This Full Metal G-SHOCK Defies Categories

The GMB2100 is the thinnest full metal G-Shock yet and it combines style with practicality.

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  • Brand: G-Shock
  • Product: GMB2100D-1A
  • Size: 49.8mm x 44.4mm x 12.8mm/165g
  • Price: $550
  • From: casio.com

        Can you dress up a G-Shock? After getting our hands on the new GMB2100D-1A, from the first ever full metal GMB2100 series, the answer is an emphatic: Yes!

        While watch enthusiasts are used to thinking of their timepieces in various categories - work, beach, sport, dive, dress, etc - G-Shock's newest offering is a watch that defies categories. It's durable enough for your adventures and sharp enough for a day at the office. Released on July 28th for pre-order, this new model is available in classic steel, black IP-coated steel, and copper IP-coated steel.

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        What We Like

        The stainless steel bezel retains the iconic octagonal shape, but elevates the previous design with a polished and stylish look. All week, we couldn't help but notice the bezel catching the light, thanks to the round hairline finish applied to the top surface and mirror polish on the sides of the case.

        At 12.8mm, the GMB2100D-1A is slimmer than previous G-Shocks, so it easily slips under a shirt sleeve. Whether you are dressed up for the office or just in long sleeves on a weekend adventure, this thinner design makes a huge difference. While the watch is slimmer compared to previous models, it doesn’t lose its durability. After all, it is a G-Shock. Through high-density mounting, G-Shock is able to keep the analog-digital combination module slim without sacrificing features. The result is a sleek, compact design that wears easily on the wrist.

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        While the GMB2100D-1A looks more like a dress watch than previous 2100 models, it still retains the quintessential features that have earned G-Shock legendary status in the watch world. It's water resistant up to 200m, shock-resistant and pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth® and the new CASIO Watches app. Plus, with Tough Solar Power, a high-brightness LED light and a range of other convenient functions, the stunning metal timepiece continues to deliver value and practical utility.

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        Who It’s For

        With three different case finishes, this timepiece has something for everyone. For us, this full steel G-Shock delivers a durable, classy timepiece that can pull double-duty on the trail or in a meeting room. For those who want to dress up without worrying about any nicks or bumps the timepiece might encounter, this watch is for you. Whether you are working in an office, from home or heading out to dinner, you would be hard-pressed to find an occasion that the new GMB2100D-1A is not perfect for.

        Verdict

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        The GMB2100 combines everything we love about the previous 2100 watches with an all-encompassing, stainless steel case and bracelet to make it an essential go-to for every collector. The slim design slides comfortably under every dress shirt while the G-Shock technology keeps it one of the most durable timepieces on the market.

        Price: $550+

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