The Casio G-Shock DW5600-GU-7 is a special-edition timepiece for critical G-Shock followers that celebrates an typically hidden function of the “Grasp of G” watch universe. For a lot of years (and nonetheless immediately, at instances), Casio would create little characters that will later be engraved onto the casebacks of its most technologically superior G-Shock merchandise. The characters would symbolize particular options — typically novel ones — that have been a key a part of the brand new G-Shock merchandise – largely watches from the “Grasp of G” household or as Casio now calls it the “G-Universe.”
Till now, Casio has developed 18 of those characters, and every of them is offered someplace on this watch. Casio has by no means actually celebrated this attention-grabbing assortment of personalities, and this product is just a little nod to the followers, even when the DW5600 mannequin just isn’t one that will usually have a G-Universe character positioned on it. The watch begins as a form of white canvas, and on high of it’s printed an inventive mosaic of the characters all around the case and strap, in addition to attractively on the bezel across the LCD display screen.
Casio, being a Japanese firm, is not any stranger to creating enjoyable, cute, and communicative characters as a part of their model DNA. So it is sensible that whilst a small a part of the Grasp of G Universe, the inventive high quality of those characters is excessive. Accordingly, for years, G-Shock followers have requested Casio to do extra with the “G-Shock Man” characters and, to a lesser diploma, these G-Universe characters that usually get solely passing consideration. So, making a watch like it is a good begin in that path, and it’s actually enjoyable to put on from each a model DNA perspective and as a style object.
That stated, I really feel like Casio might go even additional. Why not take this identical graphic motif and put it over a collection of three or 4 precise Grasp of G watches? Casio might simply make a limited-edition model of a Frogman, Mudman, and Rangeman (simply to make a couple of to begin) with this design scheme with the intention to rejoice these characters. I get that Casio sometimes prefers to make use of extra “traditional” fashions such because the DW6500 for these enjoyable, extra fashion-oriented merchandise, however I hope that adjustments quickly as a result of many G-Shock followers have already got so many DW5600 merchandise, and lots of fewer have all the Grasp of G merchandise. I believe many individuals can be all in favour of special-edition “style” variations of extra high-end G-Shock fashions which can be within the $300-$800 USD vary.
Given its reputation, I gained’t go into a lot element in regards to the core Casio G-Shock DW600 product that’s the base upon which this G-Universe watch is constructed. The resin and metal watch case is 42.8mm-wide, 13.4mm-thick, and has a 48.9 lug-to-lug distance in a package deal that has 200 meters of water resistance in a case that weighs simply 56 grams. The watch has a Casio-made quartz motion with a lot of common features and is amongst Casio’s best-selling merchandise.
Regardless that I’m a G-Shock fan, I don’t have sufficient information to call all the Grasp of G characters (they don’t truly all have distinct names) or recall what watches they’re from. I definitely don’t recall what options all of them suggest. Sadly, the watch packaging doesn’t assist a lot on this division however the excellent news is that the Web can assist. I discovered that on the Casio web site the product itemizing web page for the DW5600-GU-7 not solely has animated variations of the characters but in addition what watches they’re related to and what operate they signify. So, you may click on on the hyperlink under and see what that model of the Rangeman or the Frogman means, in addition to a number of the less-common G-Universe characters equivalent to Antman, Lungman, Raysman, and Gaussman. It’s a enjoyable look ahead to positive, and I hope Casio continues to rejoice these enjoyable characters with extra merchandise sooner or later. Retail worth for the Casio G-Shock DW5600-GU-7 watch is $140 USD. Be taught extra on the Casio watch web site right here.
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