Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch

Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch

Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch Watch Releases

For a mainstream watch collection like the G-Shock to survive and thrive, it needs to reach out and attract new customers. And for the last few years, Casio has been doing exactly that by introducing the new MR-G and MT-G collections. The MR-G collection reigns supreme in the world of G-Shock watches, typically costing thousands of dollars, and is the most luxurious in the entire G-Shock lineup. They distinguish themselves with titanium cases and bracelets, and sapphire crystals. The G-Shock MT-G watches are next with their blend of stainless and resin construction, and are considerably more affordable as they are usually priced around the $1000 mark. Aesthetically, the MT-G watches are also more closely related to the other G-Shock watches. This, coupled with their more wallet-friendly price points, make them more popular among G-Shock buyers. Now, there’s a new MT-G model, and here it is, the Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9.

Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch Watch Releases

The new Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 watch has all of the hallmarks of a high-end MT-G Casio G-Shock watch. For starters, Casio is keen to impress upon potential buyers that this watch is made in Japan, specifically their factory in Yamagata, a prefecture in Northern Japan. This particular point can be attractive to some G-Shock fans since manufacturing in Japan is limited to Casio’s most exclusive models nowadays. Right now, the majority of G-Shock watches are actually manufactured elsewhere all across Asia in countries like China, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch Watch Releases

Like other watches in the Casio G-Shock MT-G collection, the MTGS1000D-1A9 case is made using a combination of stainless steel and resin, although it must be said that the former material is more prevalent. The design of the case and the dial is identical to other watches in the collection as we saw with the GTGS1000 hands-on here. However, this new model stands out for its attractive color scheme of silver stainless steel body and gold accents in the form of gold front screws on the bezel, partially gold hands, and gold hour indexes on the dial.

Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch Watch Releases

It wouldn’t be a G-Shock watch if the MTGS1000D-1A9 weren’t highly shock-resistant, and to that end it features G-Shock’s Triple G Resist technology that offers protection against shock, vibration, and centrifugal forces. It also comes with all the G-Shock technologies and functions that fans have come to love, including a world time function, daily alarm, a fully automatic perpetual calendar, 1/20th chronograph, and countdown timer. The Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 also has Multi-Band 6 technology, which allows the watch to receive terrestrial radio signals from six atomic time transmitters around the world to sync its time.

Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 Watch Watch Releases

Though the Casio G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D-1A9 is not groundbreaking, it is still a nice addition to the MT-G lineup and offers G-Shock lovers more variety and choices. From press images, I think it is quite attractive and it should find many fans. The new Casio G-Shock MTGS1000D-1A9 will go on sale in July and is priced at $900gshock.com

What do you think?
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  • Simon_Hell

    This is a platic piece of shit sprayed with a metalic paint. Shame on you abtw for not being able to call things for what they are. Plastic is platic, ‘resin’ is a bullshit term of marketing departments. It means plastic.

    • Berndt Norten

      You mean you’re not a fan of Montblanc’s ‘precious resin’ pens??

    • Marius

      Your description of this Casio is a bit harsh as well as technically incorrect. The correct technical term for this watch is: “Microwaved Garbage Put On High For A Full Hour.”

    • SuperStrapper

      Does it hurt failing that hard? Or are you numb to it now after so many instances.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        I wholeheartedly agree with his comment.

        • SuperStrapper

          She’s ham fisting the keybord to say that the watch is plastic with metallic paint on it. The watch is steel. So he’s an idiot being stupid and you’re ‘wholeheartedly’ agreeing.

          You used to be better than that.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            ” Triple G Resist technology ”
            Of course the watch was made of metal i aint dumb that’s not what i was referring to. The name of the fancy name they gave the word plastic was what i was talking about. ” The MTGS1000D-1A9 case is made using a combination of stainless steel and resin, although it must be said that the former material is more prevalent.”

          • Anna Nuehm

            Do you also consider “steel” a fancy name for “metal”?

