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Casio Unveils Limited Edition G-Shock MR-G Kachi-Iro Collection

Within the extensive stable of Casio’s rugged G-Shock line, the luxurious MR-G series occupies the very top of the hierarchy. MR-G often combines the best of Casio’s quartz and connected technology with world-class finishing and design inspired by Japanese culture, and for the line’s first release of 2021 the brand continues this trend. For these models, the inspiration is kachi-iro, a deep navy blue pigment that has been the color of victory in Japan for centuries and was often used as decoration on traditional samurai armor. The limited edition Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGB2000B-1A and Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGB2000R-1A combine this traditional color with unique materials, a variety of finishing patterns, and a dazzling array of features for a striking, unorthodox, and durable take on luxury watchmaking.
Both the Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGB2000B-1A and the MR-G MRGB2000R1-A begin with the hefty angular integrated case of the MRGB2000 series in black DLC-coated titanium, treated with a deep layer..

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Hands-On: Casio G-Shock GMWB5000RD-4 Red Metal Watch

Today, I go hands-on with the “red metal” version of the popular Casio G-Shock GMWB5000 watch collection known as the GMWB5000RD-4 (aBlogtoWatch debut with more product info). This is among the latest aesthetic variations of the popular “full metal” G-Shock collection that aBlogtoWatch originally debuted in 2018. The GMWB5000 watches were initially so popular that they were selling for over list price on eBay for a few months. Buying a GMWB5000 at a retailer proved very challenging, and G-Shock fans finally got a taste of what Rolex buyers have been complaining about for years.
Casio added a number of interesting variants to theGMWB5000 collection, including this titanium model, and of course a full 18k-gold variant with a price of $70,000. If that seems high, then don’t worry, because the standard steel version of the GMWB5000 costs an affordable $600. That might be more than some people are used to spending on a G-Shock, but this watch is certainly worth the fair asking price.
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Casio Debuts G-Shock G-Steel GSTB100GC-1A Watch

One of the greatest strengths of the Casio G-Shock line is its sheer breadth. The Japanese giant offers a G-Shock for nearly every taste and budget, ranging from sub-$100 digital throwbacks to ornately hand-carved masterworks reaching well into the mid four figure range. The Casio G-Shock G-Steel line sits firmly in the middle of this range, bringing a more premium feel and advanced features to a more affordable price bracket. While the G-Steel line has not been at the center of attention in recent years, Casio’s latest release revitalizes the nameplate with a refined new colorway. With the brand’s current movement technology and a handsome black and gold color palette, the new Casio G-Shock G-Steel GSTB100GC-1A offers a bold new face for the brand’s midrange collection.
Casio fits the G-Shock G-Steel GSTB100GC-1A with an oversized, aggressive 53.8mm stainless steel case with black ion plating. Like many modern G-Shock designs, the integrated form here is sharply angular and multi-fac..

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Hands-On: Casio G-Shock MT-G “Wildlife Promising” Python Pattern Metal Watch

For watch lovers, the most important feature of this limited-edition Casio watch isn’t the particular design or base model used. Rather, it is the particular manufacturing technique used to create the snakeskin-style motif on the case and bracelet that is worth a great deal of attention. I say this because it is easy to neglect this technical feature and its implications while discovering this very eye-catching timepiece. The watch itself is the Casio G-Shock MT-G Wildlife Promising MTGB1000WLP1, and it exists as a limited-edition (Casio has not disclosed a specific number) released at the end of 2020.
The base watch is one that I have a lot of experience with. It is the Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGB1000 watch, and you can see a full review of it on aBlogtoWatch here. Originally released in 2019, Casio recently added a new member to the MT-G collection with the MT-GB2000 (that I will likely review later in 2021). It has a different design than the MT-GB1000 — that I’ve always found to be ve..

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Casio Unveils G-Shock GMWB5000RD-4 In Red Stainless Steel

One of the greatest strengths of Casio’s seminal G-Shock series is its immense variety. There is a G-Shock to serve very nearly every taste, and for those looking for a more premium experience than its traditional resin offerings, Casio produces a bevy of designs in stainless steel. While this Full Metal series is comparatively more refined, Casio still allows these models to have fun, as evidenced by its latest release. The new Casio G-Shock GMWB5000RD-4 splashes the traditional G-Shock form in a deep ruby red, adding a striking new dimension to the rugged design.
The most striking element of the Casio G-Shock GMWB5000RD-4 is undoubtedly the 43.2mm stainless steel case, finished with a mix of brushed and polished surfaces accented by a red IP coating. The rugged industrial-inspired form of the original G-Shock DW-5000C takes on a new dimension with this finishing, particularly with the bright polished chamfer surrounding the octagonal bezel. The red tone itself is surprisingly dark a..

