Casio G-Shock DW-6900 — The Most Popular Three-digital Dial

*DW-6900JK-4 – Updated June 2021 color!

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DW-6900 Model Range *may be updated

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Quick Content Guide

  1. DW-6900 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. G-Shock DW-6900 Display Guide *for key functions only
  4. G-Shock DW-6900 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  5. DW-6900 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  6. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  7. DW-6900 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  8. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  9. Other G-Shock DW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  10. Official DW-6900 Specs *all details and for base version DW-6900-1VH
  11. Famous people wearing G-Shock DW-6900! *updates
  12. Japanese Unique Features in DW-6900 *the most distinctive features in details
  13. DW-6900 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  14. Full Photo Gallery *various images
  15. Recent News about DW-6900 *the latest breaking news and videos

About the Watch in short. The base model is the round face DW-6900 with three graphic displays, which has been the base model for a number of stylish variations. It’s iconic round face form comes with a matte interior facing and a subtle dark grey resin band, giving the classic design a modern, stylistic twist.



General Information

Price$60 *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release1995
Module Number3230 / Manual
Model RangeSTANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)
Battery TypeCR2016 (G-Shock Batteries)
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G-Shock DW-6900 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

Timekeeping

To set the time and date

  1. Press A while in the Timekeeping Mode. The seconds digits flash on the display because they are selected.
  2. Press C to change the selection.
  3. While the seconds digits are selected (flashing), press E to reset the seconds to “00”.

Alarm

You can set an alarm with hour, minutes, month, and day. When the alarm is on, the alarm sounds for 20 seconds at the preset time. When the Hourly Time Signal is on< the watch beeps every hour on the hour.

Countdown Timer

The countdown timer can be set within a range of 1 second to 24 hours. When the countdown reaches zero, an alarm sounds for 10 seconds or until you press any button.

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G-Shock DW-6900 on the wrist!

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DW-6900 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for

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Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ easy to read
+ great price
+ easy to use
+ durable
+ lightweight

CONs
– no world clock
– no “reverse button”

Feedback from Experts *based on comparison info with similar watches by price, model range, etc.

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal

CONs
– no Auto-Back Light
– not so small 53.2×50×16.3mm

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DW-6900 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock DW-6900 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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What we like in DW-6900 *comments by experts with 10 years experience in writing about Casio watches
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Triple Graph Display (characterized by three round digital indicators on the dial)

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Other G-Shock DW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases

These are not all G-Shock DW Series. Here is a list of All G-Shock DW Watches →


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Official Casio Description. G-SHOCK is the watch brand that is always finding ways to incorporate world culture icons into exciting new designs, and these new models are themed on garish colors of silver and blue.
The base model is the round face DW-6900 with three graphic displays, which has been the base model for a number of collaborations with world-famous brands. These models are the first to add a brilliant deposition mirror finish to the face of the DW-6900, creating the look of a fine accessory. The stainless steel front button adds further to the overall brilliance of this model. This new mirror dial model is yet another variation of the DW-6900, which has been an essential part of the G-SHOCK lineup in different forms since 1995.


Official DW-6900 Specs / Features *for base version DW-6900-1VH

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Mineral Glass
  • Shock Resistant
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Electro-luminescent backlight
    Afterglow
  • Flash alert
    Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity:
    00’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes)
    1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring unit:
    1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
    1 second (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 24 hours
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    Other: Auto-repeat
  • Multi-function alarm
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 2 years on CR2016
  • Size of case : 53.2×50×16.3mm
  • Total weight : 67g

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Famous people wearing G-Shock DW-6900!

Musician Chris Martin (Coldplay) is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
English singer Ed Sheeran is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Rapper Eminem is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Canadian actor Jay Baruchel is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Entrepreneur and musician Kanye West is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Rapper Kid Cudi is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
An American rapper Lil Wayne is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Footballer Marcelo of Real Madrid is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
An American film director and producer Spike Lee is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Actor Tom Cruise is wearing G-Shock DW-6900
Singer Usher is wearing G-Shock DW-6900

Have you seen this watch with another person? Let us know!

