For 40 years, Casio’s G-Shock line has geared up eagle-eyed horology buffs and alike with tough-as-nails watches that . Whether or not it is to trace the moon phases or replicate the look of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, G-Shock has 4 many years of watch-making below its belt (or, uh, watch strap). So to rejoice the Japanese model’s massive milestone, it tapped Boston-based Bodega to provide one in every of G-Shock’s most basic fashions–the DW5600—a bit of facelift.
G-Shock had established itself as the popular culture watch within the early aughts because of the assistance of artists like Child Cudi, Lil Wayne, and Pharrell, who had been usually noticed carrying the clunky, rugged watches in hard-to-miss colours. Its watches had been primarily a clean canvas, and collaborations with streetwear manufacturers—like Kith and Bape—gave G-Shock an infinite nicely of limited-edition releases. G-Shock’s tapping Bodega for its fortieth anniversary should not come as a shock because the watch model labored with the streetwear retailer for its Thirty fifth-anniversary timepiece, a transforming of the DW6900.
The G-Shock DW5600 is a humble however extremely practical watch, the kind of timepiece that would that would plausibly assist one author declutter his assortment of Swiss wrist sweet for a digital ticker. Its octagonal form, shock resistance, and low-light legibility make it as a lot of a practical watch as it’s a looker. (It additionally prices simply $75.) All of which is to say: it would not require a lot in the way in which of enchancment. So Bodega and G-Shock saved all the unique ticker’s specs intact, wrapping the limited-edition fortieth anniversary mannequin—dubbed the “Anytime & Wherever”—in a smoky grey translucent case as a substitute.
The watch face incorporates a world map, which involves the floor once you activate the backlight (once more, legibility is a large a part of the attraction right here). The 2 manufacturers actually nail the entire “wherever” and “anytime” motif with the extra of a banded carabiner, which replaces the strap so you’ll be able to grasp the watch from, nicely, wherever. And for the really outgoing people, Bodega and G-Shock included a much-appreciated element: a detachable chrome steel bumper for added shock safety—and a bit of additional cool issue.
The limited-edition G-Shock x Bodega Anytime & Wherever DW5600 is on the market on Bodega’s web site, and its shops in Boston and Los Angeles.