Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Postby koimaster » January 6th 2017, 9:52am

It was 1983 in Japan when Casio first released the now famous G-Shock watch collection. Its inventor, Mr. Kikuo Ibe developed the durability-themed watch quietly with an intent to end the frustration with what he and others felt was an industry of fragile timepieces. When it was first released, the modern-looking plastic watches were intended to appeal to active professionals such as police officers, construction workers, and emergency rescue personnel who needed timepieces that they didn’t need to worry about. Over the last 30 or so years, the Casio G-Shock has indeed been extremely popular with these groups of consumers, but as a product its popularity went far beyond its existence as a useful tool worn on the wrist.


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Re: Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Postby TemerityB » January 6th 2017, 3:39pm

Cripes. The only brand I have yet to try is a Casio G Shock.

Starting to get interested.
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Re: Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Postby koimaster » January 6th 2017, 4:30pm

TemerityB wrote:Cripes. The only brand I have yet to try is a Casio G Shock.

Starting to get interested.


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No worries when wearing a g doing anything outdoors. Just take it off before sex :twisted:
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Re: Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Postby biglove » January 6th 2017, 10:01pm

Well written look at not only the history of the watch and the brand; but, one of the better inside looks into the daily workings of a major player. Lots of things I did not know.

Gives me far greater respect for the brand. Great photos, too.

One of the better watch related reads I have encountered.
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Re: Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Postby jaw » January 7th 2017, 9:12pm

Finally got around to reading this one. Fascinating for a long time Casio/G-Shock fan. Captions on the photos would have been nice.
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Re: Cool & Fun’ Made In Japan - G Shock factory

Postby conjurer » January 7th 2017, 11:34pm

Interestingly, this is one of the few REL articles that I was able to read.
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