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Mens Casio G-Shock Alarm Chronograph Watch GX-56-1AER

£150.00
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starstarstarstarstar 4.91/5 Based on 23 customer reviews

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Proudly called "The King Of G-Shock", this rugged men's Casio G-Shock watch features a massively oversized case, the largest ever produced for a G-Shock, with aGEL shock absorption system to ensure the watch is unbeatable, no matter what is thrown at it. The movement is Tough Solar, and has a stylish negative LCD display, with chronograph, perpetual calendar, world time, countdown timer, and alarm, all with high intensity EL backlight. The watch fastens with a wide, comfortable rubber strap.

Specification
Brand: Casio
Alarm: Yes
Analogue/Digital: Digital
Backlight: Yes
Bezel Type: Fixed
Case depth approx.: 14mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Resin
Case Shape: Square
Case width approx.: 54mm
Chronograph: Yes
Clasp type: Strap buckle
Date Function: Yes
Day Function: Yes
Dial Colour: LCD
Dual time: Dual Time
Gender: Gents
Glass: Mineral
Highly visible dial: Yes
Hour Markers: Arabic Numerals
Model Name: G-Shock
Month Function: Yes
Movement: Tough solar
Perpetual Calendar: Yes
Sports: Yes
Strap colour: Black
Strap Type: Rubber
24 hour dial: Yes
Water Resistancy: 200 metres
EAN: 4971850478591
Guarantee: 2 years
Packaging: Casio packaging
MPN: GX-56-1AER
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Specification
Brand: Casio
Alarm: Yes
Analogue/Digital: Digital
Backlight: Yes
Bezel Type: Fixed
Case depth approx.: 14mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Resin
Case Shape: Square
Case width approx.: 54mm
Chronograph: Yes
Clasp type: Strap buckle
Date Function: Yes
Day Function: Yes
Dial Colour: LCD
Dual time: Dual Time
Gender: Gents
Glass: Mineral
Highly visible dial: Yes
Hour Markers: Arabic Numerals
Model Name: G-Shock
Month Function: Yes
Movement: Tough solar
Perpetual Calendar: Yes
Sports: Yes
Strap colour: Black
Strap Type: Rubber
24 hour dial: Yes
Water Resistancy: 200 metres
EAN: 4971850478591
Guarantee: 2 years
Packaging: Casio packaging
MPN: GX-56-1AER
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Rating Breakdown (Average rating: 4.9 / 5)
Based on: 23 Reviews
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Review date: Fri 15th February 2013
5 Out of 12 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

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This is an excellent watch in many respects BUT to get maximum display illummination, it needs to be fully charged. At anything less than full charge, the display looks dark, especially indoors. Its a monor issue as you can always use the light button.
I bought this watch to use in the hot and sunny climate of Egypt, where the illumination issue does not arise, even at night time. This is a CASIO watch, so it is naturally rugged, accurate and reliable. It has the usual buttons which are easy to manipulate even with gloves on. There is a thick manual but I dont hink you will need it as the controls are very intuitive.
The good bits about this watch and why bought it are:
1. Waterproof to 200m. I use it for scuba diving and have been to 65m with it, without a problem.
2. Its rugged. Its been banged about by accident a few times. What do you expect on a rolling boat! No scratches or dents. Just give it a wipe and its fine.
3. Its mud proof the writing on the strap says mud resistant. Ive had it in serious amounts of mud - without a problem. The gel buttons do not allow anything to get in. A quick dip in water and its as good as new. The same for deposits of salt water!
4. Finally, the square shape and the dark numerals give it a stealth look. Great for wannabes everywhere!

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Review date: Sun 27th January 2013
6 Out of 12 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Awesome !

That is all I need to say about this watch, big bad and wont be missed on your wrist. I know Watchshop ask for product review but I think their service needs highlighting first. I ordered the watch at 1400 on Friday and it arrived 1200 noon on the Saturday. Im amazed by the service so do not worry about these guys... first class!

Now to the watch:

Build:
The watch is perfect in this regard. I am really impressed with the fit and finish. I have bought a few automatics at a far higher price only to receive them and find flaws in the crystal, bezel or other areas. It seems a little odd to look at the build quality of a plastic watch, but I think it really is put together well. Nothing misaligned or damaged.
It feels sturdy sits well and holds it position on the wrist.The strap feels comfortable with a cool buckle.

