Casio G-Shock GWN-1000 Watches

About the Watch in short. Functional G-Shock watch for sailors and boating enthusiasts. The design of the dial with its window in the form of a compass needle and round hour markers, which will be readable even in conditions of poor visibility, hint at a marine orientation. The metal parts of the case received a special anti-corrosion surface treatment – the watch is not afraid of prolonged exposure to water. There is a full range of functions for professional maritime affairs – a barometer that can predict weather by atmospheric pressure, an altimeter, a thermometer and a digital compass. The tide sensor will keep you informed of the current water level anywhere in the world. With the Smart Access crown, you can quickly access all the features of the GWN-1000. Time is automatically adjusted by radio waves, and the solar battery will allow you to forget about replacing it for a very long time.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GWN-1000 *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GWN-1000 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GWN-1000 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  7. Other G-Shock GWN Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  8. G-Shock GWN-1000 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  9. Official GWN-1000 Specs *all details and for base version GWN-1000B-1B
  10. GWN-1000 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

Solar Power. None-Stop – A solar panel converts even weak illumination from fluorescent lighting into electric power. A rechargeable battery with a large power storage capacity supports stable operation of various functions with high electricity consumption. You never have to worry about the battery running down because it’s a solar battery. Casio watches with solar technology, receive thermal and electrical energy that recharges the watch batteries through solar panels on the face of the watch.

MultiBand 6. Terrestrial radio wave reception from 6 transmission stations worldwide. Automatic time correction available in Japan, North America, UK, Europe and China.
— Reception is possible even when surrounded by buildings.
— Signals are received during the night to keep the displayed time exact. — Reception is possible with less than normal power consumption.

Smart Access. This analog control system combines Multi Mission Drive, which assigns multiple functions to individual hands, with an electronic crown switch. World Time city selection is conducted with simple crown operation, providing quick access to the times in the world’s major cities.

Multi-motor construction. Smooth switching of the various displays is achieved by a drive mechanism including an optimized number of motors. Electronic Crown Switch. Smart Access makes it easy to operate CASIO’s multi-function watches. Simply pulling out and rotating the crown provides intuitive control over world time city selection and various other functions.

Tough Movement. Tough Solar, Multiband 6, Auto Hand Home Position Correction and Hybrid Mount Construction. These four technologies combine in a radio-controlled, solar-powered analogue movement that elevates the reliability of solar-powered, radio-controlled analog watches to new heights.



General Information

Price500$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2014
Module Number5371 / Manual
Model RangeGULFMASTER (Gulfmaster Lineup is meant for seas and oceans. The watches have special sensors & storm alarm functions for sudden changes in atmospheric pressure. It may help you to take the right decision.)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
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Other Divisions the GWN-1000 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Ana-Digi
G-Shock Compass
G-Shock Barometer and Altimeter
G-Shock Tide Graph
G-Shock Solar

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GWN-1000 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
+ moon age
+ compass
+ termometer
+ stylish
+ high-quality and extremely durable
+ very comfortable band
+ 29 world cities time
+ remote controlled atomic time keeping
+ easily readable Back-light
+ accurate tide readings
+ amazing watch for the look and function when You go near ocean

CONs
– large and not accurate band holder
– no Sunrise/Sunset data
– negative Display
– crown/Scroll Wheel Weakness
– not saphire glass and just mineral glass on top

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)
+ solar powered
+ double LED light
+ altimeter
+ barometer
+ Tough MVT

CONs
– mineral Glass
– no Depth Meter
– no Magnetic Resistance
– no Sunrise Sunset

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GWN-1000 Model Range *may be updated

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

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The most distinctive specs of GWN-1000 *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)
— Smart Access (the system for analogue movements achieves multi-functionality and easy operability simultaneously through a combination of multiple motors and an electronic crown)
— Tough Movement (A CASIO-original thin analog movement made possible by hybrid mounting protects against damage and enables auto home position correction that helps keep you on time all the time)
— Digital compass (measures and displays direction as one of 16 points)
— Thermometer (can measure and display the outside temperature in a range from -10 C to 60 C)
Barometer (measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather)
Altimeter (The electronic mechanism “estimates” the altitude based on the air pressure)
Moon data (moon age of the specific date)
Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)

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


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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

Introducing GULFMASTER, the new G-SHOCK Series that’s designed and engineered with the maritime adventurer in mind.
GULFMASTER includes the first G-SHOCK models to incorporate both Triple Sensor Version 3 and Smart Access in the same watch. In addition to barometric pressure, altitude, bearing, and temperature readings, these new models also feature Tide Graph and Moon Age capabilities to help keep you in close touch with your natural environment. Sudden extreme changes in barometric pressure are alerted using a dial hand, LCD display, and alarm. Double LED lighting illuminates the LCD, and also adds a face light at 6 o’clock to keep information bright and easy to read even in total darkness.


