In April 1983, Casio released its first Casio G-Shock watch. The Casio G-Shock DW-5000C was designed to be dropped from the top of a building without breaking. This new G-Shock watch was unique in its design. While many manufacturers designed thinner and lighter watches, Casio had developed a bulky and shock-resistant watch. Casio had defined a new category of watches with no competitor in this type of niche product. Over the next ten years, these larger watches became more fashionable and were sought after around the world. The solid nature of Casio’s G-Shock brand, coupled with ever-increasing functionality, appealed to sports enthusiasts, manual workers, and those on an adventurous streak.
The G-Shock range was becoming a Casio phenomenon. Later, in 1994, a range of G-Shock watches intended for women was launched. Nicknamed the Baby-G, these women’s watches were presented in a range of feminine colors and featured digital motifs in line with current trends. The other features mirrored those of earlier male lines; Shock and water-resistant with a variety of digital functions.
Modern Casio G-Shock watches and Casio Baby-G watches come in digital or analog formats or even a combination of the two. They have a set of functions that typically includes:
– Water-resistant to varying degrees.
– Shock resistant
– Alarms (every hour and up to 5 daily alarms)
– Automatic day/date change
– World time
– EL backlight
In addition to these relatively standard features, the Casio G-Shock range has activity-specific watches that include features aimed directly at that hobby. These additional specialized functions may include:
– Tough Solar (solar-powered watch charging)
– Wave Ceptor (automatic time correction by the atomic clock)
– Digital compass
– Moon age display
– Yacht timer
– Visualization of the tide graph
– Resistant to mud
– Electronic data memory (e-Data)
– Resistance to extreme temperatures
Constant innovation at Casio means that new advanced features are added regularly in new lines.
Casio G-Shock watches are most famous for their robust nature. Casio achieves this through the ingenious use of modern watchmaking materials such as titanium, rubber, resin, and stainless steel. G-SHOCK watches generally consist of layers of these materials to ensure strength and shock resistance. The stainless steel and titanium bracelets use strong button deployment closures for added security and water-resistant rubber or velcro straps are used on other models for added comfort. A hardened mineral watch glass is recessed just like watch pushers, reducing the possibility of them being struck, damaged, or broken. Inside the case, there are small springs and rubber pads around the watch module to absorb shocks and protect the movement. In addition to this, the movements of Casio watches are guaranteed for 2 years from the date of purchase.
Despite the high build quality and smart design, Casio G-Shock watches are very affordable. These watches are well suited for those with an active lifestyle and the style of a G-Shock or Casio Baby-G watch makes that impression strongly.
The large selection means that there is sure to be a suitable G-Shock watch for everyone. A large number of G-Shock and Baby-G watches, as well as the Pro Trek range (with G-Shock technology), are available at Casio Center, as well as many other brands aimed at consumers with different needs. . .