In Recommended Gear for Survival

Introduction

A watch makes a man complete (so they can show up on time for that date or so they don’t forget that anniversary!). These days, many people have switched to checking the time on their cell phones, and the wristwatch has been reduced to a mere accessory or in some cases made obsolete.

However, if you are someone who spends a lot of time outdoors or doing physical activities, you will understand and appreciate the value of a watch more than anyone else. Even if you are not a watch is valuable because it is easier to check your wrist for the time than to reach into your pocket and pull out your cell phone to check the time – that is annoying to have to do that.

Whether you’re a sportsperson, trekker, wildlife adventurer, or member of the armed forces, you always need a watch on your wrist, because there’s no way you can pull out your mobile phone to check the time. And you obviously can’t wear your expensive Swiss watch into the woods (certainly not if you are able to plan your hiking or camping trip). That’s when you need a tough, practically indestructible watch.

You won’t see this watch in the list of fancy timepieces, but its value is regarded by survivalists and adventurers. It’s the Casio G-Shock watch, and it just turned 35 this year. The G-Shock has earned its name and fame. There have been collaborative limited editions of the best G-Shock watch as well as ones designed for the US Armed Forces.

For years, the G-Shock analog-digital has been the ultimate indestructible watch, even adored by celebrities. It isn’t half as expensive as an Omega, Rolex, or Breitling, but is definitely in the same class. It’s affordable, durable, and does the job of timekeeping perfectly (some include a 1 100 second stopwatch). These shock watches also look good on you. What more can you ask for from a watch?

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Casio Men's GW-9400-1CR Master of G Stainless Steel Solar Watch
Quartz movement with analog display; Protective mineral crystal dial window; Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
$229.79
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Casio Watch (Model: GA100-1A1)
Water Resistance Depth: 200.00; Case Diameter: 51 Millimeters; Band Size: Mens-Standard
$71.28

How to Choose the Right G-Shock Watch for Your Needs

G-Shocks are more than watches or a must-wear accessory. This makes it important to find one that best serves your purpose. It is important to determine what you want from your G-Shock before beginning to consider the various options.

1. Purpose and Function

G-Shocks are more than timepieces. They come with several amazing features that make them unique and different. You need to identify the purpose of buying a G-Shock. Do you want it on your scuba diving trips? Does your job demand a tough watch? Or, do you want a watch that provides a lot at exceptionally affordable rates?

There are several G-Shock options in the market and determining your purpose beforehand will help you narrow down the options pool. For instance, if you’re looking for a tough watch that can double up as a reminder, you want something that offers multiple alarm features.

G-Shock DW-5600MS has a nice stealth look and comes with several outstanding features, including alarm, water resistance, and shock resistance

2. Usage

The next step is to identify usage. Where will you use the watch most often? While all G-Shocks watches are tough, some are better than others. Also, if you are simply looking for a watch to wear at work, you may want something that has a more formal look.

GDF-100-1B is a solid option for office-goers, especially if your work involves a lot of foreign travel. It comes with a world time pre-programmed with 48 major cities. Anything from the Master of G series should be good if you’re looking for tactical wear or are in law enforcement and similar professions.

3. Style

Watches are considered accessories. Your G-Shock needs to be true to your style wherever you are. Casio has released several G-Shock series keeping this in mind. You can find everything from vintage and classic styles to modern looks.

G-Shock DW-5600E-1V is a preferred watch for people more inclined towards the classic look. It’s the perfect watch when you are going to a party. G-Shock GA-1100-1A3 has a more laid back look. You can easily pair it with comfortable denim and shirt.

4. Digital vs. Analog

G-Shocks are available in both digital and analog dials. There is really no difference between the two except personal preference. Many experts recommend looking at the dial-in dim light, especially where analog G-Shock models are concerned. Depending on your needs, you can also choose models featuring 1 100 second stopwatch

5. Budget

You cannot ignore the price of a watch. G-Shocks can be as cheap as $50 and can go up to $50,000 (G-D5000-9JR). Contrary to popular belief, the most expensive pieces are not necessarily the best. You can choose what to spend your money on with a G-Shock, unlike Apple Watch. Make sure you consider your budget only after you have taken the above factors into account.

