The current G-Shock line is so varied that it’s hard to imagine how designers manage to come up with so many different, disparate solutions. Although the target audience always understands that these watches represent the famous shock-resistant line, they can never expect what G-Shock watches can offer them.
Today, we will be giving you the Casio MTG review. This model has made its own elite contribution to Japanese watchmaking’s development.
- Brand: Casio
- Color: Black
- Dial window material type: Sapphire
- Display Type: Digital
- Band Material: Resin
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Case diameter: 5.2 centimeters
- Case thickness: 14.4 millimeters
- Item weight: 4.34 Ounces
- Movement: Japanese Quartz
- Water-resistant depth: 200 Feet
Overall Customer’s Feedback
The first thing customers love about the MT-G watch is the bracelet. It has added a lovely, cohesive, and even more high-end look to the watch. The bracelet is made of steel on the outside but has red-colored resin link parts on the inside.
As a result, it is believed to improve wearing comfort as well as overall bracelet durability while maintaining the appearance of an “all-metal bracelet.”
In addition, many customers like the all-analog dial. Casio’s “Tough Solar” movements are so named because a specific technology within the movement realigns the hands to their normal position if they are knocked out of place by shock.
Generally, the watch receives a high rating of 5 stars on Amazon for the style and its multiple functions.
In-Depth Review of Casio MTG Watches
Size & weight
This model is a beautiful timepiece for the wrist of a suit-wearing gentleman – and it also fits comfortably under the sleeves of such a gentleman thanks to a lightweight 123-gram build and a 55.8 x 51.7 x 14.4 mm case. This shrinking is due to the enhanced connection structure and the development of a smaller module overall. But don’t worry! It’s still resistant to everyday wear and tear, just like any other reliable G-SHOCK timepiece.
It has a redesigned core guard case structure (outer case) that includes a box-shaped steel frame that joins the bezel, back cover, and band mounts for a stronger structure by boosting the surfaces rather than the axes against impacts for a more robust structure. This results in significantly increased durability and shock resistance.
The watch’s water resistance is 200M. Although 200 meters may appear to be a long-distance down, a 200m watch should not be brought on diving adventures. However, you may swim or snorkel with it.
A rechargeable lithium battery, including the 5 motors (4 single, 1 dual) within the quartz movement and the Connected module, generates power by Tough Solar technology. The dial receives light using individual solar cells, which charge the onboard battery.
After a full charge, the watch can run for up to 18 months with the power-saving function “On.” Power conservation kicks in after a specific amount of time in a dark environment, switching down the watch until more light reaches the dial while still keeping the precise time.
This model employs sapphire crystal. The material is about twice as hard as regular glass and nearly as hard as diamond. Under the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, sapphire has a value of 9, while a diamond has a value of 10. This means that sapphire glass is nearly scratch-resistant unless it comes into direct and abrasive solid contact with a diamond.
Three large centrally mounted analog hands display all the hours, minutes, and seconds. Legibility is critical and should be the primary emphasis of a watch. The hands are not only prominent, but the three-dimensional indices are also large and clear to read.
The dial has a dual illumination system with regularly painted luminescence and a Super Illuminator. Plus, it has a high-brightness LED activated at the touch of a button for usage in total darkness settings where the painted luminescence may be insufficient.
The strap, by the way, is not attached to the body as it may appear but to a specific “plug” with a layer of red polyurethane inside.
The fastening is performed on both the side and bottom, which entirely eliminates the “falling out” of strap parts under significant loads on the pins.
The side screws are recessed into steel “covers” that spin freely in various directions and serve both ornamental and protective purposes.
Other special features
Bluetooth connectivity is one of the G-Shock MTG’s key features, along with the module 5544 in-house Casio movement. Bluetooth is used to allow your phone to help in operating and setting up your G-Shock watch without missing any call notifications. In addition, the MT-G movement includes two types of connectivity: a standard Atomic clock radio signal receiver and a Bluetooth connection.
The movement also has a chronograph, a countdown timer, an alarm, a world time indicator. A mode selector on the dial allows you to cycle through the functionalities, and the dial’s hands frequently repurpose themselves based on the current function mode. It might be amusing to simply watch all of the hands-on dial moves as you switch the MT-G face to chronograph mode.
Pros & cons
- Links with a smartphone: better timekeeping and accessing phone functions
- Solar charge
- High in shock resistance
- Sporty design
- Offer wrist comfy
- Hard to use without the app for beginners
1. Where is Casio MTG made?
Casio’s MTG watches are designed and developed in Hamura, Japan, and then assembled at the company’s Yamagata factory.
2. Do G-Shocks go up in value?
If you wear the watch, the value will go down. New ones lose value in general unless they are a desirable limited edition.
3. Can you replace glass on G-shock?
Yes, you can change the crystal on some models, but not all.
Through our Casio MTG review, we can see that Casio’s renowned (and patented) durability technologies have been applied to the second generation of their most affordable stainless steel case G-Shock line.
The MT-G has premium finishes, sapphire glass, carbon fiber, and the most up-to-date quartz timekeeping technology, such as Bluetooth time sync and app-based control of numerous functions – all in a smaller size.
Last Updated on October 29, 2021 by The o.d.m team
The o.d.m team is a group of watch enthusiasts and experts who share their knowledge to watch lovers all over the world. The o.d.m team has won many popular watch design trophies including the iF Design Award China, Germany’s Reddot Design Award & IF Design Award, USA’s Good Design Award, and Japan’s Good Design Award. They’re also a regular guest of the Baselworld trade show.