          • Simon_Hell

            “case is made using a combination of stainless steel and resin, although it must be said that the former material is more prevalent”

            Numskull 😉

          • SuperStrapper

            And from that how did you devise spraypainted plastic?

    • Benjamin Dixon

      So you’re of those guys who makes stuff up when they come across something they don’t like. That’s cool.

  • BNABOD

    I am shocked alright, g-shocked to be precise because at 900 bucks I would rather get my left nut shopped than pay for this thing. I get it , it is shiny yeah, it tells time yeah…but that certainly does not make it a/ attractive; b/ desirable; c/ worth contemplating. So put the shock where it belongs (the mall) and please leave it there.

  • Mikita

    I’m not a fan of G-Shocks, prefer their Oceanus line. Yet, if someone wants a MT-G, you may get the older model much cheaper: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/nanaple/item/mtg-s1000d-1aer/
    Or a minty one for $$400-500.

  • Abdul Kalik Abdul Razak

    I’d rather have this than a hublot..

    • Marius

      I’d rather take this than that, but not them than these.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    ………………………Just awful.

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  • Larry Holmack

    I’ll stick to my $150 G Shock……

  • SuperStrapper

    Never have, and likely never will be a fan of metal g shocks.

  • Word Merchant

    Every one of these analogue Casios, regardless of price, has that ‘designed by 7 year old hyperactive child on Red Bull’ face and truly awful nasty hands. I don’t really get what separates the $200 from the $900 from the $3,000 Casios, apart from quantity of cash required to possess.

    As I’ve mentioned before, Casio hit their peak with the AX-210 and have been sliding away every since.

  • Not really a fan of the two tone, hate the exposed nuts, “Shock Resist” and the short hands. Otherwise not horrible looking. Still pretty expensive all things considered. I’d be happier it it looked like this: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ddb87b367ffaa0d62207e89719040a95c448a29a224dd8bedf9eb6c1abee9337.jpg

    • Raymond Wilkie

      Better, but you can’t polish a turd.

      • Yeah but you can pick the kernels of corn out of it.

        • Raymond Wilkie

          I don’t even like sweetcorn and it’s right in there……………go figure ! 🙂

          • That’s a personal problem Ray. I was raised in Iowa (the corn belt of the U.S.) so I love corn on the cob. But only on the cob.

          • Sheez Gagoo

            There`s so much corn in Iowa because I ate Gilberts grapes. All of them. Sorry about that.

          • Mark1884

            Ah yes…. the corn palace. Wonderful.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Note to self : Think before you type :))

        • Word Merchant

          Those golden screws are supposed to represent the kernels. I expect.

          • Those or the hour makers – your choice.

        • mtnsicl

          Ewww! Gotta chew your food Mark.

      • Word Merchant
        • Lincolnshire Poacher

          Your Trivia skills are strong WordM’. I’d say that qualitatively adds to the debate. Have an upvote.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        As I know from experience it`s possible to polish a turd. But when you drill it, it will crack. I used a coprolithe. It was expensive. I wanted to build a watch of it, but the shit ain`t work.

      • Mikita

        Why not? What about Hublot and recent D&G watches?

    • Kuroji

      They look so much worse in person.

  • William Jones

    The marriage of superb technology with horrible design. At the upper end of the price spectrum you have some good
    design with mediocre trchnology. There’s an unwritten rule in the watch industry…you can have good design or good technology but not both.

    • Word Merchant

      Ah, so how do you explain Hublot then?
      Oh… wait…

      • Kuroji

        Neither is always an option, at any price point.

    • spiceballs

      Agree in terms of G-Shocks (this one is one big lump of a watch!) but their Oceanus line (as Mikita noted) are really very attracive, robust and useable.

  • smoothsweeper

    The features on modern GShocks is incredible. I wish they’d work on reducing wrist presence though. They seem to want to make these as garish as possible.

  • Phil leavell

    It’s funky , klunky & chunky the fans of G-Shock will love it. I didn’t see a height or weight on this thing how many pounds does it weigh

  • Word Merchant

    It’s about time we had another Apple Watch three pager.