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Hands-On: Casio G-Shock Metal GM110 & GM5600 Watches

Some of the coolest and most affordable Casio G-Shock watches today are in the “G-Shock Metal Covered Series” which have two primary reasons for holding your interest right now. The first is the use of high-quality, solid steel case housings, a contrast to the popular resin cases that come in a universe of colors. Second is how the metal is finished, as well as the overall style-element that Casio is injecting into its core collection. Hands-on today, we look at the Casio G-Shock GM110B-1A with the black-coated steel case and iridescent dial, the GM110SCM-1A with its camouflage decoration over both the metal case and the mostly transparent strap. I am also looking at a sister model to the GM110SCM-1A that has the same camo/clear theme but is based on the GM5600 case family with the G-Shock reference GM5600SCM-1.
The latter of these watches is priced at $210, while the other two come in at $230 USD — making their price points very similar. The formula at play in these watches is Casio ..

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Casio G-Shock, Square, or Third Eye? Which Watch Is For You?

HomeWatch TalkCasio G-Shock, Square, or Third Eye? Which Watch Is For You? Watch TalkCasio G-Shock, Square, or Third Eye? Which Watch Is For You? It's voting time! Make your favorite G-Shock style heard! by Gerard Nijenbrinks June 02, 2020 MIN READCasio G-Shock, Square, or Third Eye? Which Watch Is For You? Square Third EyeConsidering a G-Shock with conventional looks and functionality? What would be your preferred style? Square or rounded?
From previous articles, you might have learned that the original DW-5000C-1A G-Shock, presented in 1983, had a more or less squared case design. After that, in 1987, the first round-cased G-Shock model, the DW-5700C, was released. However, it was already 1995 before another truly iconic design would see the light — the DW-6900-1V nicked the Third Eye.
Third Eye was G-Shock’s second iconic designThe Third Eye was composed of earlier designs. It wasn’t just the round shape from the DW-5700C. The Triple Graph dial of the DW-5900C (1992) and the fr..

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Casio G-Shock Square For Starters

HomeWatch TalkCasio G-Shock Square For Starters Watch TalkGShockCasio G-Shock Square For Starters Or for those who can't see the wood for the trees by Gerard Nijenbrinks April 20, 2020 MIN READCasio G-Shock Square For StartersBeginning of the 1980s, Mr. Kikuo Ibe designed the first Casio watch according to the Tripple-10 concept. Waterproof to 10 bar, drop-proof to 10 meters, and a battery life of 10 years. This watch, the G-Shock DW-5000C, became an icon in its own right. And for many high-end watch aficionados, it became a guilty pleasure to love them.
An original G-Shock DW-5000C from 1983
Casio G-Shock SquareNow, almost 40 years later, for this matter, we’re happy that we have many G-Shock Squares to choose from. Possibly too many! Determining what to look for following the original G-Shock is tough. We get many requests from our readers to help them decide which G-Shock they should buy. We will shed some light on that, lead by three basic objectives:
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How Not to be Seen: A Primer on Camouflage with the Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000CM

To borrow a bit of parlance from the kitchen, camouflage in fashion is a bit like truffle oil. It’s tired, it’s overdone, and it’s far from edgy — but it makes a trendy resurgence every few years despite our best efforts to dismiss its cultural contributions as another try-hard tactic to drum up interest. However, when used in the right application (and volume) it can actually be pretty amazing. Overdo it, and the meal is ruined. Late last year, Casio released a limited new capsule collection of premium “Full Metal” G-Shocks, which were finished with a wild laser-etched camouflage pattern. As a military history buff and a fan of the classic square-dialed G-Shocks, my full attention was immediately captured by the titanium variant. But I was also skeptical. Despite being such a fan of the many applications and types of camouflage throughout history, I’d never owned a camo watch because, to be frank, they are usually very ugly. There is a line, and most cross it.

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Casio G-Shock MR-G “Bruce Lee” MRGG2000BL-9A Limited Edition Watch

Casio recently announced this high-end limited edition G-Shock MR-G, in attractive black and yellow tones, in honor of Bruce Lee, as 2020 would have been the film and martial arts star’s 80th birthday. The watch is the Casio G-Shock reference MRGG2000BL-9A, which is part of the modern generation MR-G (MRG-G2000) timepiece family that aBlogtoWatch has covered previously in other forms. The GPS and Bluetooth-based movement represents the most sophisticated technology employed in Casio’s analog timepieces, and the MR-G (given its higher price point) is where Casio likes to play with various artistic techniques and aesthetic themes.
frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen> Fans of Bruce Lee’s 1978 film “Game of Death” will immediately notice this timepieces’ resemblance to Lee’s famous black and yellow tracksuit. Indeed, Casio’s design team imagined that Bruce Lee would have been able to wear the limited-edition Bruce..