Best G-Shock Square Watches

In the year 2020, Casio celebrated the 38th anniversary of its G-Shock watch. The iconic timepiece’s story began in 1981 when Kikuo Ibe, engineer, and head of design, set out to create a watch that could withstand the shock of gravity and survive the “triple 10” test: a 10-meter drop, 10 atmospheres of water pressure, and with a 10-year battery life. After two years of drop-testing 200 mock-ups, Ibe’s team found success, and the G-Shock watch was born, the chunky, square digital DW-5200C model.

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The early G-Shock’s were more practical than pretty. Later, Casio collaborated with artists and fashion designers to create traditional round dials in attractive styles with luminescent hands and indices in many colorful options. But it would be the array of innovations that would keep the G-Shock’s popularity alive with features like solar-powered, radio-controlled atomic timekeeping, and ABC sensors (altimeter-barometer-compass). These timepieces turned into cool tool watches attracting police officers, firefighters, hikers, and others. Today, many of the G-Shock models have “gone back to square one.” If you’re ready to “be square,” check out our collection of the Best Square G-Shock Watches.

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Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: DW5600E-1V)
Casio G-Shock DW56E-IV
  • 12-24-hour digital display
  • quartz movement
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Casio Men's G-SHOCK Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1)
Best Budget Watch
Casio G-Shock GWM 5610-1
  • colorful digital dial
  • mineral crystal
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CASIO Watch G-SHOCK G shock GX Series Tough Solar Radio Clock MULTIBAND 6 GXW-56-1BJF Men's
Casio G-Shock GWX-56-1BJF
  • digital display
  • day & date
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G-Shock DW5600SK-1 Black One Size
Casio G-Shock DW 5600 SK-1
  • transparent case
  • digital display
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Casio DW5600HDR-1 G-Shock X The Hundreds Special Edition Watch
Best Mid-Range Watch
Casio DW 5600 HDR-1 G-Shock X
  • digital display
  • EL backlight
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Men's Casio G-Shock Adrenalin Red Series Connected Limited Edition Watch GWB5600AR-1
Casio G-Shock GWB5600AR Adrenalin Red
  • solar power
  • Bluetooth
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Casio G-Shock DW560BB Men's Watch
  • digital display
  • quart movement
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Casio DW-5600BBN-1 G-Shock Black Out Basic Digital Men039;s Watch (Nylon Band)
Casio G-Shock DW-5600 BPN-1 Black Out Watch
  • digital display
  • blackout dial
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Casio G-Shock DW56E-IV

Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: DW5600E-1V)

The G-Shock DW56E-IV is from the 5600 series dating back to 1987 and has been one of the world’s most popular collections. The square black case has a diameter of 45 mm but is only 15 mm thick to fit nicely under the cuff. The digital display with 12 and 24-hour formats is light gray with red, yellow, and blue accents. Read the dial easily with the push button light display. The dial window is mineral crystal.

The complications of this G-Shock model includes a multi-functional alarm with an hourly time signal that can be disabled. The countdown timer has a 24-hour range and the 1/100ths -seconds stopwatch features elapsed and split-time modes. The quartz movement keeps accurate time within +/- 15 seconds per month.

The DW56E-IV is water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft) and is matched with a black durable plastic band.

Specifications

  • 12-24-hour digital display
  • quartz movement
  • chronograph
  • resin bezel
  • plastic band
  • auto-calendar
  • case size: 45 mm
  • water resistance: 200 mm
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Casio G-Shock GWM 5610-1

Casio Men's G-SHOCK Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1)

The Casio GWM 5610-1 has the classic look of a G-Shock with a black resin square case and gray digital dial with colorful accents. The case has a diameter of 46.7 mm is thicker than some models at 43.7 mm. A hard mineral crystal protects the dial, and an EL backlight lights up the dial. It’s matched with a durable black plastic band.

Powered by Casio’s Tough Solar and quartz movement, this timepiece is multi-functional including atomic timekeeping a world time in 48 cities. Functions include 5 daily alarms, a full auto-calendar, and chronographic functions like a stopwatch and countdown timer. Accurate time is kept for 10 months to full charge by receiving time calibration radio signals. A power-saving function helps reserve energy.

The GWM 5610-1 is water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet) and is a high-quality watch at a great price.

Specifications

  • colorful digital dial
  • mineral crystal
  • multi-functional
  • solar-powered
  • quartz movement
  • chronograph
  • atomic timekeeping
  • resin case
  • plastic band
  • case size: 46.7 mm
  • water resistance: 200 meters
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Casio G-Shock GWX-56-1BJF

CASIO Watch G-SHOCK G shock GX Series Tough Solar Radio Clock MULTIBAND 6 GXW-56-1BJF Men's

From the G-Shock GX Series, the GWX-56-1BJF Multi-Band 6 has a black square resin case with a diameter of 19.0 and a thickness of 17.5 making it a good choice for smaller wrists. The bright yellow digital displays the day and date and has a mineral dial cover. Casio’s Tough Solar eliminates battery needs. It’s matched with a black resin case.

Functions include a backlight, alarm, and chronograph. This model comes in a boxed set that includes an instruction manual and warranty card and is perfect for gifting. It’s mud and dust resistant for surviving construction sites. And with a water-resistance of 200 meters (660 ft), it’s safe for water sports and scuba diving.

