Top 10 Best Casio Watches [List & Guide]

Top 10 Best Casio Watches [List & Guide]

Top 10 Best Casio watches [List & Guide]

When it comes to affordable watches, Casio is one of the most popular choices. Casio is most known for its G-Shock model, which also happens to be one of the most popular and iconic watches in the world. But the fact is that Casio also makes a ton of other models that are not part of the G-Shock collection, which is something that is often forgotten as Casio is instantly associated with G-Shock.

In this article, we will review and look closer at the most popular and best Casio watches. Of course, we will look at a number of G-Shock watches, but also other models that are not part of the G-shock collection.

Casio watches

Casio Japanese multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. As you know, Casio does not only make watches but also calculators, mobile phones, digital cameras, and electronic musical instruments.

Casio was founded in 1946 and has a number of the world’s first under its name, and is responsible for several innovations and inventions. In fact, in 1957, Casio introduced the world’s first entirely electric compact calculator. Casio also introduced the world’s first mass-produced digital watches.

The company is most known for its quartz watches but also makes a few mechanical watches. As a matter of fact, Casio was one of the earliest manufacturers of quartz watches, both digital and analog.

When it comes to watches, Casio is most known for making high-quality, robust, and long-lasting timepieces at affordable prices. Whilst they may not be the go-to choice for the most devoted horology watch nerds, they do serve a purpose. And they do exactly what they are meant to do. Keep time and hold up.

Without further ado, let’s have a look at the most popular Casio watches that have received the best reviews and ratings among owners.

Best Casio watches

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Casio G-Shock GA100MB

Casio Men's GA100MB G-Shock Multifunction Watch


The first watch on this list of course has to be a G-Shock. The G-Shock GA100MB is one of the most popular G-shocks in the collection, and it features both an analog and digital display.

Like most G-Shocks, it has a tough and robust design made in resin to make it more durable and shock-proof.

What people appreciate about this watch is that it offers everything you would expect from a G-Shock but also has a touch of sporty versatility to it thanks to the nicely designed analog hands. Because the hands have been painted white, they create a great contrast against the dial, allowing for great legibility.

The LCD screens presented on the dial also present really useful information via the different functions.


  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Diameter: 50mm
  • Thickness: 17mm

Casio G-Shock GA-100C-8ACR

Casio G-Shock GA-100C-8ACR


The Casio G-Shock GA-100C-8ACR is the same model as the one discussed above but with a different colorway and execution. Since this is one of the most popular G-Shocks models, this variant of it also gets its place on this list.

The watch has a classic black resin case that is shock-resistant and scratch-resistant. This watch is perfect if you want a robust and durable everyday watch for casual occasions. Because of its sporty design, it’s perhaps not ideal for sporty formal occasions, but any other occasion, and in particular where you may subject the watch to harsh conditions, is where this watch is made to be used.

Of course, the GA-100C-8ACR is packed with different functions and features that may come in handy. It has an LED light for improved legibility, a world time, 4 daily alarms, and stopwatch, a speed indicator, a countdown timer, and 12/24 hr formats.

The case measures 55mm and has a mineral window on top. The water resistance is 200m/660 feet, meaning you will be able to take it swimming or diving without any issues.


  • Diameter: 55mm
  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Quartz movement
  • Crystal: Mineral glass
  • Dimensions: 55mm
  • Thickness: 16.9mm
  • Functions:
  • Full auto-calendar
  • Small seconds sub-dial subdials
  • hour
  • minute
  • second
  • date
  • auto led light with afterglow
  • world time
  • hourly time signal
  • countdown timer
  • full auto calendar

Casio Analog EFR-564D-2AVUEF

Casio Analog EFR-564D-2AVUEF


The Casio EFR-564D-2AVUEF is the first watch on this list to not be a G-Shock. And as mentioned earlier, Casio is certainly not only about G-Shocks. By applying Casio’s know-how and expertise, Casio can make great watches that aren’t G-Shocks as well.

