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Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

“Beauty belongs to the sphere of the simple, the ordinary, whilst ugliness is something extraordinary, and there is no question that every ardent imagination prefers in lubricity, the extraordinary to the commonplace.”

It’s been 250 years since French philosopher Marquis de Sade wrote those words, but things haven’t changed much since – especially when it comes to design. Beauty is still boring, ugly is still awesome. Ugly is also the calling card for the Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster – a prime contender for the world’s toughest, and most practical watch, but one that also looks like a cold war-era mission control computer bay was squeezed together with an industrial-grade trash compactor and then sliced vertically.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

It’s attractive in the same way that early Apollo space shuttles and Belaz dump trucks are attractive – each an achievement in design and capability, but never in danger of winning any beauty contests. But all that congeniality is an integral slice of the Casio G-Shock Mudmaster, whose exceptional build quality and wealth of genuinely useful features are a boon for anyone who insists on getting – and keeping – their hands dirty.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

To fully understand the Casio G-Shock Mudmaster’s wildly creative design and appreciate its feature set, it helps to understand where the “Master” delineation is juxtaposed in the G-Shock universe. This “ana-digi” series is the apex of the “Master of G” collection, which contains three elemental nodes: earth (Mudmaster), sky (Gravitymaster), and sea (Gulfmaster). There’s a stripped-down, companion model for each of these watches in the “Professional” range, which includes the likes of the Rangeman, Frogman, Gulfman and Mudman. It should come as little surprise that the purely digital Professional range is a little more widely known and distributed, due to their slimmed-down cases (by comparison), core feature sets, and no-nonsense execution – design language that’s certainly favored when discretion is paramount.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

This is a particularly important distinction when it comes to determining the audience for this watch, because subtle, the Casio G-Shock Mudmaster is not. Granted, it comes loaded with personality and busting at its resin seams with a slew of cool features, but the stuff that I genuinely appreciate — the crazy-accurate radio-controlled timekeeping, the ABC functions, and the slick world time jumping hour hand – all seem to run the risk of being entirely overshadowed by the watch’s wearability. Granted, it ain’t hard to overshadow much of anything with a watch of this size – the simple act of bringing it to bear runs the risk of causing a solar eclipse beneath my arm. Hell, even these wrist shots had to be taken from a camera positioned in a second-story window, but I digress.

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Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Kidding aside, if you break down the laundry list of primary functions built into the Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster, you might notice it bears a striking resemblance to another industry-leading ABC watch, the G-Shock Rangeman – a heavy favorite at the PX amongst actual servicemen. It almost begs the question: if Casio has the best environment-proof technology protecting its industry-leading solar-powered timekeeping modules, how come they can’t put their cases on a diet to build the ultimate military watch? The more discrete Rangeman comes close, as it’s fitted with the same third-generation “Triple Sensor,” but it lacks the ana-digi’s multi-tasking capabilities and the added environmental protection of the G-Shock Mudmaster.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

It’s not to say the Japanese brand isn’t capable – it’s just that doing so would undermine much of the appeal of a G-Shock itself, whose overt “G-Shock-ness” suggests that merely looking the part is half the battle when it comes to surviving the harshest environments on the planet. And here’s where the Mudmaster delivers in spades. Its chunky bezel and resin strap are affixed to the case with large hex screws, punctuated betwixt by a series of oversized buttons, which have a textured, hobnail surface that look as though they could pass for speakers on some kind of future steampunk radio device. In actuality, they’re satisfying, tactile targets for even the stubbiest of gloved fingers, making the operation of toggling functions, activating the dual-LED backlight at 6:00, starting or stopping the flyback chronograph, or flipping from a UTC timezone to home time a breeze.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Even the rubberized screw-down crown can be manipulated with riding gloves on – a feat in and of itself. True to G-Shock form, the dial is about as busy as a New York City switchboard, but it’s also a textbook example of using various contrasts to manage a clear hierarchy of information. Fitted with a glare-proofed sapphire crystal to maximize sharpness, various textures, colors, and depths are all employed to display a wealth of information at just a glance – there when you need it, gone when you don’t. From the chunky L-shaped luminous hourly indices and ultra-crisp LCD display, down to the solar array on the surface of the dial itself, the complete package is a lot of fun to look at, and more fun to play with, as you flip between the watch’s eight primary features, indicated by the skeletonized yellow indicator at 10:00.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

I shouldn’t even pretend to think that a G-Shock with all the trimmings would ever be small, as the brand hangs its hat on eschewing discretion and overbuilding its cases with legendary aplomb. A good portion of that size can be attributed to two of the protective measures that lend the watch its namesake: firstly, the burly, oversized crown and its heavy-duty gaskets that seal out the ingress of dirt or water – up to 200 meters of the latter. And secondly, there’s Casio’s “Alpha Gel,” a soft, silicone-based dampening compound which is packed around the movement module to protect it from damage due to powerful shocks or prolonged vibrations.

