When we talk about G-Shock watches for military, until today, I think this brand still popular among military person out there, including policeman or fireman and it also becoming unofficial choice of Special Forces across the world. Although history of the G-Shock is very different from any other military watches, since G-Shock was not initially developed as a watch for military use.
Originally G-Shock was targeted at people looking for a watch for sports and outdoor adventure oriented activity that an affordable and tough enough, so it could survive the knocks and bashed out during excessive sports activity. So, it is exactly that tough and resilient nature of the G Shock that has made the watch appeal to Special Forces around the world, and has been adopted as the unofficial Special ops timepiece.
Back in 2009, there’s something about Casio’s G-Shock that I just can’t shake when they released first limited edition military concept a.k.a G-Shock Military Insired series and that was a great addition to their models. All are encased in matte black with buttons finished in black ion plating and have reverse LCDs with red numeric displays – makes me wanted to buy it. All of them!
What you’re looking at below is a set of G-Shock series that suitable and useful for military use. All the models are in analog with dark solid color, the color that is perfectly suited and acceptable for military use but is also right for casual civilian wear as well.
Some of these models packed with functionality that you may or may not use. Nevertheless, we gather up the best g-shock watches for military with a tough and simple looking watch base on styling, prices, features/usability, and battery life.
Let’s get started..
I have owned a bunch of G-Shock and this one is my favorite. G-Shock DW-6900MS-1 base on the popular series of DW-6900 and 6900 series perhaps the most recognizable G-Shock case along with the 5600 series. Casio has stated that the DW-6900 is the best-selling case design.
Unlike the original shiny resin band, the band used in DW-6900MS-1 is stealth with black finishing that is also applied to the watch case.
Compared to other G-Shock watches, the DW-6900MS-1 is far from being the most sophisticated in terms of features. This watch come with standard G-Shock features like date, an alarm, a stopwatch, a timer and 200m water resistance.
But the most important feature that makes DW-6900MS a best military series is its durability and well.. guess what? Price!.
The GDX6900-1 is a black digital watch with a black face and resin band. This model is the “Big” version of 6900 case. This digital watch is the perfect balance of strength and style and is tested to military standards of MIL-STD-810 and is also known for its stunning 10-year battery life and Alpha Gel protection for extreme shock resistance.
The GD-X6900-1 is bigger than the DW-6900 series. But in my opinion the X designation in the model number is NOT meant to target a market of extra large wrists. Rather, it is meant to designate a fashionable extra large or big look of the watches in the series, and is relevant to fashion, not wrist size.
The GD-X6900-1 available in a variety range of colors and design, but for military use I recommended to the basic black model. There are also G-Shock GD-X6900 camouflage versions with standard displays that may be worth looking into like GD-X6900MC series.
First released in Februari, 2009. DW-5600MS come with negative display and a black matte finish case & band to match the overall color theme. This series base on style of G-shocks classic DW-5600E-1V models and packed with standard G-Shock features like date, an alarm, a stopwatch, a timer and 200m water resistance. Personally, I own the DW-5600MS and I’m always wearing it in my day to day activities.
With its stealth black color, red LCD and X-Large case, the GD-100MS (military style), has a tough tactical look to it, with LCD display that is view-able at a glance in bright sunlight and in well lit interiors.
The button and Auto-Illumination allow for easy operation and access to a host of useful functions. With a 7 year battery life, you can always count on your G-Shock to make it through the toughest conditions.
G-Shock GA-100MB Military Black
The GA-100MB “Military Black” series represent a more modern take on a military watch and one of the popular Big Case 100 Series. Ultra tough shock resistance, an auto-on high contrast LED back-light for quick reading , world time, a precise stopwatch, countdown timer, and 200M of water resistance.
The GA-100MB is packed with features including a speed measurement function that will calculate your speed measured over a certain distance and battery life is rated for 2 years.
G-Shock GD-120MB Military Black
The GD-120MB-1 “Military Black” series also one of the popular version of Big Case 100 series. It’s matte black with red decoration along the case. If you compare with The G-Shock GD-X6900 is slightly larger but the GD-120MBs digits are slightly bigger, so.. this watch is better suited to those with a large wrist.
If you are going for stealthy look, you will be extremely excited to have this watch, with 7-year battery life making it a good choice for “free and easy” military use. The GD-120 series is also available in a brown camo version (GD-120CM) with a normal display.
At only $99 the GD-120MB-1 is a great choice for you. see here for update price on Amazon.
If your are looking looking for a black, stealthy, rugged watch that was easy to read in all lighting conditions, then G-Shock GD-350-1B may suite for you. The GD-350-1B come with the countdown timer with , easily identifiable button for direct access and sure operation under the toughest of conditions.
At the end of a countdown, alerts are issued by either a vibration or a tone plus LED flash operation.
The special shock absorbed design of the back of G-Shock GD-350-1 helps to ensure that vibrations are felt when it is worn.
Another affordable military watch from G-Shock “Military Black” version is G-Shock GD-400MB. This model is become one of my favorite watch since I personally own the Red G-Shock GD-400-4 series. After releasing Black GD-400-1J with negative display back in July 2014, GD-400MB definitely is a great new addition for GD-400 line series.
G-Shock GD-400MB packed with standard features G-Shock technologies, water resistant up to 200 meters (656 feet), chronograph function, world time for 31 time zones/48 international cities, plus a five daily alarm options and also come with face protector (also knows as Bull Bar) which protects against impact from the back of the watch, scratches and gives the watch an extra-tough look.
G-Shock GD-400MB look pretty much like my GD-350 series. Although the size of the GD-400 is seem larger than the GD-350, it actually doesn’t look real big or too big to my wrist. This makes this watch probably suitable for most wrist sizes.
G-Shock Can Survive Rough Treatment
We’ve just barely scratched the surface of The Best G-Shock for military style series out there. Keep in mind that any G-Shock model can handle military environment and the price may have changed depending on the country or region. I hope you will find one watch that fits you.