This will help you make a wise decision that is not influenced by price point as opposed to buying the most expensive watch as per your budget.

Top 10 G-Shock Watches

1. CASIO GW-9400-1CR MASTER OF G

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Description
  • Solar-powered digital watch in stainless steel with multiple displays, red contrasts, and textured pushers
  • Quartz movement with analog display
  • Protective mineral crystal dial window
Casio Men's GW-9400-1CR Master of G Stainless Steel Solar Watch
3,480 Reviews

Called Rangeman, this G-Shock belongs to the Master of G selection and is tough and rugged enough to withstand the most grueling and challenging conditions.

Rangeman comes with a Shock Triple Sensor, with a built-in altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, sunrise/sunset data, time recorder, elapsed time measurement, Mb6 atomic timekeeping, auto LED, daily alarms, 1/10-second stopwatch 12, timer, and calendar. The buckle closure multi-band 6 is made of black resin with a black dial and red accents.

The most remarkable feature of this watch is that it’s solar-powered. There’s no fear of the battery running out or needing to be charged. Just show it some sun every day and your watch is ready to perform. It’s water-resistant up to 200 meters, which makes it best for adventure sports such as scuba diving. This is a highly functional, maintenance-free watch that you can just wear and forget.

It doesn’t need to be protected from the elements, doesn’t need to be saved from the water, and doesn’t have to be charged. At $200, this is a versatile analog-digital timepiece. However, if you have a thin wrist or a small hand, this may not be the most comfortable to wear because of the size.

Conclusion on the GW-9400-1CR Master of G: If you’re looking for a digital watch that comes with multiple features and requires zero maintenance, this is it. For $200, this G-shock line will comfortably last you 20 years.

Pros

  • Tough and durable
  • Solar-powered
  • Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and shatterproof

Cons

  • Big and heavy

2. G-SHOCK RANGEMAN MASTER OF G GW-9400-3CR

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  • 推出 rangeman , Master of g 系列的较新设计,能够承受较艰苦的条件下能够想象的坚韧和坚固的 timepieces ,设计
Casio Watch (Model: GW9400-3CR)
3,487 Reviews

Another from the Master of G series, this is a sturdy survivalist watch designed to stand up to the toughest of conditions. This Rangeman watch is Shock Resistant and comes with a built-in altimeter, thermometer, barometer, and compass.

This digital G-shock has cylindrical buttons that aren’t only tough and easy to operate, but also have profound resistance to impact. The shock sensor button in the center-right has a metal cover to protect it from lateral impact foreign matter particles during excess use.

When you press the G-shock sensor button, you can go to any of the sensor screens, each of which has its own to help you know which mode you are in even without looking. The tough stainless steel body and resin band are perfect for rough use and can withstand a fall from up to 100 meters. The best part about the G-shock watches for women and men is that they are solar, so you don’t have to worry about the battery running out.

This is a multi-band 6 atomic G-shock timekeeper, with a built-in world countdown timer. It works by receiving calibration radio signals, helping keep the time accurate. These digital shock watches are also low-temperature resistant (-10 C / 14 F), so you can easily take it along when you go skiing or snowboarding. Masculine and good-looking, this G-Shock watch is ideal for both everyday use and survival situations.

Conclusion on the Casio G-Shock GW-9400-3CR Rangeman Master of G Series: This is a versatile, multipurpose watch that can be worn to church as well as to a hunting or hiking expedition. With multiple features and an affordable price ($180), this one beats more expensive options any day.

No, you don’t need to buy one for your dog though, that would be ridiculous.

Pros

  • Tough and well built
  • Minimalist design
  • Durable and sturdy
  • Solar-powered

Cons

  • Not backlit
  • Negative display

3. CASIO G-SHOCK GA100-1A1 THE GA 100 MILITARY SERIES WATCH

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Description
  • Water Resistance Depth: 200.00
  • Case Diameter: 51 Millimeters
  • Band Size: Mens-Standard
Casio Watch (Model: GA100-1A1)
4,632 Reviews

As the name suggests, this is a military-grade product designed for tough and challenging activities. Although designed specifically for the military personnel, this watch is great for all adventure/survival purposes because of its tough exterior and the multiple features. What separates this watch from the ones already discussed is the analog display.

