Finding the best G-Shocks on the market is no easy job. We had to take into consideration several aspects in order to decide whether a watch is worth getting on the end list. You will see a short description of each G-Shock then a link to the in-depth review if you want to learn more about a certain G-Shock. But before we begin with the watches themselves let’s see which are the aspects that we took into consideration when making the selection.
As always, the price is an important term when you decide to make a purchase. While we included G-Shocks from multiple price categories we didn’t go to the extremes; nothing too cheap or too expensive (with a single exception of the MTG G-Shock at number 8).
You might already know that a watch that doesn’t fit well on your wrist is like a pair of shoes two sizes smaller/larger than what you regularly wear. In these cases, the watch will eventually sit on your desk or in your drawer more than on your wrist. You don’t want that, so this is why we took into consideration the vital aspect of comfort and overall experience for a daily user.
Cheap materials are one of the first causes of watch failure. Especially in the case of a G-Shock where it is supposed to be worn by an active person, the quality aspect of the materials will sooner or later be a concern. If the materials are of bad quality the watch is already not worth it. Again, we tried to include the models with the best quality/price ratio, and of course, some models where the quality is such that makes them very desirable.
You might ask yourself why that would be a shootout term? Well simply because popular watches are also watches that passed through tens of thousands of hands before yours. And the customers reported both the pleasant and less pleasant aspects, so you get a much better grasp of what to expect from the watch. Also repairing or finding accessories for a popular G-Shock is much less of a pain in the butt.
Now that we made all these aspects clear, use the slider at the top of the page, or the links to the right to get to the G-Shocks!
The Top 10 G-Shocks
This is a list of the best 10 g-shocks you can buy right now, based on the criteria above!
The GD-400 is a sleek, high-quality G-Shock with a stealthy look and great ergonomics. This is one of the models that I consider returns a great value for the money you invest. I highly recommend it as a reliable G-Shock for a very reasonable price.
You can check out the in-depth review of the G-Shock GD-400 here.
The GN1000B Gulfmaster is one of the best choices you can make in terms of quality return for the money. While you can buy a better quality version, the GWN1000B which you can find bellow, this version is cheaper. Overall this is one of the best G-Shocks in this price range.
Read the full review of the GN1000B here if you are not convinced yet.
The Biggest and Best G-Shock
This is one of the biggest G-Shocks you will find. It comes with a square case and definitely outstanding looks that will get you a lot of attention. Since the release of this G-Shock I would have expected from Casio to set a higher price tag for it since they paid a lot of celebrities to advertise it, but surprisingly it is very affordable. If you want the biggest and the best G-Shock then the “King” is a pretty good option.
Read the full review of the GXW-56 here.
If you want a top of the line experience, then you might want to try the newest Gulfmaster GWN1000B G-Shock. It is made out of high-quality materials and it features top-notch specifications. This is a watch for those who do not accept compromises in terms of quality and toughness.
Read more on the GWN1000B here.
The Best G-Shock for Aviators
The aviation masterpiece the GWA-1100 is an expensive G-Shock that comes with nearly all of the best features of the G-Shock line. It has an incredibly tough build and it is an imposing presence on the wrist. You should definitely buy it if you have the resources and you are looking for a top quality aviation G-Shock.
Read the full review of the GWA-1100 here.
An excellent negative display G-Shock with plenty of features and a lot to offer for an affordable price tag. While the all black display might not please everyone, it sure has a lot of qualities and people seem to love it, both on online forums and in countless reviews. Definitely worth giving it a try.
Read the full review of the G-SHOCK GW2310FB-1CR.
A strong option if you want a different G-Shock than the rest. The Gravity Master GPW-1000 is a great watch with tons of features and a sense of aviation in its looks. It is worth the investment because it holds value over time but more importantly it resist all sorts of shocks and hazards.
Read the full review of the Gravity Master GPW-1000.
The metal twisted MTG-S1000 is a timepiece that brings to the table style as a monstrosity. It is a big G-Shock that will not go unnoticed and it uses the newest technologies from Casio. It comes in a bulky case made of twisted metal that will resist most shocks and scratches. This is definitely one of the best G-Shocks with a metal case in the price range.
Read the full review of the G-SHOCK MTG-S1000BD-1A.
While a cheap G-Shock, the G100-1BV is a great deal in terms of value for the money. It is true you won’t get a lot of things for this price but overall if you want a modest G-Shock with an analog-digital display then this a good choice. This is considered to be one of the best, if not the best G-Shock when speaking of affordability and return for your money.
Check out the full review here.
The G-Shock Hyper Colors series brings a new approach to an already famous design. This is basically a Japanese version of a basic G-Shock that looks awesome.
See more here.