This watch is a sporty and appealing chronograph with a lot going on and a mesmerizing blue dial. It is presented with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 48.9mm, a thickness of 12.4mm, and a length of 52mm. In other words, it is rather big and is, therefore, most suitable for men with large wrists or those who enjoy large watches. Being a chronograph, it has a stopwatch function – 1/10 Sec. – 1 hour.

On top of the case sits a mineral glass, and you’ll also find a date window presented on the dial for convenience. It is quartz powered and offers a water resistance of 10 bar/100m.

For improved legibility, the watch has a so-called NEO display, which means it has a luminous coating that provides long-term illumination in the dark after only a short exposure to light.

All in all, it’s a very stylish and sporty design, and for its price, Casio has done a really good job with the quality and finish of this timepiece. 


  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Diameter: 48.9mm
  • Length: 52mm
  • Thickness: 12.4mm
  • Water resistance: 100m/330 feet
  • Battery life: 3 years
  • Crystal: Mineral glass

Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-1000-1A3

Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-1000-1A3


The Casio Mudmaster is a watch for the serious adventurer that really has a lot to offer. Both in terms of design, but also in terms of functions.

This is a watch for those that need top performance from their watch in terms of functions, but also in terms of durability. The watch is shock-resistant and has a vibration-proof structure. It has a water resistance of 200m/660 feet meaning you can go swimming and diving with it without any issues.

The watch has both an analog clock and digital LCD screens for presenting additional information. 

For accuracy, it is radio-controlled, meaning it frequently updates itself.

This is a watch that is packed with functions, and the highlight is its triple sensor that includes a barometer, compass, altitude measurement function, temperature, and more.

In addition, it has a number of different functions that may be useful such as a stopwatch, world time, countdown timer, 5 daily alarms, battery level indicator, and much more.

For convenience’s sake, it has a solar charging system, meaning the battery is charged with solar and ambient light.

All in all, this is one of the toughest watches you can find. A true survival watch made for the outdoors. And if that is what you need, you will struggle to find a better alternative than the Mudmaster GWG-1000-1A3.


  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Diameter: 56.1mm
  • Length: 59.5mm
  • Thickness: 18mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Functions:
  • Solar Powered
  • Time Calibration Signal Reception
  • Triple Sensor
  • World Time – 29 Time Zones
  • 1/100-Second Stopwatch
  • Countdown Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Hourly Time Signal
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Power Saving
  • Full Auto-Calendar (To the Year 2099)
  • 12/24-Hour Format
  • Button Operation Tone
  • Regular Timekeeping
  • Accuracy: ±15 Seconds Per Month

Casio PRO TREK PRW-3510Y-8CR

Casio PRO TREK PRW-3510Y-8CR


The Casio Pro Trek PRW-3510Y-8CR is not a G-Shock, but with that said, it still has a lot to offer. This watch is tough, sporty, and made to present a number of different interesting information.

The watch is presented with one large digital screen which presents all of the information that this watch is capable of. For convenience, it has a tough solar power function, which charges the watch battery via solar power. It is also quite sporty since it has a water resistance of 200m/600 feet.

The screen has an LED backlight for improved legibility and a rotating bezel that is used as a compass.

Some of the functions that it has are calibration Signals, Digital Compass, Altimeter, Barometer, Thermometer, World Time, and Full auto-calendar. The barometric pressure tendency alarm alerts the wearer to sudden changes in pressure readings, which can indicate upcoming weather events.

Also, this watch is as rugged and sporty as it looks and will be able to withstand any harsh conditions you subject it to.


  • Diameter: 55mm
  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Functions:
  • Calibration Signals
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Barometer
  • Thermometer
  • World Time
  • Full auto-calendar 
  • Full Auto LED display illumination

Casio G-Shock GD100-1BCR X-Large

Casio G-Shock GD100-1BCR X-Large


This is a sporty G-Shock with a fully digital screen without an analog clock. And like all G-Shocks, it of course packed with useful functions and built to last.

