G-Lide GLS-8900CM Camouflage G-Shock – Winter 2014
Now comes another wave of camouflage patterned digital watches from G-Shock. These new colorways add to the wide selection of GLS-8900 products that are designed to appeal to sports fashion oriented buyers that can benefit from the dual stopwatch feature, tide data, and –20ºC low temperature resistance that these watches provide.
Other features, such as auto “super illuminator,” world time, full auto calendar, and two year battery life expectancy continue to keep the watch a strong value in todays market.
Now, it might occur to you that the features are a little discordant – in what situation would one need low temperature resistance and surfing (tide) information at the same time? But for that one time that such a combination would occur (I, for the life of me, have not yet come up with one), you would have to smile and think, “what amazing insight these guys have!” Continue reading
Category Archives: G-Shock
G-Lide GLS-8900CM Camouflage G-Shock – Winter 2014
New colorways are soon to be added to the recently introduced GA-400 category: analog-digital, mostly edgy street fashion designed to appeal to those looking for a skateboard/sneakerhead ’90s style of big and extra-bold watch statement. Continue reading
The distinctive design of the GA110 model is a long-running winner. It spins off abundant new colorways with extraordinary frequency while voracious G-Shock buyers keep scooping them up in all their glorious variety. Continue reading
In a fashion-wise and fitting move, Casio is releasing an all orange (band and case around black dials with white indicia) mixed set of slightly vintage style watches called the Rescue Orange Series. Continue reading
The three new watches using this specific colorway are the Gulfman GW9110RD-4 (MSRP ¥ 27,000), the Mudman GW9300RD-4 (MSRP ¥ 23,000)and the Rangeman GW9400RD-4 (MSRP ¥ 48,000) and all are atomic and solar. The Gulfman specializes in tide information, the Mudman has a digital compass, and the Rangeman has the new “triple sensor” technology. Continue reading
Fashion house, F.C.R.B., produces a diverse line of flamboyant soccer styled sportswear and accessories that are popular world-wide. Their collaboration with G-Shock recently yielded a limited edition DW5600 wristwatch that is rather conservative and stealthy compared to their normal fare. As is always the case, the watch does not introduce any new technology; its base is the standard DW5600 with F.C.R.B.s logo in the display, their distinctive camo branding on the packaging and the dial. MSRP is $189 and the watch evidently was soon sold out after its May 24, 2014 release. Continue reading
Other reviewers have praised Casio for the simplicity and ease of operation of the latest Bluetooth watch to carry G-Shock branding: GBA-400. Staying true to their legacy trade, the G-Shock people, smartly doing what they do best, have designed the product with incredible shock, wear, and water resistance. They stuffed in a load of features but managed to avoid an operating system. These watches control a few of the important operations of a smartphone, providing music remote control and telephony notifications. And that is it – no camera, microphone or gesturing an Android game. It would be a huge stretch to call them smartwatches. Compared to whiz-bang Apple, Sony, LG, Samsung, Motorola, et al, the GBA-400 comes off looking only slightly smarter than an oily canvas sack of cotter pins. Continue reading
As a whole it is named #NeverBlendIn and it’s constituent parts are a scavenger hunt in Dallas, artists, Brent Rollins (including his art opening at G-Shock Soho) and Mason McFee (graphics artist and designerfor the scavenger hunt and new brand ambassador), introduction of the stealth and camo watches (below), on-line Profiles as part of printed G-Shock Zine, Premium Goods, a trip for two prize to the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach and there’s more.
But I can’t grasp it all – I am just now about to sit back, breathe heavy and shake my head. Casio calls it Interactive Cultural Experience Comes to Dallas to Celebrate Camouflage Timepiece Series. My name for it is only four letters long. Continue reading
When is a Baby-G not a Baby-G?
This is a trip down the scary path of rebranding. Maybe it is because “Baby-G” is such a poor choice of brand name to do business as, that Casio wanders into the unknown. But S series sounds a little more like it could reference something besides infants (which is what I think of when the word “baby” is used) or very small things (like when seeing a Smart for the first time, “oh, look at this adorable little baby car”). I’m figuring that Casio has determined that there are enough women who do not buy their stuff because it has a huge logo that says, “Baby-G” on it, that might now be interested in the same product when its huge logo is instead, “G-Shock.” Evidently in the “S series,” the S stands for small. Continue reading
More Crazy Colors G-Shock 2014
In what is becoming a yearly summertime mini-event, Casio is treating us to another group of disparite hodge-podge colorways that live up to their moniker, Crazy Colors. As far as the technology in these timepieces, there is nothing new to report. Based on G8900, Ga100, and GA110 designs, these watches behind the colorful package are familiar stuff. Continue reading
Proliferation of counterfeit watches is increasing and acceptance of it (amazon, eBay, et al) is abominable. These examples are part of a full catalog of G-Shock look-alikes. These rip-off artists not only do such a comprehensive job of covering all the best sellers, they do so with impunity on a full blown website – features, benefits, pictures, company profile, the works. It is not this blogs responsibility to police this illicit activity but it sure is important to us that none of our readers get sucked into a bad buy. Don’t buy this shit, folks.
Think yours is a fake?
Should you need to compare your G-shock with known knock-offs, click on the “Mysteries of the Orient” image to the right. We have about 120 examples so far and are accumulating more all the time. Other sources of information about counterfeit products are mygshock.com and watchuseek.com.
Well, they finally did it; spun gold from goo. With a new coloring technology and their previously developed metallic paint-like technique, Casio’s resin engineers have perfected a finish that mimics gold in all its sparkling glory. Continue reading
“The once most up-to-date model of the clock continues to be loved” Continue reading
When I read Joe’s post on watchuseek.com I had to smile. It was like a kid on Christmas morning the way he enjoyed his new Gulfmaster watch. I thought I would share some of that post with you all here. But first, here are some things Casio would have you know about this product. Continue reading