Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D Watch Review

Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D Resin Band Men Sports Watch Review


It has been a decade since I last bought a Casio G-Shock watch, but I’ve always wanted a new one. Totally reliable and they last literally forever, I was delighted then to have the chance to review the GD-100GB-1 BLACK RESIN BAND MEN SPORTS WATCH from Marco Store (www.mymarcostore.com) recently. They sell Authentic Gshock watch, as in Malaysia Marco is the distributor of Casio watches. Check out my hands-on review of the golden dial, black resin case and band G-Shock. 

Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D Watch Review
Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D Watch Review

Unboxing of the Watch


The watch came in the standard Casio G-Shock box, with an outer box containing a “can”-like container inside which consists of the watch itself, owner’s manual, and warranty card, Unboxing was pretty quick and effortless, but do check out the video below. 


Outer box
Outer box
Inner can, containing the watch
Inner can, containing the watch

Design and Colour 


The G-Shock GD-100GB-1D isn’t your typical stealth, blend in G-Shock, as the dial itself is a bright golden colour giving out a very unique vibe to the watch. In fact, upon the first time I held this watch in my hand, I did feel it was a tad too “bling” for my liking. It finally did grew on me, and I grew to like it even more with each passing day. The watch looks and feels sporty, with a mineral glass, resin case and band. 

Bright in gold!
Bright in gold!

How Big Is It?


The diameter of the watch case including the crown stands at 55 mm, excluding crown is 51.5 mm. That’s pretty huge by any means, but on the hand, it felt rugged and wasn’t overly big.  The thickness of the case is 17.4 mm and the weight of the watch is 72 g. I find it pretty light on the wrist after a while, so don’t let these numbers scare you off owning one of these beauties. 

Love how it looks on the wrist. Lots of wrist presence!
Love how it looks on the wrist. Lots of wrist presence!
Feels right at home, even at work!
Feels right at home, even at work!

Features and Functions


What makes a G-Shock great is the fact that all G-Shocks are shock resistant, to the extent that I can say they may even outlive many rounds of battery changes. A quick setup was in order, and I was on the way to explore all the functions inside. I especially liked the LED Backlight as well as the flash alert. Check out the specifications below. 

Specifications of the Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D Mens Watch

  • Resin Case
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • LED Backlight
  • Afterglow
  • Flash alert
  • Multi time (4 different cities)
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
  • Countdown timer
  • Hourly time signal
  • Alarms 5 independent alarms (one-time or daily)
  • World time 31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • Regular timekeeping
  • Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 7 years on CR2025
  • 200 Meter Water Resistance
Contemplating life, with Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D strapped to the wrist
Contemplating life, with Casio G-Shock GD-100GB-1D strapped to the wrist

Where Did I Get It From?


You can purchase it online! Shop now at Marco Online Store, where they have a range of GShock Gold, this piece being one of the many inside the site for sale. Why go to other  Gshock online store, when you can get straight from the distributors themselves via www.mymarcostore.com. The pricing there is pretty competitive too! In fact, on top of the discounts stated on the website, enter my special promo code: Gisaac70 and get a further RM70 OFF on the unit I am wearing! (valid till May 30h). So what are you waiting for? Enjoy additional 15% off storewide with promo code :Gisaac15. All watches comes with 2 years warranty as their extended warranty promo ends on 30th June.


1 comment :

suituapui said...

Can't remember the last time I wore a watch. LOL!!! Now where did I put all of them?