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I would like to start by saying that I don''t own this exact G shock in particular but I do own a very similar black and gold one that I bought from Macys a while back. I bought mine for about $100 ( I dont know how that converts to pounds). I wear it almost every day as long as it matches what Im wearing an I absolutely love it! In regards to style, these watches definitely top their competitors. They stand out on your wrist and add a great aspect to your look and what your wearing. They are also very heavy duty and are very hard to break. Like I said, I''ve had mine for about a year now. Alongside with them being heavy duty these watches are also water resistant which make them the ultimate sport / utility watch. The functions of G shocks do just about everything that you could imagine a watch doing. You can monitor times in different time zones, set an alarm, run a stop watch, and a whole lot more. I will admit that these watches are a bit pricy for no real value to them but they honestly really are flashy looking. In conclusion, I rate this watch a 5 out of 5 because I wear mine every day and its just so convenient. I couldnt imagine me wearing any other watch. I don''t have to worry about it breaking either because from what I have experienced theese things are almost indestructable. DEFINITELY WORTH THE BUY!
This is my review of the G-shock watch by casio, although there is one important thing i should mention before I begin. I was bought this as a present from a relative in another country. I know for a fact in this country there are a lot of "fakes" of all sorts of things, and although my watch seemed exactly the same as what I saw online, I cannot be sure it was not a fake (so sorry if that is a problem), and I never asked where they got it from or how much it was (it would just be rude), but lets assume I got the official watch.
Ok, so the G shock is a normal digital watch, with a few handy features. Firstly, it is covered in a sort of rubberised coating. It makes the watch feel very rugged, and it feels pretty indestructible (it certainly is waterproof!) Sadly though, ultimately my watches screen broke (can't remember how it happened, but I was pretty disappointed). In all fairness I had the watch for 2-3 years or something, but i just expected better from a watch that is so expensive because it is rugged. I have had my current watch for four years (and ok yes its made by jeep, but it was only 20 or so pounds compared to 40-50 quid this watch will set you back, and yes bits of it have fallen off etc, but it still works as a watch).
This watch also has solar power or something. I was never sure if this was a con or not (well, the batteries never ran out, but batteries never seem to run out in watches for me???). Also, as at the time i used to always wear long sleeve, i doubted how much light was actually getting to the watch. Furthermore on my watch there was just some weird flashing icons near where it said solar polar, I am not too sure what this meant.
The styling on this watch is pretty immense though. It looks like some sort of gizmo out of transformers or something. And it is practical, stopwatches, night light, all easy to find in the dark. Its also really weather proof, but bear in mind the screen is still as fragile as most watches (i think when i broke it, i whacked it whilst swimming or something on the tiles of a swimming pool screen first? To be honest it was a while ago).
Would i buy another? In simple, no, because I don't really wear watches anymore, I use a watch clipped to my belt (because I am fed up of my wrist going all pale and weird because of the fact I never take of my watch. But if you are an outdoors person, who needs a really waterproof watch, this is a serious contender. But as it is not really for me, I give is 2/5 stars
Watch Type: Radiocontrolled / Watch category: Gents watch / Design of the case: Round / Type of glass: Mineral crystal / Material of the case: Synthetic / Material of wrist band: Synthetic / Colour of face: Grey/anthracite / Colour of the strap: Black / Digits type: Arabic / Radiocontrolled: yes / Waterproof: 20 bar