This is my review of the Beige G-Shock analogue watch. It is describe as beige and is more grey, but I like it because of this distinctive colour. The GA100 range is of the 51mm diameter watches – so not as large as the G-SHock XL range, which is 55mm, but still feels chunky and substantial.
I love these aviation influenced G-Shock military watches. Same old tough G-Shock as you might expect, but has that aeroplane dial look.
The G-Shock GW300B-1AER is an analogue version of the classic G-Shock, with aviation styling. As well as the standard shock reistant toughness that you come to expect from all G-Shock watches, this high end range of the tough brand packs a host of hi-tech elements. Powered by the sun it has a solar cell, which uses thermal and electrical energy to recharges the watch batteries through solar panels on the watch face. It also features a radio signal reception to keep perfect time. It doesn’t matter what country you are in, it will show you the correct local time, and even update itself automatically for summer and winter clock re-sets.
You get the tough mineral glass, for that scratch resistance, with a tough resin wristband which is flexible and very durable. Water proof to 200 M and 20 bar– so ideal for free diving.
Functionality includes a lot of G-shock standard functionality:
World Time function
Automatic Hand adjustment
The range has 3 variations, including the orange strapped GW 3000M-4AER. Check out the more detailed video review below.
Bell & Ross Watches as a brand have only been around for about 20 years, and yet they have already built themselves as a very classic, and iconic brand. The distinctive look of their square faced watches based on the design style of aeronautic dials found in aeroplane cockpits. But also the use of black dials, and white Arabic numerals that reflect the style of standard issue military watches from the past. All of these factors make the Bell & Ross watch a design classic.
But it is not all about style and class. These watches are built for professionals. Aimed at pilots, bomb disposal experts, divers – these watches are built to be tough, and functional. The clear dials and face, the big bezels – all of these make the watch function well in extreme conditions. The Bell and Ross diving watches are water resistant up to 1000M. That is a serious dive watch.
In addition to their more classic and “Heritage” design style, they have more contemporary designs, still influenced by the look of the aeronautical instruments – the CLIP RADAR looks like a radar screen – check out the video below.
So although not all G-shock watches might be suitable as military watches, (i.e a bright blue one!!) these are my top 10 favourite G-Shock watches. If I have to start a collection these would be in it. Let me know what you think. What are your favourite watches?
Here is the complete breakdown of the list – with links for more detail.
This is G-Shock’s take on the aviation concept watches designed to defy high G forces.
A 1/100-second stopwatch is designed to keep accurate time even under the stresses of high G’s that occur during air racing.
The dual-layer face creates a dramatic three-dimensional effect for the three dials.
The large face is carefully laid out to provide the look and readability of an aircraft instrument panel.
Large metal side buttons are designed and engineered for ease of operation.
At the same time, buttons are enclosed by protectors that protect against damage and accidental operation.
Bands are fastened on both sides with stainless steel screws for plenty of durability.
approx. 52,50mm x 49,80mm x 15,50mm (H x W x D)
Combination analog and digital dial displays resemble the disk brakes of a motorcycle, The connection point of the hands is configured to look like gears, Black resin band analog, Digital watch with black face
Shock Resistant, 200M Water Resistant, Anti-Magnetic Structure, Countdown range: 24 hours, Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
1/1000th Second Stopwatch w/Speed Indicator, Auto LED Light with Afterglow, World Time , Other: Auto-repeat, Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099), Battery: CR1220, Approx. battery life: 3 years, Module 5229
29 times zones (48 cities + UTC), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time swapping, 4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm, Hourly Time Signal, 1/1000 Second Stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 99:59’59.999″Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap time, split time, Others: Speed (0-1998 units/hour), Selection distance input (0.0-99.9), Countdown Timer, Measuring unit: 1 second
A rugged, stylish multi-functional sports watch from Casio’s G-Shock range. The MTG-1500 features multi-band 6 solar atomic timekeeping, which checks the time via radio signals six times a day, and automatically adjusts the time to keep it as accurate as possible.
“Designed with skateboarders in mind, but suitable for anyone on the wrong side of clumsy, this shock-proof ticker is part of the posh G-Shock Premium MT-G collection.”
Dimensions: Case diameter 47 mm Case thickness 16 mm
Digital day, time and second screens
2 chronograph dials
200m water resistant
Full EL backlight with afterglow
4 daily alarms and one snooze alarm
Solar powered, with battery charge indicator and 9 month lifespan on full charge
Red accents on black and silver background (on some models)
“Ever heard of the K.I.S.S theory? Sometimes simple is better. This G-Shock has all the hallmarks of a classic. With Shock resistance, 200M WR, Anti-Magnetic resistance and more it’s a perfectly balanced timepiece. Black resin band analog and digital watch with black face.”
200M Water Resistant
EL Backlight with Afterglow
1/100 Second Stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″
Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Any readers of the blog will know that when it comes to G-Shock watches, I am a big fan for the analogue version of their watches. The G-Shock AW590-1A is another affordable entry into the analogue range of watches – and I really like it.
The watch is at the low to mid end of the G-Shock price range – around $90, and yet feels styled in a much more expensive fashion. As you might aspect, this is a tough watch, and easily deals with everyday wear and tear that gets thrown at it. Up the ante a bit, and give it some of the rough treatment, and like all G-Shocks, it continues to perform and keep its stylish looks.
The main features are:
That it features a dual display with both Analogue and Digital. The Digitial display can be set to show a number of the watches functions. You have five day alarms (not sure why you need that many!), 29 time zones, LED light that can be activated by pressing a button, or set to automatic when you turn your wrist to look at the watch – which is kinda cool.
You have the other functions such as countdown timer, stopwatch.
The watch is robust, consisting of a stainless steel case, which has the added design feature of silver-tone metal bezel, which style wise sets it apart from the single colour G-Shocks around. The same robust protective casing is still there, and being water resistant up to 600 feet – this is more than enough for mere everyday use.
Here are some of the main comments people have about the watch:
“ The watch is very sturdy, and has a lot of nice features. ”
“ I don’t find the need to have that many alarms but some may find it useful. ”
“ When I opened it I noticed the size was good – large enough bezel to look like a man’s watch, and thick enough to appear rugged. ”