Fakes G-Shocks are bad, very bad. Sadly they are also very common. The quality is also generally very poor. This part of the wiki will document some of the more common fake G-Shock models out there along with the genuine article for comparison.
General signs for spotting a fake
The LCD looks cheap in comparison to a genuine G-Shock
No G-Shock text on the bezel
Cheap looking materials and packaging
The sale or auction includes poor and out of focus pictures
If the price is too...
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.
G-Shock Model number notation
So your used G-Shock has arrived. First thing most will want to do is give the watch a good clean to remove dirt / soap / skin / DNA which can accumulate after years of use. Sadly there is no magic method for cleaning your G-Shock, all it needs is a little effort.
What you need
Small toothbrush (not to be used on teeth again)
Sink or container for water
Tools for removing band and bezel (optional)
Remove the G-Shock band and bezel...
The rising national debt is the focus of mounting concern in Washington, D.C. and nationwide. On June 26, AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy held a National Town Meeting across the country and online to address this topic.
On June 26, 3500 Americans came together in 38 cities and communities across the country to join an unprecedented, non-partisan discussion about our federal budget. Thousands of people weighed the options available and voiced their priorities in facilitated...
Casio / G-Shock Japan have released official apps for both the iphone and android. This guide sets out how to install the Japan only Android app onto your Android phone. When installed you get a cool DW-5600 Firefox clock widget, G-Shock launcher, G-shock wallpaper, G-shock live wallpaper and twitter(!) client.
1. The official page for the app is here > http://g-shock.jp/app/ and here > https://market.android.com/details?id=jp.co.casio.gshock . You cannot install this app in the UK or US...
This article lists known recommended G-Shock sellers by country. Those known to ship internationally are highlighted in bold.
Joy11891666 Telecom shop
G-Shock spare parts suppliers are listed by country. Those highlighted in bold are known to ship internationally, others may but this has not been verified.
bbtiesto (eBay seller) - http://stores.ebay.com/bbtiesto-G-Shock-Store
Javy's - 852-3669-1000 - email@example.com - http://http://www.javys.com
Casio UK - 020 8208 9567 - http://www.casio.co.uk/Support/
Tiktox - http://www.tiktox.com
Anytime310/vbeme (eBay seller) - http://stores.ebay.com/Anytime-310...
After years of sterling service it's quite likely the painted text on your G-Shock resin bezel has worn and faded. The inlaid text can be repainted quite easily, this guide will show you how.
What you need
Enamal model paint (Humbrol or similar in the UK, Testors or similar in the US). Others have used nail gloss however we have not tried this.
White for the white text. The actual colour Casio use is off white, however we normally just use white.
Red for the red text. Humbrol...
Welcome to the G-Shockzone wiki which is dedicated to G-Shocks, Baby-G and Casio watches.
We'll be adding reference information, articles and how to guides to the wiki as time goes on. Of course the beauty of a wiki is everyone can get involved, so if you've something to add please do so.
G-Shock Collaboration and Limited Edition list
G-Shock model number reference
G-Shock spare parts listing
G-Shock spare parts suppliers
Where to buy G-Shock
Collaborator / Edition
Black Resist 30th Anniversary Series
Casio's third series celebrating 30 years of G-Shock
Collaborator / Edition
DGK x G-Shock G-8900DGK-7