Casio Men's GS1100-1A G-Shock GIEZ Series Multi-Band Solar Atomic Watch
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- Quartz movement
- Tough solar power; shock resistant; auto EL backlight with afterglow
- World Time - 29 times zones (30 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
- Water resistant up to 660 feet (200 M)
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 2.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- ASIN: B000UV0MHK
- Item model number: GS1100-1A
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 2, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||47 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||15 millimeters|
|Band width||25 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||World time|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I could go on and on about how many watches I own (40+), I could list off the caliber of watches I have (Jaeger-LeCoultre, two Rolexes, Zeneth, Franck Muller)... but what I do want to go on about is my love of this Giez watch.
I have many watches (see above) and many of them are the various models of Casios which have been released over the years; from the first pathfinder watch to the current Riseman. The Giez GS1100 is by far one of my favorites. Reason - Form, Function and a wondrous movement.
Form - Simple and clean at first glance, then as you look closer the detail comes to light.
Function - it does what it should do. It is one of the most accurate timepieces on the planet. On the most basic of levels, it tells time, has a stop watch, one daily alarm, day and date. For those who need it; it has world time mode and it (the watch) supports the National Institute of Standards and Technology reception standards for the US as well as those for Japan, The UK and Europe.
Here is a little, how shall we say... commentary:
The watch is fluid, it has a gear driven movement (the same as the $900 Oceanus line by Casio). It should be looked upon not as a digital watch but as a precision time keeping instrument. The few reviewers whom complained about the movment taking forever; stop playing with your watch, it's not a toy. Set it and know that it works. As an aside, if you are a global jet setter and you need to change the world time city, press the mode button and then immediatly hit the reset/advance button; it will advance the second hand/city indicator with out having to wait for the current setting to queue up.Read more ›
With an attractive design, lots of function and clear function layout, it is, for the (Amazon) price, excellent value.
On the downside, rather too chunky - sits high on the wrist which makes it prone to snagging - and the resin band gets "itchy" if worn tightly enough to eliminate too much slack.
I find the day function symbols a little too small for my ageing eyes
The operations guide is confusing at first and procedures for taking advantage of all the functions appear a little complex - it took some time before I could understand the different modes and get comfortable enough to use most of the functions. After 6 weeks I still could not use them all without going back to the manual. The stop-watch function is certainly intuitive, however.
Synching with the Atomic time server is rather hit or miss - especially, for US buyers, if outside the 600 mile signal radius from Fort Collins, CO - but the accuracy and reliability of the watch appears to make any gap between synchs moot.
Alarm beep is almost inaudible with no apparent volume control and doesn't work at all when following some function procedures (on my watch) - like setting "Home City" which requires you to "hold down A for about 5 seconds until alarm beeps twice"
Despite the above, I am becoming much more comfortable with the functions as time goes on and am increasingly pleased with my purchase of this watch.
Possibly a metal and resin band might "jazz it up" abit. But for the price and features, it's not a big deal. Casio really has it over Citizen and Seiko on great looking watches with atomic/solar features, plus all the other usual chronograph and multi-dial features. And all at very reasonable prices. Five stars from me, and I am a tough grader when it comes to watches.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a typical guy, I suppose, because I fell in love with the looks and features of this watch such as the atomic timekeeping and solar power... Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Bandwagonman
Any problem I have had with this watch is because I haven't followed the setting directions. Its a smart and rugged watch. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by dogsncoffee
No nightlight and hard to adjust time when you travel ... carry a manual to remember direction to change time. otherwise accurate and durable.Published on August 12, 2011 by B. Patel
The fact that this timepiece does not feature a digital readout is a plus in my book. I am a bit old fashioned, I prefer hour, minute and second hands. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by ehsband
This watch is amazing. The quality, LOOKS, and functions are incredible for the price. The functions might be frustrating at first, but you'll get used to them very fast. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Reviewer
This watch is lovely, whether it accepts the signal or not, I think it is a fantastic watch. When I first got the watch, it was showing Tokyo time and I was just amazed at... Read morePublished on December 24, 2010 by Steve
Pros: Great looking, solid-built, waterproof
Cons: VERY complicated to set, radio sync sucks if you're on the East Coast, stopwatch works but good luck figuring out how many... Read more
Really Long Battery Power after it is charged
World TIme not the best