Taig Khris and 2 people of Casio after the jumpCurious as I am I begun spotting for this G-Shock. I noticed it was an orange G, but first couldn’t make what it was. Then I realized, it had to be the new GX-56 in orange. Finally all pieces fell together. Taig Khris is sponsored by G-Shock. The G-Shock logo can be spotted on the back of his shirt, just before his jump. All sponsors are also shown in the video I found on youtube to attach to this article.
Higuchi-Inc with a request for the price of the GXW-56. Katsu-san returned quite fast with the price of this watch. It was not cheap. The Japanese yen is very strong compared to the Euro and US-Dollar at the moment. The price was about €200.- when I ordered the watch. Only problem, I had to wait about a week, because the watch was not available until at least July 26. After a long wait, the watch started his journey on July 31st and was presented to me at the door on August 4th, just before I hat was cool, wearing my Hazard Orange GXW-56 to an event of rescue workers.
Watchuseek G-Shock forum) and Riley (My G-Shock) attended the party and made loads of movies and photo’s. Finally also in the US the GX-56 was announced. The GXW-56 is at the moment only available in Japan and no word yet of an international release. There might be hope, because I found yesterday the English manual for the 3220 module. Until recently the manual was only available in Japanese. This might indicate that an European or an US release might be near.
Video recording and custom editting for 50 Gs by RileyThe newest innovation of this model is the use of αGEL® (alpha-GEL). So what is this αGEL®? αGEL® is a collective name of soft silicon gels made by the Taica Corporation in Japan. The soft silicon gels have a lot of useful properties, so it is used for many products. The αGEL® can be used for vibration damping, shock absorbing, temperature isolator and feel. It is very resistant against UV-rays and chemicals, it’s very durable and it is non-toxic, non allergic and no toxic products vaporize when burned.
GX-56 Booth at Stop The World 2010, NYC edition. Photo by Riley.
Description in GX-56 Booth at Stop The World 2010, NYC edition. Photo by Riley.
Actually, studying a Taica brochure, I see that the use of αGEL® is not new for Casio. The shock resist G’Zone telephone uses this gel also for its shock absorbing properties, as well because it conducts warmth very well. Also, electromagnetic waves are absorbed well, so no problems with receiving signals, like with the iPhone4.
GX-56 and DW-5200C
GX-56 and DW-8300 "Heavy Metal"
GX-56 and DW-6700 "Skyforce. Sorry, dead battery.
GX-56 and GW-200BC-1JF Black Helios FrogmanAnother big boy, the “Heavy Metal”, looks almost as big as the GXW-56. In dimensions it comes very close. The “Heavy Metal” looks square, but it has sloped edges. A lot of orange is showing when the GXW-56 is placed under the DW-8300. One remark, The rubber protectors are about 1mm higher than the GXW-56. Still, overall here also the GXW-56 wins.
GX-56 and DW-6700 "Skyforce
GX-56 and DW-8300 "Heavy Metal"
GX-56 and DW-5200C (top) and GW-200BC (bottom)You might expect that a watch with so many protective layers and technology and huge dimensions will be a heavy watch, but the 88 grams are pretty reasonable. The 67 grams of a standard DW-6900 is only 21 grams lighter. The strap with the double closure and the back protector are comfortable and make sure the watch keeps on its place. The buckle looks very heavy duty and it is probably for the first time I see that a buckle is attached to the strap with Philips screws. Also the strap is secured to the case with 4 screws for extra strength.
(module 3221), only there is no Atomic Time Keeping. I am not sure the gold version appears in the GX-56 series. In December a purple DGK collaboration model will be released in the.
I got them from Higuchi-Inc. I do not know if they are still available, but these are very nice, solid and stable watch holders.