Virtually everyone knows the classic Casio G-Shock watch, but not everyone knows its interesting history of origin. The first G-Shock was the brainchild of Kikuo Ibe, an engineer from Casio, who was looking for a sturdy watch after his watch accidentally fell off his wrist and broke. The damaged watch was a valued gift from his father. The unfortunate event began with a two-year development process that ended in 1983 with the launch of the G-Shock DW-5000C. Casio has delivered over 100 million rugged G-Shock watches since the legendary original launch.
Whether you're buying your first watch or an avid collector, everyone needs a good Casio G-shock at some point in their lives. They are (mostly) affordable and literally bulletproof. If you're a fan of color, there are dozens of options in your catalog that you can combine with any bright or subtle hue you can imagine. These are the top picks we've considered this year.
Casio G-Shock GMWB5000GD-9 O'clock
The all-metal Casio G-Shock GMWB5000GD-9 is a modern and eye-catching take on the brand's iconic first offering over three decades ago. The eye-catching watch is packed with technology, powered by a solar-powered clockwork that can be synchronized with atomic clocks around the world, Bluetooth connectivity for a smartphone connection, and a sophisticated clockwork with plenty of handy timing functions.
Casio G-Shock GBA800AT-1A Watch
The Casio G-Shock GBA800AT-1A limited edition watch, built in partnership with ASICS Tiger, has a built-in fitness tracker. The latter syncs to your smartphone via Bluetooth, helping you keep track of your step count and your daily fitness goals in an intuitive mobile app.
Casio G-Shock GA710B-1A4 Watch
The Casio G-Shock GA710B-1A4 watch features an oversized matte black case with contrasting rose gold accents. Together, they give the rugged watch a stylish appearance that is catchy without being overstrained. Key highlights of the GA710B-1A4 include a 5-year battery, a built-in LED light and a comprehensive set of timing modes, including world time.
Casio G-Shock G-Steel GST-B100 -1ACR Watch
This Casio G-Shock G-Steel variant features a solar powered movement with numerous complications, including Bluetooth connectivity for syncing a smartphone.
Other important features of the rugged watch include LED lighting, a lightweight silicone strap and a multi-functional turntable subduplex inspired by jet engines.
Casio G-Shock GMAS130VC-2A Watch
The G-Shock GMAS130VC is available in a variety of bright colors and was designed for female fans of the brand. Key features include an easy-to-read analogue dial with digital complications, 200 meters of water resistance and an integrated step tracker. The latter is synchronized with an intuitive mobile app.
Casio G-Shock Master of G Mudmaster GG1000-1A8 Watch
$ 234.95 (27% off)
The original G-Shock Mudmaster pleased us so much that it was worth writing for – the product line is incredibly hard, even on its own scale. We love that the GG1000 now has a slightly more entry-level version.
This special version has a black case and a gray band, a sophisticated dual-sensor movement with built-in thermometer and digital compass, and a negative display to display its readings and all timing functions.
Casio G-Shock GAX100MSA-2A Watch
With a semitransparent blue color inspired by the ocean, the surfer-friendly G-SHOCK GAX100MSA-2A is certainly one of the boldest entries in this summary. Despite its budget-friendly nature, the watch has a solid finish, including 200 meters of water resistance, an analogue tide graph and a built-in thermometer.
Casio G -Shock MT-G MTGB1000-1A Watch
Each member of the G-Shock MT-G range has been carefully crafted in Japan using custom components. This variant uses an analog atomic motion, which can be adjusted by synchronization with the next atomic clock itself. To stay competitive in the smartwatch era, the multifunctional clock features a Bluetooth module that lets you set alarms and world time zones from your phone.
Casio G-Shock G-Steel GSTS130BC -1A3 Watch
Our favorite detail of the G-STEEL series is that it combines all the classic G-SHOCK features (chronograph, world clock, alarm, timer, etc.) .) in a more conventional housing brings. This newly added option with a durable Cordura tape is by far one of the best in the family.
Casio G-Shock Frogman 35th Anniversary Edition
This 35th Anniversary Edition of the Legendary G-SHOCK The Frogman Divers Watch has eye-catching gold accents that contrast beautifully with its sturdy case. In keeping with its price range, the watch is also an extremely powerful tool with solar energy and a long list of features for experienced divers.
Casio G-Shock MRGG2000HB-1A Watch
The Decision The luxurious Casio G-Shock MRGG2000HB-1A watch is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. The handmade pattern on the bezel of the watch was created using a centuries-old, incredibly complex metal hammer technique, Tsuiki . The unique method has been used throughout history for the manufacture of armor and copperware.
The watch's solar powered movement is packed with high-tech features, including GPS-controlled time synchronization and Bluetooth connectivity.