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
From St.Petersburg, Sasha Snoom is a 25 year old artist with a background in street style illustration. His style is a mix of tag and Roth ala Mad Magazine and so far he’s very into green and gooey gruesome. His G-Shock design won the most recent competition for a limited edition collaboration DW6900. His celebration of the release is memorialized on his Facebook-like page http://vk.com/snoom along with a running history of his many accomplishments and art works. 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
New in the Citizen lineup introduced at the last Baselworld, the ISO certified BN2029-01E is a brute of a watch that is a competent auto start 70m depth meter that will recall the maximum depth and with a rapid ascent alarm. Continue reading
Of the many reasons you are looking at this watch, one could be that you’re considering the purchase of one. You’d want to know that it is a good value, that it addresses your needs aesthetically and mechanically, and you are figuring out which colorway suits your style. this blog post discusses this reason and your selection options. 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
ProTrek PRW6000YT-1 — Flagship
Insomuch as it is a premium watch, in the Black Titan Limited series, at the top of the heap of hybrid analog and digital Pro Trek products, this watch has a couple things that make it stand out from the pack. The wearer gets to enjoy the solid feel and lightness of it’s solid titanium band. And as the owner of it he has the confidence that he can wear it without it showing wear and tear since it is ion plated and sports a sapphire crystal. Continue reading
Casio certainly has good taste in women. Here are a few of the female brand ambassadors they’ve joined forces with recently. From sweet to edgy, this blog enjoys them all!
The watches shown below are some of the recent new crop from Baby–G. All have the features we have come to expect from the G-Shock engineers and the colorways are popping outstanding – hands down, the widest selection in the industry. “Tough Cool Cute”, they say, and we guess they mean that for both the products and the celebs. Continue reading