By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re looking for a watch with modern electronic features but a somewhat ‘antique’ design, the G8100A-5 G-Shock model from Casio appears to have been inspired by the recent ‘steampunk’ trend. The bronze colored aluminum square face and perforated resin band make it look like a rare find featured on the Antiques Roadshow, but without the ridiculously over-estimated at-auction value. In fact at $99 it’s quite affordable, but still manages to pack in a lot of the features that the G-Shock brand is known for.
The watch features auto dual electroluminescent backlights with an ‘afterglow’ feature, world time with 29 time zones and auto daylight savings adjustments, 2 multi-function alarms plus a snooze alarm, a timer with a countdown range of 1 minute to 24 hours, a stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second, a visible flashing alert and is both shock and water resistant to 200 meters