Unless they live under a rock, anyone would know the veritable tank of a watch that is the G-Shock. Since 1981, the brand’s claim to fame has been in innovating and engineering the toughest watch the world has ever seen. Traditionally, G-Shocks have always been chunky. It’s a unique charm that’s not lost on collectors. However, the new GA-2100 flexes fashion sensibilities with a slimmer silhouette and contemporary sporty lines.

Coming in at 11.8mm, it’s the slimmest G-Shock ever. The GA-2100 has an octagonal case, another departure from the brand’s signature style (the last octagonal watch was the the DW-5000C of 1983). What makes the GA-2100 the perfect complement to any streetwear ensemble is the colour palette. It comes in full black, full red and black with contrasting accents.

Casio G-Shock GA-2100
Image credit: Casio

The murdered out GA-2100-1A1 blends seamlessly into an all-black outfit and can functions well as a matching accessory to a monochromatic get-up. If you prefer playing with contrasts, the GA-2100-4A (G-Shock’s first-ever all-red watch) is of the perfect shade to play the role of a standout piece. Lastly, the GA-2100-1A’s use of key colours adds a touch of refinement to the wearer. Fully inclusive in its design, this variant pairs tastefully with both men and women.

Underneath the hood, the GA-2100 has more than enough invested in engineering to match its good looks. Its Carbon Core Guard structure has stood the test of time in providing next-level toughness in a lightweight format. An auto-LED light also provides great legibility to the analogue-digital dial and LCD display. The resin band combined with 200-metre depth rating makes the GA-2100 the go-to piece come rain or shine. Features such as time zone settings, stopwatch function, countdown timers and alarms provide versatility and unbeatable utility.

The G-Shock GA-2100 is available at G-Shock outlets for $169.

written by.
Evigan Xiao
Evigan is an avid fan of bench-made boots, raw selvedge denim, single malt Scotch and fine watches. When he's not busy chuckling over image dumps on Imgur, he can be found lifting heavy objects in the gym or fussing over his two dogs, Velvet and Kenji. He dreams of one day owning a cottage in the English countryside and raising a small army of Canadian geese to terrorise the local populace.

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