In April 1983, Casio launched its first Casio G-Shock watch. The Casio G-Shock GA-100GBX-1A4
was designed to drop 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 and 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 were searched worldwide. The solid nature of Casio’s G-Shock brand, along with increasing functionality, attracted sports enthusiasts, manual workers and those with an adventure 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 show digital motifs in line with current trends. The other characteristics reflected those of the previous male lines; Shock and water resistant with a variety of digital functions.
The modern Casio G-Shock and Casio Baby-G watches come in digital or analog format or even in a combination of both. They have a set of features that generally includes:
– Water resistant in various grades.
– Shock resistant
– Alarms (per hour and up to 5 daily alarms)
– Automatic day / date change
– World time
– EL backlight
In addition to these relatively standard features, the Casio G-Shock range has watches for specific activities that include functions directly aimed at that hobby. These additional special features may include:
– Tough Solar (solar powered clock charge)
– 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)
– Extreme temperature resistance
Constant innovation in Casio means that new advanced features are added regularly in 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 resistance and shock resistance. Stainless steel and titanium bracelets use strong button deployment clasps for safety and water-resistant rubber or velcro straps are used on other models for added comfort. A hardened mineral watch crystal is recessed, as are the push buttons of the watch, which reduces the possibility of being hit, damaged or broken. Inside the case, there are small springs and rubber pads around the clock 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 intelligent design, Casio G-Shock watches are very affordable. These watches are very suitable for those with an active lifestyle and the style of a G-Shock or Casio Baby-G watch gives a strong impression.
The large selection means that there will surely be a G-Shock watch suitable 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 www.Ecasiocentre.com, as well as numerous other brands aimed at consumers with different needs .