Have you seen the Casio GA-2100 range? Whenever anyone considers digital watches, one of the first thoughts will likely be of G-Shock. The Casio-owned company has been in business for a few decades, and many people are familiar with its design style. The square-shaped casings are bulky and rugged, filling users with confidence that their G-Shocks will not sustain damage from knocks and scuffs.
Since the GMW-B5000, the GA-2100 series seems to be G-most Shock’s successful new model introduction. One of three 2019 premiere models, the blackout GA-2100-1A1, is still sold out. At some American stores, the newer GA2110SU-3A also sold out fast. What is it about the GA-2100 that makes it so popular?
- Men's Analog-Digital GA2100-1A1 Watch
- These new models inherit the octagon form that was also employed for the original DW-5000C....
- Style Number: GA2100-1A1
The GA-2100 indeed retains a lot from the original G-Shock than other current models such as the GA-2000. It also has a more muted look that appeals to a wider audience. It’ll be instantly recognizable to G-Shock fans, but it won’t shout “G-Shock” to others.
The watch’s bezel has a striking similarity to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, giving it the moniker “CasiOak.” Although I don’t believe that link is a deliberate selling factor for most consumers, the watch’s design does give it a classic appearance that is confident and easy.
There’s little question that the GA-2100’s resemblance has drawn a great deal of attention worldwide, giving it more exposure than other versions. While it has a noticeable bezel, it is thinner and less intrusive than those seen on previous G-Shock models. The watch now has a more conservative appearance, but the case and strap maintain distinctive G-Shock features. The GA-2100’s dial has a polished design that isn’t too crowded and is both modern and timeless. In general, it has a more refined appearance than previous analog-digital G-Shock versions in the same price bracket.
The GA-2100 is the skinniest G-Shock of all the latest versions, thanks to the adoption of the Carbon Core Guard construction.
The watch is mid-size in height and width, rather than the enormous size of typical analog G-Shock watches, and it is light and comfortable to wear. At 51g, the GA-2100 is presently the smallest analog-digital G-Shock model. (Also IN the G-Shock range overall, behind only the GW-S5600-1JF (Japan-only) and the GMD-S6900 for women.)
- World time 31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home...
- Case / bezel material: Carbon / Resin
- Resin Band
Those with narrower wrists don’t even think about the watch not fitting properly or seeming overly wide, which is a common issue with bigger G-Shock watches. Even though the display is bigger than the DW-5600, it wears similarly. It’s really an analog-digital version of the earlier DW-5600 with a few more functions.
The Casio GA-2100 is a stunning watch with an affordable price tag of about $100. Buying a GA-2100, whether as everyday wear or for weekends and leisure, is within most people’s budgets and does not demand a significant financial sacrifice.
Although the GA-2100 might persuade individuals who would not normally buy a G-Shock to do so, it doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate the characteristics that G-Shock is known for.
It outperforms its rivals because of its heavy-duty shock resistance and 200m water resistance and global time, date, and day display, 24-hour countdown timer, 1/100-second stopwatch, and dual-LED lighting.
Downsides of the Casio GA-2100
The GA-2100 isn’t ideal, and depending on your requirements, you may be better off with another G-Shock model. For one, it does not have an auto light feature that allows you to turn your wrist to activate the backlight. The LCD is extremely tiny, and individuals with vision problems or aging eyes may find it worthless.
The hands on the GA-2100-1A1 do feature lume, but it isn’t the same “Neobrite” on other GA models, and it isn’t nearly as effective. Though the LED backlight on the LCD is excellent, the second LED light on the GA-2100-1A1 performs a poor job of lighting the hands and markings in the dark. It seems to function a great deal better with other GA models. The day subdial of the GA-2100-1A1 is likewise extremely tiny and almost undetectable due to its black or dark grey hues.
Those who need a more legible LCD display might choose another G-Shock, but they will have to choose between an all-digital or a bigger analog-digital model. Realistically, it’s a great everyday watch, if only to tell the time. If you like G-Shock, you could start a collection and use another model to utilize the digital features.
Casio GA-2100 – Conclusion
There things that the GA100 lacks that customers will most likely be searching for. Unfortunately, it lacks both radio sync and Bluetooth, but it’s understandable considering the watch’s price.
With the CasiOak, you make a few sacrifices. It offers a long list of features, is robust and robust, has a 200m water resistance certification. Plus, it fits a wide range of wrist sizes comfortably. It’s one of the brand’s few models that may be used in a range of circumstances. This is the G-Shock to get if you don’t need radio sync or Bluetooth.
Why not check out the 10 best G-Shock watches the brand has to offer?
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Last Updated on October 5, 2021