It has a black resin multi band 6 and display, with full auto calendar, pre-programmed until the year 2099, LED light with afterglow, world time, four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, hourly time signal, second stopwatch 12 function, and countdown timer. This watch is water resilient up to 200 meters, besides being magnetic and shock absorbent, with two-year battery life.

One of the major issues that most people face with this watch is the dark display. Unlike other watches, the G-shock digital display doesn’t light up, so you have to turn the watch towards a light to read the time.

While a negative for some people, this is actually a plus for those in the Armed Forces, because a watch that lights up is a dead giveaway. The stainless steel G-shock line watch comes with a two-year warranty.

Conclusion on the Casio G-SHOCK GA100-1A1 The GA 100 Military Series Watch: Even if you aren’t one of the military personnel, this watch will serve you just fine. It’s tough, durable, rugged, and comes with the best features for survival situations. At under $70, this is one of the most affordable G-Shock watches.

Certainly, John Wayne would be impressed with these stunning watches.

Pros

  • Solar-powered
  • Tough and sturdy
  • Built-in features like world timer and alarm
  • Stainless steel body and resin band

Cons

  • Analog display

4. CASIO GW2310FB-1CR G-SHOCK

Description
  • Solar-powered multifunction watch with full auto EL backlight, 4 daily alarms, and 41 world time zones
  • Additional functions include 1/100 sec stopwatch
  • countdown timer
Casio Men's GW2310FB-1CR G-Shock Shock Resistant Multifunction Watch
1,148 Reviews

Another negative display watch, this G-Shock has multi-band atomic timekeeping and is solar with a backlit display.

It has four daily alarms plus snooze, world timer that includes 31 time zones and 48 cities, stopwatch; and countdown timer, and both 12 and 24 hour formats. The watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters. Take it hiking, running, biking, swimming, or for more challenging activities, this one will not let you down.

Casio is a well-known company that first launched in 1974, soon after digital technology came into the industry. First known for making calculators, the company later started making cutting edge analog-digital watches, which went on to become as popular as their calculator models.

G-Shock solar-powered, radio-controlled watches don’t have the hassle of replacing batteries and the atomic timekeeping ensures you never have to reset the time. Shockproof and impact-resistant, this watch is sleeker than some of the best G-Shock designs. The LED light makes these shock watches easy to read in dark or poor visibility.

Conclusion on the Casio GW2310FB-1CR G-Shock: This is another affordable option under $100. If you want an original G-Shock model without spending any more than $100, then this is the one. Although you won’t get Bluetooth or compass, this watch has other useful features that will come in handy when you’re out and about.

Pros

  • Tough and sturdy
  • Solar-powered
  • Atomic timekeeping
  • Stainless steel body with a resin band

Cons

  • Negative display

5. CASIO GG-1000-1A3CR MUDMASTER G-SHOCK

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Description
  • Shock Resistant
  • ISO 764 Class Magnetic Resistance
  • Interchangeable bands
Casio Men's GG-1000-1A3CR Mudmaster G-SHOCK Quartz Casual Watch, Green
1,499 Reviews

This is the latest addition to the Master of G Mudmaster series, which is specifically designed to prevent sand, dust, and mud from getting inside the dial. This feature ensures the best and most reliable performance in the harshest environments, with the sturdy structure capable of handling any challenging mission in extreme areas like forests and deserts.

This isn’t just a digital G-shock; it’s a functional tool that’s best for survivalists, rescue crews, and adventurers. Built with Mud Resist construction, you can be assured that no dust or mud will ever get inside the watch and damage it because there are multiple gaskets on the pipes that keep mud out and protect buttons from impact.

Besides this remarkable feature, these shock watches also have several other functions. They are shock absorbent, waterproof up to 200 meters, comes with a digital compass, thermometer, auto calendar, LED lights, world timer, four alarms and one snooze, stopwatch, timer, and both 12 and 24-hour formats. The mineral dial type has both analog and digital display, and the resin band comes with a clasp buckle.

Conclusion on the Casio GG-1000-1A3CR Mudmaster G-SHOCK: If your work involves getting down and dirty very often, then this is the watch for you. It’s resistant to mud and dust, impact and water, and comes with some brilliant features to make life easier. Priced $200, this watch is a bit bulky and big, so those with smaller or thinner wrists might find it heavy.

