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The 100.000.000th G-Shock Delivered

Robert-Jan Broer
September 15, 2017
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The 100.000.000th G-Shock Delivered

Last month, the 100.000.000th Casio G-Shock has been delivered. An amazing number and accomplishment! Here at Fratello we are big fans of the G-Shock and recently covered the ‘essential’ model GW-5000.

100.000.000th G-Shock Since 1983

The development of the G-Shock already started in 1981, a watch that needed to withstand drops and heavy knocks. Around 200 prototypes later, the first G-Shock was launched in 1983. This was reference DW-5000C. The ‘tough’ watch that led to an entire new entity within the Casio company.

100.000.000th G-Shock

DW-5000C

The philosophy of G-Shock is that every new developed model should be pushing the limits even more than the previous one. A while ago, we did an interview with G-Shock authority Sjors (who runs G-Peopleland) that you should check-out if you’re into G-Shock.

100.000.000th G-Shock

Anyway, G-Shock just announced that on August 31st, there was a little party at Yamagata Casio to celebrate the 100.000.000th G-Shock delivery (we assume they didn’t include the 200 prototypes). In the flagship series (called Mr.G) there’s a special watch that has the 100.000.000 number engraved on the case back. This is G-Shock reference MRG-G1000B-1A4.

 

The MRG-G1000B-1A4 does not only use the multiband system (radio controlled), but also has GPS reception.

Huge congratulations to G-Shock and we’ll make sure to wear our G-Shocks this weekend. Below, you’ll find a gallery of a number of G-Shock models. Click on them to see their exact reference number.

More information via G-Shock.

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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