Specifications

  • digital display
  • day & date
  • chronograph
  • solar power
  • mineral dial cover
  • mud & dust resistant
  • includes instruction & warranty
  • resin band
  • case size: 19.0 mm
  • water resistance: 200 meters
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Casio G-Shock DW 5600 SK-1

G-Shock DW5600SK-1 Black One Size

From the Clear Skeleton Series of Casio’s Classic Digital Collection, the G-Shock DW 5600 SK is a fun watch with a sporty look that is sure to be a conversation starter. The 48.9 gray square stainless steel case has a resin overlay that is transparent, and the digital dial is gray. It’s matched with a clear semi-transparent band with a tang buckle. The dial lens is a hard mineral to protect against scrapes and scratches.

This G-Shock model is powered by quartz movement. An EL backlight makes it easy to see the display in low light. Functions are practical and useful and include time display in 12 and 24-hour format and a full-auto calendar. Multiple alarms and an hourly-time signal have flashes and buzzers. Chronographic functions include a countdown timer with a time-up alarm and a 1/100ths stopwatch. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft).

Specifications

  • transparent case
  • digital display
  • mineral dial cover
  • clear resin band
  • multifunctional
  • alarm flashes and buzzers
  • chronograph
  • quartz movement
  • case size: 48.9
  • water-resistance: 200 meters
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Best Mid-Range Watch

Casio DW 5600 HDR-1 G-Shock X

Casio DW5600HDR-1 G-Shock X The Hundreds Special Edition Watch

Casio’s G-Shock X from The Hundreds Collection is a Special Edition to celebrate the Hundreds Streetwear Brand and collaboration with the company. The black square case has dimensions of 42.8 mm and the digital dial displays time, day, and date in white with red and yellow Hundreds brand logo. The EL backlight has afterglow for easier reading in the dark, and the dial has start/stop, light, mode, and adjust buttons.

Japanese quartz movement keeps time accurate to +/- 15 seconds per month. Complications include a multifunctional alarm and hourly time signal with flash and buzzer alerts. Chronograph functions include a countdown timer with auto-repeat function and alarm and a 1/100ths seconds stopwatch. The auto-calendar is programmed until 2039.

This G-Shock model is water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft). The black matching band also features The Hundreds logo. It has a 2-year battery life.

Specifications

  • digital display
  • EL backlight
  • chronograph
  • auto-calendar
  • multifunctional alarm
  • flash and buzzer alerts
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • 2-year battery life
  • case size: 42.8 mm
  • water-resistance: 200 meters
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Casio G-Shock GWB5600AR Adrenalin Red

Men's Casio G-Shock Adrenalin Red Series Connected Limited Edition Watch GWB5600AR-1

From the Adrenalin Red Series, the G-Shock GWB5600AR Limited Edition features a high energy design with a square matte black case and electric red dial with a white digital display. Casio’s Tough Solar powers the Japanese quartz movement and Bluetooth connectivity keeps accurate time from an online server. A super-illuminating LED backlight gives the look and extra jolt of energy.

Functions of the Adrenalin Red include Multiband 6 atomic timekeeping and world time in 39 zones. The time is displayed in 12/24-hour formats, and a full auto-calendar displays the date. Chronograph functions include a 1/100th seconds stopwatch and 24-hour countdown timer. Stay on schedule with 4 daily alarms and a snooze alarm.

The 42.8 mm resin case has a resin bezel and is matched with a black resin band. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft).

 

Specifications

  • solar power
  • Bluetooth
  • quartz movement
  • digital display
  • multiband 6
  • daily alarms
  • chronograph
  • resin band & case
  • case size: 42. 8 mm
  • water resistance: 200 meters
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Best High-End Watch

Casio G-Shock DW560BB Men's Watch

The Casio G-Shock DW560BB-IJF is a connected radio solar watch for men. The silver stainless steel square 43.2 mm case and matching band give this timepiece a high-end look that pairs well with business and formal attire. At only 13 mm thick, it will fit nicely under the cuff. The digital dial features a brick-patterned background and has start-stop, time set, mode, and adjust buttons.

Special features for this G-Shock model include world time, timer, and stopwatch. It comes with a matching band and is water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft).

Specifications

  • digital display
  • quart movement
  • world time
  • chronograph
  • stainless steel case & band
  • radio connected
  • solar power
  • case size: 43.2 mm
  • water resistance: 200 meters
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Casio G-Shock DW-5600 BPN-1 Black Out Watch

Casio DW-5600BBN-1 G-Shock Black Out Basic Digital Men039;s Watch (Nylon Band)

The stealthy G-Shock Black Out Watch is a great choice for police offers and security workers. The black 42.8 mm square case features a black digital dial with a reverse LED display. The design includes band hole rings and keepers made of stainless steel. A luminous blue-green backlight with afterglow makes the dial easier to see in the dark, yet is discreet. and with a thickness of only 13 mm, it’s easy to hide under the cuff.

The G-Shock Blackout is powered by quartz movement. Functions include a stopwatch, timer, and a month-day-date calendar. It’s paired with a black extra strong Cordura nylon fabric band for durability. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters (660feet).

 

Specifications

  • digital display
  • blackout dial
  • luminous backlight
  • quartz movement
  • Cordura fabric band
  • chronograph
  • case size: 42.8 mm
  • water resistance: 200 meters
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