EDITOR’S PICK: Is the shockingly light G-Shock GMW-B5000TCM in titanium worth the price premium?

EDITOR’S PICK: The G-Shock remains an enduring favourite for combining a super-tough build with a very accessible price point. But with the brand now launching watches in new materials those prices are starting to creep up. So does the G-Shock GMW-B5000TCM still provide bang for its buck? Zach looks back at his first month with the watch on his wrist. In what could be seen as an appeal to Swiss watch collectors – or perhaps just those who prefer lighter…

The tastiest red dials of 2021 from cherry delight to a bracing Negroni…

It’s summer in the Western hemisphere, so it’s time to get out those bright wrist colours and escape the tedium of monochrome. And if you’re languishing in the Aussie winter, well, this year’s tastiest red dials are a mere wrist roll away from perking up your day. Strangely, half of the watches in this story turn out to be collaborative efforts between watch media and brands, showing how these hook-ups can often result in more imaginative and, in this case,…

Am I too old for a purple G-Shock? Don’t ask my kids.

Feel free to judge me. After reading my story on wanting a demure 36mm Carrera reissue in 18K gold on a leather strap, you might think I’m losing my marbles buying this dazzling all-metal purple G-Shock, the CasioGMWB5000RD-4. While supposedly red, close-up it’s a vibrant flash of mad purple-ish burgundy. And boy does it it cheer me up, even at about 160 grams feeling much weightier than a normal G-Shock Square. It just feels “right”. But does it also look…

EDITOR’S PICK: The ultimate dad-watch is the Full Metal G-Shock GMW-B5000V

Editor’s note: Having kids make you think about watches differently. Not so much in the manner of potential heirloom appraisal. More that durability and scratch-resistance quickly become more urgent priorities when you’re trying to avoid copping one in the knackers from an excitable three-year who’s whirling a toy lightsaber with deadly intent. Luckily, Andrew has found the solution… Full disclosure. This G-Shock was a gift from the brand to show their support for a passion project I’ve launched called The…

From Eminem to Spike Lee, the G-Shock is still the celebrity beater of choice

As the only digital watch with street cred and a bullet-proof reputation, the humble G-Shock is cooler than ever. Even after its heyday in the 2000s, celebrities with million-dollar collections still throw on their Gs for a casual day out, and here’s the stone-cold proof. Inspired by last week’s story on a busted down Ben Baller G-Shock, take a look at these everyday G-Shocks that are good enough for A-list wrists. Eminem No frosted gold AP Royal Oak for Eminem’s…