Daily wear:
As I said before I have only had the watch two days, but I wont be taking it off my wrist for some time.... well only for work as this is far to big to wear with a suit. The watch wears a lot smaller than I was expecting.Its comfortable. Very comfortable. I like the plastic rear case cover, it seems to make the watch stay put rather well. After about 20 mins, it stopped feeling weird and big and just felt comfortable.
I can however see people taking issue with the thickness of the case. It certainly doesnt wear well under a long sleeve shirt, but if you like a thick case, then you will certainly like the GX.

For me this is the best G-Shock I have seen for many many years. I have never owned a G-shock as I have always had doubts about the brand, but I decided for 2013 I would take the plunge and started by looking at the Mudman and Frogman. I am so glad I decided on this one! Nothing comes close to the King of G!!!!
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I think the mud resist buttons are cool Does the Gel really do anything? Given how tough G-shocks already are, I have no idea if the gel is anything aside from hype and an excuse to make a larger watch. If there would be the kind of jolt that would damage an average G-shock, I would be more worried about the health of the person it was strapped too.

GO on buy this you will not regret it. And lastly..... Well done Watchshop +AAAA service.

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Review date: Thu 17th January 2013
7 Out of 14 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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This watch is extremely BIG.

If you dont want to stand out, then walk on.

Yes it can be criticised for its basic functions, it has 2 time zones, stop watch and a few alarms, but not mutch else.....

Its all about bulk. And if you want the bulkiest, most OTT G-Shock then this is your baby!

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Review date: Mon 24th December 2012
7 Out of 14 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Its the best present I have ever gotten myself, the packaging and all was just perfect.

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Review date: Thu 11th October 2012
3 Out of 7 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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The GX56 also known as The King of G-shock is an ultimate mix of strength and style. Being a G-shock it is undoubtedly strong and if one thinks it is going to look too big in your hand then that is not the case. The back cover of watch has extra rubber protection which also makes it perfect fit for wearing. The negative display stands out from rest of the watches which also makes GX56 looks bit extra sturdy.

It has all necessary features such as 20 bar water resist, solar battery, hourly chimes, 5 alarms, snooze, world time, DST for local and world clock, start-stop, countdown timer, back light with auto illumination can be switched on/off.

The fitting of watch is a perfect on any hands and this is due to extra rubber protection on the backside of the watch. Not all the watch has this shield as GX56 has. It looks perfect with any costumes ranging from swimming trunks to business suits.

The added value is that it is a square module which gives a military looks. I have looked this watch in freezer for 30min, in water for 30min and I use it at my job, in gym and running on roads in rainy weather. It beats every possible climate. If I was a astronauts I would have took it with me in space so that I can make sure I have accurate time of planet earth.

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Review date: Wed 19th September 2012
8 Out of 14 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Excellent sevice, really really quick. The watch came the next day after ordering it!
Good looking watch with loads of features. really easy to change settings.
The only thing that its not so good is the display it is a bit dull and dark
I love this watch its great, and its the best watch Ive ever bought .

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Review date: Mon 10th September 2012
7 Out of 11 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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The service was excellent!
I ordered the watch on Sunday and it came to me on Tuesday.
Im very impressed!
The watch is great! Love all the features. its robust and it is easy to change settings. Really like the velvety black look with the red contrasts. The only thing that could be made better is the display. I think that the display isnt very clear.
But over all I love the watch!

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Review date: Thu 17th May 2012
5 Out of 9 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Wow what a watch and what a service after checking out a few other websites i found watch shop to be amongst the cheapest for this gshock and i got it the following day.

Its a great watch with loads of features and looks chunky and robust enough to for me to wear swimming and cycling, i have 3 others g shock but this is by far the biggers and best yet, i think this is the biggest watch you can wear without looking ridiculous!

A must have for any gshock fan and you know its the real deal from watch shop!

