Sports watches come in a wide range of designs and attitudes. This should not be a surprise since outdoor people come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, lifestyles, and attitudes. There are luxury sports watches and there are sports watches that allow getting down and dirty. There are sports watches that are so packed with instrumentation they can see you through all sorts of terrain from deserts to tundras to grasslands and all points in between. This is all well and good but the diversity of the sports watch end of the timepiece market can be quite confusing. It is too easy to think that sports watches should have a certain look or have a certain fixed set of features. The reality is that this end of the watch market is quickly evolving to an almost customization level where adventurers can pick and choose sports watch configurations depending on the particular activities they’ll be engaging in, and the different types of terrain they’ll be conquering. That’s how mature the market has become. Even if you are just buying a sports watch because you like the way they look, it is a good idea to pay attention to the specific setting the particular sports watch is geared for since different settings evoke different attitudes and lifestyles. Considering the very diverse needs of sports fans and not so sporty folks out there interested in sports watches, it is no surprise. that Casio has become the runaway brand for this segment of the timepiece market.
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Casio was originally part of the Japanese wave of manufacturers that truly democratized the global timepiece market. All of a sudden, high precision and high performance watches no longer have to cost an arm and a leg. Best of all, watch users got a wide range of instrumentation crammed deftly into small form footprints. Ever since, Casio has quickly emerged as the ‘go-to’ brand for resin-cased sports watches that can take a beating and keep providing mission-critical instrumentation and measurements. It is in the shadow of this long tradition of quality sports watch manufacturing that Casio G-Shock Digital Dial Green Men’s Watch GW9400-3CR walks. It comes in a distinctive green hue and it fits neatly with the rest of Casio’s all-weather sports watches. Still, Casio watches aren’t for everyone. There are still ‘purists’ who insist on the metal casing but given Casio’s almost unique blend of affordable pricing, smart styling, and miniaturization wizardry, it is very hard to find such a combo from renowned Swiss brands.
G-Shock Style: Sports watch
If you ever need proof that Casio is actively pushing the sports watch market forward into new directions, you only need to look at the Casio G-Shock Digital Dial Green Mens Watch GW9400-3CR. This timepiece is designed for mountain climbing, it has an altimeter and can withstand low temperatures. It also receives radio signals to calibrate it. Quite a solid package for a mountain climbing-specific timepiece.
Movement Type: Japanese quartz
In keeping with other great watches that are light on pricing, part of the reason the Casio G-Shock Digital Dial Green Mens Watch costs less than similarly decked out timepieces is due to its quartz movement and of course, Casio mass manufacturing mastery.
Special Features: Altimeter and Low temperature resistance
If you need a watch that can withstand frigid weather, the Casio G-Shock GW9400-3CR is the watch for you.
This timepiece is great for mountain climbers. The sports watch segment of the timepiece market is fast evolving to a function or setting-specific market and the GW9400-3CR is a great example of this trend towards specialization. Even if you’re not a mountain climber, this watch is still worth a look because, boy, does it look distinctive.