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New Generation G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000 Series – Goes Deeper Into The Sea

Finally, after 7 years, Casio G-Shock releasing a new generation of Frogman – Yeah! It is great news for you “Froggy lovers” out here. Recently G-Shock Japan introducing upcoming models of the latest G-Shock Frogman series, include the GWF-D1000-1JF, the GWF-D1000B-1JF, and the 2016 limited edition of GWF-D1000K-7JR “Love The Sea And The Earth”. I am so excited with this.

edited: Today, G-SHOCK is officially announcing the release of the brand-new MASTER of G Frogman GWFD1000B-1. This newest edition of the MASTER of G Collection was developed after conducting special interviews with the Japan Coast Guard’s professional rescue team. Just in time for summer, the updates will help divers grasp the environmental changes at deep sea levels and provide real-time measurement data.

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The Features of  New Frogman GWF-D1000 Series

DEPTH METER. Well, that is about time! The new actual features of the GWF-D1000 series are a depth meter sensor to calculate a diving depth, and it become the first Frogman with ABC(T) triple sensor as well as the depth meter and dive functionality.

G-Shock FROGMAN over the years:

  • 1st Generation DW-6300 in 1993
  • 2nd Generation DW-8200 in 1995
  • 3rd Generation DW-9900 in 1999
  • 4th Generation GW-200 in 2001
  • 5th Generation GWF-1000 in 2009
  • 6th Generation GWF-D1000 in 2016

Like the earlier GWF-1000 model, the new G-Shock GWF-D1000 series holds Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 Atomic, Tide and the Moon Age data, and 200-meter water resistance with ISO-compliant.

The carbon fiber insert band made longer, and buttons made bigger for effective usage by Divers in diving outfits and gloves. There a sapphire crystal for enhanced scratch resistance, a compass bearing sensor that operates underwater, and a thermometer to measure water temperature.

The New GWF-D1000 Frogman series is also powered up as a Triple Sensor function with its depth gauge, compass, and thermometer.

Time Stamp function that can collect 20-time stamp records of water depth, water temperature, and compass bearing. Well, I think looks like G-Shock Rangeman meets Frogman with upgrades! .

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Compare to earlier models, the new Frogman just a bit bigger, yet heavier.

Earlier G-Shock Frogman GWF 1000 case size: 58.3 X 52.8 X 18mm, 115 grams.

The new G-Shock Frogman GWF D1000 case size: 59.3 X 53.3 X 18mm, 141 grams.

Here’s a quick promotional video for G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000.

The Models

The new G-Shock GWF-D1000 Frogman series comes with three different models.

G-Shock GWF-D1000-1JF with silver accents plus a red Frogman font logo, while the GWF-D1000B-1JF has a blue ion plating on the screws and sensor and also a blue sub display ring with blue Frogman font logo.

For more detail about Frogman  new series, G-Shock Japan has added a new Frogman page for this new series. See here.

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G-Shock GWF-D1000K-7JR

They are also introducing G-Shock GWF-D1000K-7JR, a Love The Sea And The Earth 2016 edition. This series is part of I.C.E.R.C. 25th Anniversary edition with a limited production of 1,500 pcs only. It has a white bezel with black front screws and buttons. Blue carbon bands and a custom stamped Love The Sea And The Earth 2016 in case back.

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The new G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000-1JF and GWF-D1000B-1JF series will be released on June 2016 while GWF-D1000K-7JR on July 2016. 

Price: The Retail list price for the G-Shock GWF-D1000 Frogman series is varies depending on the models. The GWF-D1000-1JF is ¥125,000 JPY ( around $1,100 USD). The GWF-D1000B-1JF ¥130,000 JPY (around $1,150 USD) while GWF-D1000K-7JR also ¥130,000 JPY (~$1,150 USD). See here for update price on Amazon.

Personally, the Frogman series fit me so well, liked the way it fit me, very comfortable, perhaps the most comfortable larger G-Shock ever for me. If the new Frogman has a better fit, it will be even better. Despite the high price, this can potentially replace a few G’s from my collection. The Frogman series may be a holy-grail type watch for me after all.

image courtesy :  casio.co.jp – news.mynavi.jp

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The new generation of G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000 series include the GWF-D1000-1JF, the GWF-D1000B-1JF, and the GWF-D1000K-7JR Love The Sea And The Earth 2016 limited edition model.

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