In April 1983, Casio released its first Casio G-Shock watch. The Casio G-Shock 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, 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 sought after worldwide. The solid nature of Casio’s G-Shock brand, coupled with increasing functionality, attracted sports enthusiasts, manual workers, and those on an adventurous streak.
The G-Shock range was becoming a Casio phenomenon. Subsequently, in 1994, a range of G-Shock watches for women was launched. Nicknamed the Baby-G, these women’s watches come in a range of feminine colors and display digital motifs in line with current trends. The other characteristics reflected those of the previous masculine lines; Shock and water resistant with a variety of digital functions.
Modern Casio G-Shock and Casio Baby-G watches come in either digital or analog format or even a combination of both. They have a set of features that generally includes:
– Water resistant to various degrees.
– Shock resistant
– Countdown timer
– Alarms (per hour and up to 5 daily alarms)
– Automatic change of day / date
– World time
– EL backlight
In addition to these relatively standard features, the Casio G-Shock range has activity-specific timepieces that include functions directly aimed at that hobby. These additional special features may include:
– Tough Solar (solar powered watch charging)
– Wave Ceptor (automatic time correction by atomic clock)
– Digital compass
– Moon age display
– Yacht timer
– Tide graph display
– Mud resistant
– Electronic data memory (e-Data)
– Resistance to extreme temperatures
Constant innovation at Casio means that new advanced features are regularly added on new lines.
Casio G-Shock watches are most famous for their robust nature. Casio achieves this through the ingenious use of modern materials for the manufacture of watches such as titanium, rubber, resin and stainless steel. G-SHOCK watches generally consist of layers of these materials to ensure strength and shock resistance. Stainless steel and titanium bracelets use strong push-button deployment clasps for safety, and waterproof rubber or velcro straps are used on other models for added comfort. A hardened mineral watch crystal is recessed, as are the watch’s push buttons, reducing the chance of being struck, damaged, or broken. Inside the case, small springs and rubber pads are located around the watch module to absorb shock and protect movement. In addition to this, the movements of the Casio watch 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 a strong impression.
The large selection means that there will surely 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 ecasiocentre, as well as numerous other brands aimed at consumers with different needs. . .