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Because of the ultra-reliable shock-resistance system, long-lasting battery, and rugged built, Casio G-Shocks are considered some of the toughest watches on the planet.
If you’re looking for a head-turning timepiece that can take a hell of a beating at the same time, these models should be first on the list for your consideration.
The vast majority of G-Shock models oscillate in the $100 region – a price some are not willing to spend on a sporty watch. With that said, there are some excellent models available even at half the expenditure!
To help you pick the cheapest G-Shock watch, we’ve conjured up a list of 5 popular models available at bargain-basement prices. None of these approach the $100 mark, and some are available for as little as $50.
Without further delay, let’s go!
Cheapest G-Shock Watch (Top 5 Reviewed)
Topping the list of cheapest G-Shock watches in 2021 is one of the all-time classics – Casio DW56000E-1V.
Released nearly 20 years ago, it’s still one of the most reliable and affordable watches on sale today.
If you’re a long-time G-Shock enthusiast as I am, you will also appreciate its old-school looks. In terms of the design, DW56000E-1V is probably the closest to the very first G-Shock ever released, the iconic DW-5000C from 1983.
Characteristically for a G-Shock, the model in question here is fully made from resin. When compared to the majority of new releases, it has a fairly small case measuring 45mm in diameter. Such size makes the watch equally suitable for a slender wrist of a woman. What also distinguishes it from the modern models is the rectangular shape. The resin band uses a standard tang buckle closure.
The digital dial uses a backlight for easy nighttime reading and displays a myriad of features. Amongst them is a multi-function alarm, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, and 12- and 24-hour formats.
Durability-wise, it’s as good as you can hope for when it comes to timepieces in this price region. The face is protected by scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass whilst the watch is also shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 200m.
The Japanese quartz movement ensures excellent accuracy of +/- 15 seconds monthly.
If you’re a fan of the military design approach, Casio DW5610SU-3 is an excellent budget model to consider.
Similar to the all-time classic above, it comes with a unique rectangular face – although a tad bigger one (49mm). Both the case and the band are made from resin. The band is transparent whilst the case boasts military colors.
The functions include a 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, multi-function alarm, full-auto calendar, and 12/24-hour format. Based on the same Japanese caliber, it delivers an accuracy of +/15 seconds per month. Protecting the face from damage is mineral crystal glass.
The model is equipped with shock resistance and is water-resistant up to 200m.
Casio DW5750E-1BCR is the first model on today’s list with a round face.
The model is one I especially like (and own) due to its negative display and all-black design. If you same the share view that negative displays are easier to read and simply look neater, getting this G-Shock is far from the worst idea.
It’s one of the freshest models on the list, having been released in 2018. The watch boasts a 49mm resin case and comes with a resin band with a tang buckle closure.
Some of the essential features include flesh alerts, stopwatch, countdown timer, multi-function alarm, and full auto-calendar until the year 2099. Like all Casio G-Shocks, the watch runs on Japanese quartz caliber and delivers industry-standard accuracy of +/15 seconds monthly.
The dial window is again made from mineral crystal. On top of the shock resistance, the model comes with a 200m WR rating.
Casio GMDB800SC-1B is exactly what you expect a typical modern G-Shock to look like.
If you have a larger wrist or simply enjoy the oversized case style, this model will suit you best.
The case measures 55mm in diameter and is also considerably thicker than any of the previous 3 models discussed (17mm). Both the case and the band are made from resin. The combination of black and bright yellow colors definitely adds to the uniqueness of this model and is likely to turn many heads.
Feature-wise, the model is a bit more advanced. Firstly, it includes a 3-axis accelerometer that keeps track of step counts. Secondly, the watch is equipped with a timer that lets you create up to 20 combinations of 5 timers each. There’s also a memory for up to 200 lap records. If you’re a fitness dork, that’s another reason to pick this one.
Essential features such as auto-calendar and alarms are naturally also on board.
The edges of the case are positioned visibly higher than the surface of the dial. Because of that, the protection against damage is even greater. The dial window is again made from mineral crystal. The watch is also shock- and water-resistant (up to 200m).
Powered by the reliable Japanese quartz caliber, the model is unlikely to lose/gain more than 15 seconds/month.
Closing the list of the cheapest G-Shock watches is another model with a rather old-school, all-black design.
Like the first watch we described, G-Shock DW6900-1V has a fairly small case for a G-Shock (45mm). Hence, it’s a popular choice amongst men with slender wrists and also women. Standardly, both the case and the strap are made from resin.
What distinguishes the model from the remaining 4 on the list is the inclusion of three sub-dials positioned above the main dial. These are responsible for measuring time in three different modes: elapsed time, split time, and 1st-2nd places.
Apart from that, the watch also offers an impressive list of essentials such as full auto-calendar (until the year 2039), 12/24 hour formats, and multi-function alarm. For easy time-telling after dusk, the watch offers EL backlight with afterglow.
Naturally, the model is shock- and water-resistant (up to 200m). The watch face is again protected by a mineral crystal glass. Responsible for the impressive accuracy is Casio’s in-house Japanese movement.