If the name HIDDEN NY is new to you, where have you been hiding? I don’t know where I have been because, apparently, I’ve missed out on the massively influential Instagram account that’s counted the late Virgil Abloh and Drake as its top fans while building a following showing the best in streetwear since 2018. All the while HIDDEN has been growing into its own brand and has teamed up for the first time with G-Shock for a new release.Based off the iconic DW5600, the new DW5600HDN227 takes cues from HIDDEN’s mantra of “Past, Present, and Future” and HIDDEN’s white and green brand colors, but a little bit faded for a retro vibe. That means you actually get opaque bone resin throughout the strap, bezel, and case of the watch and green accents around the dial and in the band itself. HIDDEN’s logo and mantra also show up on the dial when the backlight is used. And the watch itself comes with shock resistance, 200m water resistance, EL backlight, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, and the rest of the usual features. The DW5600HDN227 model retails for $170 and will be available for purchase today, August 18th, at hiddenppf.com for a limited time. Beginning on August 24th, you can also get the watch on gshock.com and the G-SHOCK Soho store, if you live in New York.Does anyone remember the arcade game called Cyber Troopers: Virtual On? I remember going to the local pizza place with my parents as a kid and playing as these massive robots fighting each other. The game was largely in Japanese and had this retro-futuristic vibe and for some reason, this release brought that all flooding back. I’m a big fan of the opaque resin on this release and the way the brand has put the whole package together. In fact, the digital press release package they sent had some pictures of cool t-shirts and sweatshirts as well, though there was no mention of them in the release. Frankly, that doesn’t surprise me. I’ve never been cool enough to know how you get the extra cool stuff when it comes to streetwear brands. In fact, a few of us at Hodinkee couldn’t quite figure out how to even see a single thing on the hiddenppf.com website, which just confirms that I’m suddenly very old. For $200, if you can navigate the HIDDEN website and snatch up the release, I think it’s a fun way to scratch the watch buying G-SHOCK WATCHES itch.
G-SHOCK UNVEILS LATEST FULL METAL GMWB5000 IN SLEEK, RED STAINLESS-STEEL CASE Updated Model Boasts an IP Finish and Diamond-like Carbon Coated Screw Back for Enhanced Toughness and Resistance DOVER, NJ, January 13, 2021— Today, Casio introduces an all-new timepiece to G-SHOCK’s premium Full Metal Series, the GMWB5000RD-4. The new model is constructed with a tough […]
Casio is all about fitness and activity tracking right now. Look at a variety of Casio G-Shock S2100MD watches produced over the last few years, and you’ll find numerous instances where new features and functionality focus on tracking the wearer’s fitness habits, as well as overall activity. A great example is how a swathe of […]
Casio has in recent years expanded its lineup of all-gender watches in G-SHOCK. In February 2023, Casio signed the five-member South Korean girl group ITZY as a G-SHOCK brand ambassador. The group’s powerful songs and performances are well-suited to the casio g-shock analog-digital women watch brand concept of toughness, sending a strong message that G-SHOCK […]
The G-SHOCK “Square” is the most iconic model in their line. Even digital watch muggles instantly recognize it as a Casio. Since its introduction in 1983, the Japanese manufacturer has introduced more versions of the Square than ice cream flavors at Baskin Robbins (by a factor of 10). The GW-S5600-1JF is a significant evolution of […]
Casio has introduced the GA-B001 series, which features an all-new aesthetic for the Japanese watchmaker. The G-Shock GA-B001 series has a new eight-sided (octagonal) case that combines existing design language from numerous other collections with something that looks somewhat like the CasiOak. Interestingly, at 42.5 mm x 13.8 mm (46 mm lug-to-lug) the case diameter […]
Casio has announced a new line of seven shock-resistant G-SHOCK watches, in honor of the brand’s 40th anniversary. Dubbed the “CLEAR REMIX” collection, this latest range of timepieces utilizes an assortment of transparent materials to show off their internal componentry. The fresh slate celebrates G-SHOCK’s founding mission of creating “tough G-SHOCK watches that wouldn’t break, […]
Go to the Casio G-Shock website at any given time, and you’ll find hundreds of individual watches currently being produced. Filter for men’s models, and you’ll still find an intimidating number of SKUs broken into collections, features, materials and so on. It can be helpful to sort by price, but it’s still confusing — indeed, […]
The G-Shock GA2200 is Casio’s all-new entry-level watch series, featuring the latest Carbon Core Guard Structure. A compact three-tier construction seamlessly integrates the bezel, caseback, and buttons — allowing for a case that’s just 12.8 mm thick. The carbon fiber and resin inner case further enhance the lightness and durability of Casio’s latest G-Shock. While the watch is rather thin considering its prerequisite shock-resistant structure and 200 meters of water resistance, the knurled buttons have been enlarged for better grip and operability compared to past models, and the button guards have been removed altogether. Overall, the design is contemporary yet combines signature G-Shock elements such as the front button. Six metal screws secure the case on the dial side, further distinguishing this as a rugged G-Shock. The new GA2200 models have 3D dials including an inset dial indicator inspired by an automotive brake disc and treated with a metallic vapor deposition finish. Much of the dial is made of resin, including the stamped indices. Metal indices would be nicer but considering the price range, this is one way Casio can offer such a watch for barely over a hundred dollars. A diagonal digital display in the lower right completes the new aesthetic. The GA2200 Series has G-Shock’s prerequisite heavy-duty shock-resistant structure and impressive 200 meters of water-resistance allowing it to withstand almost anything you throw at it. Functions include a world time indication for 48 cities, a 1/100th of a second stopwatch, a countdown timer, 5 daily alarms, and a double LED light (Super Illuminator). The G-Shock GA2200 Series has a 3-year battery life and is not solar powered or equipped with Bluetooth, but again, considering the price, this is to be expected. The resin strap has a traditional lever-based quick-release function, which is great for swapping out bands without any need for tools.Following up on a summer filled with new watch releases, Casio’s G-Shock this week unveiled its latest design yet, returning to its bread and butter at the sub-$150 price point and introducing the new entry-level GA2200. The launch notably comes on the heels of the active-wear GBD200 and professionally-focused Gravitymaster GRB200-1B AND Mudmaster GGB100-8A both introduced last month, as well as the celebratory and luxurious MRG-B2000BS-3A unveiled in June, which together in context with the affordable GA2200, mark a continued focus across its various price points and technology offerings. The new GA2200 includes three options in the all black GA2200BB-1A, turquoise accented GA2200M-1A, and bright orange GA2200M-4A, with their differentiation drawing from their distinct colors, alone. Each features the same GA2200 base design reminiscent of previous analog-digital hybrid styles produced by the brand, notably the 2020-released GA900 series and the popular GA2000, among others.
It’s not every day that you get to handle an icon. Still rarer are the times when, through some whim of the universe, you’re offered the chance to evaluate an upgraded version of a classic. But when Casio came calling, that’s exactly what they were offering. The brand’s latest G-Shock, the GA-B2100 ($150), is a […]