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Casio G-Shock Glacier Gold 35th Anniversary Limited Edition ‘Jelly G’ Collection Watches

Casio G-Shock Glacier Gold 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 'Jelly G' Collection Watches Watch Releases

A cultural and horological icon – and not to mention just an all-around great watch – the Casio G-Shock celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. And as Casio always does, it has just released a couple of special edition G-Shock watches. Dubbed the Glacial Gold collection for their translucent ‘jelly’ cases and their gold watch faces, let’s go through them individually and briefly right now.

Casio G-Shock Glacier Gold 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 'Jelly G' Collection Watches Watch Releases

There are two digital models and two analog/digital models, and all of them are based on existing models in Casio’s catalog. The first one that I want to touch on is the DW5035E-7, which is based on the first ever G-Shock (the DW-5000C) from 1983. It has a translucent jelly case and through it, you can see its gold stainless steel inner case. The dial is gold and on it, you have ‘Since 1983’ in red.

Casio G-Shock Glacier Gold 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 'Jelly G' Collection Watches Watch Releases

The other digital model is the DW5735E-7, which is also based on an old G-Shock – the DW5700, one of the first round G-Shock watches. It also has a translucent jelly case and a gold stainless steel inner case. Its gold dial also has the words ‘Since 1983’ in red. Both watches have similar functions and that includes a chronograph, countdown timer, alarm, and more. Both are also unique in that they have screw-down casebacks instead of the more common caseback that is held down by four screws. They also lack Tough Solar, so they run solely on batteries.

Casio G-Shock Glacier Gold 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 'Jelly G' Collection Watches Watch Releases

The two analog and digital models are the GA-735E-7A and GA835E-7A. The GA-735E-7A is based on the GA-710 and is the largest of the pack, measuring 53.4mm wide. The GA835E-7A is slightly smaller. Both also have a translucent jelly case, but instead of gold stainless steel inner cases, they have white resin inner cases. Compared to the earlier DW5035E-7 and DW5735E-7, the gold dials of the GA-735E-7A and GA835E-7A are of a darker, richer shade. These two watches also have ‘Since 1983’ in red on the dial.

Casio G-Shock Glacier Gold 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 'Jelly G' Collection Watches Watch Releases

Translucent jelly cases have been immensely popular among the G-Shock faithful, so much so that there is no shortage of aftermarket jelly cases available for modification. Even if these new watches are not quite to my taste, it’s nice to see Casio acknowledging the popularity of such cases and giving G-Shock enthusiasts what they want. The Casio G-Shock Glacial Gold DW5035E-7 and DW5735E-7 are priced at $220 each while the GA735E-7A and GA835-7A are priced at $160 each. g-shock.com

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  • The square 5000 rocks!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    This goes into my I wouldn’t be seen dead in category.

    Clunk™

  • LetoAtreides69

    I do when I’m working on mine sites.

  • SuperStrapper

    The ani-digi ones are not good, but the digis are alright. The effect of the metal case through the jelly case is interesting.
    The lack of solar is disappointing, but it does come with it’s own aesthetics which don’t jive with the throwback look I assume they are trying to achieve in the module.

  • Mikita

    School wannabe rapper kids.

  • Ulysses31

    Looks cheap and gaudy, like it should be sold in a vending machine. I wonder if the clear material will discolour over time, due to the effect of UV rays and/or the ingress of oils and grime. It would look best on the wrist of a teenage girl.

  • H.S.M.

    Too blingy. At least the gold tone plus the jelly case gives that impression.
    Would have been better with just a nice white case and strap, with silver tone on the watch face.

  • thebarhound

    How do I put this…..no, no no. Just say no to this edition. I won’t ask why or who thought this was a good idea, I will just say No!

  • Han Cnx

    I really wish I could just go online and buy one. Casio make it really difficult to get hold of their special editions.

  • CONSTANTUS

    Looks very well

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