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Review: Casio G-SHOCK GA-700

With price, hands-on analysis and live high-resolution photographs.
by Simon Neo on May 18, 2017
Positives

Multi-dimensional shape
Unique dimensional hands

The G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches needs little or no introduction, this line of watches was born from a dream of “creating a watch that never breaks”. It is well-known for its toughness and durability under extreme conditions with the use of functional features such as the urethane band, shock-resistant metal band and having a hollow-structure case.

The latest addition to this very impressive line of watches is the GA-700 which features a muscular design, embodying the spirit of G-SHOCK and sporting a tough look, one that is worthy given its reputation as a tough watch.

 

The GA-700 features a muscular design, embodying the spirit of G-SHOCK and sporting a tough look.

The GA-700 features a muscular design, embodying the spirit of G-SHOCK and sporting a tough look.

 

Case, Dial and Hands

The GA-700 presents a masculine and multi-dimensional shape which is a common characteristic in G-SHOCK watches, from the rugged bezel, tough button guards to the bold buttons around the case. The aesthetics of the watch is in tandem with what its known for, sheer toughness and durability for all uses.

 

A masculine and multi-dimensional shape makes the GA-700 distinct from its peers.

A masculine and multi-dimensional shape makes the GA-700 distinct from its peers.

 

We liked the dimensional hands which captivated our attention on first sight and presents a rugged look to the watch. These dimensional hands were shaped utilizing the original CASIO resin moulding technology, preserving quality and ruggedness. The GA-700 comes in the black and red colour schemes, employing the G-SHOCK brand colours, while evoking the passionate spirit of the brand.

 

The GA-700 in Red & Black with its unique dimensional hands, made by the use of original CASIO resin moulding technology

The GA-700 in Red & Black with its unique dimensional hands, made by the use of original CASIO resin moulding technology

 

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From a functional perspective, the GA-700 presents a variety of features that enhances its usability. The Super Illuminator white LED light provides greater visibility in dim light situations and in addition, the hands shift out of the way for an easy viewing of the display. The GA-700 also delivers a battery life of about five years which is a standard expected of G-SHOCK watches, limiting the need for any form of maintenance.

 

The case-back of the GA-700

The case-back of the GA-700

 

Concluding Thoughts

The G-SHOCK GA-700 is an excellent watch ideal for many activities and we liked its new multi-dimensional design which enhanced the aesthetics to give it a tough and durable look. The dimensional hands were captivating and surely gives an interesting look to the display coupled with the overall design of the case which complements its looks.

The GA-700 is retailing at SGD $169 and comes in three different options; Black & Red, Black, Red & Black.

 

The Absolute Toughness Challenge

We have all heard of how tough a G-SHOCK watch is and how it has been designed to deliver that level of durability and toughness. To really understand and experience just how amazing the G-SHOCK watch is in terms of the amount of “torture” it can take, we were invited to take part in the G-SHOCK Absolute Toughness Challenge.

In this challenge, we subjected the GA-700 to a battery of tests to justify its reputation of being a tough watch, one that is almost indestructible. We will be sharing the full video of the test on 24 June so stay tuned for more!

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  • G
    May 22, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Pink shorts and a nike singlet or a suit both can be worn in public

  • Go Ju
    May 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Awful – simply awful. But a fair price for what you get. I just don’t understand how they could get the aesthetics so wrong…

    • May 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      You know what they say about aesthetics: “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”. I rather like the aesthetics on this one, especially for a sporty, “indestructible” do everything watch.

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