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5.0 out of 5 stars Robust, Light and Looks Great, 9 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Casio Men's G-Shock White Watch GA-120A-7AER (Watch)
This model is the GA-120, from the G-Shock 'over-sized' range - there are other models, in other colours that may also appeal to you. Introducing white and other colours into the range of options on offer has been very effectively used by phone and even camera makers in recent years, so its a logical extension (yet still an act of genius) for Casio to do the same for watches!

Amazon's super-saver delivery delivered the goods in a timely manner as always, and easy to set up straight out the tin - It arrives set to Tokyo time so a quick reference to the instructions is a must to set it to London time (you set the time zone, the analog hands spin through the hours to the right time - oddly soothing to 'watch'...).

The unit is frankly brilliant - Really light in weight at under 80g, eye-catchingly big and chunky, gets compliments, and looking at it still makes me smile every time its so different from anything else. Night time illumination is provided by pushing a button like on most digital watches but you're also able to set it to light up automatically every time you hold it up.

Don't know how long the battery lasts, G-Shocks traditionally have had up to a 10 year battery life and don't doubt this won't be much different - But as with most watches of this type, I'd say the resin strap (which is anti-bacterial treated btw) could get stressed and tear before that unless you are fastidious about washing w tap water after swimming, exercise or even just a warm day sweating onto it.

Have posted a pic up to show you what it looks like on the wrist.

Edited addition +2 months: Ok still loving the watch, the white finish hasn't marked/discoloured as yet. It's been so long since I've used a resin strap that forgot one key disadvantage is heat-rash on the strap, but that seems to have died down now and isn't this particular models fault (just resin straps in general). Oh and think of it as more of a 'fashion piece' than a 'time piece' - You can tell the time of course, but it's often not incredibly clear what the precise minute is, and the LED light for night use is a feature that works better on paper than in practice...
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