It didn’t take long for the G-Shock GA2100 to become a hit. Packaged with G-Shock’s continuously evolving technology, hard wearing build and octagonal case design, it quickly became Casio’s best selling watch to date. Since its introduction in 2019, the GA2100 has progressed in dial design, technical application and we’ve also seen a couple of collaborations with the sought-after model. But once the modding community got their hands on the GA2100, a trend was started on social media, fixing a metal case over the original resin body giving the G-Shock a similar look to a familiar sports watch (sans astronomical price tag) and an appropriate nickname to boot; the CasiOak.
When it comes to being in tune with watch enthusiast’s wants and desires, G-Shock consistently has their ear to the ground. Case in point with the release of the GM2100 which for the first time had the model sporting a monoblock steel bezel construction paired on a resin strap and answered the call for many lusting for a metallic design. Fast forward to last week, G-Shock decided to double down on using steel as the primary material with the release of the GMB2100 series.