It seems like ages now, but it was just a few weeks ago that I noticed this watch in a thread by gobulls introducing February '13 G-Shock releases. Finally, here was a truly new G model that had the looks and features like no other G before it. I hadn't seen a stealth-gray G quite like this one before, not to mention the 35 time zone, 100-city mondo World Time and the infamous "vibrator". I still can't think of another Casio, or any other watch, that brings these features, among others, together in one package.
Pre-ordered with Rakuten merchant Sunknots a couple of weeks ago for an estimated end of February delivery, it was released on the 13th and got to me today, the 16th, through yet another superb collaboration between EMS-Japan and USPS-Express.
As usual, here's the unboxing. Hope you enjoy it.
A tidy package from Japan
Opened neatly without the aid of a knife
Camera takes a peek inside
Abundantly, securely bubble-wrapped
The understated, stylish G-Shock box
Japanese owner's manual scroll. No worries though, this watch is already released in Asia and my guess is it'll go worldwide soon. We'll see.
I like the case as well
Hot dog! In love again.
Factory fresh, just packaged, with nary a spot on it.
New color on new resin. A very smooth, chocolate-bar-like look
Kicking off the lume shots
And another one for good measure
This is a great looking piece with a powerhouse module.
Here's Casio's funny description and specs:
This new G-SHOCK is designed and engineered for those special dark, secret missions that demand something extra. The timer function is has a large, specially designed easily identifiable dedicated button for quick and sure operation under the toughest of conditions. When the timer reaches the end of its countdown, you can select to be alerted by either a vibration operation or a tone plus LED flash operation. The special shock absorber design of the back of the watch helps to ensure that vibration is felt by the writs.
A high luminance LED can be configured to light for one, three, or five seconds, and an Auto Light feature cause the face to illuminate whenever the watch is tilted towards the face for reading.
- Mineral Glass
- Shock Resistant
- 200-meter water resistance
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- LED Backlight (Super Illuminator)
Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration, afterglow
- Flash alert
Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer (time up)
- World time
35 time zones (100 cities), city name display, daylight saving on/off
- 1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minutes increments and 1-hour increments)
Other: Selectable flash alert/vibration alert, direct start from Timekeeping Mode
- 5 daily or one-time alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), selectable flash alert/vibration alert
- Hourly time signal
- Low battery warning
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery life: 5 years on CR2032
- Size of case/total weight: 53.4 X 50.8 X 18 mm/75 g
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