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Casio G-Shock GWG 1000-1A3 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Another special countermeasure on the Casio G-Shock Mudmaster includes the “Tough Movement” designation, which means that the analog hands on the watch can automatically re-align themselves in the event of a shock powerful enough to de-couple them. This protection, combined with the watch’s solar-powered battery and “Waveceptor” technology which automatically synchs to time-broadcasting radio signals from one of six atomic clocks worldwide, means it literally never needs adjusting or a battery change. If there ever were a true contender for an end-of-the-world watch, the Mudmaster might be as close as it gets.

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  • Bill W

    Shock Resist. Mud Resist. Vibe Resist. That’s $250 per resist.

    • Shinytoys

      you resist too much 🙂

      • WINKS

        Irresistible.

      • Bill W

        It’s too bad that every woman under 35 that I talk to also has Vibe Resist. :I

  • ??????

    I have some psychological barrier preventing me from wearing a block of plastic on my wrist. I honestly tried – but came back to steel+leather combination.

    • Richard

      It’s a fair point, but I’d rather wear a G-Shock over a steel+leather combination whilst skiing or scuba diving. Mind you, it wouldn’t be this mudmaster – as it looks way too big and has an overly busy face.

      • ??????

        I’ve got Seiko Sea Urchin on swiss ammo strap – and I bit the sh* out of it! I did scuba diving in it, right in my ammo strap lol! Love how it is agening because of salt and sweat

      • Kuroji

        These are too big to wear with ski jacket.

        • Too big for a suit of armor, even.

    • roger

      Who are you ? Humphrey Bogart ?

  • Boogur T. Wang

    Actually the quote goes:
    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But Ugly goes deep to the bone.”

    I like G Shocks – well done Mr. Pina.

  • Guaranteed to put hair on your chest

  • Bruce Wang

    Loved, loved and loved, I am a huge fan from Casio G-Shock…when you wanna feel like “the most tough guy in the wordl” you can’t go wrong with G-Shock….you are The Terminator and will finish the job…….

  • PleaseSpellRoman4AsIV

    Not a lover of the G, but this article made my day 🙂

  • SuperStrapper

    Do they still make the m£udman? Seems odd to have both, but this is a huge departure from the madman, with this Mudmaster being closer in looks to the aviator line. Regardless, really cool. I generall prefer totall digi Gs to the ana-digi look (although I do have a stormtrooper 100). It does look big, but I doubt it compares to my Master of G, which is a big redonkulous on the size scale.

    G Shock is possibly the most iconic and far-reaching line of wristwatches ever conceived.

    • Yep, they still do – the G9300 is the current iteration of the Mudman, which is quite a bit more advanced than my old Mudman pictured in the story.

  • TheM

    Slight error: “Tough Solar” means just solar-powered, what you meant was “Tough MVT” or “Tough Movement”. That’s the complete package with solar power, self adjusting hands, multiband radiocontrol and hybrid metal/resin material.

    • Good lookin’ out – the story’s been updated to reflect this correction. Thanks!

    • John Effing Zoidberg

      It says Tough Solar on the back and Tough MVT on the dial.

      • Correct – it has both designations. ‘TheM’ was correct in that the part of the passage mentioning the auto-correcting hands was referring to MVT and not just the solar.

  • iamcalledryan

    This is the coolest G-Shock I have ever seen. I love it. Top marks go to the function indicator hand, which is so large that it’s reach and counterbalance occupy the entire diameter of it’s subdial – yet still looks awesome!

    “looks like a cold war-era mission control computer bay was squeezed together with an industrial-grade trash compactor and then sliced vertically”

    LOL- gold!

    • Shinytoys

      right ?????? haha

    • haha Glad you liked that one! Agree, it’s also the coolest ‘G I’ve ever seen as well – the colors just work perfectly, just the right mix of tactical and cool.

    • Kuroji

      Cooler than MR-G? No.

      • iamcalledryan

        Actually yes. The bezel on Mr-G is awesome, but it is a step away from the ‘DNA’ of G-Shock which is to be big, unapologetically plastic, and crazy.

