Introducing the G-Shock GA2200 in Black, Turquoise, and Orange

Following up on a summer filled with new watch releases, Casio’s G-Shock this week unveiled its latest design yet, returning to its bread and butter at the sub-$150 price point and introducing the new entry-level GA2200. The launch notably comes on the heels of the active-wear GBD200 and professionally-focused Gravitymaster GRB200-1B AND Mudmaster GGB100-8A both introduced last month, as well as the celebratory and luxurious MRG-B2000BS-3A unveiled in June, which together in context with the affordable GA2200, mark a continued focus across its various price points and technology offerings. 

The new GA2200 includes three options in the all black GA2200BB-1A, turquoise accented GA2200M-1A, and bright orange GA2200M-4A, with their differentiation drawing from their distinct colors, alone. Each features the same GA2200 base design reminiscent of previous analog-digital hybrid styles produced by the brand, notably the 2020-released GA900 series and the popular GA2000, among others.


As for the case, the GA2200 features a relatively modest dimensions (at least for G-Shock) at 50.8mm × 47.1mm × 12.8mm, with the relative thinness achieved via a new integration of the bezel, case back, and buttons as part of the watch’s three-tier construction. While newly integrated, the design is still recognizably G-Shock, complete with a large sporty style with a front button design, two textured pushers on either side for its operation, and six total screws on the bezel reinforcing the heavy-duty look. The brand’s signature Carbon Core Guard Structure provides additional internal hardiness, backing up the built-tough style with a matching functionality. 

New to the GA2200 is an updated three-dimensional dial, which while obviously quite similar to previous analog-digital styles, is nonetheless unique to the new series. Of the updates, G-Shock has placed an emphasis on fostering a “mechanized look,” the most apparent influence of this via the 9 o’clock inset dial indicator which takes its inspiration from an automotive brake disk and finished with a metallic vapor deposition. Additionally, a diagonal digital display in the lower right of the face works to complement the unique look., while a familiar pair of hands and matching outer minute and hour ring finish off the style.

Of the design’s timekeeping features, the 200-m water resistant GA2200 boasts a variety of familiar and expected G-Shock technologies, notably including a double LED super illuminator for the dial, a three year battery life, five daily alarms, world time, countdown timer, 1/100-second chronograph, and more.

The new G-Shock GA2200 line is available for pre-order now via the brand’s website, with full availability planned for later this month. The all black GA2200BB-1A is marked at $120, while the turquoise accented GA2200M-1A and orange GA2200M-4A are each priced at $130. G-SHOCK.

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Caleb is a freelance writer based out of New Jersey. Since entering the world of watches, he has spent much of his time exploring the neo-vintage trend covering historically inspired, modern timepieces. Today, Caleb finds his greatest interests in utilitarian designs with outsized value propositions and in the personal stories behind up-and-coming brands.