Casio G-Shock GAW-100 Watches

About the Watch in short. Inexpensive youth jishoks who inherited the design of several colleagues at once – the watch has a bit of a GA-200, a series of GST-W and older AWGs. In this model, the Japanese honed all the small details of the appearance, as a result of which there appeared a balanced watch with good functionality and an affordable price. The main advantage of the GAW-100 over its counterparts is solar power [now there is no need to be afraid of battery drain] and radio time synchronization [automatic time correction]. The watch has the basic functionality inherent in the G-Shock line – a timer, stopwatch, alarm clock and world clock. Elegant backlight completely captures both analog and digital zones.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GAW-100 *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GAW-100 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GAW-100 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. GAW-100 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. G-Shock GAW-100 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  9. Official GAW-100 Specs *all details and for base version GAS-100-1A
  10. GAW-100 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  11. Full Photo Gallery *various images

Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

*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.



General Information

Price180$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2017
Module Number5445 / Manual
Model RangeSTANDART ANA-DIGI (This Line includes Digital and Analog displays on G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions, but with beautiful hands. Don’t worry, the hands won’t prevent you from seeing digits, since there is a special Hand Shift technology that moves them to the neutral position)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
Buy Battery on Amazon →
Other Divisions the GAW-100 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Solar

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GAW-100 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
+ shock resistant
+ solar powered
+ analog
+ it’s very easy to read (with positive display), especially the sub dials, the buttons are big and easier to use, and the backlights are strong
+ Tough Solar, radio connectivity are great options
+ the GAW is a good looking piece and easy to wear. Yes, it’s a big boy but it’s not obtrusive

CONs
– larger than the GA-100
– it’s an improved version of the AWG. It’s kind of a shame that Casio did not bother to improve the AWG over the years as far as the backlight goes

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

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ very accurate. Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)
+ 31 time zones
+ solar powered
+ Magnetic Resistance

CONs
– not so small 55.1×52.5×16.7mm

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GAW-100 Model Range *may be updated

*You may find updated information about colors on our G-Shock 2021 New Releases page →

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GAW-100 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock GAW-100 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of GAW-100 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

From G-SHOCK, the watch brand that is constantly setting new standards for timekeeping toughness, come new models based on the big case Tough Solar GAS-100.
Variations on a basic black design are created by three different bezels. The GAS-100 comes with a stainless steel bezel for a standard design that goes well with a wide range of fashion styles, while the GAS-100G has a stainless steel bezel with a gold ion-plated finish for touch of distinctive beauty. The GAS-100B has a black aluminum bezel for a cool design.
A CASIO original molding process is used to produce deposition coated hour markers that combine with the metal bezels to create a look of elegance.


G-Shock GAW-100 on the wrist!

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Official GAW-100 Specs / Features *for base version GAS-100-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Double LED light
    LED light for the face (Full auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
    LED backlight for the digital display (Full auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
  • Tough Solar (Solar powered)
  • World time
    31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 59’59.99”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 100 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 100 minutes (1-second increments, 1-minute increments)
  • 5 daily alarms
  • Hourly time signal
  • Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents.)
  • Battery level indicator
  • Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 2 hands (hour, minute)
    Digital: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery operating time:
    8 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    19 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
  • Size of case : 55.1×52.5×16.7mm
  • Total weight : 76g

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GAW-100 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

GAW-100

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2017

2017

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

SmartWatch Features

No

No

Light

Double LED light

Double LED light

Alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 100 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 100 minutes (1-second increments, 1-minute increments)

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 100 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 100 minutes (1-second increments, 1-minute increments)

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)
Memory capacity: Up to 120 records (used by lap time records)
Recorded data: Up to 120 records (lap numbers, lap time, measurement start month, day, time, date)
Direct timing start from the timekeeping mode

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 59’59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

World Time

No

31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping

Magnetic Resistance

No

Yes

World Time

No

Yes

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin / Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

3 years on CR2016

Solar powered CTL920

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

54.1×48.6×15.5

55.1×52.5×16.7


Full features (if you want to know more)

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GAW-100 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 GAW-100 (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 38$ on eBay →
starting from 26$ on PacParts →


Recent News about GAW-100 

All Casio GAW-100 News →


You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in GAW-100 mean?

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

How does Radio-controlled Watch in GAW-100 work?

This is additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate.

What does Tough Solar in GAW-100 mean?

CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.


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