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Casio G-Shock Designed for Extreme Sports

Updated on April 17, 2013

G-Shock watches is one of the many brands that comes under Casio, a reputable watch manufacturer. G-Shock was first released back in 1983 when Casio engineers taking on the challenge to create the world's most durable and toughest watch ever.

This project which initially began as a challenge has materialized in the creation of Casio G-Shock watches. Although it has been over 27 years since its debut, this brand is still being the most popular and bestseller of all Casio collections.

The primary selling point of G-Shock watches is its durability and shock resistant features; they stand very well towards just any kind of knocks, vibrations and falls, in other words, they are unbreakable. Casio G-Shock was designed primarily to cater the needs of people who love sports and outdoor adventure oriented activities such as mountain hiking, diving, trekking, kayaking and etc.

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Casio Men's MTG900DA-8V G-Shock MT-G Atomic Tough Solar WatchCasio Men's GS1100-1A G-Shock GIEZ Series Multi-Band Solar Atomic WatchCasio Men's GW530A-1V G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar WatchCasio Men's G9000MS-1CR G-Shock Military Concept Black Digital WatchCasio Men's G300-3AV G-Shock Ana-Digi Black Street Rider WatchCasio Men's G7900-1 G-Shock Rescue Digital Sport WatchCasio G-Shock Atomic Mens Watch GW2310BD-1Casio G-Shock Cockpit Mens Watch G521BD-4 Casio Men's MTG1000-9 G-Shock MT-G Multi-Band Solar Atomic Chronograph WatchCasio Men's G7710-1 G-Shock Trainer Shock Resistant Multi-Function Watch
Casio Men's MTG900DA-8V G-Shock MT-G Atomic Tough Solar Watch
Casio Men's MTG900DA-8V G-Shock MT-G Atomic Tough Solar Watch
Casio Men's GS1100-1A G-Shock GIEZ Series Multi-Band Solar Atomic Watch
Casio Men's GS1100-1A G-Shock GIEZ Series Multi-Band Solar Atomic Watch
Casio Men's GW530A-1V G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch
Casio Men's GW530A-1V G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch
Casio Men's G9000MS-1CR G-Shock Military Concept Black Digital Watch
Casio Men's G9000MS-1CR G-Shock Military Concept Black Digital Watch
Casio Men's G300-3AV G-Shock Ana-Digi Black Street Rider Watch
Casio Men's G300-3AV G-Shock Ana-Digi Black Street Rider Watch
Casio Men's G7900-1 G-Shock Rescue Digital Sport Watch
Casio Men's G7900-1 G-Shock Rescue Digital Sport Watch
Casio G-Shock Atomic Mens Watch GW2310BD-1
Casio G-Shock Atomic Mens Watch GW2310BD-1
Casio G-Shock Cockpit Mens Watch G521BD-4
Casio G-Shock Cockpit Mens Watch G521BD-4
Casio Men's MTG1000-9 G-Shock MT-G Multi-Band Solar Atomic Chronograph Watch
Casio Men's MTG1000-9 G-Shock MT-G Multi-Band Solar Atomic Chronograph Watch
Casio Men's G7710-1 G-Shock Trainer Shock Resistant Multi-Function Watch
Casio Men's G7710-1 G-Shock Trainer Shock Resistant Multi-Function Watch

The entire range of G-shock watches is made of extra dense materials that can withstand tough environment such as mud, water and sweat, but still look great. G-Shock bezels (the parts that protect the watch face) and straps are made of a dense heavy duty resin that is purposely engineered for endure active lifestyle.

The best thing about these parts is that they could be cleaned easily and they might even look like new even have been abused for few years.

Well, although the shock resistant feature is the main selling point of G-Shock but yet to make it a complete sports and outdoor activity gear, each of this watch have other features and functions too.

Some of the basic features that almost all G-Shock models have include: the LED illuminated back light with the "G" logo (not all) that light up the watch face, World Time feature, a stopwatch, a countdown timer with 3 to 5 programmable alarms and automatic restart capability, a calendar and an alarm with snooze function. Not forget to mention that all G-Shock is water resistant.

Not only that, with the advancement of technology, now Casio has also introduced the atomic solar version of G-Shock. This model is capable of self-charging the battery when exposing to the sun or other light sources. So chances that you won't need to have the battery changed in the lifetime of the watch.

Having the solar power capabilities have also opened up to a number of new energy driven functions in the watch, making the G-Shock even more feature rich and powerful than ever before.

Moreover, it also has the automatic time synchronization feature where it will update the time when pick up a free radio signal broadcast of the official time. This feature works exactly the same as how the technology in mobile phones work.

This radio control self-adjustments will automatically calibrate themselves to American Standard Time whenever receive signals from Fort Collin Colorado. The auto calibration service is also available in most of part of Europe and as well as China and Japan.

To even enhance the G-Shock brand, Casio will soon adopt various new sensors, solar powered radio controlled technology that work even more efficient, and also new materials which are better such as steel and titanium for even greater durability.

In keeping up with the market trend and demand, the basic G-shock watches models will be updated with more cool feature and unique design twice a year.


Various Selection of G-Shock Watches

G-Shock watches are quite popular among people that work in tough environments such as divers, police force, paramedics, firefighters, soldiers, astronauts and rangers. G-Shock influence has even broadened with the release of Black Hawk Down book.

According to its writer, Mark Bowden, the Delta Operators wore G-Shock watches during the now infamous military operation in Somalia, which was subsequently made into film by Ridley Scott.

Since then, G-Shock watches has become so called a 'standard watch' for Special Forces groups in American and also other NATO nation units. This combat event has marked the watch of being "battle tested".

For the ladies, take notice that you have not been neglected either. To cater the needs and demands for the women market, Casio has unleashed the Baby-G watch line that combines the same indestructible construction of the G-Shock and lots of the features that make this watch so popular but rather in a smaller size.

Instead of looking tough, Baby-G looks more feminine and cute but yet retains the tough nature of the G line. Now female athlete or urban executive can have the same dependability and style in a smaller watch that enhance her attractiveness and station.

Casio being one of the most trusted brands in timepiece industry only produce the highest quality of product at a very affordable price. G-Shock watches are known to be inexpensive and that just anyone on the street can afford to buy one.

Casio has set the standards for all other to follow when selling great watches at reasonable prices. Consistent development and technology is what made G-Shock watches such a phenomenon; everyone just loves it.

Indeed, G-Shock watches have become Casio's flagship timepiece product of all time and a dominant force in the watch market, particular in the sports and outdoor activities niche.

G-Shock Tough Test

Baby G by Girls Generation

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    W Bradfield 

    7 years ago

    I have worn G shocks for many years . Love them! They are beautiful in an ugly way, So comfortable, So durable, so juast plain Cool!

  • KenWu profile imageAUTHOR

    KenWu 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    G-Shock is great, I used to own one when I was still in college but it was lost now :(

  • RTalloni profile image

    RTalloni 

    8 years ago from the short journey

    Amazing...what a great gift this would make!

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