Review GW300B-1A G-Shock
I want to get right to the things that stand out the most,
before I forget them...
The quality and accuracy of the way the minute, hour and
second hands align with the demarcations is really stellar. I
have other Casios where this is not the case. This G points
directly at the lines, all hands, even under magnification.
Even the tiny complications are perfect. If it's off anywhere
around the dial, it would be such a slight, ridiculously small
amount as to be of no concern. Casio did a fine job of QC with
I just read a little of Cal .45's review of his "near perfect G" and I had
to chuckle when his positives include "black, with no color
highlights... like orange..." Personally I am blown away by the beautiful
orange/black theme of this watch. It's the main reason I bought it. (eBay,
$197 + 8 shipping) Orange seems to be very me lately. Last year I picked up a Repsol Honda
motorcycle, and right now I'm training in TX
for a product that uses orange in their logo. The watch is
right at home in their offices.
It is incredibly easy to read - the contrast between hands and
dial is great. You'd think that the orange numbers are not
Lumibrite - but they are! The plainly visible glow paint on
the hands is brighter than the hidden glow paint on the dial,
but the hands and numbers all glow. (Not the second hand.) I
love that it has a second hand, by the way. I really miss that
on the G-1250BD-1A
It's very comfortable. As usual, the G-Shock resin band is
very supple. I have a lot of steel bracelet watches, and
though I favor metal, it's fine this one is resin.
It's not that heavy - I'll shoot off a measurement when I take
You cannot turn off the MultiBand-6 reception. I guess I'll
have to place it in an EZ PASS foil pouch at night if I want
to keep it set fast.
The four buttons to set it are similar to other G's, but not
the same. There was a learning curve for me with this one, as
opposed to the ProTrek PRG510T and G-1250BD-1A, which are so
very similar to operate.
The depth and layers of relief on the face are stunning - totally cockpit.
It has an alarm but no hourly chime, and no dial light.
A little weirdness...
The world time (London) is off by 1 hour, meaning it's behind
an hour, even though I correctly set it for DST (which
corresponds to British Summer Time) and my home city and DST
settings are correct. It's 8:15 US central time, which is a 6
hour difference between here and England. According to time
and date dot com it's quarter after 2 in the am over in London
town. This G-Shock shows quarter after 1. I have a lot of G-
Shocks and I have made the DST mistake when I was a newbie.
I'm not making that mistake now. I don't know what gives.
The site is having issues with attachments now - but you all know what it is.