G-Shock G-8900-1 Japanese Model Review


9.6 Total Score
Japanese Version of a masterpiece!

This is one of those standard G-Shocks loved by so many people around the world. This Japanese version comes with a sober look, better quality and new features to discover!

User Rating: 3.69 (8 votes)

  • One of the most popular G-Shocks coming with a Japanese approach
  • Affordable and better quality than the Chinese version
  • Easy to use
  • Great looks

  • Not loud enough alarm

So far, it’s my favorite watch, ever.

Joshua D Rigby, Amazon customer

There may be other more feature-filled G-shocks out there, but if you want a sturdy, easy to see, no frills, and comfortable G-Shock, this is what you want.

Tom S. , Amazon customer

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Every G-Shock fan always looks for Japanese versions of these watches because their quality is so much better than the quality of the models made in China or Thailand. Since Japanese quality is superior, the prices are also higher mainly because of the higher wages in Japan. So generally speaking if you want the Japanese version of a G-Shock you will be delighted with the quality but you will also have to pull more money out of your pocket.

The G-Shock G-8900-1 comes with both great features for an active life and a quality design with a lightweight body. The main material used is the famous resin plastic from Casio although the bezel is made from fine aluminum which gives it an overall better look.

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A common complaint among watch users is the illumination and readability of the display. Fortunately, in the case of the G-Shock G-8900, the backlight does its job quite remarkable. During nighttime or dark situations simply press the “G” button below the word Protection. The backlight feature on this watch has a lot of tweaks. You can change the duration, you can set an auto light switch with which you can turn on the backlight by positioning your wrist at a certain angle. There is a very detailed operation manual on Casio’s website which shows every piece of information about the functionalities of this watch. You might want to check this manual if you plan on buying the watch.

G-Shock G8900 Review

The display is fragmented into two parts and a small adjacent indicator. Using the four buttons on the sides you can make different configurations, beginning with the countdown timer, stopwatch, alarms, to the world time feature and much more.

The feel on the wrist is great. It was created with a very good ratio between the weight and the footprint. As opposed to bigger G-Shocks or other heavier watches with the G-Shock G-8900 you won’t have to be in an accommodation period. Simply wrap it around your wrist and forget you are wearing a shock and scratch resistant watch.

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This is truly a great watch. It has a very ergonomic design, a perfect weight and lots of practical features all in an affordable Japanese version G-Shock. The G-8900 a must for everyone looking to spend as little as possible for the best quality a G-Shock can offer.

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Features List:

  •  200 m. / 660 ft. water resistance
  • Aluminum bezel / resin case and band
  • Countdown timer
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • LED Backlight
  • Mineral Crystal glass
  • Daily alarms
  • World Time with 31 time zones and 48 cities

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