The Casio G-Shock
Casio watches brand is usually identified as a producer of digital watches price demure and yet has been able to create a line that has become an icon, theCasio G-Shock
Casio G-Shock MTG-S1000BD-1AER
These watches have been created with the philosophy of providing the best performance of a clock in the toughest conditions being able to withstand heavy blows.
Functions Casio G-Shock MTG-S1000BD-1AER
The housing is shock resistant and protects against impact and vibration.
Solar power system
The power supply clock is carried out by independent and friendly solar cells to the environment. Excess solar energy is stored in a battery.
Receiving RF signals DCF / MSF / WWVB / JJY / BPC
Whether in Europe, North America, Japan or Canada, Central America and China, once set the clock to the time zone you are in, it receives the relevant signal to always show the exact time. Moreover, in many countries the summer time and winter is automatically activated.
Needles and / or index are covered by a fluorescent layer , and if the clock has been previously exposed to a light bulb, glow in the dark.
Function Universal Time
World Time function displays the current time in up to 29 different time zones.
Date indicator and day of the week
The date and day of the week appear on the screen.
Stopwatch - 1/20 sec. - 2 hours
The elapsed time is measured with an accuracy of second twentieths. The clock measuring capacity is two hours.
The daily alarm beeps at the scheduled reminds you of events that recur every time.
Automatic Hand Setting
Automatic adjustment of the hands check the initial position and corrects them every hour if necessary (in case of deviation from blows as if by magnetism).
Lock button crown
Protects the crown button from accidental changes in one mode of operation to another.
Smart Access Technology
The Smart Access system through an electronic crown allows quick and intuitive access to all major functions of the watch way. Press and turn the watch crown can switch between different modes to handle functions such as stopwatch, timer, alarm or universal time.
The sapphire crystal is artificial and convinces by its hardness and resistance to scratches. Avoid scratching the clock or fogging the glass.
Stainless steel and resin
Resin strap and stainless steel
Stainless steel and resin: comfortable and durable thanks to this modern combination straps.
Always reliable: This watch has a particularly secure safety catch prevents accidental opening.
Water resistance classification (20 bar)
Perfect for free diving without scuba gear: the watch is water resistant to 20 bar / 200 meters. The meters does not relate to a diving depth but to the air pressure that has been used in testing water resistance. (ISO 22810)
Battery Type: CTL1616
Dimensions: approx. 58,6mm x 53,5mm x 15.5mm ( W x H x D)
Approx Weight: 188 g Data taken from the official website of Casio.
Origin of the G-Shock
The idea came the kaponés engineer Kikuo Ibe, design director of Casio watches in 1981 and in that a team of three engineers was formed with the goal of creating a watch able to withstand drops from 10 meters, withstand 10 bar pressure under water and a battery that would last 10 years.
Kikuo Ibe with G-Shoc k
After much work the formula a hollow structure to cushion the blows on the mechanism that "float" on it and the result by the Casio DW5000, the first Casio G-Shock was adopted.
Casio G-Shock DW5000, the first G-Shock
They have spent decades of evolution and is in production and selling nearly a hundred G-Shock that a price range from the most affordable to a "premium".The philosophy is always the same, watches with quartz technology that make very precise and synthetic materials that give great capacity for survival against impacts. The G-Shock have moved in most cases to mechanical watches designed for harsh environments such as professional Submariner a relaxed environments and exposure. This is the clock that has been imposed between extreme athletes, without neglecting the equally legendary Casio F-91 W, cheap watch that is nowhere near G-Shock but its price is easily replaceable. In fact, there was a case, discussed in forums lovers watches, insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq are usually equipped with Casio F-91 W, while special NATO forces often carry Casio G-Shock.
French army command with Casio G-Shock DW-9000
Casio G-Shock DW-9000
As weak point of Casio in my opinion is the fact that their synthetic belts are difficult to replace by something other than an official strap Casio is that the resin with the passage of time tends to become brittle and must be changed. Luckily adapters have been developed without being the best solution, they can serve as a "done deal".
Adapter for Casio G-Shock
It is also true that these watches do not mix well (at all) in a suit with tie Formal gentleman, although sporting and carefree "looks".
Summarizing the G-Shock Casio have achieved a product is placed right between watches by renowned occupying the niche of those who want a watch with class and dynamic.