Sports watches can sometimes be easily reduced to a cartoon-like formula where a manufacturer ticks off some features a sports watch should have and pack all these features into a case. As you can well imagine, timepieces designed with such an attitude don’t exactly give sports watch fans cause to rejoice or be hopeful. They are expecting something more. While it is nice to have the functions of several gadgets present in one time piece, there is a lot to be said for smooth design, and, well, attitude. It is too easy to think that a product, a watch or otherwise, is simply the sum of its parts. Serious watch fans know this isn’t the case. Well-made watches are all about that ‘extra’ element that isn’t exactly easy to reduce into words. This ‘extra’ is not just about how many features the watch has and how well it can slice and dice its way through any outdoor or indoor situation. It’s not enough for a sports watch to have a high level of durability and water resistance, it has to have the right ‘attitude’ that truly makes it a sports fan’s sports watch. While luxury sports watch makers have this game down to a ‘T,’ at the mid and lower end of the sports watch market, manufacturers are still taking shots in the dark and groping their way toward delivering a solid sports watch that truly lives up to its name. Thankfully, you wouldn’t have such concerns when it comes to Casio’s G-Shock series.
Overview & My Thoughts
I suppose you can look at the Casio G-SHOCK Men’s GA110RG-1A as the ultimate fulfillment or logical conclusion of the many watch initiative Casio has embarked on in the sports watch category. You can almost tick off its value proposition from a checklist. Packs lots of features? Check. Comes with a great bezel that connotes adventure and high levels of activity. Check. A homage to Japanese miniaturization technology wizardry. You got it. Even if we were to end the list here, the result would be impressive but doing so would be to sell this timepiece short. You see, the G-SHOCK Men’s GA110RG-1A works because it actually isn’t’ just the sum of its parts. Its attitude, positioning, and overall aura highlights the best of a sporty lifestyle as well as a mindset that aims to prepare for whatever Mother Nature may bring. This watch shines out not just because of its smooth and take charge look, it also hints of being so deep and multi-featured that it will take you some time to truly appreciate all that it brings to the table. This would be quite surprising if this was another watch brand we’re talking about. But since this is Casio we’re discussing, all this shouldn’t be surprising at all. In fact, should be quite expected, actually.
GA-110 Style: Sport swatch
When it comes to sports watches, Casio has developed a reputation for packing as much technology and innovative features within a small form. With the G-SHOCK Men’s GA-110, you won’t be disappointed if this is your expectation. Considering the long list of features this watch has (see special features), the only surprise is that Casio didn’t price this G-Shock model even higher. Simply amazing.
Movement Type: Japanese Quartz
Quartz batteries power watches so you don’t have to wind them or flap your arms around. The great thing about the Japanese version of quartz technology is that you get the benefits of this technology without the high price tag. Not surprisingly, the G-SHOCK Men’s GA110RG-1A comes in at at very budget-friendly price considering its long list of features.
Special Features: Loaded
From a countdown timer, to a world timer, to magnetic resistance, and a whole laundry list of other features, this watch can definitely give you an attitude that you can take whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
The G-SHOCK Men’s GA110RG-1A works not because it manages to pack so many different technologies and functions into one compact form. It doesn’t work simply because it looks good. This model works because it is able to deliver, in clear and convincing terms, high performance, great value, and the right ‘can do’ attitude that make the sporting life such a life of possibilities. Solid performance from Casio.