29 Apr Casio G-Shocks Watches Favored by Different Groups of People
To watch lovers, battery-powered Casio G-shocks have mass appeal and they are digital timepieces that are worthy of wearing.
There is an interesting story about Casio G-shock. In 1981, Casio hired a 28-year-old young engineer Kikuo Ibe. He received a mechanical watch from his father before his graduation. One day, the watch was broken when he knocked into one of his colleagues. Thereafter, he decided to create shock-proof watches. His experimental site was the three-story Casio office building which was 10-meter high at that time. He dropped the watch from the window of Casio office block every day until he created a case that was robust enough to withstand the shock of 10 meters. Since the first Casio G-shock watch came out, G-shocks have created their own popular culture across the world. Who are the Casio G-shock wearers? You will see that they are worn by armed forces, by hip-hop stars, by scientists, and by fashion followers.
People did not pay much attention to shock-proof watches before the Casio G-Shocks appeared. Luckily, durable Casio G-Shocks are adopted quickly by armed forces all over the world. This is not only because they are the most rugged watches in the world, but they offer wearers superlatively accurate time. The rubber straps and cases are perfect for long treks.
Casio G-Shocks have been one of leaders of watch industry with respect to innovative functionality. The watches are equipped with compasses, calculators, thermometers, and GPS systems. These models are favored by tech geeks around the world. Currently, the traditional G-Shock models are even made from carbon fibers which become scientists’ favorites.
Hip-hop communities make the history of the G-Shocks different. Those latest watches are so popular among hip-hop stars that all of them sell out before the stores even can take an account of stock. They look cool and colorful and are better delivering unique styles of hip-hop stars.
Except for skaters and rappers, most men’s fashion followers love wearing G-shocks. And some have at least one colorful Casio in their watch collections. You can see a lot of trendy men wearing G-shock watches in Asian and in western countries. As a matter of fact, in some Tokyo retail stores, G-Shocks are sold along with luxury watches like Audemars Piguet and Tissot. Though prices of G-shock watches are far less than those of Audemars Piguet, the prices have been increasing recently.
What’s more, some models are made of katana metal which is used to make samurai swords, sold around $5000 in Japanese market. If you think that nobody would pay for a Casio watch at such a high price, you would be completely wrong. G-shocks sold out immediately after they are delivered.