Watches are often stylish accent pieces to a professional ensemble—jewelry with functionality. But what happens when your wrist catches a wall or the watch drops from your hand? Broken glass, flying springs, and a useless device now dead in the trash. Those with active lifestyles, people who like to rock climb, canoe, hike, dive, camp, or explore need something made of tougher stuff, a watch rated for pressurized depths and high falls. Enter the Casio G-Shock, a watch that can withstand pretty much but hot lava. With cool modern looks and a litany of hard-scabble features, this is a watch that is built to take a licking and keep on ticking.
- Magnetic Resistance
- Shock Resistance (up to 10 meter free-fall)
- Water Resistant (200 meters)
- 10 Year Battery Life
- Reverse LCD Display
- 48 City World Time
- 1/1000th Second Stopwatch
- Countdown Timer
- Auto LED Light
- 12/24 Hour Formats
- Blue Analog and Digital Watch
- Japanese Multifunction Movement
- Weighs 3.07 Ounces
- Hardened Mineral Dial Window
- Resin Case
- Buckle Clasp
- 27mm Nylon Band
- Fixed Bezel
- Calendar (Day, Date, and Month)
- Dual Time
LED light not bright enough to read the watch face in all light conditions. Several users reported the countdown alarm is too quiet.
This watch currently has a 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon with 82% of users rating it 5 stars. Users comment that while the watch is large, even men with skinny wrists were able to use the full functionality of the watch without feeling encumbered. Some users did report problems with some of the features, including the LED light not being bright enough as well as the date and day of the week functions being too small and dark to read in anything but broad daylight. More than one user had issue with the alarm being too quiet, though others reported using the alarm without any issue, the discrepancy likely due to environmental factors, so if you need an alarm in a noisy atmosphere, you might want to keep looking. Reviewers were overwhelmingly positive about the attractiveness of the watch and no reviewer scored the watch lower than a 3 out of 5 stars.
This is a rugged, highly functional watch for the most active and demanding of watch wearers. The Casio G-Shock was designed with a “Triple 10” goal: 10 bar water resistance, 10 meter free fall, and a 10 year battery life. It’s larger than many “sporty” watches, but with the added size comes added features and toughness many will appreciate. If you’re looking for a watch to take to the ends of the earth and still have its brains and battery intact, look no further. It’s available on sale with free shipping and free returns over at Amazon.com.