Mudman which has Tough Solar only. The Mudman G-9300 is resistant to mud and dust and has the Twin Sensor which includes a digital compass and thermometer, and it also has moon phase data. The Rangeman GW-9400 is the most popular Master of G watch. It is also mud resistant and was the first G-Shock with the Triple Sensor which includes an altimeter, barometer, and compass. The Rangeman is known for having the best memory features for recording its sensor readings and having sunrise/sunset data. It is considered to be one of the best all-digital G-Shock watches along with the Frogman. The Frogman GWF-1000 is the only G-Shock that has ISO-compliant Diver’s 200M water resistance. It is also known for its stainless steel inner case and screw lock case back. Note: Some of the Japanese domestic market Master of G models are different than the American models with more features. For example there is the GW-9300 Mudman that also has Multi-Band 6, a carbon fiber insert band, and a carbon fiber insert strap keeper. The GW-9400J Rangeman models have a carbon fiber insert band. Sellers have been known to mistakenly use photos of the Japanese models when listing the international and American models, leading some to believe the watch has a carbon fiber band when it doesn’t. What was once an all-digital lineup now includes higher-end analog-digital models and a fully analog model. The Gulfmaster GWN-1000 is a maritime-themed analog-digital model with the Triple Sensor and a tide graph and moon age data. The Mudmaster GWG-1000 is a Triple Sensor analog-digital model with a tactical design that is perhaps the toughest looking analog G-Shock watch. It has a sapphire crystal and is also resistant to heavy vibration. The GPW-1000 is one of the top models in the Gravitymaster aviation line and is affectionately known as “The Beast” for its size. The fully analog watch does not have environmental sensors but it does have GPS Hybrid timekeeping which syncs with GPS signals when Multi-Band 6 is not available. It also has Triple G Resist which is resistance to shock, g-force, and vibration. (There is also the Gulfmaster GN-1000 and upcoming Mudmaster GG-1000 which are battery-powered, non-solar watches with the Twin Sensor.) Part of the appeal of buying G-Shock watches are the many limited edition models. In a sense, many of the colored G-Shock watches are limited editions, as there is a finite production amount and styles change from month to month and year to year. So if there is a particular color or style you like, don’t assume that it will be around forever. There are also special limited editions series that cover a family of watches like the Men In Sunrise Purple Master of G Series . Another type of limited edition is the collaboration watch in which Casio works with another company to create a co-branded watch that includes a unique design, special engraved case back, custom EL backlight, and special packaging. The Frogman, Mudmaster, and GPW-1000 approach luxury prices and are very high quality timepieces but the true luxury G-Shock lines are the MT-G and MR-G series. These watches are hand-assembled and tested at Casio Yamagata’s Premium Production Line in Japan. The G-Shock MT-G line is also known as the Metal Twisted G-Shock because of its combined metal and resin construction. It wasn’t known as a luxury line until the release of the MTG-S1000 model which has a retail list price of up to $1,000. The MTG-S1000 and MTG-G1000 models have a stainless steel exterior with a band that is a composite of resin and stainless steel. The outer side is stainless steel while the inner side is layered with resin pieces for comfort and to maintain a consistent temperature. The MTG-S1000 models feature Triple G Resist, Tough Solar, and Multi-Band 6. The MTG-G1000 has a redesigned exterior and display and also adds GPS timekeeping. The G-Shock MR-G line made its debut in 1996 and featured an all metal case and band. It was meant to be a more upscale model that could be worn anywhere. The current MR-G1000 represents the very top of the G-Shock line with a list price of $3,000. The case is made out of a lightweight titanium that is specially treated and hardened to provide a scratch-resistant surface. Like the MT-G models it has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. In addition to Tough Solar and Multi-Band 6 it is also equipped with GPS timekeeping.