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Enjoy Japanese Unique Features in DW-6900!

*some images are about G-Shock 5000/5600 cases, but the technology, approaches, concepts and philosophy remains the same for the whole G-Shock Model Range

Hollow case structure. Based on a realization that “shocks are not transmitted inside a bouncing rubber ball,” the structure was designed to let the module float inside the case, relieving shocks transmitted from outside. Today, the module’s shock resistance is realized through further technical innovations. But the revolutionary tough structure that gave G-SHOCK its origin began here.

All-directional covering. If the watch is dropped, the protruding bezel fully enclosing it absorbs the shock, protecting the buttons directly connected to the module and alleviating shocks from all directions. The bezel also guards the surface of the crystal. The band is curved stiffly at the point of connection with the case, moreover, enabling it to serve as a shock absorber and prevent direct shocks to the back of the case.

Protective cushioning of key parts. The crystal oscillator and other critical parts inside the module are guarded individually by cushioning material. Any strong shock to the watch causes immediate distortion of the cushioning inside the module, preventing contact failure and malfunction.

Japan Quality. Constructed with genuine quality, CASIO products provide truly practicable applications in which functionality and beauty combine. The leading-edge LSI technologies and skilled craftsmanship that give life to CASIO watches exemplify the quality Japan boasts in the world marketplace.
For CASIO, “faith in manufacturing” refers to an inexorable advancement of digital technologies and an uncompromising commitment to fine craftsmanship. This faith engenders unparalleled performance that not only elevates CASIO watches as close as possible to perfection, but that actually changes their wearers’ lifestyles.

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DW-6900 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

DW-6900

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

1996

1995

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

Light

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Alarm

Multi-function alarm

Multi-function alarm

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Other: Auto-repeat

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Other: Auto-repeat

Stopwatch

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 00'00"00~59'59"99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity:
00'00''00~59'59''99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit:
1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

World Time

No

No

Auto-Back Light

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

2 years on CR2016

2 years on CR2016

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

48.9×42.8×13.4

53.2×50×16.3

Full features (if you want to know more)

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DW-6900 Replacement Band (Strap) *availability
We think it is very important (before buying a new watch) to know if there will be some choice as for replacement bands for DW-6900 (in future or even now). So we made a research and you shouldn’t worry about your future as the bands are available for buying.

starting from 35$ on eBay →
starting from 46$ on PacParts →


Recent News about DW-6900 *on casiofanmag.com

  • This is the first time Casio collaborate with fashion brand Against Lab in launching a limited-edition G-SHOCK DW-6900AL22 in S.E.A area. DW-6900 was released in 1995, which was the first G-SHOCK to feature an EL backlight. The backlight’s ability to display text or a symbol became a popular feature. Also, the series won […]
  • Casio Malaysia officially announced a special collaboration model with Paradise Youth Club’s fashion brand. That is the first collaboration between Casio and Paradise Youth Club in releasing the G-SHOCK DW-6900PYU21 limited edition. The DW-6900 was released in 1995 and was the first G-SHOCK watch with an EL backlight. The ability of the backlight […]
  • Introducing carefully selected models that match the summer style from the many G-SHOCK collections. From the G-SHOCK summer classic skeleton series, this vivid one that is perfect for summer using a light-condensing material. The post [G-Shock Digital] DW-6900LS and Summer Style Colors appeared first on CasioFan Magazine.

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You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in DW-6900 mean?

The watch is good for swimming but not for deep diving.

What is Triple Graph Display in DW-6900?

The watch is characterized by three round digital indicators on the dial.

What model range does DW-6900 belong to?

STANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)


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Kenneth
Kenneth
1 month ago

I was in a Hudson bay store recently and saw a DW-6900mma-1 for sale,it was on sale the only one of the model. The watch was originally $140 and I got it for $50,i didn’t know at the time that it was a limited edition model,I just really liked the mirror dial with the Silver steel light button and all black look with no colours on the face or case,I’m 50 years old and thought this would be the perfect G-Shock for my age group,The watch looks very classy without being overly colourful unlike some of the other models that… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Kenneth