As if G-Shock wasn’t beefy enough, Casio has just announced three new models in the GA900 family, an analog-digital watch that is about as big and thick as hamster’s personal pan pizza.
The GA900s are normal G-Shock watches, just supersized. The Analog-Digital line features analog hands over a digital readout and is water-resistant to 200 meters.
The watches are described as “heavy-duty models that are great for wear in tough environments and as street fashion items as well,” which is watch-speak for “You can wear this on a construction site but you’ll most likely wear it to Starbucks.”
The GA900 is bog-standard in terms of functionality. A unique retrograde timer at noon displays time elapsed and it also supports world time and dual time readouts thanks to the analog hands and digital display. It comes on a resin or reflective cloth band.
The real benefit, obviously, is that this thing can probably survive getting run over by a truck and is visible - if not from space - then from a drone. Both are important factors in 21st-century watch choice.
The pieces are available for pre-order for $130 on Casio’s website.