The King of G-Shocks – GX56 – A Huge Casio Watch


If you are a true watch fan, you have heard about the Casio G-Shock line of watches and probably own or have owned at least one of these watches.  The G-Shock line is very popular among watch collectors and people that do outdoor activities that involve getting a little dirty and even getting hurt.  The Casio G-Shock watches are extremely tough and can probably survive a nuclear explosion (well maybe, we haven’t tested a G-Shock in a nuclear explosion, yet).

Casio has now released their latest edition to the G-Shock line called the GX56 and has nicknamed it the “The King of G-Shock”, because of its massive size.  The GX56 measures at 55.5 millimeters x 53.6 millimeters x 17.5 millimeters.

The GX56 watch is as tough as any regular sized G-Shock and is equipped with a solar panel and a large rechargeable battery.  The watch face has mineral crystal for increased resistance to scratches and is resistant to mud damage.  The GX56 also includes a countdown timer, a stop watch, alarm, and world timer.

G-Shock is thrilled to offer this new level of shock resistance and technically advanced features in a lightweight functional timepiece. With its fashion-forward large case, the Ultimate Tough GX56 truly continues the G-Shock Tradition of Toughness and Technology – Shigenori Itoh, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division.

The Casio G-Shock GX56 is available in two colors; Black (GX56-1A) and the appropriately named Hazard Orange (GX56-4).  The price for the new G-Shocks is set at $150 USD.


[Source:  Casio America]


  1. Michael says

    Mike, they haven’t released the GX56 line yet, I believe they’ll be available in the next few month, Casio’s press release said Fall 2010.

    I think you should be able to pick them up at amazon, once released.

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