Army Green at Palais Idéal, Hauterives, France.I think I didn’t hide it under the table that I pretty much like the Army Green Colors models. With also a love for the GX-56 and GXW-56 “King” and the 6900’s, it should not be a surprise I would try get one in my collection and get one of these to wear. Since in April 2012 the GX-56KG-3 was released as an International model (“overseas model”) at a much more friendly price than the Japan Domestic GXW-56KG.
While the GXW-56KG was manufactured in Thailand, the GX-56KG is manufactured in China. While as far as I know all King models were made in Thailand, there is probably only one good reason for this change. The Thailand plant had been struck heavily at the floods at the end of 2011. From what I have heard is that even complete production lines had been disassembled by divers and been transported to the China DH and China Y plant. This somehow also explains why the GXW-56KG was delayed and this GX-56KG was released later than the other Army Green Color models.
Mode displaysIn Casio model numbers the X stands for Extra. In case of the “King” this refers to the extra shock absorbance by the use of an extra shock absorber made of α-gel, Mud Resistance by using a bezel that covers all buttons and a part of the back and probably also for Extra Large. The extra shock absorber can be seen around the display. It’s that black blocked layer hidden half under the solar panels.