In April 1983, Casio launched its first Casio G-Shock watch. The Casio G-Shock w-800hg-9av was designed to be launched 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 without a competitor in this type of niche product. Over the next ten years, these larger watches became fashionable and searched all over the world. The solid nature of Casio’s G-Shock brand along with the growing functionality attracted sports enthusiasts, manual workers and those with an adventurous streak.
History of Baby-G
The G-Shock range was becoming a Casio phenomenon. Later, in 1994, a range of G-Shock watches for women was launched. Nicknamed the Baby-G, these ladies’ watches come in a range of feminine colors and display digital motifs in line with current trends. The other characteristics reflected those of the lines of the preceding men;
Shock resistant and water resistant with a variety of digital functions.
Modern Casio G-Shock / Baby-G
The modern Casio G-Shock and Casio Baby-G watches come in digital or analog format, or even in a combination of both. They have a set of characteristics that usually includes:
- Resistant to water in varying degrees.
- Shock resistant
- Regressive counter
- Alarms (per 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 watches aimed at specific activities that include features aimed directly at that hobby. These additional specialist features may include:
- Tough Solar (charging of clock with solar energy)
- Wave Ceptor (automatic correction of the time through the atomic clock)
- Digital compass
- Lunar age display
- Yacht timer.
- Display of the tide graph
- Resistant to mud
- Electronic data memory (e-data).
- Resistance to extreme temperature.
Constant innovation in Casio means that new advanced functions are regularly added in new lines.
Casio G-Shock watches are more famous for their robust nature. Casio achieves this through the ingenious use of modern materials for watchmaking such as titanium, rubber, resin and stainless steel. G-SHOCK watches typically consist of layers of these materials to ensure their resistance and resistance to shock. The stainless steel and titanium bracelets use strong push-button folding clasps for security and the velcro or water-resistant rubber straps are used in other models for greater comfort. A tempered mineral crystal is embedded just like the pushbuttons of the watch, which reduces the possibility of being hit, damaged or broken. Inside the box, small springs and rubber pads are found around the watch module to absorb shock and protect movement. In addition, the movements of the Casio watches are guaranteed for 2 years from the date of purchase.
Despite the high quality construction and intelligent design, Casio G-Shock watches are very affordable. These watches are very suitable for those with an active lifestyle and the style of a G-Shock or a Casio Baby-G watch gives a great impression.
The great selection means that surely there will be a G-Shock watch suitable 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 here, as well as in many other brands aimed at consumers with different needs .