G-Shock model number reference

Ever wonder what the little hang tag that comes with your G-Shock means? Find out here. These tables attempt to decode what the full model number of a G-Shock means. This table has been built on the excellent work of the mysterious 'Buddha-G' along with trawling of the G-Shock Perfect Search.

[top]G-Shock Model number notation


GW - M 5600 BC - 1 A JF
Type
Code
- Model
Prefix
Model
Number
Model
Suffix
- Color Order Market


As it can be seen the model number is split into various groups which are decoded below. Note not all groups will necessarily be present. For example most G-Shock typically have a full model number of the format Type Code-Model Number-Colour Market (eg. GX-56-4DR). Typically if Order code is present Market code will not be.

[top]Type code

AW Analogue Water resistant
AWG Analogue Water resistant ?
BG Baby-G
DW Digital Water resistant
GA G-Shock Cool or G Analog on the XL bodies
GC G-Shock Cool
GD G Digital on the XL bodies
GDF ?
GF G-Frogman
GL G-Lide
GLX G-Lide X
GRX G-Ride X
GS Giez
GW G-Shock Waveceptor
GWF G-Shock Waveceptor Frogman
GX G-Shock eXtra
GXW G-Shock eXtra 'Jiekkusushirizu' Waveceptor
MRG Majestic Reality G-Shock
MTG Metal Twisted G-Shock
WW Wide temp Water resistant

[top]Model Prefix

A Analog
M Multiband Waveceptor
S ?
T Titanium Case

[top]Model Number

xxxx Far too numerous to list! Can be one, three or four digits.

[top]Model Suffix

*Special model suffixes (collaborations and limited editions) in seperate table
b Black or Negative display
B 2nd wave of a non-limited edition
BC Combi Bracelet
C sCrewback
D Metal Bracelet
G ?
J ?
L Leather band
NV Navy
T Titanium Bracelet

[top]Color

On certain Gs indicates highlight colour
1 Black
2 Blue
3 Green
4 Orange or Red
5 Brown
6 Purple
7 White
8 Grey
9 Yellow or Gold

[top]Order

Unsure as to significance of this code
A 1st Wave (25= Dawn Black, 30= Rising Red)
B 2nd Wave (30= Initial Blue)
C 3rd Wave (25= Master Blue,30= Resist Black)
D 4th Wave (30= Unnamed carbon wave)
E 5th Wave (25= Glorious Gold, 30= Lightning Yellow

[top]Market

DR Export, non Japanese Domestic Market (JDM)
ER European Release
J JDM
JF JDM

[top]Special Model Suffixes

[top]Special Editions

Hey the rectangular box is just to show sendcos, it moves every second. It is kind of pointless but looks cool. In adjustment mode (when you try to change the time and date) the number in the top left is still the month and day but the number in the top left is the year. Hope this helped

[top]Men In Series

Special model suffix denotes Men In Series
BL Men in Earth Blue
BP Men in dark Purple
BW Men In Garish Black
ER Men in Military Colors
GY Men in Smoky Grey
LG Men In White Gray
MB Men In Black
P men in ice white
R men in Rescue orange
RD Men in Burning Red
MS Men in ruSty black OR Men in Smoke
Y Men In Yellow
Z Men In Black

[top]Collaborations

Special model suffix denotes Collaboration. Also see G-Shock Collaboration and Limited Edition list Note not all will be printed on caseback, some are only shown on box, hangtag or packaging.
AC Americas Cup
BKC Brooklyn Circus
BN Blue Note
BTN Burton
BPAS Passarella Death Squad (British clothing label)
CI Channel Islands (surfboard and clothing company)
DGK DGK aka Dirty Ghetto Kids
EH Eric Haze
EV Evangelion
FSFAT Illest (US Clothing Label)
GE Globe
HB Donald Takayama - Hawaiian Pro Designs (JDM)
HP Hawaiian Pro - Surf Event
JP Donald Takayama - Hawaiian Pro Designs (USDM)
K Love The Sea And Earth - I.C.E.R.C. and Earthwatch and/or WCCS - World Coral Reef Conservation Society
KR Krink (graffiti ink)
LOW Lower (NZ clothing label)
LP Love The Power Of Fashion
LR LRG - Lifted Research Group (will sometimes also use "K")
LV Luis Vito (Snowboarder)
MRC Mr Cartoon (US tattoo and graffiti artist)
MH Maharishi UK clothing label)
MNM Eminem (Hip Hop Artist)
MT Medicom Toys (Baerbrick)
NS Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
RAF Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
RU Rush (Polish clothing label)
SR Surfrider Foundation
SRF Surfrider Foundation
ST Stussy (US / Japan clothing label)
STS Stussy (US / Japan clothing label)
TC Triple Crown of Surfing
TH The Hundreds (LA based lifestyle project)
VT Generic code used to signify a limited release
WC WCCS - World Coral Reef Conservation Society or FIFA World Cup
WF FIFA World Cup 98 France
X In4mation (US clothing label)
XA In4mation (US clothing label)
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