Yes, you can show up on time with the latest models of digital G-shock to whatever engagement you are attending.

Pros

  • Mud Resist construction to keep out mud, dust, and sand
  • Impact and waterproof
  • LED backlight

Cons

  • Too big for a normal wrist

6. CASIO GW-9400BJ-1JF G-SHOCK MASTER OF G RANGEMAN

Description
  • Carbon Fiber Insert Watch Band
  • Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping
  • Tough Solar, Shock Resistant
  • Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer and Compass)
Casio Men's GW-9400BJ-1JF G-Shock Master of G Rangeman Digital Solar Black Carbon Fiber Insert Watch
170 Reviews

Looking for a bold masculine rugged watch that also packs in some brilliant features? Then you must consider the Casio GW-9400BJ-1JF G-Shock, the new entrant to the Master of G Rangeman series.

This negative display watch has atomic timekeeping, meaning you don’t have to set the time because it adjusts on its own. It has an LED backlight for use in any light condition. Although a little shinier than other G-Shocks, the all-black design balances it out.

Lightweight and comfortable, the band stays put without being too tight. The design of these watches is tough and sturdy, and includes best features like the compass, barometer and altimeter provide decent performance. The watch has, and they are all very accurate because of being a new generation. The watch is also able to predict the weather to some extent, even before the weatherman does.

Unlike other G-Shock watches, this solar-powered watch has a carbon fiber insert watchband, which takes its price higher by 100 dollars compared to other Rangeman watches.

Conclusion on the Casio GW-9400BJ-1JF G-Shock Master of G Rangeman: If you don’t mind spending more than $300 for a watch, then you can’t go wrong with this Rangeman. The G-shock is expensive because it’s a Japan import and has a carbon fiber insert band, instead of a resin band, but it’s worth the extra dollars.

Pros

  • Bold, masculine design
  • Sturdy and tough
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Carbon fiber insert band

Cons

  • Expensive (above $375)

7. CASIO G9300-1 MUDMAN G-SHOCK

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Description
  • Tough Solar
  • Digital Compass
  • Thermometer
  • Moon Graph
  • Shock Resistant
Casio Men's G9300-1 Mudman G-Shock Shock Resistant Multi-Function Sport Watch
852 Reviews

Looking for a solid shock-absorbent watch that will remain fully charged for the years you own it? Then pick the Casio G9300-1 Mudman G-Shock model without a doubt and enjoy at least 15 years of solid performance.

Much like the other watches from the Mudman range, this one also has been built with Mud Resist construction, which means mud, dust, or other impurities are not going to be able to get inside and destroy your precious timepiece. This ensures the most optimal and best performance even in harsh conditions, whether you’re battling a sandstorm in Egypt or going fishing in the Mississippi.

The Mudman range has been specifically designed for those who get into challenging activities on a daily basis, such as adventurers, survivalists, rescue crew members, Armed forces, and others. There are multiple gaskets that keep mud out and also protect the buttons from impact at the same time.

Other features of the G-shock watch include water and resistance, compass, thermometer, LED lights, world timer, auto calendar, four daily alarms and one snooze, stopwatch, countdown timer, and dual time display. The mineral dial type has both analog and digital display, and the resin band comes with a clasp buckle.

Conclusion on the Casio G9300-1 Mudman G-Shock: For $130, this is a solid durable watch that will last you years. Since it’s solar, there’s no replacing the battery. In fact, this G-shock can last years on a full charge. The Mudman is best for both everyday and survival use.

Pros

  • Mud Resist construction to keep out mud, oil, dust, and sand
  • Affordable
  • Impact- and waterproof
  • Multiple features

Cons

  • Bulky and heavy for smaller wrists

8. CASIO GR8900A-1 G-SHOCK

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Description
  • Shock resistant
  • Tough solar powered
  • LED light; countdown timer
Casio Men's GR8900A-1 G-Shock Tough Solar Digital Black Resin Sport Watch
431 Reviews

Similar to many of the other original G-Shock model, this one is a tough watch, capable of withstanding challenging conditions.

