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Casio Releases New G-SHOCK with Improved Readability and Functionality for Aviators

Equipped with twin sensors for compass bearing and temperature

  • January 28, 2013


TOKYO, January 28, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of a new addition to the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The GA-1000 features designs and functions intended to meet the requirements of pilots, including a large face and improved readability at night.

Based on an aviator concept, the GA-1000 offers a face design for superior readability and instant information recognition even under challenging conditions. The watch's expansive face boasts a large index and bold Arabic numerals. The watch also provides multiple types of information at a glance using a combination of digital and analog technologies: the analog hands constantly indicate local time while the digital LCDs provide world time. The Neon Illuminator* feature uses an LED black light to illuminate the hands and index in different colors such as blue and green. This ensures that the watch is highly readable at night.

  • *The ultraviolet LED offers safety corresponding to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard for Class 1M. However, an optical lens such as a magnifying glass must not be used for direct viewing of the ultraviolet light source.

Casio also utilized its advanced technologies to refine the functionality of these watches to meet the requirements of pilots. The new watch is the first analog-type G-SHOCK to be equipped with twin sensors for measuring compass bearing and temperature. With just a push of the large button in the 9 o'clock position, the second hand turns and points north based on data from the built-in compass sensor.

There is also a bearing memory function that allows the user to display and save intended direction in the watch's memory, as an aid for navigation. The temperature sensor can be used to check the temperature in the cockpit or other locations.

The GA-1000 boasts both the readability and functionality required in the environments where pilots operate.



Band color / watchface color
Black / black
Black / khaki
Blue / white


With LED black light activated





Water Resistance
200 meters
Digital Compass
Hand indication of north (20 seconds continuous measurement); measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0 to 359°; measuring unit: 1°; bidirectional calibration; magnetic declination correction; bearing memory
Display range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
Neon Illuminator (black light LED); auto light switch; selectable illumination duration; afterglow
World Time
48 cities (31 time zones, coordinated universal time); city code display; daylight saving on/off
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on SR927W
Size of Case
50.8 × 52.1 × 16.6 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 85 g