Casio to release second set of 30th anniversary G-SHOCK models


Casio Computer Co will release a second set of theme-color 30th anniversary model G-SHOCK watches on Jan 25, 2013. The six new models are called “Initial Blue”, with the black base color and blue liquid crystal displays and buttons signifying a new dawn in the era of G-SHOCK.

The G-SHOCK brand started from a simple idea: create a watch that is virtually unbreakable. The original shock-resistant model was released in 1983. By overturning the idea that wristwatches are fragile and easily breakable, G-SHOCK created a whole new market for tough watches. Since that time, the brand has continued to evolve in pursuit of even greater toughness.

Each of the six anniversary models has its own unique features.

—The GA-113B-1AJR features a big face and is equipped with a 1/1000-second stopwatch.
—The GA-303B-1AJR has a retro-style design with a wheel-motif sub-dial.
—The GW-9230BJ-1JR is equipped with the Tough Solar battery charging system.
—The GB-5600AA-A1JR and GB-6900AA-A1JR are compatible with Bluetooth® v4.0 (Bluetooth low energy wireless technology).
—The MUDMAN GW-9330B-1JR is dust- and dirt-resistant, and has twin censors for compass bearing and temperature.
—Each watch comes with a special custom package.

The new models will be priced between 18,000 and 40,000 yen (before tax).

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    I wish Casio would produce a GPS sports watch. That market is hanging-out for a quality product.

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    Twin censors eh. Now that is clever.

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    I have my 100yen watch. It just as well tells time.

    I used to have that Casio watch in that move Speed movie with, what's that famous actors name...Keanu Reeves? I bought that watch in 1983 in a Sears store for 50 bucks. It was expensive at that time, but when my watch got popular, I sold that bad boy for a lot of money here in Japan. Casio is good buy I guess.

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    twin censors = twin sensors

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    Great for cycling.

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