It comes with a shock-resistant sensor, built-in altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, time recorder, auto LED, alarms, stopwatch, countdown timer, and calendar. Because of being solar, the battery doesn’t need to be replaced. It’s waterproof up to 200 meters, making it suitable for adventure sports. This versatile, functional watch requires zero maintenance and is priced only $130.

Conclusion on the Casio GR8900A-1 G-Shock: A sturdy, durable watch made for those with an active lifestyle. At an affordable price, you get a number of features that are useful when you’re outdoors. The display could have been brighter, but if you can ignore that issue, it’s a good G-shock to own.

Pros

  • Tough and sturdy construction
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Solar-powered
  • Backlit display

Cons

  • Dim display

9. CASIO G-SHOCK G100-1BV

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Description
  • Features 1/100 second stopwatch  with measuring capacity of 23:59'59.99" with measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)1 second (after 60 minutes) and measuring mode with elapsed time and auto calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2039) with approximate battery life of 3 years
  • Protective mineral crystal dial window
  • Features chronograph, dual time display, luminosity, shock resistance, and stopwatch
Casio Men's G100-1BV G-Shock Classic Ana-Digi Watch
3,788 Reviews

This G-Shock watch is a classic, which comes with features like EL backlight with afterglow, dual time, water-resistance up to 200 meters, shock resistance, stopwatch, 12 and 24-hour formats anti-magnetic resistance, among others.

One of the lower-end G-Shock watches that is best for a first-timer, this one is a great performer, besides being attractive and sturdy. There are many people who tend to drop watches a lot, so this is perfect for them because this watch is practically unbreakable.

No matter what you do with it, you won’t be able to break the plastic lens. It’s got a black resin band, and both analog and digital displays with a black dial. This isn’t a solar-powered watch, but the battery is easy to charge and lasts long. The LED light makes the auto-calendar easy to read. Even old-timers will find this entry-level watch remarkable. Whether you want to gift it to someone or keep for yourself, the G-Shock G100-1BV will not disappoint.

Conclusion on the Casio G-Shock G100-1BV: A hardy watch, ideal for beginners, and those that seek an affordable timepiece. The features make this versatile and functional.

Pros

  • Shock resistant
  • Dual time display
  • Daily alarm
  • Magnetic resistant

Cons

  • Not solar powered

10. CASIO G-SHOCK GD-100-1B

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Description
  • Shock Resistant & 200M Water Resistant
  • Auto LED Backlight (Super Illuminator) with Large Digital Display Face
  • Multi-time (four different cities)
Casio Men's GD100-1BCR G-Shock X-Large Black Multi-Functional Digital Sport W...
2,344 Reviews

A watch that survives even when you’re being skull dragged in Army training and also doubles up as an accessory for an interview or party is the G-Shock GD-100-1B.

Even if you’re not an athlete or member of the Armed Forces, this watch will be the best suited everyday timepiece. It’s digital and accurate, shock resistant watch, easy to read, comfortable to wear, and features a range of features and functions. Besides, the affordable price of $70 makes it an unbeatable deal.

Conclusion on the Casio G-Shock GD-100-1B: Once you get used to the negative display, this is a remarkable watch to own. What’s more, you may never have to replace the battery in its lifetime.

No matter what kind of a watch wearer you are, G-Shock watches never disappoint. Get one today to experience the joy of using a G-Shock watch.

Pros

  • Lightweight but tough
  • Shock and impact resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Negative display

What Makes G-Shock Watches A Salient Option for Survivalists and Adventurers

There’s more than one reason why the best G-Shock watch is a favorite of survivalists and adventurers. After all, a watch isn’t just for the time. It helps you track your location, gives you Bluetooth connectivity, tells you what the time is in another part of the world, and reminds you of the day and date. And with lower taxes, we all know that many more people can afford a reliable, shockproof analog-digital watch now.

Besides that, watches are also the most stylish accessory a man can ever own. You can own a number of fancy watches for other occasions, but when you’re going hiking or camping, there’s nothing like a practical, versatile digital watch.

There’s more than one reason why the best G-Shock watch is a favorite of survivalists and adventurers. After all, a watch isn’t just for the time. It helps you track your location, gives you Bluetooth connectivity, tells you what the time is in another part of the world, and reminds you of the day and date. And with lower taxes, we all know that many more people can afford a reliable, shockproof analog-digital watch now.

