Whether you ride a tarmac-gripping hog or a hill-climbing Honda Africa Twin, you still seek the pleasure of a black twisted road, or the thrill and spill of the sandy dunes and rocky shores, pitched beneath a perfect blue sky.
Whatever your own particular bike hedonia, a life on the open road with its dust, grit, stones, terrain bumps and thumps and perpetual exposure to the elements is no environment for an ordinary watch – and you do need a watch because checking your cell on a motorcycle is a really bad idea.
Introduced by Casio in 1983, the G-SHOCK is often described as the world’s toughest watch, and with good reason. But G-SHOCK has come as far in 35 years as any motorcycle in terms of improvements, unrestrained evolution and challenging conceptual rethinks.
One major innovation is the G-SHOCK Mudmaster GG1000-1A, a watch which, as the name suggests, loves nothing more than to get off road, rough and ready. It’s built to prevent intrusion by sand, mud or dust and to ensure reliable operation in even the harshest environments. Its tough structure has successfully been used in missions in unforgiving environments such as jungles and deserts. It’s the ideal tool watch for rangers, rescue crews and military, including special forces.
It’s bike perfect because a cylindrical guard structure is adopted for all the buttons, and the cylindrical button shafts are fitted with gasket linings. This structure not only protects the buttons against intrusion by dust and mud, but also help to alleviate shocks. In fact, the button size and knurling make it easy to operate with gloves and in wet or muddy conditions.
Heavy vibrations, which are typical for bikes on poorly maintained or off-road routes, are absorbed by a gel packed under and around the interior of the watch, while washers securing the lug screws help prevent vibrations from loosening the band.
Apart from the way the watch performs, the watch looks like it belongs on the wrist of a biker. Its powerful presence and digital/analog readout make for easy, quick glance time telling.
It’s also the perfect travel watch as it has 48-city world time, 5 alarms, day and date display, and ease of reading is assured with large Arabic numerals positioned at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. By night or in dim light situations there’s a high-brightness Super Illuminator LED light with an auto feature that illuminates the watch face with tilt of the wrist. Its light and comfortable wrist presence enables you to focus on the road ahead. The Mudmaster also has Twin Sensor technology which enable instant access to compass direction and temperature whenever needed.
Its light and comfortable wrist presence enables you to focus on the road ahead. The Mudmaster also has Twin Sensors which enable instant access to direction and temperature whenever needed.
All these features and absolute G-SHOCK toughness on the G-SHOCK Mudmaster GG1000-1A can be yours for just $320.00.