CASIO G-SHOCK GMB2100D-1A DIGITAL WATCH [STAINLESS STEEL]
I was so excited to receive and interface with this watch when it was first brought to my attention at the end of July 2022. It has all of the design features, functionality, and robustness that made the resin "CasiOak" such a sought after piece, but this version is housed in full stainless steel for a more luxurious wear.
The watch wears a lot lighter than I expected for a stainless steel G-Shock, thanks to the already slim design of the GA-2100. While the case is slightly thicker than the GA-2100-1A that I offer on my site, it wears similarly in size with an obvious weight difference due to the steel case and bracelet.
Speaking of the stainless steel, the bezel and bracelet are predominantly brushed, with high polish in the "dimples" of the bracelet, the case, and the profile of the bezel. While not a mirror finish, these high polished areas provide a shine to the watch that adds to the experience of wearing a fully stainless steel G-Shock, almost making you forget that it's built to withstand an absolute beating.
The one noticeable functional difference between the GMB2100D-1A and the GA-2100-1A is that the dial at 9 o'clock now indicates which mode the watch is in rather than the day of the week. At first this bothered me, but when I finally received the watch I realized how much more useful it was to know which mode you're in while doing things like changing world time, setting timers or using the stopwatch.
A few features I absolutely love are the new double LED, which adds noticeably more light in dark settings, the ability to swap between home and world times being displayed on the analog dial just by holding the LIGHT and ADJUST buttons while in world time mode - a massive plus when traveling, and the ease of setting reminders through the CASIO WATCHES app via Bluetooth.
If you don't own a stainless steel watch in your collection and are looking for one that you can wear on a daily basis in full faith that it can stand up to whatever you throw at it, this is an incredible option.
Further details below:
• 38 time zones
• Stopwatch with 24 hour capacity
• Timer with 60 minute countdown range
• 5 daily alarms
• 12/24hr format
• Hand shift feature moves hands out of the way to provide unobstructed view of digital display
• Bluetooth compatible with CASIO WATCHES app
Case width: 44.4mm
Case thickness: 12.8mm
Lug width: N/A
Crystal: Mineral Glass
Light/Lume: Double LED Light, Hands filled with Neo-Brite
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Clasp: 3 fold clasp
Movement: Quartz / Modular 5691
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Day / Date: Auto calendar to 2099
Product Code: GMB2100D-1A