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G-Shock, a watch brand that was very popular throughout the 1990s as there was approximate 19 million G-Shock watches that has been sold worldwide by 1998. The watch is manufactured by Casio and is known for it’s resistance to shock. Designed mostly for sports, outdoor adventures and military activities, it’s not difficult to see why the watch is a popular pick amongst the younger generation and people who lead an active lifestyle.
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G-Shock watches were designed by an engineer named Kikuo Ibe around the triple ten concept. The initial concept for the watch, the triple ten, was that it has a 10 year battery life, water resistant to ten bars and can survive a impressive 10m fall onto a hard surface. Popular features of the watch nowadays includes solar battery charging, multi-band 6 time synchronization through radio signals from 6 transmission stations worldwide , barometer and a digital compass and thermometer on some of their watches. The watch is often a first pick amongst physically demanding jobs and are also used by astronauts as some of the models (Models DW-5600C, DW-5600E, DW-5900, DW-6600, DW-6900) are flight-qualified for NASA space travel.
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From the different features and casing designs, it can be difficult to pick one watch to purchase from the huge catalog of G-Shock watches but here’s a general guide to how you can find the watch that is most suitable for you.
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G-Shock watches are very versatile, you can have a model that you can wear out with your suit or to the office or have a G-Shock watch you can bring along with for your crazy adventures in life. Depending on the lifestyle of a person, you can then decide which model will be most suitable for you. Whether digital or analog, you are sure to find one you will like from the vast G-Shock watch range.
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Do you need a watch that comes with an alarm? A watch to tell time even during the dark? What about a stop watch? There are plenty of G-Shock watches that you can pick from that has different features that will cater to different peoples needs.
New or Vintage
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Depending on your personal preference, you can either opt for a brand new G-Shock or a vintage model from over 20 years ago. The 2 most iconic vintage watches are the DW-500 and DW-5600C and you can still find on them online if you keep an eye out. Prices can range from RM260 and above for the DW-5600C for a second hand watch or if you are lucky, a better bargain if someone is willing to let it go at a cheaper price on Mudah.my
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The price itself will determine the range of the G-Shock watches you can pick from. G-Shock watches can be expensive, especially if they are of their anniversary or limited edition version. For example, the G-Shock Jason piece is only produced in Japan and you can’t find it in Malaysia, so going online will allow you to find plenty of limited edition pieces both brand new and second-hand.