G-Shock watches are virtually in a category of their own. Introduced by Japanese watchmaking giant Casio in 1983, G-Shock – Gravitational Shock – watches were developed with the intention of being the toughest time tellers on the planet, a feat they have accomplished on many occasions.
The over-the-top designs and bold use of colour don’t have much of a chance of winning any design awards (although one model featured later did do just that) but that’s because G-Shock watches are all about the substance and function they offer the wearer. Considering they’re a favourite of industries such as the military, what it looks like will be at the bottom of a list of ‘must-haves’.
What could be seen as the root of G-Shock’s success (or to some, a potential downfall) is the sheer number of models it produces. Basic models are updated every couple of years and limited edition models, such as collaboration editions, are released regularly throughout each year.
We’ve delved into the current model lineup to pick out what we believe to be some of the best available to buy right now. All of them share the same tough-as-nails attitude, but each has its own set of unique features. You’re guaranteed to find one to fit your lifestyle.