Even with all those luxury watches out there I still love to sport Casio G-Shock watches every now and then, I recall when they were first introduced in mid 80′s and used to be marketed as water-proof. Personally I find them great if I’m going say for a walk or sport events or do any harsh activity since they are known for their durability and resistance to shocks.
I was at Al Babtain store today and saw they released a new G-Shock model GW-A1000-1ADR (Phew that was long) which had a nice manly design with reinforced structure for even higher durability. I read this model is even resistant to vibration and centrifugal force (looks like we’re back to physics 101). Shock resistance is great but what I liked is that it uses solar power during daylight and battery in dark places and this helps prolong battery life, other great features include thermometer, 200m water resistance, beeper alarm, Day/Date display, countdown timer, world time, auto hand position correction among others. The feature that I liked most is that it’s Radio Controlled and its ability to display of coordinated Universal Time which I think means the watch adjusts the time according to the location.
They say approximate batter life is 6 months on full charge without exposure to sun light, it was relatively heavier (85 grams) because it’s bigger. Though when I asked about price they said KD155 which is high for me, older models are priced KD40-60 on average but they said this one is brand new so I guess price will drop later.