        • laup nomis

          I agree totally. DNA. Luxurious hand stitched leather seats. ‘Dune Buggy’s’….. The G-Shock is more rugged, specially the bright green neoprene.

  • Omegaboy

    Have no idea why someone would want a plastic growth on their wrist. Looks like a piece of industrial waste. To each his own.

  • TrevorXM

    I just could never wear a giant ugly hunk of plastic on my wrist that has TOUGH MVT and MUD RESIST and MUD MASTER and TOUGH SOLAR written all over it. It’s for 13 year olds. Could you imagine how silly Rambo would look wearing one of these G-shock toys?

    • BJ314

      For 13 year olds? Nah, just men who do manly things. So it may not fit your lifestyle.

      (And Rambo wouldn’t wear it because its not a combat watch)

      • roger

        It´s not a combat watch ? Go tell that to almost every soldier around the planet that wear G-Shock watches.

    • Juan-Antonio Garcia

      Now, that is what was missing, he now looks the part!!! I bet Rambo wished they were available back then.

    • ??????

      You’re PLASTIC RESIST

      • laup nomis

        Another well known Japanese brand likes ” Water Resist”. What have they got against correct grammer. Or is it the mother of all auto-correct functions.

        • roger

          Coming from someone who writes “grammer” instead of grammar. Maybe you´re japanese as well…

      • TrevorXM

        Funny!

    • Raymond Wilkie

      I suppose if he dropped his knife, he could take it off and throw it at someone, that’s gotta knock you out.

      • roger

        It weighs more than your brain, that´s for sure

    • Shinytoys

      Rambo would dig it !!

    • Disgruntled_Veteran

      Silly? Looks to me like he is now dressed for both formal (where you wear the correct timepiece) or informal (where you kill the dinner yourself) parties. Something to be said for that!

  • Terence Kuch

    The review didn’t explain how the TEMP indicator works. I’ve found that temperature indicators worn on or about the body (in watches, or the wearable thermometers that outdoor stores sell) aren’t reliable. They seem to be influenced by being near the wearer’s warm body, or affected by sunlight or cold breezes, etc. My smartwatch picks up the local temperature from the cell network, and that seems pretty accurate.

    • Great question! The temperature is read through the sensor on the 9:00 side of the case, so while it’s definitely affected by the proximity to sunlight, it’s also distanced enough from the surface of the wearer’s skin to maintain a relatively stable reading. During the review period, I compared it with the NWS app several times, and always found it to be within a few degrees of accuracy.

    • Kuroji

      Yes. Temp on triple sensor watch is useless feature. Only compass is truly useful.

    • John

      Generally, you need to removed the watch for about 20-minutes for the temp reading to be accurate. Perfect if you take a break while trekking/climbing, are in the tent overnight, etc.

      For any fast paced day trips, you probably checked the weather before hand and know the temp variation anyway…

  • Raymond Wilkie

    This is one of the ugliest watches i have seen for some time……………end of comment.

    • roger

      You´re just a troll. You hate G-Shocks but go to every G-Shock article to write shit. Why don´t you just write about things you love ? Fucking idiot

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Un….believable. This comment passed!

  • funNactive

    Am I the target audience for a rugged sports watch? – Yes; rock climbing, canyoneering, cliff jumping, scuba diving, mountain biking…. Am I the target audience for this model? – NO.
    Way too large to be practical for me. I’ll take a 200m robust practically sized wrist instrument – I’d like the option of being able to wear under a cuff.

    • Yeah, I’d agree with ya – I’m pretty active as well and would have thought myself in the target market as well.

      • Juan-Antonio Garcia

        Depends on the activity and data you want , that is the cool thing about G-Shocks or Garmin Fenix or Suunto, that they are inexpensive and you can exchange them if MTB, hiking or whatever. For life at civilization, there are the other mechanical options, that don’t do mapping or HR or elevation, etc.

  • Juan-Antonio Garcia

    Nice article about a great watch, I like very much the fact that G-Shock is bringing more analogs to their line. The aviators are very cool. Lots of technology in this piece, and way better (for me) than any smart watch out there.

  • laup nomis

    It is a watch. As the author put it well in the first two paragraphs; G-Shoock is not judged in the same way, as the whole of the rest of watch world put together.
    I’m always mildly surprised by how many, even top end collections, have a G-Shock. Fair play, not for me though.

    • Shinytoys

      when’s your birthday:)

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Nothing whatsoever to do with watches but Scotland has finally broken away from the European market ( even with Obama flying in to tell us otherwise )

    • laup nomis

      I stayed up to watch it til 0530, it was Really Gripping.

