There’s nothing new that anyone can tell you about the toughness and style of G-Shock watches but here’s a quick intro to the latest family of Casio watches, the G-SHOCK GA700.
G-Shock watches have become synonymous with extreme performance under the hardest conditions and the rugged designs are close to the heart of all grizzled outdoors enthusiasts and military sorts, not to mention urban Starbucks loitering guerrillas. .
The New Casio G-SHOCK GA700
The newly released (November 2016) Casio G-SHOCK GA700 marks a new addition to the G-SHOCK family with a striking sculpted 3D hybrid design and enhanced functionality.
The G-SHOCK GA700 is a fusion of analog and digital operations. Unlike the traditionally “flat” analog watch faces, the GA-700 features deeply sculpted 3D index hands that perk up legibility and provide a satisfying and powerful visual impact.
Under the hands, the digital readouts tell time globally in 31 different time zones all encased in a large, aggressively designed, modular case.
The G-SHOCK GA700 also features a front-facing Super Illuminator LED backlight button in a similar style to the Rangeman and Mudmaster and is positioned as an affordable mid entry level watch to the super world of Casio G-Shock.
G-SHOCK Function and Affordability
Casio announced a recommended retail price of $99 but you may want to check the prices at Amazon here.
The usual digital stopwatch and chronometer functions add versatility and can be easily operated using large, accessible and textured, push buttons on the sides of the case. The GA-700 is the first G-SHOCK use a large central button to activate the LED light for low light operation.
And of course, this beauty, being a G-SHOCK, will easily stand up to any conditions you’re likely to find yourself in. For the majority of us that means daily banging and bashing about at home, work, doing sports and travel. For those more extreme it can withstand water pressure at depths up to 200 meters or and handling freezing weather in the cold cold wild.
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A notable new specification that Casio announced is a an estimated 5-year battery life which is quite long for a non-solar dual analog/digital G-Shock of this size.
- The usual shock resistance of G-Shock
- 200-meter water resistance
- world time (48 cities + UTC),
- 1/100 second stopwatch (24 hours),
- countdown timer (60 minutes),
- 5 daily alarms with 1 snooze alarm,
- full auto calendar,
- LED light with afterglow (1.5/3 seconds),
- hand shift feature.
The GA-700 measures 57.5 × 53.4 × 18.4 mm and weighs approximately 69 grams.