in my MR-G-7500 article, I first caught interest in them when I acquired a 25th Anniversary G-Shock Magazine. I started my taste with an Eric Clapton MR-G. I really enjoyed that watch so much so it moved my eye to one of the newer versions. I sold that watch to my good friend Sjors and thoroughly enjoyed his take on that rare gem in a separate article on this great website. His purchase amongst a few other sales helped me fund the MR-G-7500 which I reviewed shortly after I acquired it. I was fascinated by the detail of that watch. I really enjoyed the fact that every level of light, every angle you looked at that dial you saw something different. It was like art.
Getting back to physical design, I already discussed the DLC Coating, and the sapphire crystal with AR Coating under the glass. But the reason I get sucked into the MR-G is the fine detailing and utter perfection that goes into this. The bracelet has brushing along the surface, and in the bottom between the links they are polished. There is of course the push button clasp with a lock. Going to the case, they hand engraved 2 horizontal lines at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock edged. They polished off inside the engraved lines. The 3 and 9 o'clock edges have 2 small screws in each. Then you have the knurled buttons around the 2, 4, 8, and 10 o'clock positions. I particularly love the bezel on this watch. all lettering is also hand engraved, it shows G-Shock above the display, MR-G below the display, and button designations showing Start at the 2 o'clock, Reset at the 4 o'clock, Mode at the 8 o'clock, and Adjust at the 10 o'clock. This does not look busy because these words are machined in, not painted. Also, around the corners of the bezel are the signature screws you will typically see in the MR-G. These screws are different than what is normally used, they are flat top Philips-head similar to the screws used on the newer Frogman models, all symmetrically screwed in.
There is a ring that circles around the bottom of the markers that stops and starts around the date, and the 9 o'clock sub dial. The detail that can only be seen in macro shots and a loupe is the fine lines that run around that ring. Towards the top center of the face is the wording in metal MR-G and 3 lines painted below that reading Multi-Band 6 in white, Tough Mov't in red lettering, and Casio in white below that. The 3 o'clock sub dial is the chrono hand with the small hand being wide yet skeletal and the long hand being thin and white. The 6 o'clock sub dial shows 2 thin white hands. The 9 o'clock sub dial is the mode dial. It shows the day of the week, Stop Watch World Time, Countdown Timer, and Alarm modes. The Hands are unique here as well, one big red arrow shaped hand. This mode dial also has a thin reflective metal ring around it. The face itself has an interesting texture. Looking at it in some lights make it appear a flat gray. Bright angles have its texture appearing like wavy lines, and other lights show a shell like pattern. This is one of the most fascinating things I enjoy with the MR-G, and I made sure to take as many different shots at different angles as I could to appreciate it.