Casio Releases First 30th Anniversary G-SHOCK Models

Featuring Red Brand Color Inspired by the Image of the Rising Sun

  • August 10, 2012


(From left to right) MUDMAN G-9330A, FROGMAN GF-8230A, DW-6930A

 

TOKYO, August 10, 2012 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches—coming up in April 2013—by releasing commemorative and collaboration models and hosting various events and other activities around the world over the next year. The celebration begins today with three new anniversary models featuring a red color scheme reminiscent of a rising sun.

The G-SHOCK brand got its start when a single Casio engineer decided to try to develop a watch that was virtually unbreakable. The original model with shock-resistant construction—the DW-5000—was released in 1983. Overturning the idea of wristwatches being fragile and easy to break, the G-SHOCK created a whole new market for tough watches. Since that time, the brand has continued to evolve in pursuit of even greater toughness. Casio has developed nearly 3,000 G-SHOCK models thus far. With the inclusion of innovative functions and constant performance improvements, the G-SHOCK brand continues to define the cutting edge.

The first three watches in the upcoming series of 30th anniversary models feature the G-SHOCK red brand color. The vivid red inspired by the rising sun highlights and distinguishes these watches. Gold detailing in the LCD and lettering as well as gold ion plating on metal parts such as the back plate and screws give the watches a glamorous look suitable for the 30th anniversary celebration. Each of the new models recalls the design and functionality of different popular G-SHOCK models of years gone by. The back plates are engraved with a 30th anniversary logo designed by world-famous graphic designer Eric Haze, and each watch comes with custom packaging worthy of the special occasion.

 

Main features of these three 30th Anniversary Models

    • FROGMAN GF-8230A features ISO 200-meter water resistance
    • MUDMAN G-9330A is dust-resistant and dirt-resistant, and has twin censors for compass bearing and temperature
    • DW-6930A has the globally popular G-SHOCK rounded design

 

Special package
Special package

30th anniversary logo on back plates
30th anniversary logo on back plates

 

Main Specifications

FROGMAN GF-8230A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
ISO 200-meter water resistance
Diving Functions
Dive time: 1 second increments, up to 23:59'59;
Surface interval: 1 minute increments, up to 47:59’59
Memory Capacity
10 sets of data (dive time, dive start time, dive date)
Moon Data
Moon age of the specific date, moon phase graph
World Time
48 cities (31 time zones; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching/ standard time and Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''; split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 minute; input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Alarm
5 independent daily alarms (1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Battery recharge warning; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; EL backlight (full-auto EL backlight)
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 27 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

  • * Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
52.0 × 50.3 × 18.0mm
Total Weight
Approx. 112g

 

MUDMAN G-9330A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Digital Compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°; 20 seconds continuous measurement; graphic direction pointer; bearing memory; magnetic declination correction; bidirectional calibration and northerly calibration function
Thermometer
Measuring range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
Moon Data
Moon age of the input data; moon phase graph
World Time
48 cities (31 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99”; elapsed time; split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Alarm
5 independent daily alarms (of which 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; electro-luminescent backlight (full auto EL light with afterglow); selectable illumination duration: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 22 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

  • * Display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
53.0 × 50.8 × 18.2 mm
Total Weight
68.5 g

 

DW-6930A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Stopwatch
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 00'00"00~59'59"99 (for the first 60 minutes), 1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes); split time
Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments); auto-repeat
Alarm
Multi-function alarm; hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar (to year 2039); 12/24-hour format; EL backlight with afterglow; flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarm, hourly time signal, countdown timer, time up alarm)
Approx. battery life
2 years on CR2016
Size of Case
53.2 × 50.0 × 16.3mm
Total Weight
Approx. 67g