Casio's G-SHOCK collection is extensive and full of amazing timepieces, but if you're a fan of the brand like we are, you've probably wondered which is the best G-SHOCK watch available right now.
Fortunately, we've put together a list of some of our favourite G-SHOCK timepieces which, like our list of the best Timex watches, should be the ideal place to start searching for your next watch purchase.
That said, we appreciate that the 'best' G-SHOCK watch is somewhat subjective as what one person may deem as being great, another could completely dislike.
Ultimately, finding the right watch to suit your style will come down to personal preference, which is why we've decided to cover a range of different designs, like the upcoming G-B001 Series, and watch types with our list.
Stick around too because we've answered some of the most commonly asked questions regarding G-SHOCK watches to help you decide upon the right device for you. Before that though, we're kicking things off with out list of top picks...
Best G-SHOCK watch
- G-SHOCK Titanium Virtual Armour GMW-B5000TVB-1ER
- G-SHOCK MTG-B3000BD-1A2ER
- G-SHOCK Naughty Noise Series GA-2100NN-1AER
- G-SHOCK Limited Edition MRG-B2000B-1A4DR
- G-SHOCK Revival Colour Series DW-5600RB-2ER
1. G-SHOCK Titanium Virtual Armour GMW-B5000TVB-1ER
Best G-SHOCK digital watch
We kick things off with this Titanium Virtual Armour bit of kit as we like its rather unique style that takes its inspiration from the virtual world.
It's crafted from titanium which, G-SHOCK boasts, provides a strong, lightweight base around which to build the rest of the watch. On top of this, you get ion plating to create geometric patterns for a slightly more futuristic style.
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On the technology side, it comes with Multi Band 6 radio control for more accurate timekeeping, an impressive 200M water resistance rating that rivals some of the best swimming watches around, plus Bluetooth connectivity that should make switching timezones that bit quicker.
On the whole, we feel this classic timepiece is definitely one of the best digital watches we've seen from G-SHOCK this year.
2. G-SHOCK MTG-B3000BD-1A2ER
Best G-SHOCK analog watch
If it's an analog device you're after, then this G-SHOCK MTG watch could be the watch for you.
Despite its old-school method of timekeeping, the watch is packed with technology. For instance, it comes with Multi Band 6 radio control, Bluetooth connectivity, Tough Solar charging, and a high-brightness LED to help ensure the watch remains useful in low-light conditions.
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Although it's made primarily from resin, you do get G-SHOCK's advanced Dual Core Guard structure, meaning all the moving parts are protected by a carbon-reinforced case and exterior metal components.
Ultimately, we're a big fan of this stylish timepiece, so feel it's definitely one to consider if you're searching for a new analog watch.
3. G-SHOCK Naughty Noise Series GA-2100NN-1AER
Best G-SHOCK watch to start a conversation
In our opinion, this G-SHOCK GA watch from the Naughty Noise Series is bound to spark conversation when on your wrist.
Its unique design should make it a hot topic, to which you can respond by saying that its stand-out electrical glitch design has been achieved using the latest multi-angle pattern printing technology.
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In terms of its features, it comes with a Carbon Core Guard structure for extra protection, five daily alarms, plus it can survive in depths of up to 200M.
You also get a stopwatch and countdown timer too if you wanted to use this watch for fitness, thus making it a well-rounded and interesting G-SHOCK timepiece for you to consider.
4. G-SHOCK Limited Edition MRG-B2000B-1A4DR
Best G-SHOCK watch to make a statement
If you're planning to make a statement though, then we feel it's hard to look past this ultra-limited G-SHOCK MRG device.
In our opinion, this watch oozes style with its luxurious black, burgundy, and gold “Akazonae” colour scheme that dresses the titanium, carbon-coated case and band.
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Functions-wise, the watch features Multi Band 6 Radio control as well, and also comes with Bluetooth capabilities for smartphone connectivity to help speed up the time-changing process.
With its sapphire crystal lens as well, we feel there's little to dislike about this limited-edition analog timepiece.
5. G-SHOCK Revival Colour Series DW-5600RB-2ER
Best budget G-SHOCK watch
From a premium pick to something relatively inexpensive in comparison, this G-SHOCK DW device from the Revival Colour Series stands out to us as a great option to consider on a budget.
It arrives in the iconic G-SHOCK square shape dressed in a colour scheme that pays homage to the original DW-5600 colourways.
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While the design is inspired by the past, the technology is not. This watch comes with EL backlighting, a multi-function alarm system, and 200M water resistance which means you should never really have to worry about getting this device wet.
Overall, the G-SHOCK DW-5600RB-2ER looks to be a standout budget option for you to consider if you're after something relatively inexpensive to add to your watch collection.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Finding the right G-SHOCK watch to suit your style can often lead to a ton of questions. Don't worry though because we've answered some of the most commonly asked queries right here.
What makes a good G-SHOCK watch?
The characteristics of a good G-SHOCK watch are subjective, but there are a few qualities to look for that typically put a watch in a higher quality bracket.
For example, the material of the watch is a good indicator of its quality. A stainless steel or titanium timepiece is usually seen as better than just regular steel. However, resin watches also have their place, particularly in the realm of sports and fitness.
Moreover, a watch with a good water resistance rating is usually a sign of a well-built, quality timepiece. Anything with a 10 ATM (i.e. 100M) rating is typically seen as being of good quality, although there are some exceptions to this rule.
Finally, when it comes to analog watches, make sure you check out what type of movement they come with. Quartz movement is one of the most common as it comes with fewer moving parts to help the watch maintain accuracy. However, a mechanical system is typically seen as the best movement you can get.
Ultimately, a combination of all three of the above elements should make for a great G-SHOCK timepiece.
How much should you spend on a G-SHOCK watch?
Again, there's not really a definitive answer to this question as it will vary depending on how seriously you invest in watches and if you're genuinely passionate about them.
That said, G-SHOCK watches can vary massively in price, so there should be a timepiece available to suit almost any budget.
As an example, the watches featured in our list of the best G-SHOCK collaborations originally retailed between $100 all the way up to and beyond $1000, thus showing the variations in price.
Ultimately, we'd advise only spending what you can afford on a G-SHOCK watch, providing you're in love with the timepiece in question and you can see you're wearing it often.
How often should you get a G-SHOCK watch serviced?
G-SHOCK doesn't provide a definitive answer to this question; however, Bucherer suggests that a mechanical or electronic watch may require a professional service every four to six years on average, although it's not a hard-and-fast rule that you have to get your watch serviced in that time frame.
If you wear your watch fairly infrequently though, then you may not need to get it serviced as often as you would if you wore your watch every day.
However, if you begin to notice that the oil and grease around parts of the mechanism are running dry, then it might be time to start looking into getting your watch serviced to ensure it continues to run accurately.