    • Saddest Factory

      Post-post-launch thoughts & relevancy musings.

  • Pete L

    Not for me. I love a G Shock but think they should be affordable and mainly resin rather than steel IMHO.

    • Berndt Norten

      But not for me?

  • Lincolnshire Poacher

    I respect Casio. I love the F-91W. But I don’t own any Casios and I have no need for a ‘tough’ watch. Especially as the GShocks are universally unattractive.

  • Saddest Factory

    Seiko then Casio. I smell a Timex article a-comin’ next.

    • commentator bob

      I wish they would give Glycine and Zodiac more coverage. The new 42 MM Airman GMT (they got rid of the goofy “base 22”) and the new Jetomatic are pretty appealing. The Jetomatic even has a swan neck regulator. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f8cb8396d8f3665b2168c07ae32669a520b94fedf998382abead37be12ab392.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e7e694df46fcd0b154c2ec9f42efdb8c43a7a87c3e2eaa4f79cd1e4debe2a89.jpg

      • SuperStrapper

        We’ve has some interesting Zodiac articles in recent-ish times, Fossil seems to be treating the brand well. Glycine, on the other hand. I like them too, but since the Invicta acquisition some new models are positively hideous, and you can buy them at considerable discounts from MSRP in true Invicta fashion at liquidators like massdrop and the like. I worry for them.

        • commentator bob

          No Invicta fan, but I do think the new Airman 42 is an improvement over the old base 22. And the Airman is the only model that matters from Glycine.

          • SuperStrapper

            Glycine has a few models thatbin thinkbare more than worthy, I just fear that Invicta will crush them under the weight of forced gaudiness, which started creeping into Glycine releases right away.

            Anni don’t like Invicta either, but their Anal Fistula is the only model that matters.

    • Sheez Gagoo

      No, Citizen or Orient.

    • Berndt Norten

      Write me a poem, write us a play.
      The Ballad of the Saddest Factor-ay

    • Berndt Norten

      A hard hardlex’s a-gonna fall

  • Berndt Norten

    From a dark satanic factor-ay
    Comes a Timex
    When you’re drifting
    Comes a time when urwerk settles down

    But u b changing identities
    Like Imelda she done changed her shoes
    What it is, Billy Bob?
    I won’t mention your acting career

    • Saddest Factory

      Gotta switch it up. CNN’s on my tail…

  • Mikita

    It seems like what they are doing with the G-Shock line is simply to make it worse judging from both what it was meant for and also design-wise. But since they are selling well (yes, they do!), who are we to judge 🙂 but as for me – I can’t understand why their line Oceanus is so much less popular, when it is so much better designed and so much better finished than most of those crappy G-Shocks. Take a look:
    http://c-watch.co.jp/ww/ocws100.html
    http://c-watch.co.jp/ww/ocwt26002a.html
    http://c-watch.co.jp/ww/ocwt2600.html
    These are still tough enough for the daily use, you can snorkel in them, you can ride bikes, chop wood, etc. But damn – aren’t they looking better than this G?

    • spiceballs

      Agreed, and can’t fault malti-band 6 🙂

  • HectorAsuipe

    If it was just a bit more svelte, I’d call it a Seiko Astron.
    I’d buy it for $600.

  • Ricko Dayat

    i love this watch… must have it

  • R Khalifa

    Amused by all the G-shock hating going on around here. I think this line is great, nice to have a metal look option with most of the g-shock robustness. Pretty sure most watch aficionados have at some point spent $900 far more poorly than buying one of these.

  • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    MMMmmm Casio…MDV 106…..save the money for the honey!

  • mtnsicl

    $900 for a G-shock? No dog!

  • Vikram Krishnan
  • Ulysses31

    I’m amazed they haven’t yet come out with a “Yo-Wa-Shock!” edition. That association with a beloved franchise (in Japan at least) would sell like hot-cakes. Hell even I would buy one.