Best G-Shock Watches For Small Wrists


G-Shock watches are known for their big case sizes; robust men’s watches that are mostly over 50mm  in diameter (one example of its bigger models is this huge GA100-1A4 watch, which is 55mm in diameter), with the biggest model at around 55mm. These are shock-proof and waterproof timepieces that have been around since 1983, and continue to be popular today among cops, first responders, construction workers, and really anyone looking for a reliable tactical watch.

For men and women with smaller wrists, finding the right sized watch band and case diameter can be tough. Large watches with big faces and thick cases won’t feel comfortable on petite wrists. They can look tacky and the band can even be too long -wrapping way too far past the buckle with a long tail – sometimes even having to replace the band with a shorter option.

Although the brand is known for tough watches, luckily not all G-Shock models are for big wrists. Casio has a wide range of smaller and mid-size models for smaller and thinner wrists. Some of these could still be relatively bigger than most sports watches, but they’re considered smaller by G-Shock standards.

We’ll provide you with tables below detailing the watch dimensions, like diameter, thickness, and band size.

Best G-Shock For Small Wrists

Casio G-Shock DW5600BB-1

Casio G-Shock DW5600BB-1

The Casio G-Shock DW5600 line is described as a watch that “can be worn from the skatepark to the office,” a watch that has a good balance of the casual and sporty design.

This model is not “small” by any means, but since the bigger G-Shock models are at 50mm+, this could be considered as a mid-sized model.
The DW-5600 line has been around for over three decades, so there’s a lot to choose from.

One of these is the G-Shock DW-5600BB, which has the basic DW5600 square case and an all-black monotone color, with a 12/24 hour formats.

This watch maintains the tactical look, but smaller in size. The main features include a 200m water resistance, an EL backlight with Afterglow, flashes and buzzer for alarms, hourly time signal, and countdown timer. There’s also a 1/100-second stopwatch.

Case Diameter 49 millimeters
Case Thickness 18 millimeters
Band Length 9.75 inches
Band Width 30 millimeters

Casio G-Shock GM5600B-1

Casio G-Shock GM5600B-1

Another watch from the 5600 series is the Casio G-Shock GM5600B-1, which is part of a line of watches where Casio added metal parts to the square face.

The interior case is made of resin, and the bezel cover is stainless steel. With this series, Casio maintains the original, durable G-Shock qualities, but with improved features in design and timekeeping quality.

Unlike the watch featured above, this does not have colorful options, only three designs to choose from: an all-black design, a black case with green strap, and a silver case with a black strap.  

The features include a legible light-on-dark LCDs, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, a full auto-calendar, multi-function alarm, hourly time signal, and a 200m water resistance.

Case Diameter 49.6mm
Case Thickness 13mm
Band Length 9.75 inches
Band Width 30 millimeters

Casio G-Shock DW6900-1V

Casio G-Shock DW6900-1V

G-Shock has a line of round watches, too. A model such as the Casio DW6900-1V is less bulky-looking than its octagon counterparts and is only 44.6mm. The case and band are made of resin, with a tang buckle clasp.

The features of this 12/24 hour round model include a countdown timer, auto-calendar (pre-programmed until 2039), 1/100 second stopwatch, flash alert, elapsed time, split time,1st-2nd place times, and an EL backlight with Afterglow. The water resistance is also up to 200m.

Case Diameter 44.6 millimeters
Case Thickness 16.2 millimeters
Band Length Men’s Standard
Band Width 24.5 millimeters

Casio G-Shock G-9000-3V

Casio G-Shock G-9000-3V

This G-Shock model is under the Mudman line, which is a dust, dirt, and shock-resistant watch. This model is recommended for those who are into motorsports, as the construction “seals out everything from the oil of workshop to the sand of motorcycle rally.”

The main features of the Casio G-Shock G-9000-3V are a Super Dual Illuminator feature, World Time (48 cities), dual 1,000-hour stopwatches, flash alert, and countdown timer. This is also low temperature-resistant (-20C).

The case and bezel are made of stainless steel and resin, and there are two color choices (blue-green and black).

Case Diameter 45 millimeters
Case Thickness 15 millimeters
Band Length Men’s Standard
Band Width 24 millimeters

Casio G-Shock GWM500A-1

Casio G-Shock GWM500A-1

The Casio G-Shock GWM500A-1 is another round, smaller G-Shock model with a Multi-band 6 Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China).