      When they started to realise it was going to be out, everyone really ‘sat up’, (in a manner of speaking), and then the £ went into freefall, very dramatic.

      Knackered today, early night..

      • Boogur T. Wang

        I have used the current regime in Washington D.C. as an excuse to increase my consumption of 12 yr old, and older, Scotch.
        Any excuse I say.

    • Berndt Norten

      I vote for Bremontexit !!

      • Raymond Wilkie

        I see what you did their.

    • wallydog2

      Will Brexit have any impact on on-line prices for “British” watch such as Christopher Ward.?

      • Raymond Wilkie

        No. none at all. We will continue as before as a common trading partner in Europe. Import and exports and the taxes paid will be pretty much unaffected. Gas prices have to stop falling though , It’s one of our countries biggest exports. Think Putin has learned his lesson ?

    • wallydog2

      You mean Trump?

      • Raymond Wilkie

        No,Wally , i don’t mean Trump, although he was here yesterday promoting is newly opened Turnberry golf hotel. He has another one further up the coast. Want a suite for the night ? . That will set you back $5,000. which is a HUUUUUUUGE amount. But not as much as the Mexican wall. On Thursday Scotland broke away from the grip of the EU and it’s faceless unelected bureaucrats that tell us how to run our country. We are now on our way for a 2nd referendum to break away from England.

        • wallydog2

          Does Brussels have regulations about kilts and underwear?

  • Shinytoys

    Go HUGE or go HOME !!! You need to own one and use it daily to understand it. I want a bigger [email protected]!!

    • Larry Holmack

      I’d love to own one also…although even with my 23 cm wrist I usually don’t wear a watch larger than 52mm’s….I would make an exception for this big, bad boy!!!

  • Mark Silgalis

    I will never be without a G in my rotation. I currently have two: The Rangeman and the AWGM100B. The Rangeman currently gets more wrist time. I’m tough on my watches and though I have automatics, nothing automatic is as bombproof as a G-Shock. That has it’s appeal. I was at a backyard party one summer and was comparing watches with someone that was wearing a “rugged” automatic diver (for the life of me, I can’t remember what it was, just that it was Swiss). He said that it was a big investment but he felt it was able to handle anything my G could. Without saying anything, I took my G off, and threw it across the very big yard (obviously where no one was standing). I walked over to my watch and put it back on. As I was walking back towards him I just said, “Your turn.” You can guess the response.

    • I use my Stargate and Riseman while running, swimming and mountain biking… I seriously think no other watch could stand a single crash.

    • haha that’s amazing. It’s definitely a watch that feels like it could withstand a tactical airstrike, let alone the rigors of daily wear. Agree that this’ll always be the standard-issue appeal of the G.

    • Disgruntled_Veteran

      Phreaking Hilarious! I recently got my second G-Shock (Rangeman – CF Band ordered from Seiya-san). I cannot believe what a stellar performer it is, I currently have this Casio Green Hulk in my sights. I may have to steal your method for impressing the pretentious. . .

      Funny, I have to take care of my “nicer” swiss watches but I find that my Rangeman takes care of me.

    • John

      Hahaha… seriously laughed out loud. What a great test.

    • Shinytoys

      The best!!! CLASSIC !!!!!!

      • Shinytoys

        I’m still picturing that and laughing, thanks for that !!

  • mtnsicl

    It’s a very nice watch, one that I would wear. But the price is way out of line for a mass produced plastic watch. Cut the price in half and we’ll talk.

    • A quick Google search finds many vendors lopping over $200 off retail.

      • mtnsicl

        50% off and I’ll start thinking about it. It’s a highly masses produced plastic watch for gods sake!

  • cg

    Designed by adults that played with Transformers as kids. Way too pricey for a plastic toy watch.

    • SuperStrapper

      Are you really that ignorant? It’s no more a toy than a 3/4 $million mechanical anomaly that only tells the time.

      • cg

        Ewwww ouch! LMAO! You have more buttons to push than this MucMasterCraplasticMegaMattel Transformer Watch eeeoww I love it! Now fuck off. I mean that in the most polite way.

        • SuperStrapper

          Apologies, I didn’t realise you were prepubescent.

          • cg

            Not another “last word” troll where do you guys come from? Mommy and.Daddies basement, I almost forgot. I don’t want a personal insulting troll. Now… I say again, fuck off and leave me alone.

          • SuperStrapper

            Just had to get your last word in, didn’t you. Such a young troll, so much to learn.