The watch is shock-resistant and has an automatic LED light. In addition, it has a 1/100 second stopwatch, five alarms, world time, countdown timer, 12/24-hour formats, multi-home time, flash alert, flash alert with a buzzer that sounds for alarm, Elapsed time, split time, and much more.

The watch has a 51.2mm resin case with a mineral window on top. It is water-resistant to 200m/660 feet.


  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Diameter: 51.2mm
  • Movement: module 3263
  • Battery life: approximately 7 years
  • Functions:
  • High-Intensity LED
  • Large Digital Display Area
  • Auto LED Backlight (Super Illuminator)
  • Multi-time (4 different cities)
  • World Time 31 time zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
  • 5 Independent Alarms 
  • Hourly Time Signal
  • Flash alert Flasher with buzzer that sounds for alarms
  • hourly time signal
  • countdown timer 
  • 1/100 second stopwatch 
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • 12/24 Hour Formats

G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400

G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400


The Rangeman is another highly popular watch from Casio thanks to its many functions but also stylish and sporty design.

For convenience, it is solar powered which means ambient and solar light generates energy to the battery. This eliminates the need for replacing the battery.

It is built with a resin case for durability and shock resistance and has a protective mineral crystal on top.

As you can expect, it has lots of useful functions including a digital compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, sunrise and sunset date, timestamp, atomic timekeeping for accuracy, auto LED, 5 Daily Alarms, 1/10-second stopwatch, countdown timer, day/date/month calendar. The triple sensor is the highlight of this watch which enables it to measure altitude, barometric pressure, temperature, and directions.

The watch is water-resistant to 200m/660 feet which means it is suitable for swimming and diving. 


  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Crystal: Mineral glass
  • Functions:
  • digital compass
  • altimeter
  • barometer
  • thermometer
  • sunrise and the sunset date
  • timestamp
  • Mb6 atomic timekeeping
  • auto LED, 5 Daily Alarms (4 one-time and 1 snooze alarm)
  • 1/10-second stopwatch
  • countdown timer
  • day/date/month calendar

Casio G Shock’ Quartz Resin Watch

Casio G Shock' Quartz Resin Watch


This is a classic G-Shock watch with a stylish twist thanks to its analog hands. The case is made in resin for shock resistance and durability and has a water resistance of 200m/660 feet. It has an LED super illuminator for improved legibility, and of course, all of the functions you’d expect in a serious G-Shock, including a world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, and hand shift feature.

The case has a diameter of 52.8mm which means that it is relatively large, but this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise for a G-Shock.

If you want a durable G-Shock watch that can handle harsh conditions that still have a touch of elegance to it, this is a great alternative.


  • Diameter: 52.8mm
  • Battery cr2016
  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Thickness: 18mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Diameter: 52mm
  • Length: 52mm
  • Functions:
  • World time with 31 zones
  • stopwatch seconds
  • countdown timer seconds
  • target time alarm
  • 5 daily alarms with 1 snooze alarm
  • Hourly time signal

Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V

Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V


Of course, one of the most popular G-Shocks ever made has to find its way to this list. This is a simpler version of the G-Shock both in terms of design but also in terms of functions. The case is not as bulky as most other watches, which makes it more suitable for everyday wear. It is relatively small and slim which makes it possible to wear it under a cuff. Because it isn’t as huge as many other G-Shocks, it is very popular with a large number of people, both men, and women.

The functions include a multi-function alarm, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, hourly time signal, auto calendar, and 12- and 24-hour formats. On top of the case, it has a mineral crystal and the watch has a water resistance of 200m/660 feet.

This is a perfect everyday watch if you want something reliable and durable that works for any occasion.