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Review date: Sat 7th January 2012
5 Out of 11 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Exellent product loved by my songood sevice and . my son loves the saver element and the fact that itis solar so no baterry to buy

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Review date: Wed 28th December 2011
9 Out of 13 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I brought this as a gift for my fella who is a gshock worshiper, he has 6 and counting. I was looking for the ultimate gshock for Xmas for him but had a budget of just over £100, I saw the king of G and thought that's it. It looked amazing on the photo. The watch came really quick and when I looked at it, I was even more impressed, the size of the face was big compared to his others so instantly made a statement, the red lining of the face gave it an even more wow factor. The quality was exceptional for the bargain price compared to other retailers. When I gave it to him, he was over the moon and has rated it as his best g shock by far. The strap is tough and comfortable as with his other g shocks but the red writing on the straps makes it more special, the watch is over sized and excellet for any g shock lover wanting to say look at me! Big thumbs up from menand even more bigger thumbs from the other half.

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Review date: Tue 20th December 2011
8 Out of 17 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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The GX56, or the 'KING'!
Well my first impressions of the "KING' was more like the 'prince'.
Upon opening the metal G-Shock tin my initial thoughts were it was smaller then what I was expecting considering the amount of online reviews and video's I had seen about this model. However pulling it out of the tin, removing the plastic wrapping and popping it onto my wrist it all made sense....it is indeed BIG!
For those of you who previously or currently own an oversize watch (45mm plus) I don't think you'll be as shocked however others may well be.
The watch itself though is extremely study and comes across as well built justifying the size. Just holding it in your hand and hearing the clink of the twin pronged buckle comes across as a well made, solid product.
It comes complete with 'Tough Solar' which utilises a solar panel around the display to transfers solar energy into a rechargeable battery. According to the manual 5 mins of sunlight per month is sufficient to keep the battery in good health although once its on high it can go without light for approximately 11 months whilst still working!
A feature of 'Mudman' models from the G-Shock collection is the buttons which are utilised on this watch. The red rubber parts are actually part of the bezel and by pushing here you activate the metal pushers which are on the module deeper inside. A common complaint regarding these buttons on the 'Mudman' models is that they are very stiff to operate and require a lot of force. It seems Casio have listened to this and the rubber parts on this model are softer and you can operate any of the buttons a lot easier. It is by no means the same as a regular 'G' however its a small price to pay for the increased protection this offers especially if your subjected to dirtier environments more often.
Scrolling through the modes the functions available are entry level:
time, day and date,
world time (or dual time),
alarms (4 normal, 1 snooze and a hourly signal alert),
stopwatch and
countdown timer.
Into the settings and you are able to adjust the following:
button tones (on or off)
daylight saving time (on or off)
length of time for the illumination to be activated with the press of a button (1.5 or 3 seconds)
auto illumination (on or off)
power save mode (on or off).

To be honest I think this model is all about Casio showing off the build and construction of the next level of G-Shock protection, (you can visibly see the shock absorber though the display area, on this variant it is in red), they are able to offer therefore I am not really surprised the functions are basic. However I would guess that for most owners the options available are adequate.
I don't really dislike anything on this model however if I was pressed to name something I would say it was the standard length of the strap. It is clearly longer then something like a DW6900 which makes me think Casio may have aimed this model to those with larger wrist sizes (circa 8") which I think is unfair as presently big watches are in and I have seen them on people who have smaller sized wrists and in my opinion its fine. I personally have a 6.5" wrist and would say its suitable.

In summary I think this model could well be looked at in the future as the start of a new chapter of G-Shock protection just as the original model is now, some 20 odd years ago. It's extremely well built and although feeling study the weight is nice and comfortable. This aids the fit of the watch which is why I would say you don't need to have a big wrist to sport it. It's comfortable and I have spoken to owners with various different size wrists who also say the same thing.

I would highly recommend this model or at least encourage you to try one on if your in the market for a new watch whether for work, play or both.

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Review date: Thu 29th September 2011
9 Out of 15 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Watch is HUGE and gets so many compliments and is well snazzy,my advice buy buy buy!!!One word of advice,you need big wrists and big hands so it don't look silly!!Love it

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Review date: Thu 14th July 2011
3 Out of 12 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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very good product and service, i was very impressed, the site is very easy to use, and provides the buyer with all the infomation needed, and swift delivery as well.