    • bwon

      Real men can get away with this watch, obviously you can’t.

  • JayDub

    I would love to make the red Mudmaster my next (and 18th) g-shock.

    • iamcalledryan

      How many before an intervention?! Or did that happen already…

      • JayDub

        No intervention yet. My wife has her boots….

        • iamcalledryan

          These are the hidden costs behind each watch purchase that the industry HAS to start recognizing.

          • Berndt Norten

            Externalities!

  • WatchHulk

    Hulk like green strap.

  • Bill W

    My vision is weakening, does that strap say “Vile Racist”? Oh, Vibe Resist. OK…that makes a little more sense.

  • typericey

    Fun read, thanks. Currently enjoying the Rescue Red version.

    • Glad to hear you enjoyed it! The red is pretty awesome – was a close second choice of mine.

  • Bill W

    I’m not opposed to a G-Shock being in the rotation, but I’m opposed to it being the entire rotation.

  • John

    Love this beast, although the price is a bit high. I have 3 G-Shocks, in addition to a bunch of higher end Swiss/German pieces, and could not imagine being without them. They are the ultimate beater watch.

    • wallydog2

      I have had to give up on my Casio Mudman: too many damn buttons to set the time and date. I could go next door and ask my neighbour’s 12 year old to set my watch, but that would look a little creepy and make me look like a 72 year old retiree dinosaur luddite.

      • The multi-band radio-controlled timekeeping sets itself. Just put the watch in ‘receiving’ mode and drop it on a windowsill for a few moments, and it’s pretty much set for good. Tough to beat that level of ease.

  • BNABOD

    My inner Army Ranger says heck yeah I want one of these monstrous macho man time machine but my outer white collar analyst job says hell no.

  • wallydog2

    I want one…badly. But on my kebob stick arms it would look like a big, black mill stone. Perhaps Casio could market inflatable, flesh-coloured, fake fore-arms, something like Popeye the Sailorman’s. In fact, I’m thinking of, is it “crowd funding”? Everyone in the ABTW community, send me $100 so I can think about the idea. Casio, Hublot, Lindwerdelin, IWC, etc., I’ve just expanded your market; get it? “expanded”? Send me a million dollars each and I’ll call it even. Michael Kors and Invicta, two million dollars.

  • Nice review Zach. I have one of these that has seen a lot of range time, and has been unfazed by hundreds of rounds from my M1-S90 Entry Gun and other high-recoil guns. Wish could say the same for my right shoulder and wrist.

  • ALfwlmth

    Great read Zach! I have this one and the black one, and really like this watch a lot. I had broken a ProTek awhile back and while searching for a “Tactical ABC” watch online, ran across the Mudmaster. I was minutes from pulling the trigger on a Rangeman when I discovered it. It was like all the other items on the screen went blurry and it jumped out onto my wrist. I knew immediately that was the watch Id been looking for all along. The only drawback I’ve come across in 8 months of wrist time, is the negative display on the LCD. Just takes some getting used to I guess. Also, the Ver 3 Triple Sensor is light years ahead the Ver 2 model. Again, great review!!

  • bill stevens

    I have worn a G-Shock through basic, to the field on deployment ectr. It is beaten up had the strap changed a couple of times. Has RTV and b-half on it. But it still keeps ticking away, it’s the first watch I recommend when I get asked what to get people entering the military. Of course some people still wear their $10 casio’s they brought in basic because of having to have a watch…

  • WINKS

    Casio MUDMONSTER. Two thumbs up!