Besides that, watches are also the most stylish accessory a man can ever own. You can own a number of fancy watches for other occasions, but when you’re going hiking or camping, there’s nothing like a practical, versatile digital watch.

So what makes one of these G-Shock watches a great option for you? Some of the reasons are:

Durability: The G-Shock watch is built to last. It’s perhaps the only watch in the world that comes with a triple 10 guarantee, which means it has 100 meters of water resistance, 10-year battery life, and the ability to withstand a 10-meter fall or a severe shock. If you get the premium analog-digital version for a few dollars more, you get 200 meters of water resistance. There’s no other watch that gives you so much at an unbeatable price.

Multiple features: As mentioned above, a watch isn’t just for timekeeping. A modern watch also offers a number of other features. The G-Shock comes with features such as altimeter, world timer, navigating compass, auto calendar, Bluetooth connectivity, and LED light which makes it easy to read. With so many essential tools built into one, you don’t need to carry separate equipment anymore. When you have the best G-Shock models on your wrist, you have the world on your palm.

Accuracy: There’s no other watch as accurate as a digital timepiece. You get the time that’s correct to the second. Combined with the ruggedness and durability, the digital G-Shock has been a favorite with members of the armed forces, with several of them owning G-Shocks more than ten years old and still going strong. The rubber strap and casing make the watch tougher and sturdier. Your Armani watch band will pop after a few years of use, but not the best G-Shock.

Survival-ready: With the G-Shock watch on your wrist, you don’t have to keep wondering what the temperature is, how high your current location is, or how deep the water is. Your survival companion is always at your service, providing you with all the information that you need. From telling you the right direction to playing music, to switching time zones, it’s all in a 24 hour day’s work for the best G-Shock.

Celebrity-pick: The G-Shock watch is popular among several celebrities. And when you see the ones who usually wear expensive analog-digital watches sporting this one, you know it’s a classy watch. From Eminem to Justin Bieber, from Bradley Cooper to Pharrell Williams, various celebs have been spotted flaunting their love for the humble G-Shock time and again.

Sporty: The digital G-Shock watch is waterproof, shatterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. You can drop it, drench it, and get it dirty, and it will still keep ticking and giving you solid performance with a reliable 1 100 second stopwatch.

Stylish: Features and longevity aside, the G-Shock watches for men and women are also quite a looker. It comes in multiple styles and colors, so you can always find one that suits your taste.

To make sure you get the original G-Shock watch, always look for the warranty and certification. There are fake shock watches circulating in the market. Although they look strikingly similar to a real G-shock watch, they do not have water resistance and don’t even last one month.

Casio G-Shock vs. Other Brands: Why are they so popular?

G-Shocks are literally the physical representation of “time is money”. The watches come with a wealth of features at highly affordable prices with a world timer accurate to 2 seconds a month. And, their durability allows them to last generations. Your grandkids could use your G-Shock.

This is why G-Shock models are more popular than other brands.

1. Shockproof

G-Shock is the toughest watch ever made. And, this fact is corroborated by the Guinness book of records. The cheapest G-Shock DW-5600 managed to survive a truck driving over it. And, it kept ticking like it was nothing. This is owing to the watch’s shockproof construction.

It is rugged and reliable and performs consistently. Outdoorsmen, soldiers, and law enforcement officials all love the G-Shock for its toughness and durability.

2. Waterproof

Every G-Shock is waterproof in addition to being shockproof. You can use your G-Shock to a depth of 200m / 660ft. / 20bar. Even the cheapest square that costs around $50 offers a professional level of water resistance. In fact, many diving instructors use a G-Shock as a backup to diving computers.

3. Affordable

With most brands, you usually get what you pay for – except for G-Shock. These Casio watches are highly affordable and offer the best bucket of features. You can get a perfect all-rounder for just $70. The best part is that these timepieces last a lifetime when used as intended. This makes them best value for money.

4. Variety

The G-Shock line has several series in it designed for specific purposes. In short, you have over 1,000 styles and models to choose from. There is no other watch brand that offers such a distinct and wide variety of colors and styles as the G-Shock.

You can easily find a watch that matches your outfit in the best way – both indoors and outdoors.

