Which one is that? It's this one:
The beginning "G" signifies non-solar and non-atomic. That "D" at the end signifies bracelet (instead of resin or whatever). I've read comments about various G-Shocks being too fashion intended, but this one actually was!
First, the specs are here and the module is a 4762 which you can find more about here.
So, I've already made one startling accusation: that this G-Shock was made to be fashionable first. Here is Casio's own verbage:
C3 introducing new metal models for G-SHOCK C-cubed lineup that is so popular among the fashion-conscious young people of today. A highly fashionable sequare face combines with a hefty forged metal bezel and back cover in a design that accentuates the beauty and quality of the metal. Smooth lines flow from the case to the band to the band to accent the straight lines of the face in a way that brings everything together with style.
I know, it looks like I just typed that out myself and made up a fake press blurb. I pulled it from over at Javys. They use Casio verbage straight up.
Back to the watch. First and foremost, it looks like something a Pit Boss at a Casino would wear, at least in a movie, just a tough looking watch that still meets the G-Shock criteria, just put in a more fashionable style. It is thick though.
Sizing? THe "square" part of it is very similar to the 5000/5600 it is based on. Here:
"so it's the same size?" really, no. L x W x H. That H has some disparity. Let me show you:
It is funny to me because I have difficulty wearing the 5000/5600 yet not the G-011D. 1) it is metal and the weight is noticeable. 2) because it has some "top heaviness" it moves around on my wrist differently than the 5000/5600. Ahhh, nice segue for a wrist shot
Also let me get a shot of the face better so I can get into some details
That little circle/display on the right tells you the mode you're in and has a little variation available. In Timekeeping mode it can be day of the week (shown), month/day as in "7/15", or the time digitally. That circle on the left is pretty much seconds or on/off display for toggling features such as dst when in adjustment mode.
It also has a stopwatch and countdown timer. They are each 60min max. You can see in that right hand circle there is no room for the hours, but they could have stretched it to 99 minutes. Although I have to believe if you need a stop watch over an hour, you need a lot more than an hour. If that is the case, this watch may not work for you. As with most Ana-Digi G Shocks, the current time is displayed in both stopwatch and countdown timer mode
Now, have you been noticing a design on the green face itself? Let me see if I can get a better shot on that to show you
I like the detail a lot, and the different colors have different textured print on the face from what I can see. When you catch it on a glance I think "whoa, is that a scratch in the lense" and then I move it around and realize it's the pattern catching light awkwardly.
So, how thick is it? It seems a little thicker than my XL's, here is a photo next to my GA-110
And it seems the same thickness as my G9300 muddie or maybe a tiny bit less
It weighs more than any of them, that's for sure! Obligatory photo of the case back. This is my first G-Shock to specify the movement is from one place and the casing from another:
Some other interesting features, it has hourly chime and 4 alarms plus a snooze. This watch gets waaaay more attention at work than any of my other G Shocks and I don't totally understand why. And, like my original correlation, it is not always positive. I am also surprised by availability. From what I can tell Casio has stopped production on this for some time. They were readily available in all markets with many models (faces), but seem difficult to find now for some reason. They were not an expensive watch, but they definitely excel at getting attention.
Hope you liked it.