The G7900-1 G-Shock is yet another bargain from Casio. At 49 mm in diameter, it is one of the “smaller” G-Shock watches. Featuring a 15mm thickness and comfortable resin case and band, so you won’t feel it as a burden when sailing across the sea. It has some interesting rubber wings attached to the strap right on top of the wrist that seem strange at first, but actually are really useful at gripping the watch to your hand so it doesn’t slip away when in touch with water or even oily substances (diesel fuel can be a frequent spill on a boat/yacht). The rubberized buttons on each side are very easy to operate and give a general good feel to the watch. A beautiful display stands on the front of the watch with a quite asymmetrical layout but has a general satisfying aura, backed up by a blue LED for illumination. At this price, you won’t get an atomic timekeeping function nor solar power, but that’s not a big problem because the Quartz movement will ensure a maximum of +/- 15 seconds deviation per month, and the battery is easy to change every couple years. Another limitation if you want to call it so is the somehow poor backlighting, but again it won’t be a real problem unless you are very picky on this topic. Overall good feel, beautiful design and many features, this watch could be a „godsend” for sailors, boaters, and yachters. Making a watch that fits every taste and necessity is a very, very hard job. But we are talking about Casio here. Casio is a watch manufacturer that made the G-Shock series of tough watches starting from a dream. And things that start from a dream often go a long way. I can safely vouch that the Casio DW6900-1V is a dream watch. It is a point of reference when speaking of durability and functionality. It combines comfort, design, features and toughness in a 45 mm case strapped up with a durable and sturdy plastic band. The crystal face is shielded by the casing which gives the watch bulletproof capabilities. It resists at most extreme temperatures like -20F on the negative side. At this amazing price, the watch offers loud alarm flashes and buzzer sounds, 200-meter water resistance, a handy countdown timer, an hourly time signal, multiple measuring modes like split time, elapsed time, etc., a 1/100 second stopwatch, auto calendar, and 12/24 hour formats. Needless to say, it is shock resistant, the illumination is ensured by an EL Backlight with Afterglow that seems to handle dark conditions quite successfully. It has all the useful functions you will ever need and doesn’t mess around with flashy stuff you know full well you’re never going to use. Casio tested this watch (as they do the G-Shock series in general) in various environments and substances to ensure its durability over time. From substances like acids, oil, to high water pressure and shocks like falling from face level, you name it, they tried it all. The watch made it through all of this without getting a scratch. It came out safe and sound. Giving abuse to this watch is like pouring water to the fish, it feels so natural to resist everything you subject it to. Whether you are living life as an adventurer seeking experiences in the wild, or you have a profession that implies various hazards, this is a watch that fits all needs. It’s actually more a matter of whether your body resists the kind of shocks this watch is capable of receiving. It’s a massive bang for your buck and you can be sure that the Casio G-Shock Classic will easily last a decade as your trusted timepiece. There are various G-Shocks out there with lots of various features, feels, and design. But as always when you buy anything (valid in any area, not just watches), the amount of money you put at stake limits you in various ways. Well, or not… If you can decide it’s worth the price, this watch won’t leave you still wanting a certain feature from a different watch, because it has almost every function you would ever need. From atomic timekeeping to solar self-fueling and the plethora of G-Shock functions, the MRG G-1000 certainly meets the high demands. The analog-digital display offers a rather clean view and it is readable in most situations due to the double illumination, with a backlight and luminous index hands and markers. What you get in the MRG is a tough but slick and dead-on precise G-Shock with a futuristic design in an all-titanium package. Unlike most G-Shocks, it has a slimmer profile that allows it to slide underneath a shirt sleeve, and the looks to make it wearable in most situations, from the office to the outdoors. It is made to withstand pressures up to 20 bars and persistent shocks coming in all forms, from drops to blows to smashes and scratches. Saying that the watch includes every conceivable feature was no joke: it has a world time feature with city code display, a GPS receptor, solar charging with power saving mode, atomic timekeeping for an incredibly precise time, multiple alarms, auto EL backlight with afterglow, countdown timer, 1/100 second stopwatch, easy setup, replaceable band, you name it, it has them all. The display has a simple and clear layout. The backlighting lights up the whole display, making it really easy to read in low light, which is a feature overlooked in many G-Shock models. The watch offers plenty of room for complexity for the techy-inclined, as the various parts of the display can be configured in multiple ways. A healthy dose of your instruction manual is what you need to get a full grip on this amazing watch. This watch is an awesome pick in any respect. It’s simple but complicated, pretty and tough, offering many features with a simple press of a button. It is an ideal combination of functions, style, and convenience. It combines the most sought after features the G-Shock line has to offer. Casio created a true masterpiece with this model, doing their best to make a G-Shock for people who are not content with what most would take as enough. And they did it very well. It all comes down to whether you can be convinced to shell out the money for it. If you do, and make the purchase, you’ll be truly impressed with its capabilities. The Casio G-Shock GW2310-1 concentrates on delivering a better day to day use. It is a winner in many areas such as the casual design, reduced form factor, lots of features, and obviously in price. This is still a tough G-Shock with all the functions of a G-Shock but in a more sporty and casual design. The weight is light at 76 grams (2.7 oz). At a 46mm case diameter, the watch will fit any wrist, and the polished stainless steel bezel puts a shine on the watch and gives it a premium feel. The bright EL backlight turns on by itself with the movement of your wrist, a good thing if you find yourself constantly with the other hand busy. The atomic timekeeping feature receives the official atomic time through a built-in antenna, saving you precious time from setting the hour on and on. Also, the solar self-fueling function spares you the worry of maintenance by eliminating the inconvenience of replacing batteries over time. The World time function with 31 time zones and 48 cities is not missing either, along with the regular functions on a G-Shock: alarms, 12/24 hr formats, 1/100 second stopwatch, and countdown timer. While the price is not that of the least expensive G-Shocks, mainly because of the atomic time sync and the build materials, you get all the functions you could ever need for everyday use. The GW2310-1 is definitely a watch to suit the pocket and taste of most everyone. The G-Shock series is a dream come true. It is an awesome series produced by an awesome watch company. These watches were always something you knew you needed because of your active life style, but never had the opportunity to have one (or didn’t even know they existed). Perhaps now is the time to choose one that fits you. They also make an excellent gift idea. On this page, I tried to dispel the confusion from the process of selecting the appropriate G-Shock for a lot of needs. By giving you a clear option in each category, I didn’t so much try to force it on you, but instead to present as wide an array of options as possible, and give you an idea of what’s available in the G-Shock world. I am fully aware that every watch has its own peculiar thing that you might love or hate, and so from here on, it’s up to you to do further research and reading and pick the watch that you like best. 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