5. Advanced Features

What really sets G-Shock apart from other brands is the wide array of advanced tech features on offer. When combined with the durability and toughness on offer, you have a watch that is second to none. Apple Watch may offer smart functionality, but its battery won’t last long, it won’t survive a 3-foot drop, and it will be useless when you are out in the wild.

G-Shock models are built for the outdoors with the best features such as a solar-powered battery, atomic clock, compass, auto calendar, thermometer, altimeter, hands-free backlight, vibration alarm and so much more.

G-Shock FAQ Section

Which is the best G-Shock watch 2020?

If we were to choose just one G-Shock, we would go with GW-9400 Rangeman. This is Casio’s survival watch, built to perfection and to offer enhanced performance in extreme situations. It is one of the more popular models in the Master of G series. GW-9400 Rangeman is quite possibly the best tactical watch available right now.

It offers the kind of features, reliability, toughness, and value for money that you would expect from the perfect watch. The best feature is the Triple Sensor. You get instant access to a barometer, altimeter, and thermometer. It also has a digital compass.

Other features in the GW-9400 Rangeman include:

  • Multi-band 6 atomic time sync
  • Hands-free backlight
  • Solar battery
  • Sunrise/Sunset times
  • Front EL button
  • 5 alarms

The best part is that the Rangeman doesn’t require any maintenance. It comes with a solar battery and radio time sync features. The battery can charge itself and the time gets calibrated at 00:00 every day via a radio signal.

Is G-shock a good watch?

Calling G-Shock or Gravitational Shock a good watch is probably an understatement. This is quite possibly the best watch designed for outdoorsmen. The whole concept of the G-Shock is that it is created within a floating module that is supported by layers of sponge.

The watch can easily survive a 10-foot drop and function properly after standing an extensive amount of punishment. You cannot go wrong with a G-Shock if you are looking for a One Watch Collection. However, you should know that these are not the best as fitness or smartwatches.

There are better and less bulky options available. Casio G-Shocks are utility watches and tough as nails. They offer the best range of features at affordable rates. You get superior gravity, vibration, electric shock, water, and low-temperature resistance when you get a G-Shock. This is why the watches are highly regarded by law enforcement, military, and sportspersons.

What G-Shock does the military use?

Military personnel have unique needs. Imagine these scenarios:

  • It’s 0300. You are on black-watch. When does the sun rise?
  • You are behind enemy lines. Which way is NNE?
  • Your rendezvous with the rescue chopper is set for 1310 Zulu. You are stationed somewhere in the central Saharan time zone. What local time is that?

Casio built the Master of G series keeping these and all other demanding scenarios in mind. The G-Shock line has performed a masterful job of being leading timepieces for men and women during field-operations.

Smartwatches may be the best to look at and they offer tons of smart features, but good luck using them in extreme environments. These models also have a really short battery life.

All watches in the Master of G Series feature the following:

  • atomic radio time syncing
  • solar charging
  • compass
  • barometer
  • altimeter
  • thermometer
  • dive depth
  • world time
  • sunrise/sunset, moon phase, and tide predictions

Sometimes, you need the best possible additional help you can get to get through a tough situation. G-shock provides you that.

Are all G-Shocks waterproof?

Yes, every G-Shock is designed to be waterproof and shockproof. Even the cheapest G-Shock under $100 is waterproof to 200 meters, 660 feet, or 20 bar. That is a suitable depth for snorkeling, skin-diving, and even recreational scuba diving.

However, that doesn’t mean that every G-Shock will withstand goofing around at deep depths. You cannot press buttons or fiddle with your G-Shock and expect it to work well. Go with the Master of G Frogman if you want a fully functioning professional dive-watch. You can press all buttons in this watch at full depth.

While some of the best experts claim that G-Shock cannot be used for scuba diving, the jury is out on the kind of water resistance required for scuba diving. G-Shocks work marvelously for surfing and swimming. The International Standards Organization states that scuba diving watches should have a water resistance of 100 meters. G-Shocks offer 200 meters.

However, others stipulate that a water resistance rating of 300 is necessary for safe scuba diving. Nevertheless, many professional scuba divers wear Frogman models on their dives.

Do G-Shocks use batteries?

