Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGG1000B-1A Watch Review: The Luxury Beater

Casio recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the MR-G family of top-grade G-Shock watches. The MR-G, or “Mr. G,” as Casio’s Japanese contingent calls it, is another member of the exclusive “high-end quartz” club of watches that I am personally sympathetic to. The story of the MR-G is part engineering, part marketing, and all passion from the dedicated designers at Casio who make durable G-Shock watches. The MR-G has come in a range of versions in its 20-year lifespan, but the MRGG1000 model collection, that includes the reference MRGG1000B-1A, is the first Casio MR-G watch to be officially sold in the US.

Ever since I went hands-on with the Casio G-Shock MRGG1000 back in 2014 when they were introduced, I wanted to review one. Given the price and the amount of engineering that goes into them, these are decidedly niche watches, but ones that will satisfy their owners fully. That is assuming, of course, the owners are not only ultimate gear and gadget lovers, but that they have the disposable income and style sense to invest a few thousand dollars into an uber-G-Shock with an all analog dial.

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