Casio’s G-Shock watches, now 30 years old, have never been minimalist in appearance. It is, therefore, a surprise to see the nearly bare DW5600SG-7 sitting among its more striking siblings, especially the testosterone-heavy GB6900AA-1, designed as an iPhone buddy (making the pair look like a D&G-suited bodyguard and his Calvin Klein-clad starlet). The clean-cut look is not a bad thing of course; just a little lacking in machismo perhaps, considering that the G-Shock series was designed with sports, military and outdoor pursuits in mind. This plain beauty was modelled after the original DW5600, which appeared around 1986, and was later worn by Keanu Reeves in the movie Speed.
On the wrist, this G-Shock is really stark, and not the least aggressive-looking, especially if you have fair skin. Despite its delicate appearance, the DW5600SG-7 is as shock resistant as the original, and water resistant up to 200m! Together with its almost pristine colouring—the palest silver, this is the perfect watch for an underwater wedding!
Casio DW5600SG-7 is available at Casio authorized dealers for SGD149