This model has been updated with an additional 18 cities in its world time mode, giving the watch a total of 48 cities and 31 time zones. This updated model can also connect with the radio transmitter in China to update time and date.

Other features include a countdown timer, solar rechargeable battery, four days, and one snooze alarm, a full auto-calendar until 2099, a power-saving function, and a battery power indicator.

Case Diameter 46 millimeters
Case Thickness 5.7 centimeters
Band Length Men’s Standard
Band Width 16.6 millimeters

Casio G-Shock GWM5610-1

Casio G-Shock GWM5610-1

This G-Shock model is best for smaller wrists as it’s one of the smallest and thinnest G-Shock models out there. The Casio G-Shock GW-M5610 is perfect for those with wrists down to 5.5 inches without overpowering.

This one looks like a square but is actually octagonal in shape. It’s perfect for small wrists because it has a slim profile. This one is solar-powered and has the Casio Tough Solar and Multi-band Atomic Timekeeping technology.

The features include a 200m water resistance, EL backlight, World Time (29 time zones and 48 cities), five daily alarms, auto calendar, power-saving function, and battery indicator.

Case Diameter 46.7 millimeters
Case Thickness 43.2 millimeters
Band Length 8 Inches
Band Width 20 millimeters

Casio G-Shock GLX-5600-1

Casio G-Shock GLX-5600-1

This watch is from Casio’s G-LIDE watch lineup, which are sports watches based on the DW-5600. This one’s a good watch for surfers, as it has a Tide Graph featured, which gives information on surfing conditions. In addition, the design is also surf-inspired: the band has pinstripes that could be normally seen in surfboard designs.

The Casio G-Shock GLX-5600-1‘s features include an electro-luminescent backlight, flash alert, a 1/100-second stopwatch, World Time with 29 time zones (48 cities), full auto-calendar, hourly time signal, and multi-function alarms. This model also has a Moon Data feature, which displays the moon age and phase for a specific location.

Case Diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 13.4 millimeters
Band Length  Men’s Standard
Band Width  16 millimeters

Casio Men’s G-Shock GW2310-1

Casio G-Shock GW2310-1

The Casio G-Shock GW2310-1 was based on the G-Shock G2310, which was introduced in 2001. This new version has a Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, and China), a 48-city World Time (+UTC), and an EL Backlight with Afterglow.

Other main features of this solar-powered model include four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, an hourly time signal, a power-saving function, 1/100-second stopwatch, and a 200m water resistance.

Case Diameter 46.4 millimeters
Case Thickness 15.6 millimeters
Band Length 9 Inches
Band Width 22 millimeters

Casio G-Shock MRG-B1000B-1A

Casio G-Shock MRG-B1000B-1A

Some of the most notable features of the Casio G-Shock MRG-B1000B-1A watch are Bluetooth, Radio, and GPS—which explains its premium price tag.

Promoting simplicity and intelligence, this is a solar-powered model that combines analog and digital technology. The watch can be connected to a smartphone to sync and set the time. This model can also sync via Multi-Band 6 radio waves. The watch is compatible with both iPhone and Android phones.

The case and band are made of titanium, a lighter material, as well as a Super Illuminator. Other features include World Time, a second time zone, stopwatch, auto calendar, and daily alarm.

Case Diameter 46.2 millimeters
Case Thickness 14.6 millimeters
Band Length Men’s Standard
Band Width 26 millimeters

Casio G-Shock GMA-S140-4A

Casio G-Shock GMA-S140-4A

This is off the G-Shock line made for women. Casio GMA-S140-4A is one watch from the GMA Series, and has a 90s look. According to Casio, the motif of these models resemble “a 90’s stereo component device or portable music player that has been updated to a modern refined look.”

This analog-digital model has a pink resin strap and a black dial, which makes the features pop with the splashes of different colors like teal, purple, pink, and green. Casio partnered up with endorsers for this one. like surfer Malia Manuel, musician/actress Meg Donnelly and entrepreneur Emily Oberg).

Some of the main features of this watch include an LED Light feature, 29 time zones  (48 cities and coordinated universal time), countdown timer, five daily alarms, full auto-calendar to the year 2099, 12/24-hour format, and a 200m water resistance.

Case Diameter 46 millimeters
Case Thickness 16 millimeters
Band Length Men’s Standard
Band Width 24 millimeters

 

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