  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Crystal: Mineral glass
  • Diameter: 45mm
  • Functions:
  • multi-function alarm
  • hourly time signal
  • Auto Calendar
  • Afterglow backlighting

Casio MDV106-1AV 200M Duro

Casio MDV106-1AV 200M Duro


Last but not least, my favorite affordable dive watch. This isn’t a G-Shock, but in fact, it is a classic analog dive watch. I have owned this watch for years and it has never let me down. I would even dare to say that it is the best affordable dive watch on the market.

The watch is made in full stainless steel and has a diameter of 44mm, a lug-to-lug of 48mm, and a thickness of 12mm. The watch has a classic and simple design that stays true to classic divers. This means a monochrome look, a unidirectional rotating bezel, good water resistance, and a durable design.

As a dive watch should, it has a water resistance of 200m/660 feet. This means that you can go diving and swim with it without having to worry.

The watch is presented with a beautiful black sunburst dial with applied hour markers with luminescent material applied to them, The hands are large too, and are also applied with luminescent material which helps with legibility in low-lit conditions.

Positioned at 3 o’clock, it has a date window for convenience.

All in all, this is one of the best affordable dive watches on the market and ticks all of the boxes a diver should. In addition, it also looks really great.


  • Water resistance: 200m/660 feet
  • Movement: Japanese quartz movement
  • Water resistance: 200 meters (660 feet)
  • Crystal: Mineral crystal
  • Diameter: 44mm 
  • Lug-to-lug: 48mm
  • Height: 12mm
  • Weight: 92 grams

Which Casio watch should you choose? – Casio Buyer’s guide

As you can see, Casio has a large collection of timepieces for all kinds of different purposes, needs, and styles. With that said, anyone should be able to find a Casio watch. Therefore, when looking for a Casio watch, you need to define what you’re looking for.

Digital or analog?

Casio makes both digital and analog watches. But since Casio is primarily a company with a tech-related focus and heritage, their focus when it comes to watches will naturally be on digital watches. With this said, Casio tends to have more digital watches to choose from than analog, but that is not to say that they don’t have a lot to choose from.

Consider whether you prefer a digital or analog watch. Both of these of course have their pros and cons, but watch enthusiasts tend to favor analog watches since they have a more traditional look and design.

On the other hand, digital watches are, for obvious reasons, often able to incorporate more functions and features, so if that is what you’re looking for, it could be more suitable.

A lot of Casio’s digital watches are made under the G-shock brand, meaning you can expect durable, robust, and functional timepieces, but there are some digital watches from Casio that aren’t made under the G-Shock brand as well.

G-Shock or not?

Casio has regular watches and G-Shock watches that focus on durability and toughness. Casio’s watches are naturally more classic and less bulky, making them more suitable for everyday wear. If you’re looking for a tough timepiece for outdoor use and in harsh conditions, a G-Shock is the way to go. But if you want something more versatile that you can wear on many different occasions, you should probably choose a different alternative, although, Casio does have some G-Shock watches that are made to be more versatile which you can look closer at.

Ultimately, it’s a matter of preference and what type of watch you want.

What functions do you need?

As mentioned, digital watches will generally be far more functional than analog watches. The most advanced digital G-Shock watches include tons of different functions and features such as a barometer, thermometer, altimeter, and so on. Casio’s most simple watches only include a timekeeping function and perhaps also a date function.

With that said, you want to consider what you need in a watch. Are there any functions that are absolutely crucial for you to have in a watch? Or do you only need a convenient way of telling the time? The answer to that question will help you narrow down the alternatives considered and find the perfect watch for your needs.

Are Casio watches good quality?

Yes definitely! Casio watches are known for their great quality at very affordable prices. This is especially true for the Casio G-shock range which consists of timepieces that are built to be robust, qualitative, and long-lasting. But regardless of which watch you choose, Casio is one of the best watch brands on the market today when it comes to the relationship between quality and price. In fact, few watch brands in the same price range are able to compete with the quality of Casio.

There are several reasons for this, but the most important ones are Casio’s large production numbers which keep the price per unit down. Furthermore, Casio has a long history of making timepieces and has developed great skill and expertise over the years.

