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The 10 Best G-Shock Watches You Can Buy in 2021
Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer, Seiko, and IWC Schaffhausen are all incredibly famous watch brands worn by some of the most sophisticated gentlemen out there. But when it comes down to toughness, durability, and customization, they all fail miserably when stacked up against the almighty selection of watches from CASIO G-SHOCK.
Producing virtually indestructible timepieces for over 35-years, G-Shock has become the benchmark for horology toughness.
Arriving in 1983 with the original G-Shock DW-5000C, their first watch boasted a 10-year battery life, water-resistance up to 10 bar, and could survive a 10-meter fall, even on hard surfaces. Since then, over 100 million G-Shocks have been sold worldwide. Though purists may frown at the inclusion of digital elements and connectivity functionality, there’s no denying their aesthetic appeal.
Featuring a kaleidoscope of models and more colors than a painter’s swatch, here is our selection of the 10 best G-Shock watches you can buy in 2021.
1. Origin GMW-B5000G-1
In order to evolve, you have to understand your origins. Knowing full-well what it takes to craft the perfect watch, G-Shock treats us all to the O.G. look and feel of the Origin GMW-B5000G-1.
Available in a range of different finishes like Rose Gold and Stainless Steel, we’ve opted for the classic matte black with the resin band. Featuring the classic square-case, G-Shock upgrades it with a full-metal shock-proof construction, reminding us all of what G-Shock has achieved over the years through “systematic evolution from one stage to the next.”
There’s truly nothing better than the Origin GMW-B5000G-1 from G-Shock, which is why it’s our Best Choice for G-Shock watches you can buy in 2021.
2. MR-G Shougeki-Maru MRG-B2000SH-5A
Using traditional Japanese craftsmanship that would make even Hattori Hanzō from Kill Bill blush, the limited edition MR-G Shougeki-Maru timepiece is crafted using the highly skilled metalsmith technique of chasing. Taking inspiration from a KABUTO (helmet), according to G-Shock, the MRG-B2000SH is meant to evoke the noble spirit and aesthetic sensibility of a samurai commander.
Represented by the hand-carved dragons in each bezel, the MRG-B2000SH-5A nods to the traditional maedate (crest) of the Kabuto helmet. Other intricate details include the case and band which are cast with specially-produced metal die, giving off a brown and blue aged finish to simulate the typically rusted steel of these battle-worn helmets.
For a truly special G-Shock timepiece, look no further than the MR-G Shougeki-Maru.
3. Black Out Basic DW-5900BB-1
Continuing a return to its origins, Casio revealed the Black Out Basic DW-5900BB-1 to celebrate its 35th Anniversary. Initially launched in 1992, the “3-Eyed” G-Shock was worn by the one and only Walter – played by John Goodman – in The Big Lebowski.
Eventually ported over to the DW-6900, it’s been a standard-bearer for the brand ever since, despite its long hiatus from the market.
As the first DW-5900 watch to be released since 1993, G-Shock has a wide variety of colors to choose from other than the Black Out Basic version we’ve chosen. With crazy color schemes like Bright Yellow and a psychedelic Pink and Turquoise, it doesn’t matter what your style is; the G-Shock DW-5900 has you and the world’s ever-changing styles covered.
Turn the lights out with the murdered out G-Shock GA-100-1A1. Sporting a 35mm diameter face and a significantly larger form factor, the GA-100 series offers a look of power and strength not seen since Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet.
Featuring the ever-popular G-Shock three-dial face, the GA-100-1A1 takes things further with the analog dial in the center. If you’re not a fan of the all-black look, then certainly check out the more colorful options in the GA-100 series.
We can’t get enough of that purple-colored bezel on the G-Shock MTG-B2000BD-1A4. Looking like something The Vision would wear in his next Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance; if it’s good enough for someone as classy as Paul Bettany, it’s good enough for Next Luxury.
The bezel is a piece that is entirely separate from the integrated carbon monocoque case and Carbon Core Guard, giving each model a distinctive and elegantly attractive mirror finish. Plus, with the New Layered Composite Bands, weight is reduced by 15% from the previous model while still giving you that elegant feel of metal.
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6. Gravity Master GWR-B1000-1A
I said, what’s cooler than being cool? Definitely the Gravity Master GWR-B1000-1A. Winner of the 2020 iF World Design Design Award, its gorgeous aesthetics are only bested by its ability to withstand the severe environments pilots come face to face with daily.
Virtually indestructible and capable of delivering an even higher level of toughness through the same carbon and titanium materials found on modern aircraft, the only thing stronger is your resolve to get the job done.
7. Frogman GWF-A1000-1A
It’s the first Frogman watch with an analog display, and it looks gorgeous. Maintaining its iconic asymmetrical face design since 1993, this new model features overlapping hour and minute hands for its diving functions, powered by three dual-coil motors.
Rocking a black-colored band, the GWF-A1000-1A uses a fluoroelastomer material that resists staining and hydrolysis (water damage).
8. G-Steel GST-B300-1A
Combining the case design from the GST-B100 and the dial of B200, the G-Steel GST B300-1A brings a more traditional and sleeker appearance to this armored timepiece. It’s also the first G-Steel model to feature the front LED light button.
The watch features a Carbon Core Guard reinforced case that extends to the front and side buttons, in addition to signature G-STEEL features like Tough Solar Power and Bluetooth smartphone link.
9. G-Squad GBD-100-2
Sharing a similar design to the GBD-H1000, the G-Squad GBD-100-2 is the latest edition to G-Shock’s sport watch lineup. Rocking some brand new Bluetooth capabilities for continuous connection to your smartphone, alongside GPS and distance calibration, it’s a smaller and more affordable timepiece. That is if you can do without the heart rate monitor.
10. Bruce Lee x G-Shock MR-G MRG-G2000BL-9A
Don’t tell us you don’t want this sitting on your wrist. Whether or not you’re a longtime fan of the late action star, the Bruce Lee x G-Shock MR-G MRG-G2000BL-9A is an absolutely stunning timepiece.
Featuring the iconic colors of Lee’s memorable Game Of Death tracksuit, it’s designed and engineered to capture the very essence of the martial arts legend. Boasting shock-resistant GPS, radio-controlled functionality, solar-power, and Bluetooth connectivity, this limited edition G-Shock timepiece is the ultimate tribute in honor of Bruce Lee’s 80th birthday.
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G-Shock Watch FAQs
Casio G-Shock watches are incredibly popular due to their shockproof and waterproof construction, affordable price point, and the vast array of colors and styles to choose from.
Widely regarded as the toughest watches on the market, and due to their extremely durable construction, all G-Shock watches boast impressive shock and impact resistance and minimum 200-meter water resistance.
Casio G-Shock has a wide variety of watches to choose from in multiple styles and colors, making them suitable for various aesthetics. The different G-Shock watches available include the MR-G, MT-G, Gravitymaster, Mudmaster, Frogman, Origin, G-Steel, G-Squad, G-Lide, Standard Digital, and Standard Analog-Digital, as well as plenty of unique color versions and limited edition models.