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Review date: Wed 1st June 2011
6 Out of 15 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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This is not the first time I buy a G-Shock and as always I am very happy with this one as all the previous ones. I always like wearing big watches since I have a big wrist and recently I have been looking for another sporty watch to fit my wrist and after a thorough research, the GX-56 did the job. When I received the watch, it was exactly how I imagined it in terms of size and fits nicely on my wrist.

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Review date: Thu 19th May 2011
10 Out of 18 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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The first time i saw this "Bad Boy "was on the wrist of my mate, he works on an oil rig, he was shouting its praise ,standing up to the riggors of work in the North Sea,, so I went on the web to find the best deal,, that was""WATCH SHOP""the watch arrived as promissed,, .Its a mans watch, without doubt,Big & Chunky ,perfect for outdoors ,yet not out of place against a nice white shirt cuff,,,the buttons are a joy to use as is the instruction book very easy to set up , & it dose what it says on the tin,, if your in doubt dont be,, if its tough enough for the ""Roughnecks" on the rig then it sure work for me,,so pleased with this purchace,even the illumination is better than i expected,,Ivor Scott

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Review date: Fri 25th March 2011
9 Out of 17 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Great Watch for the price - Big but very comfortable. My first G-Shock and not my last.

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Review date: Tue 22nd March 2011
7 Out of 13 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Best G-Shock. It's massive compared to other G-Shocks. King size. Looks so cool. Lupe Fiasco has this watch in his new video "The Show Goes On". So if his got, it's gotta be cool. Worth £90.

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Review date: Sat 12th February 2011
8 Out of 15 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Looks good on my 7.5" wrist

A good tough watch for outdoors

lots of groves to collect dirt and dust, but wearing it in the shower takes care of that.

Worth £90 but not as classy as a Suunto Core black orange.

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Review date: Sun 5th December 2010
6 Out of 15 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Casio GX-56. if you like the G-Shock you will love this watch. nice big large display easy to use buttons even when wearing gloves, solar powered, heavy duty wrist band, good color scheme and yet it weighs a lot less than comparable steel cased watches.

Another nice feature is that it is made in Japan where the first G-Shocks were made and it also has an excellent build quality and finish. I also like the no shine matt numeral display and the ability to mute button operations.

If you want a excellent watch that can take the rough and tumble and you do not want to pay the earth for it then this is the watch to have, need i say more.

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Review date: Sat 27th November 2010
6 Out of 17 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

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It is little bit bigger then my old one, but very light. Do not buy for child:).Nice old school design put it into higher standard. The watch is good to wear and the functions are clear.It was best deal I found on net.

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Review date: Wed 10th November 2010
8 Out of 14 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I have the GW-M5600-1ER similar design to this but when i seen this one i feel in love with this watch it is the biggest G-shock watch that casio have put out and i like big watches and the red and the black design of the watch and has a reverse time display, worldtime, 5 alarms and chronograph it is powered by solar energy no need to change batteries overall a good looking watch highly recommended.

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Review date: Sat 6th November 2010
4 Out of 14 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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GX56 is a tip top watch, nice and big and black. Watch was delivered exactly when they said it would. Highly recommendable.

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Review date: Wed 13th October 2010
4 Out of 11 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I first caught eyes on this monster G shock whilst on holiday in Hawaii as they were released in the U.S first. I fell in love with it and had been on the look out for one over here in the the UK. After spending hours searching online and one false start I have found the only place in the entire universe that has them - The Watch shop. This watch is the biggest G shock ever made to date and is known as the King of G range. The front bezel bares a slight resemblance to the original G shock bought out in 1983 whilst featuring 'Mudman' like looks casio Have produced a G shock on steroids here, this watch is a monster make no mistake. It is solar powered and has world time and alarms,timer and stopwatch. This watch looks good on any wrist regardless of wearing it in the office or out at the weekends it fits nicely and is comfortable to wear and slimline even though it is bigger than the frogmans.

There is also a radio band 6 solar model with a slightly different module out in Japan which is yet to make UK Shores but im sure they will be availible on here soon. I like this watch and it looks good with the red module trimming and big mud resitant buttons coupled with two pronged huge buckle and strap but most of all these bad boys are Japan made in Tokyo instead of satelite factories in other countries. Casio realise that it is the in fashion at the moment to be BIG so they are protecting their status as number 1 on the high street.

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