Born from a dream of “creating a watch that never breaks” and rising with the guided developing concept of “Triple 10”, G-Shock is more than just a wristwatch – an ultimate timekeeper.
G Shock is a brand of watch manufactured by the Japanese electronic company, Casio. It is known for it toughness, resistance and shock absorbent features. It was developed as a challenge to the then concept of wristwatches, being breakable, and changed the conventional outlook on wristwatches. Going through a lot of experiments and endurance, a revolution in the field of watches took place with G Shock.
Based on the concept of Triple 10 – can survive 10m free fall, is 10 bars water resistant and has a 10-years battery life, these watches are continuing to awe people with its spirit of toughness, resistance and its working mechanism for 25 years.
With the launch of the first G-Shock watch, Casio DW-5000C, back in 1983, there came a revolution in the world of watches. Known as the “toughest watch” of its time, it was the result of the hard work of Casio engineers, who tested 200 prototypes by throwing them from rooftops. The watch included all-side protective layers, cushioning materials to protect the critical parts of the case, modules and some quality material case to support even the stringent vibrations and shocks.
The introduction of unique design and captivating mechanism played a major role in making the watch so popular among people. The company saw a big boom in sales during 1990s and this led to introduction of almost 200 new models of watches under G-Shock with advanced technology and better functionality every time. It soon became one of the leading brands amongst other timepiece products, along with Seiko & Citizen watches.
Check out our short reviews of popular G-shocks:
This model of G-shock collection is an ideal regular wear watch for men, especially for scuba divers, because of some great features including, alarm, date functions, water resistance, shock and scratch resistance. Made in USA and imported, these watches, has protective mineral crystal dial window along with quartz mechanism and stainless steel construction is available in black band color. Along with high quality and standards, this watch is very economical and budget friendly.
2) Casio Men’s GA100-1A1 Black Resin Quartz Watch with Black Dial [Watch]
An addition to the G-Shock family, often used by the US military, this model comes with some challenging features that keep you mesmerized. The Black resin quartz watch by Casio has lots of features to offer from shock, water and scratch resistance feature to anti magnetic structure and auto time and date adjusting features. It even includes stopwatch, countdown timer, snooze alarm and back LED light. This Casio men model with Black dial includes high quality case and mechanism with affordable price range.
3) Casio Men’s G9300-1 Mudman G-Shock Shock Resistant Multi-Function Sport Watch
This Mudman G-shock watch is full of salient features including tough solar power, shock resistance, water resistance, five alarms, world time, moon data and mute function. Instilled with full auto mechanism, stopwatch, countdown timer, it is available in black band and grey dial. This digital model has an extra feature of twin sensors, compass and thermometers, ideal for scuba divers, navigators and sports people. With such great features and quality, it is definitely worth the price.
4) Casio Frogman G-Shock Tough Solar GF-1000-1DR GF-1000-1 GF1000-1 Men’s Watch
A unique and innovative watch that will leave you embezzled for sure. If you are a frogman fan and fancy sporty watches with some great set of features, then this one is surely for you. It has all in it, including alarm, auto calendar, solar power afterglow, city code display and hourly time signal battery power indicating saving power. With high quality material, ultimate protection and resistance, it is one of its kind and tough watch for adventurous and sporty people. The Casio Frogman is one of the best pro diver’s watches in the market now, along with Citizen Promaster and Seiko Prospex.
Every G-Shock watch is designed keeping the concept of “Triple 10” in mind. Hence, it follows some basic concepts:
G-Shock watches have some special features instilled in it like solar technology. Because of the thermal and electrical power, which even convert a weak light into electric power, the watch batteries never run down and these rechargeable batteries provides stable function throughout.
G-Shock watches are complied with Self Adjusting feature that receives signal and corrects time automatically. The mini amorphous antenna, in the watch, with a huge capacity, power saving technology receives radio waves from six stations worldwide.
G-Shock watches have been manufactured with some unique and innovative design to protect it from all kind of shocks, fall and damages. The high quality material used in it has been made with intensive calculations to provide optimal balance. The Gravity Defier’s, in the watch, provides accurate functionality under all condition and gravity, thus suitable for astronauts.
Ideal combination of analogue movement and multiple motors provides multitasking and multi functionality with accurate efficacy even under conditions of damage and fall.
Casio released a new model of G-Shock in 2012, GB-6900 that has Bluetooth feature installed in it. Such new model supports Bluetooth v4.0 along with generation 2 engine and long battery life, making it the ultimate watch in the market even today.