G-Shock GWN-1000 on the wrist!

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Official GWN-1000 Specs / Features *for base version GWN-1000B-1B

  • Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Resin Band
  • Neobrite
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Double LED light
    LED light for the face (Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow)
    LED backlight for the digital display (Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow)
  • Solar powered
  • Time calibration signal reception
    Auto receive up to six* times a day (remaining auto receives canceled as soon as one is successful)
    *5 times a day for the Chinese calibration signal
    Manual receive
    The latest signal reception results
  • Time Calibration Signals
    Station name: DCF77 (Mainflingen, Germany)
    Frequency: 77.5 kHz
    Station name: MSF (Anthorn, England)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: WWVB (Fort Collins, United States)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: JJY (Fukushima, Fukuoka/Saga, Japan)
    Frequency: 40.0 kHz (Fukushima) / 60.0 kHz (Fukuoka/Saga)
    Station name: BPC (Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China)
    Frequency: 68.5 kHz
  • The auto hand home position correction
  • Digital compass
    Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
    Measuring range: 0 to 359°
    Measuring unit: 1°
    60 seconds continuous measurement
    Hand indication of north
    Bidirectional calibration
    Magnetic declination correction
  • Altimeter
    Measuring range: –700 to 10,000 m (–2,300 to 32,800 ft.)
    Measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.)
    Hand indication of altitude differential
    Manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time)
    Auto log data (High/low altitudes, cumulative ascent and descent)
    Others: Relative altitude readings (±100m /±1000m), Selectable measurement interval: 5 seconds or 2 minutes
    *1 second for first 3 minutes only
    *Changeover between meters (m) and feet (ft)
  • Barometer
    Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
    Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
    Hand indication of pressure differential
    Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
    Barometric pressure tendency information alarm (beep and arrow indicates significant changes in pressure)
    *Changeover between hPa and inHg
  • Thermometer
    Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
    Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
    *Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
  • Moon data (moon age of the specific date)
  • Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
  • World time
    29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 60 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
  • 5 daily alarms
  • Hourly time signal
  • Hand shift feature (manual or auto (during altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature measurement))
  • Battery level indicator
  • Power Saving (display goes blank and hands stop 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: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second)
    Digital: Hour, minute, second, am/pm, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
  • Approx battery operating time:
    6 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    23 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
  • Size of case : 44.9×55.8×16.2mm
  • Total weight : 101g

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GWN-1000 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

GWN-Q1000

GN-1000

GWN-1000

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2016

2015

2014

Accuracy

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

Light

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) Double LED light

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) and LED light (Super Illuminator)

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) Double LED light

Alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second Countdown range: 60 minutes Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)

Stopwatch

1/100-second stopwatch Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99'' Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap time, split time

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

Yes

World Time

31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), One-touch UTC Time Zone Access, daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping

29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off

29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping

Altimeter

Yes

No

Yes

Barometer

Yes

No

Yes

Depth Meter

Yes

No

No

Magnetic Resistance

Yes

No

No

Sunrise Sunset

Yes

No

No

Tough MVT

Yes

No

Yes

Case / bezel material

 Resin / stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Glass

Inner anti-reflective coating sapphire glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral glass

Battery

Solar powered CTL1616

2 years on SR927W

Solar powered CTL1616

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

48x57.3x17

50.5×53.4×15.9

44.9×55.8×16.2

Full features (if you want to know more)

GWN-Q1000 Wiki

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GWN-1000 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 GWN-1000 (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.

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Recent News about GWN-1000 

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You ask, we answer…

What does Tough Solar in GWN-1000 mean?

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

What is Smart Access in GWN-1000?

It is the system for analogue movements that achieves multi-functionality and easy operability simultaneously through a combination of multiple motors and an electronic crown.

What does Tide graph in GWN-1000 show?

Tide level for specific date and time.

What is Tough Movement in GWN-1000?

It’s a CASIO-original thin analog movement made possible by hybrid mounting protects against damage and enables auto home position correction that helps keep you on time all the time).


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