To some, the new Casio G-Shock Rangeman (ref. GPR-B1000-1 / 1B) line of adventure watches may look like a glorified steam engine trying to compete with sleek and glossy bullet trains.
Looking at our stats, I see that demand for recommendations regarding diving watches is a seasonal thing with most visitors coming in summer and then gradually declining till Christmas only to start growing again in early January. “Pilots” are different animals: I have an impression that people are always interested in “aviators” regardless of the time of season. So, for your reading pleasure, a choice of fifteen timekeepers from under $200 to more than $10,000 as priced by online retailers that I find worthy of being considered while shopping for your new (or maybe your very first!) pilot’s watch this year.
With its new PRO TREK PRG-600 “outdoor” world-timer, Casio delivers a stylish, surprisingly tastefully designed product. Primarily targeting people who lead an active lifestyle and do need a time-measuring device that would do a good job during a hiking expedition, it will also look great with a pair of blue jeans and a t-shirt in a safe co-working environment. Although inevitably having limitations of its own, the PRG-600-1ER gives you a great combination of good build quality, reasonable price, and an almost overwhelming list of functions that would make an owner of a Swiss-made analog/digital timekeeper drool. The only thing that spoils the fun is the “cased in Thailand” inscription on its machine-brushed back.
The 2014 Casio G-Shock GravityMaster GPW 1000 delivers inside its defiantly oversized body an extremely small GPS receiver, a state of the art solar-powered quartz movement, as well as their signature Multi-Band 6 technology that allows the device to automatically receive standard time-calibration signal from atomic clocks. What else would you probably ask from this little monster? Make you breakfast?
Featuring traditional for the Japanese brand design, the new Casio Edifice EQB-500D-1A also sports a handy Bluetooth module. To make all of its numerous features work you will only need to accompany it by
Offered in plain and black ion-plated stainless steel, the new Casio G-Shock Metal-Twisted (MTG-S1000D-1AJF) not only offers their pretty solid Triple G Resist shock protection technology and lots of useful functions, but also packs them in an impressively designed, massive body that makes your normal “sporty” chronograph look like a real pussy near this rugged giant.
Although Casio’s positioning of the new G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400 as a “survival” tool is a little bit too far-fetched, the gadget still deserves a certain degree of attention. Sporting a long list of useful functions that millions of fans are already familiar with, the Rangeman also sports their famous Triple Sensor system that makes it especially useful for hikers, forest tourists and, perhaps, even soldiers and other professionals who need a reliable and durable tactical watch.
As quietly, as usual, the Japanese electronics manufacturer has updated the aviation-themed shock-resistant GA-1000 series. Their new Casio G-Shock GA-1000-2A features a sporty body, which is similar in its styling to that of the last year’s G-SHOCK GW-A1000-1ADF Smart Access. However, this new “aviator” sports a lot more readable dial with analog and digital displays combined for (almost) perfect usability.
Although the annual trade fair in Basel is usually associated with fine (and often impressively expensive) mechanical watches, there is always a number of lower-priced models made by Japanese watchmaking giants that, while not looking particularly dressy or refined, bring to your wrist those cutting-edge technologies that often turn a modest quartz timekeeper into a miniature computer. The new all-analog Casio ProTrek PRX-7000T is one of these few.
In my search for an inexpensive sporty timepiece with a digital-analog display, I have recently stumbled over this Casio Sea Pathfinder SPF-60D-7AVER watch. Now I feel compelled to share my impressions about this beater with you in this brief hands-on review article.
Casio has updated its DW6900 line of funky yet shock-proof electronic watches with the flashy G-Shock Mirror-Metallic DW6900NB Collection that comprises four new members each offered in outrageously bright colors of their rubber straps and outer shells crafted from the same material.
With its recycled paper packaging and the proprietary “Tough Solar” technology that allows the new Casio G-Shock Go Green GR7900EW-7 to work literally for years without the need to change its onboard battery, the electronic gadget looks like a nice choice for environmentally-conscious customers with a taste for an active lifestyle. Perhaps, the only thing that could probably scare them away is white rubberized plastic used for its outer case: it will get dirty in no time and will get only dirtier as the years are passing by.
The 2011 Casio G-Shock GDF 100 comes equipped with a two-in-one front-facing pressure and temperature sensor. Although its exterior styling is light years away from something that is usually associated with a ‘pilot’s watch’, it is (rather unsurprisingly, I would say) also way more usable for those who actually fly something more powerful than an office chair. People who prefer an active lifestyle will probably like one, too.
Casio has revealed its digital Men In Dark Purple (MIDP) GF-1000BP-1DR Frogman that will go on sale in April 2011. As huge as the national debt of the United States, the new device is designed with the kind of people in mind who prefer a Kawasaki Ninja to a Nissan Micra as the main means of transportation.
With the 2011 Casio G-Shock G-Aviation Ana-Digi (Ref. GW3500B-1A), the Japanese electronics maker has just updated its analog-digital quartz G-Aviation series with a new model that offers an even more contrasting color scheme, while delivering the same extensive list of functions.