Casio G Shock Premium GW-A1100 watch mixes tough looks with digital compass and radio wave reception

Casio G Shock Premium aviator watch

Sporting a satisfying amount of complicated looking dials and buttons, the beefy Casio G Shock Premium GW-A1100 was announced at the recent London Watch Show.

Casio G Shock Premium aviator watch

Styled to look like a cross between something you’d see on the flight deck of the WW2 bomber and a gizmo from a sci-fi movie, the watch packs in a ton of tech, including a new direct compass and Smart Access functions.

Casio G Shock Premium mixes beefy looks with digital compass and radio wave reception

It looks a tough beastie, with a watch face hewn from sapphire mineral glass and the usual super-tough resin case and band.

Other specs for the 93g solar-powered watch include a quick lock system, alarm, stopwatch, fly-back chronograph and multi-band 6 radio control.

All this hi-tech wizadry doesn’t come cheap though, with Amazon currently offering the CASIO G-SHOCK GW-A110-01A3JF for around £430.

Casio G Shock Premium mixes beefy looks with digital compass and radio wave reception

Here’s the full specs:

Construction
Triple G Resist (Shock-resistant, resistant to centrifugal gravitational force and vibration-resistant)
Water Resistance
200 meters
Digital Compass
Hand indication of north (20 seconds continuous measurement); bidirectional calibration; magnetic declination correction
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
World Time
29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching/ standard time and Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch
1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 120 minutes; elapsed time; flyback
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 minute; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Other Functions
Automatic hands correction; daily alarm; full auto-calendar; battery recharge warning; date display
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 29 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
  • *Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
48.4 × 53.8 × 17.3 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 93 g

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4 Comments on “Casio G Shock Premium GW-A1100 watch mixes tough looks with digital compass and radio wave reception”

  1. At US$675.00 I think it’s just too expensive. I say this comparing it to the new Apple Watch is supposed to retail starting at US$349.00 and packs one helluva lot more features, apps and bells & whistles. I need a new watch; my old Casio is just to dated, and I want the most bang for the buck.

  2. Casio always offers high-quality watches at such attractive prices, they are rugged & reliable timepieces. The G Shock series is my only choice for digital watches now

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