New G-Shock Casio Watch Makes A Statement

It appears that Casio has been busy making edgy watches that have shed the old 1980’s stigma.

Casio has released new watches in the G-Shock line and they’re already getting attention.  The G-Shock GMN691 Mini comes with the standard water (100M) and shock resistance, but boasts a more compact feminine design for women.  The watch is perfect for sports (including swimming) but also has helpful features for the working man.  The World Time feature includes times from 29 different time zones in 48 different cities with city code displays and a daylight saving option.  There’s also an auto-calendar that automatically is programmed up to 2099 with a time accuracy of +/- 30 seconds a month.  The price tag is nice at only $79 and comes in either pink, white, or black.

The new G-Shock Aviation is more of a statement piece than the Mini.  Modeled after an aircraft flight panel, the water has bold, contrasting colors to create a unique look.  It has a large triple layered face to create a 3D effect yet is still water (200M) and shock resistant.  This watch also has the World Time feature along with additional Tough Solar power, allowing the battery to be recharged while you wear it outside.  Shigenori Itoh commented on the release of the new watch, saying, “The GW3000 continues the G-Shock tradition of toughness and technology while embracing an authentic aviation style and function all its own.”  Starting at $260, the price tag is a little heftier for this watch.

No matter which watch you choose, the new Casio G-Shock collections are eye catching and functional.  They aren’t the top of the line in gadgetry, but they serve their own purpose.