Every G-Shock is only as best as its battery. Even if your G-Shock is solar-powered, there is a battery somewhere inside. The best part is that you won’t need to change the battery in these models for a long time. It can be difficult to calculate the average G-Shock battery life. Things are not as straightforward as with other watches.

It all boils down to the models you are wearing and the kind of usage you have. Most basic models offer a battery life of 2 years, while solar models can last easily for 15 years. However, the length of the battery depends on how long the alarm is played or the backlight kept on in your Casio G-Shock watch.

You could get two decades on the higher end models if you use the watch minimally or don’t use most functions at all. Experts claim that not using the backlight at all could easily double the advertised battery life.

How to Properly Change G-Shock’s Battery?

G-Shocks are the toughest and the best watches on the planet, but you need to be careful while changing their battery. You could mess up their shockproof and waterproof capabilities. The process is delicate and requires proper concentration. You would need:

  • Replacement battery
  • G-shock watch
  • Needlepoint tweezers
  • Micro screwdriver set
  • Silicone grease

Start by removing all screws from the watch’s backplate. It’s best to use a small Phillips screwdriver for this. Remove the backplate and use tweezers to unclip or loosen the battery holder. This will allow you to remove the dead battery. Place the new battery in its place. Make sure you orient it correctly.

Use tweezers to carefully push the battery holder back in its place. This is important to secure the new battery and prevent it from moving about. The battery will have the letters “AC” somewhere on it. This stands for All Clear.

Touch AC Contact with one point of your tweezers and place the other end on the exposed part of the battery. Hold it for 3 – 5 seconds. This will reset the internal memory.

Now carefully lift the watch – don’t turn it over. You want to see if the display is blinking12:00. If yes, you have reset the watch. Otherwise, repeat the step with tweezers.

Now, remove the gasket, lightly grease it and return it to its normal position. Make sure the gasket is undamaged. Put the backplate and return the screws. Set the time and you are all done!

What’s the Best G-Shock for Women?

Casio has three different G-Shock series models geared towards women – BABY-G, S-Series, and G-MS. All have the classic G-Shock toughness, reliability, durability, and strength along with technologically advanced features and unique styles.

BABY-G series is among the best and is most women-oriented. You have fashionable designs with the same shock resistance and toughness of all G-Shocks. The dials of these models are smaller and better looking. All BABY-G watches are water-resistant to at least 100 meters and have useful features like world time, stopwatch, alarms, countdown timer, and more.

However, if you were to choose just one G-Shock as a woman, it has to be the BABY-G BA110. The watch is based on the best-selling G-Shock GA-110 series and has analog-digital models. You get LED backlight, world time (48 cities + UTC), 1/100 second stopwatch, countdown timer (24 hours), and 5 daily alarms.

The watch offers 100-meter water resistance. If you like the case, you should consider the BABY-G BA125 as well.

What is the Toughest G-Shock money can buy?

Every G-Shock is built to be incredibly shockproof and tough. However, there are a few that are better than the rest. If you are looking for the best of the best, you should open the door for the Mudman series. It is designed practically and does a stellar job of protecting watch buttons in extreme conditions.

In fact, the GWG-1000-1A3 Mudmaster could be the toughest G-Shock ever made. It is similar to the Rangeman but comes with a bulky rugged exterior. It features the same mud and dust-resistant structure. It also has some poignant features such as Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6, and the Triple Sensor.

The cover is a sapphire crystal that is more durable than usual mineral glass. The watch is also vibration-resistant. It has passed the vibration endurance test standard JIS D1601 Class 4 A, making it a stellar option for those in physically demanding jobs.

The Rangeman Deserves the Limelight

The GW-9400-1CR is possibly the best G-Shock ever made. Also called the Rangeman, this watch is rugged enough to survive almost all extreme conditions. It is not behind in the features department as well.

The Rangeman comes with a built-in altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, elapsed time measurement, Mb6 atomic timekeeping, sunrise/sunset data, time recorder, auto LED, daily alarms, 1/10-second stopwatch, countdown timer, and calendar.

If you are looking for something under $100, you should go for GW2310FB-1CR. It has a negative display, multi-band atomic timekeeping, and is solar-powered with a backlit display. You also get four daily alarms plus snooze and world timer with adequate water resistance.

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