After testing almost 200 handmade watches, Mr. Ibe finally was able to give us the iconic G-SHOCK in 1983. Making a name for itself in the market as the toughest watch of all time, G-SHOCK stands for the seven essentials that you will find in each and every watch – electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness.
The new G-SHOCK Neo Tokyo Series takes us back in time – the 1980’s to be exact, when classic anime series focused upon a futuristic metropolis city. The design cues from this era, form the basis of the four new watches. They feature blacked-out bezels with yellow, red, and blue hands as dial accents. These colorful accents are a representation of the city’s lights.
Taking G-SHOCK’s well-loved digital and analog-digital models – DW6900, GA140, GA700, and GAS100, Casio gives us an exciting new lineup. The GA140BMC-1A sports a large case design and a renewed dial design, which showcases an analog speed indicator sub-dial. The dial also hosts an LCD display at the six and twelve o’clock spots.
We see an extra-large case on the GA700BMC-1A, and keeping it interesting, we find a front-facing LED light button. I quite like the 3D bold hands, which are easy to read at night. The DW6900BMC-1A is mid-sized and comes in one of the original G-SHOCK case shapes. The uniqueness of this watch lies in the built-in multi-function alarm and flash alert.
As a part of the Tough Solar GAS100 collection, the GAS100BMC-1A brings in some classic cues, for example the classic stainless steel bezel. This watch is ideal for pitch darkness, as its large case size and double Super LED light gives high visibility in areas that are light deprived.
Specs for all the watches include shock resistance, 200m water resistance, stopwatch function, countdown timer, 12 and 24 hours’ time formats. The DW6900, GA140, and GA700 watches will retail for $99 each, and the GAS100 model will retail for $150. Get them here.