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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||45 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||16 millimeters|
|Band width||28 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Special features||World time|
|Item weight||2 Pounds|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
|Warranty type||Contact seller of record|
The rugged and sporty Casio G-Shock digital watch features atomic timekeeping via radio signal for extreme accuracy, enhanced shock resistance, and water resistance up to 660 feet (200 meters). This solar powered watched comes with a power saving function and offers a battery life of 11 months on full charge without further exposure to light. The stylish gold-toned digital display comes with an automatic electro-luminescent backlight with afterglow, and three circular digital displays at the top provide additional information such as mode, timing, and battery level. The world time can be set for up to 29 different time zones (30 cities), with optional daylight savings and a city code display. The automatic calendar shows the month, date, and day below the time and is pre-programmed through 2099. This convenient, world-savvy watch also comes with a 1/100 second stopwatch, four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, a time recorder, and hourly time signals. Designed for durability, the watch is built with a stainless steel bezel and a mineral dial window. The dark gray case and band are made of resin and further the watch's ruggedly casual look. This watch is backed by a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
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.
In developing its own wristwatches Casio began with the basic question, ""What is a wristwatch?"" Rather than simply making a digital version of the conventional mechanical watch, we thought that the ideal wristwatch should be something that shows all facets of time in a consistent way. Based on this, Casio was able to create a watch that displayed the precise time including the second, minute, hour, day, and month — not to mention a.m. or p.m., and the day of the week. It was the first watch in the world with a digital automatic calendar function that eliminated the need to reset the calendar due the variation in month length. Rather than using a conventional watch face and hands, a digital liquid crystal display was adopted to better show all the information. This culminated in the 1974 launch of the CASIOTRON, the world’s first digital watch with automatic calendar. The CASIOTRON won acclaim as a groundbreaking product that represented a complete departure from the conventional wristwatch.
Casio transformed the concept of the watch — from a mere timepiece to an information device for the wrist — and undertook product planning based on this innovative idea. We developed not only time functions such as global time zone watches, but also other radical new functions using Casio’s own digital technology, including calculator and dictionary functions, as well as a phonebook feature based on memory technology, and even a thermometer function using a built-in sensor. The memory-function watches became our DATA BANK product series, while the sensor watches developed into two unique Casio product lines of today: the Pathfinder series displaying altitude, atmospheric pressure, and compass readings.
In 1983, Casio launched the shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch. This product shattered the notion that a watch is a fragile piece of jewelry that needs to be handled with care, and was the result of Casio engineers taking on the challenge of creating the world’s toughest watch. Using a triple-protection design for the parts, module, and case, the G-SHOCK offered a radical new type of watch that was unaffected by strong impacts or shaking. Its practicality was immediately recognized, and its unique look, which embodied its functionality, became wildly popular, resulting in explosive sales in the early 1990s. The G-SHOCK soon adopted various new sensors, solar-powered radio-controlled technology (described below), and new materials for even better durability. By always employing the latest technology, and continuing to transcend conventional thinking about the watch, the G-SHOCK brand has become Casio’s flagship timepiece product.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, and the radio-controlled function means users never have to reset the time. In particular, the radio-controlled function represents a revolution in time-keeping technology similar to the impact created when mechanical watches gave way to quartz technology. Through the further development of high radio-wave sensitivity, miniaturization, and improved energy efficiency, Casio continues to produce a whole range of radio-controlled models.
It may have other functions, but since I don't use the watch for alarms or stopwatch, etc., I wouldn't know.
This watch looks somewhat more sophisticated, though I'd NEVER wear it with a shirt and tie (that's what all my other watches are for!).
To let you know how well it worked, consider this: The "Atomic Clock" signal originates in Colorado, northwest of my location.
This was my first G-Shock and I love it. Very comfortable and fashionable and the best part its still running on the original battery. Read morePublished 25 days ago by HappyFeet
56 Amazon reviews at this time and the average review is above 4.5 out of 5.
My 2008 G-Shock, after a full solar charge, sat unattended in a dark box from January 30,... Read more
I replaced another Casio that Batteries Plus ruined changing the battery. Love the watch, but the three small dials are pretty much uselessPublished 11 months ago by Clarence A. Weeks
This had everything I wanted in a watch. I always like digital watches because it easier to read. This watch is solar so batteries should never really be a problem and mine still... Read morePublished 18 months ago by monkeydunce
I would give it five stars if it still had the countdown timer.
Solar Power appears to work fine, have only owned for a couple of months but the readout says... Read more
this watch can withstand more punishment than almost any other watch. you can submerge it in a pool, smack it with a sledgehammer, and throw it off a cliff, itll still be working.Published on May 14, 2011 by Scott
I had this tough watch for over 4 years, it shows normal tear and wear, and even started to rip apart, but the core remains super solid, working exceptionally sharp, accurate to... Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by Pleased customer
This was my first G-Shock and since have become mildly obsessed. This watch is well built and has everything the average Bryan could ask for. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Bryskies
I bought this watch about a year and a half ago and I love it! I love the fact that it is solar and recharges while I'm walking around throughout the day. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by gdub85