  • Thomas Logan

    Thanks Zach – I’m new to your blog, but first and foremost, exceptional job on your review. Have spent the past 9 days (since I first discovered the Mudmaster, Master of G) very intensively studying/researching this watch. Have watched countless YouTube videos, many in a language I don’t know, and many that are just terrible. I have also read ad nauseam on the watch.
    I have been in law enforcement and special teams for most of my adult career, and wore the first G-shock in 1983 (actually had one before that but they didn’t call it a G-shock yet) – and several since then. I have been spewing the splendor of G-Shock then, for over 30 years. Needless to say when something like the Mudmaster comes along, the likes of me are blown over. Couldn’t agree more with all your rather apt descriptions of the watch.
    I am in a different career now and thusly don’t desire the olive, or dark color combinations any longer, although I find them very appealing. I actually fell in love with the Red, rescue version, unfortunately. I say unfortunately because I have been able to locate the black, yellow and olive versions all over the internet for almost $200 under the list of $750. Not the red one though, nope, just couldn’t get that lucky, it’s anywhere from $750 to well over $800… always my luck, paying an extra $200 essentially for the color red, oh well.
    I get what a couple of people have said about paying so much for a “plastic” watch and I can certainly see the point. I have been sort of a “watch guy” my entire life, so when I started doing some dignitary protection work while still assigned to the department’s tactical team I found myself delving into the world of finer watches, and ended up overspending several times, Omega, Breitling, etc. And, I agree, when you’re paying 2 to 5K for a watch, you want that sucker to feel huge, heavy, solid and by all means METAL (or stainless steel). However, I have to admit, whatever the materials that comprise a G-shock, and whatever its applicable light weight character may be I have never felt more confident that a watch I wore on duty, no matter what we were doing, would take the licking and keep on ticking (sorry Timex) like a Casio. The G-Shock never failed me, not once in over 30 years of giving it every kind of hell.
    Anyway, Zach – also thanks for the awesome photography on those blog images of the watch, very good job. Oddly, photography is what I do now, so I can appreciate that. Keep up the good work and thanks again for the great detail and personal thoughts on this watch. Mine is currently in transit from some place in Japan, so I’m eagerly awaiting it, for sure.

    • Thanks for the kind word brotha – hope you enjoy your Mudmaster as much as I’ve enjoyed mine!

  • Gary

    Brilliant review and at least partly because of it, I’ve bought the GWG1000 Mudmaster. Some say it is expensive – for a G-Shock – and certainly lacks a couple of GW9400 Rangeman options (I own one of those too). But, here’s the real news: it is cheap compared with competitors. Where else can you pick up a top tier (not the top G-Shock granted) product from one of the world’s most successful brands for $600? The build quality is sublime.
    It is one of Casio’s peak achievements after 30 years. It is an historic watch in the progress of the brand. It has a host of smart little functions that keeps the geek in me happy (the way the hands automatically move out of the way when necessary so you can view the LCD panel, for example).
    And of course it’s going to last a loooong time. Which is cool. Despite the fact most of us will have transferred our watch love to a new recipient. It’s my first analogue G-Shock too, and I always felt GS should be digital. I’m wrong.

    If you can afford one and it makes you happy, buy it (as you say it’s an ‘end of the world watch’ and meets the criteria of the only watch you’ll ever need). If you can’t afford one, then buy a DW6900, classic, tough and cool, for a tenth the price – it’s still cool. G-Shocks have done with quartz what no one else has managed and it’s collector base is I’d say unequalled for any other watch brand.
    And if you don’t like G-Shocks, then there’s plenty of options – but honestly, there’re no real alternatives. My pics on IG @speedmasterpro

  • outdoorzguy

    Great review and I love the subtle humor thrown in there. Great photos also. No doubt your article helped sell many Mudmasters..

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  • dmmmd

    Thanks for the inspiring review, got myself one of these as a result. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c64e91a72a296d29ea0e0dea881ece6fe1c593a60e851e836a96d43b729eeec.jpg

    • Luiz Paulo Negrini

      Hello dmmmd. Can you tell me how large is your wrist? Thanks.

      • dmmmd

        7.48 or 19cm.

  • Deep Bheep

    All of the G-Shock watches have a very distinct, masculine design and the Mudmaster adds a tactical, Just fell in love with how perfect the watch fits.
    You can check out the complete review and unboxing video at

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkl-_WztVDE

    deepbheep.blogspot.in/2017/04/casio-g-shock-mudmaster-gg-1000.html

    Pros

    – Fits perfectly (Rubber strap is of the highest quality)
    – Super Illuminator
    – Durable (Putting the watch through a rough test these past few months and it’s always exceeded my expectation)
    – Stunning looks

    Cons

    – A little on the pricey end

  • Loren McCoy

    I have this exact model and the GW-5000. The GW-5000 is so comfortable and practical. The Mudmaster would survive a zombie apocalypse. I bought mine to wear to my farm and gun range. Not a good idea to wear a Rolex when putting rounds down range. Also I predict these will hold their value relatively well. There are many G-Shock fanatics out there.

  • m1ckDELTA

    What, exactly, is an “early Apollo space shuttle”???

  • Pyrran

    It’s Casio’s Mud Masterpiece and I love it!
    A friend of mine who is a Navy SEAL saw this and bought one the next day.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4fb2b6f017598832c097e80d040dff69fa703f4070f59c02f37a83055b7239f5.jpg

  • Company 7

    terrible review, this watch is excellent even aesthetically….too much humour in the review rather than about the watch

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