G-Shock buying guide: Which G-Shock watch should I buy?

Author: Watch Frontier  Date Posted:9 June 2022 

G-Shock buying guide: Which G-Shock watch should I buy?


If making incredible, affordable watches of superior quality wasn’t enough, renowned Tokyo brand Casio wanted to design a more durable and hard-wearing watch than any others on the market. The result? The G-Shock series.

Way tougher than your average timepiece, G-Shock specialises in hard-wearing, durable watches that can handle anything you throw at it. But with so many watches to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? 

Founded in Adelaide, South Australia, Watch Frontier offers many high-quality watches at competitive prices for men and women - stocking brands like Fossil, Armani and Citizen. And when it comes to watches for any occasion - whether it be for working out at the gym or dancing the night away in town - we've got what you're looking for.

We are proud to offer Afterpay and ZipPay for every timepiece in our range. If that wasn't enough, we also offer free returns - so you can make your purchase with confidence, no matter which watch you choose.

So which G-Shock watch should you buy? We’ve put together this handy G-Shock buying guide to help you get exactly what you need.

What to look for in a G-Shock watch?


All G-Shock watches are jammed packed with features, setting them apart from all the others on the Australian market. And not just any features either - specialised additions that make these watches extra tough and ready to rumble. 

As a standard, all G-Shock watches have:

  • 200m water resistance
  • 12/24 hour formats for digital display models
  • Shock resistance
  • Alarm
  • Full auto-calendar
  • Stopwatch or Chronograph.


While most G-Shock watches feature:

  • World time
  • Backlight (electro-luminescent or LED)
  • Multiple daily alarms with snooze alarm for digital and analog-digital models
  • Countdown timer.


And for the high-end range of G-Shock watches, you’ll find:

  • Tough solar power
  • Multi-Band 6 for automatic time calibration
  • Triple Sensor - including compass and thermometer
  • Bluetooth capability



G-Shock’s unique safety qualities make this brand one of the strongest watches available. It’s resistant to g-force, can withstand low temperatures, and even survive being struck by a heavy object. Not bad for a little watch. 

Unlike other watches, G-Shock has a hollow case construction that gives it a unique framework. This softens external knocks and bumps by ‘suspending’ the watch core within the case. 

And if that wasn’t enough protection, G-Shock timepieces also have a directional covering so that any buttons won’t be damaged by flat surfaces if the watch is dropped. And it even has cushioning components to protect its crystal oscillators and other main parts, safeguarding the watch from nasty blows.

Which G-Shock watch should I buy?

For the outdoor lover

G-Shock Connected Mudmaster Master of G Blackout GGB100-1B

The latest model from Master of G, this collection from G-Shock is designed and engineered for those who like to play dirty. Right at home amongst the mud, rubble and debris, the GGB100-1B is just what any outdoor lover needs to survive in the wilderness. 

Featuring a lightweight, comfortable resin band and shatterproof mineral glass face, this rugged watch is both shock and mud resistant - meaning that mud, dirt or dust will never seep into the timepiece and damage it. And thanks to its Bluetooth mobile link, you can stay in contact with the people that matter most - wherever you are in the outback.

For the young at heart

G-Shock Pink Digital Youth Watch DW5600SC-4D

Pretty in pink, the DW5600SC-4D is the newest model in the Youth Culture range. This stylish watch’s fun colour, paired with its simple square face design, makes it perfect for summertime wear. And the best part? The DW5600SC-4D adds a quirky pop of colour to any outfit - whether you’re heading to the skatepark or hanging out with friends. 

But this watch isn’t just a pretty face - it’s chock full of features that make it stand out from the rest. A hard-wearing resin band, shock resistant mineral glass face and electro-luminescent backlight - just to name a few - make this watch a real keeper.

For the gold addict

G-Shock Full Metal Gold Ingot Collection AWM500GD-9A

First released in 1989, this glittering beauty was G-Shock’s first analogue-digital combination watch. Over thirty years later, the everlasting beauty and design of the  AWM500GD-9A still stands the test of time. 

This full-metal watch is constructed with a stainless steel bezel and band. Its dramatic black face is a strong contrast against the dazzling gold case. But the piece de resistance? The timepiece’s Multiband 6 feature - an automatic time setting adjustment based on one of the six-time calibration signals around the globe. Now you can have the most accurate time no matter where you are. 

For those bigger than life

G-Shock Men's Watch GA100B-4A

Who said size doesn’t matter? Living up to G-Shock’s reputation for big case designs, the GA100B-4A is as large as they come. With extra big anti-skid buttons for easy operation, this timepiece features a rivet bezel design that adds even more strength and durability. And as an added bonus, its striking embossed indexes give this sturdy watch a stylish, 3-D appearance.


Of course, it wouldn’t be a G-Shock watch if it wasn’t loaded with additional features, such as:

  • lED light
  • World time for 29 time zones
  • 1/1000-second stopwatch
  • Countdown timer
  • 5 daily alarms with 1 snooze alarm
  • Full auto-calendar until the year 2099
  • Approximately two years of battery


Don’t have the cash right now? Use Afterpay or ZipPay

Fallen in love with the G-Shock of your dreams but a little short on cash? No sweat. Just take advantage of our Afterpay and ZipPay options so you can buy now and pay later.

Not only are Afterpay and ZipPay free, but they’re easy to use as well! Simply opt to pay with Afterpay at the checkout instead of your standard Mastercard or Visa. That’s it – they’ll sort out the payment plan and email it to you.

Didn’t find the G-Shock watch to catch your eye? There’s plenty more to choose from! Check out our full range here.

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