CASIO G-SHOCK: ANALOG FROGMAN WATCHecasiocentre
CASIO G-SHOCK: ANALOG FROGMAN WATCH
Casio is a brand which has maintained its reputation among other brands since its start. Casio watches are well-known around the globe because of their resistance, durability and affordability. Casio offers its customers the best series ever made with lots of functionalities, all this encapsulated in a futuristic timepiece of Casio. Its timepieces are made with high-quality materials to give them an elegant, sharp and refined look. Casio has designed many watches keeping in view the major concerns of their customers. Many of the Casio series involves; Edifice, Pro-trek, Classic, Black Analog, G-Shock and many more. Let’s talk about Casio G-Shock series, whose demand is still the same as it was at the time of its start.
Casio G-Shock watches
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 samples were created and tested until finally in 1983, the first G-Shock hit the streets of Japan with the tag of “the toughest watch of all the time” and it proved to be the toughest one. Each watch incorporates seven elements including electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is encased with Casio’s latest technologies and innovations to prevent it from direct shocks; this include internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Whenever we talk about G-Shock watches our conversation cannot continue without mentioning iconic Frogman, which has been there from the very beginning when it was introduced in 1993. Now in 2020, Casio has introduced its first ever Analog Frogman – a full-fledged, ISO-6425-rated connected dive watch that introduces an entirely new suite of functionality to yield a watch that deftly continues the long traditions of the Frogman’s impressive capability.
The new Frogman (GWF-A1000 – where “A” most likely stands for Analog) is not designed to replace, but rather to complement the current digital Frogman (GWF-D1000 — where “D” stands for Digital), which was introduced in 2016. Both versions of the watch are water resistant up to 200 meters, shock resistant, and equipped with Casio’s “Tough Solar” sun-powered movement with a six-band atomic clock accuracy control system. But the aging triple-sensor-equipped digital version still houses a feature that the new connected analog variant does not: a depth gauge. It might feel like a crucial omission, but the new Frogman looks to make up for it with an all-new G-Shock Frogman app, which does everything from managing time adjustments and changing watch settings to checking on local tide conditions, managing a long-term dive log, exceeding the digital version (which could only remember up to 20 dives).
The over-sized dimensional index and hour and minute hands offer improved readability. Three dual-coil motors enable the hour, minute and world time hands to move rapidly so the wearer can switch modes with no delay. The monocoque case integrates the case with its back cover. Carbon fiber reinforced resin is used for the case material, offering high strength and low absorbency. In addition, six screws securely fasten the metal ring that is press-fit to the glass. Enhanced water resistance is facilitated by the button shafts’ triple-gasket fittings. The fluoroelastomer material provides an excellent fit on the wrist with its soft feel, not to mention exceptional resistance to staining and hydrolysis. The hour and minute hands can be brought together as one at the start of a dive to indicate the diving time. After resurfacing will display the surface interval using both hands. The second hand moves forward or in reverse to indicate the status of dive time and surface interval measurements. The inset dial at the 3 o’clock position displays tide data for a specified location and date. The inset dial at the 8 o’clock position shows the current local time. The app comes pre-set with some of the world’s major dive spots. Tide points can be set with ease. Sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating offers high visibility and scratch-resistance. The Super Illuminator function lights up the watch face with high-intensity light, to ensure readability in the dark. Time correction is conducted by either Bluetooth communications or standard time radio wave (Multi Band 6), depending on the circumstances. Reception of the most recent time zone and Daylight Saving Time information assures that the correct time is displayed at all times.