G-Shock Classic Digital Watches Rating Calculations

In order to compose [what we think] a statistically significant G-Shock Rating System, we needed to go deeper into technical specs and compare them within the relevant watch collection. In this very case, we took all G-Shock Classic Digital series (within the relevant price category) and started comparing details. We stick to the point you are to know our rating calculations methods since it is not a black box [like in most services & shops] and you may find new details about other watches. Hope you will like our tremendous job and will continue using our magazine in your current and future purchases πŸ™‚

Size Rating Calculations

Size RatingLengthWidthHeightAverage
GM-690053,949,7 18,640,73
DW-570048,945,413,435,90
GM-560049,6 43,212,935,23
GW-232052,546,415,638,17
DW-590051,446,815,537,90
GMD-S690048,84612,735,83
DW-D550045,446,213,635,07
GW-M561046,743,212,734,20
GD-1005551,217,441,20
GW-790052,45017,740,03
G-290052,445,916,538,27
DW-690053,25016,339,83

Size Rating Winners & Losers

SeriesSize Rating
GM-6900β˜…β˜…
DW-5700 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GM-5600 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-2320β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-5900β˜…β˜…β˜…
GMD-S6900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-D5500β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-M5610β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GD-100β˜…β˜…
GW-7900β˜…β˜…
G-2900β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-6900β˜…β˜…

*the watches that are similar to “the smallest” size may get the same rating

Weight Rating Calculations & Winners & Losers

Series Rating Weight Rating
GM-690096β˜…β˜…
DW-5700 53β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GM-5600 73β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-232067β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-590060β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GMD-S690049β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-D550056β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-M561052β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GD-10072β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-790071β˜…β˜…β˜…
G-290058β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-690067β˜…β˜…β˜…

Functions Rating Calculations

*we took all common features in the Digital model range (from new watches to old watches) and listed them in the table. Some features have more power (like Tough Solar or G-Shock Bluetooth technology) and they receive more points than others.

FunctionsPoints
Flash alert1
Countdown timer with Auto-Repeat1
Electro-luminescent backlight1
World time/Dual Time/Multi time1
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)1
Solar Powered2
Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 62
1/100-second stopwatch1
e-DATA MEMORY1

Full Table with Calculations β†’

Functions Rating Winners & Losers

SeriesFunctions Rating
GM-6900β˜…β˜…
DW-5700 β˜…β˜…
GM-5600 β˜…β˜…
GW-2320β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-5900β˜…β˜…
GMD-S6900β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-D5500β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-M5610β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GD-100β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-7900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
G-2900β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-6900β˜…β˜…

Price Rating Calculations & Winners & Losers

*we took Japan’s official price and converted it to USD. The price may not be the same as on Amazon or other marketplaces, but it is good for building a representative rating system.

Price $ Rating
GM-6900180β˜…β˜…
DW-5700 155β˜…β˜…β˜…
GM-5600 195β˜…β˜…
GW-2320186β˜…β˜…
DW-590099β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GMD-S6900105β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-D5500254β˜…
GW-M5610195β˜…β˜…
GD-100117β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-7900215β˜…β˜…
G-290080β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-6900110β˜…β˜…β˜…

*Although some watches may have the cheapest price, they may not get the highest rate because of poor functions rating.


Full Table with Calculations β†’

Materials Winners & Losers

SeriesMaterials Rating
GM-6900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-5700 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GM-5600 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-2320β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-5900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GMD-S6900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-D5500β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-M5610β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GD-100β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
GW-7900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
G-2900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
DW-6900β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Global G-Shock Digital Rating *average from all features

GW-M5610

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

GMD-S6900

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

G-2900

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

GW-2320

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

DW-D5500

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

DW-5700

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

DW-5900

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

GD-100

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

GW-7900

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

GM-5600

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

DW-6900

Rating: 3 out of 5.

GM-6900

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.