While the quintessential G-Shock is arguably the original, oblong DW-5000 in black plastic, the oversized DW-6900 is almost as famous. Introduced in 1995, its bulbous case was strikingly large and the watch became a fashion accessory of sorts over the next two decades, especially with the collaborations done with streetwear labels like Mastermind and celebrities like rapper Eminem.
So as the DW-6900 reaches its 25th year, Casio is marking the anniversary with a special edition: the G-Shock GM-6900 with metal bezel. Identical in shape and function to the original, the GM-6900 is distinguished by its stamped steel bezel, essentially a metal outer case goes over the inner resin case.
The bezel is formed into shape via multiple stamping processes, each further refining the form and curve of the bezel. It’s available in a natural steel finish, black-coating with a glossy finish and red accents, or polished gold plating.
In terms of tech, the GM-6900 is basic. The electronic module inside is battery operated and has all of the usual functions of a G-Shock, including stopwatch, countdown timer, and multiple time zones. It is delivered on a black resin strap with a buckle finished to match the steel bezel.
Key facts and price
G-Shock GM-6900B (black bezel)
G-Shock GM-6900G (gold bezel)
Diameter: 49.7 mm
Height: 18.6 mm
Material: Resin with steel bezel
Water resistance: 200 m
Movement: Model 3230
Functions: Digital, multifunction
Power reserve: 2 years
Limited edition: No
Availability: At G-Shock stores and retailers
Price: GM-6900 – US$180; GM-6900B – US$220; GM-6900G – US$230
For more information, visit Gshock.com.
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