If you’re looking for serious quality and durability, and a watch that will never let you down, Casio G-shock is arguably one of the best choices on the market. Casio has set many records related to durability with its G-Shock watches, including a Guinness world record for toughness. With this in mind, if you’re looking for a seriously tough and qualitative timepiece that can withstand virtually anything, G-Shock watches are amongst the best in the game.

Are Casio watches tough?

Yes, Casio watches, specifically, Casio G-Shock watches are built to be extremely tough, robust, and durable.  All G-Shock watches are thoroughly tested by Casio R&D for shock resistance and offer a water resistance of at least 200 meters. G-shock is known as “the watch that never breaks” and with all right. You can subject these timepieces to shocks, bangs, and extreme temperatures, yet they will likely never let you down.

Or, in their own words:

“The most durable digital and analog-digital watches in the industry, trusted by military personnel, law enforcement, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world.”

The Casio G-Shock came about as an idea by Kikuo Ibe who was the engineer responsible for the external design of Casio watches at the time. During an internal meeting more than 35 years ago, he said “I want to make a timepiece that will not break, even if dropped.”. The proposal came about after a watch was dropped on the floor and broke during work. This was and is of course nothing strange considering the fact that watches feature delicate movements. But at the same time, it was unthinkable at the time to create a watch that would be able to withstand a drop or fall. But the idea was conceived and they started working on developing a watch according to this idea.

In 1983, the first G-shock model was released – the model DW-5000C. It was designed with a square design that has become iconic for the G-Shock.

The rest is history, and the G-Shock is today known as one of the toughest watches on the market.

Are Casio watches made in Japan?

Casio makes its watches in a number of different places and countries but primarily not in Japan. Casio makes some of its watches in Japan, but they also tend to be slightly more expensive than those that are made in other countries.

Until around the 1980s, most of Casio’s watches were made in Japan, but nowadays, production in Japan is primarily reserved for the more expensive models, including the premium range of G-Shock watches. Casio has one factory in Yamagata and another one in Hamura.

Casio’s premium range of G-Shock models, for example, are designed and developed in Hamura, Japan, and then assembled at the company’s manufacture in Yamagata.

If we talk about the more affordable Casio watches, many of them, such as G-Shock Pro Trek watches are assembled in Thailand.

What watch do Navy SEALs wear?

Navy SEALs often favor the Casio G-Shock DW-6600 for its performance and functionality. This watch has everything that a SEAL needs in a watch. It’s tough, extremely durable, water-resistance, and lightweight. In addition, they’re also affordable, meaning they won’t break the bank in case they need to replace them.

How long do Casio watches last?

The question of how long Casio watches last depends on a lot of different factors. This includes what model you have, how you wear it, how you take care of it, and what movement it has.

The power reserve/battery life is one thing, but how long they last until they break is another. If you accidentally drop your watch (non-G-Shock), it may break immediately. But unless you subject it to great shocks or extremely harsh conditions, G-Shock watches can last for many years, even decades.

How long does the Casio battery last?

When it comes to battery life, Casio has a large selection of timepieces that have a battery life of  10 years. In addition, they also have solar-powered watches that you don’t need to change the battery for since they are charged by solar and ambient light.

Most non-solar and standard quartz watches, including Casio, have a battery life of 2-3 years, but it depends on the model, functions, and other factors

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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Casio Watches [List & Guide]

  1. You have the coolest watches

  2. I like the illuminator line. affordable in the $20 range and looks very similar to a G Shock. has all the basic functions you need and are available in different color palates.

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoguhts! Yes, it’s definitely a great collection that offers exceptional value for money!

      Kind regards,
      Millenary Watches

  3. Casio W1400h looks so cool and has 100m water resist.
    Also it has a good protection.

    Thank You CASIO

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! It’s indeed a great watch!

      Kind regards,
      Millenary Watches

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