Casio G-Shock Aviation Watch is exceptionally resilient, even when compared to other G-Shocks, watches which have quite a reputation for being tough. Timepieces from the Aviation Series possess this ability because they include a Tough Movement technology, which means that they have movements that are constructed of metal and plastic in such manner to reduce weight and increase rigidity. Furthermore, these movements are set in extremely resistant cases that can endure even very powerful gravitational forces. Since aviators are usually most exposed to such conditions, it is not a surprise that Casio has named this collection the Aviation series.
One of the sources of increased endurance is its shock-resistant hand formation, developed to minimize harmful effects of strong gravitational forces to hands of a watch. Usually, hands influenced by these forces tend to lose rotational balance and even to break down. To prevent this possibility, Casio adjusted the weight balance of every single hand. This was done after very precise calculations and by positioning each hand in the best possible location. The result of these innovations is a product with a 1/100th of second stopwatch, tough enough to be used even by aviators.
Later tests challenged Casio G-Shock Aviation Series Watches in conditions that are too demanding even for a human organism. Once again, the results have shown their ability to function without any problems in conditions that far exceed forces of 5G, usual in Formula 1 racing, and even when exposed to 12G, attained in air racing.
Another protective feature is its independent bezel structure. While the case and the module are protected with a polyhedral metal bezel, a urethane ring guards the crystal. Besides, these models also sport strong two-directional screws made of steel, inserted and tightened on both sides to safely connect the band with the case.
Atomic Precision, Solar Power and Many Useful Features
Furthermore, these watches have all the top features that can be found in a Casio product. Watches from Aviation Series are equipped with solar rechargeable batteries that can function up to six months without additional exposure to light. Besides, they have the Atomic Timekeeping function that enables them to receive signals from 6 atomic watches across the globe to correct the time. Water resistance to 200 meters, luminous hands and markers, world time with 29 time zones, a lower battery warning, full auto calendar and alarm are also included.
There are five available models of Casio G-Shock Aviation Series Watch. They all have quartz movements, round resin cases (49.8 mm wide and 15.5 mm thick) and bands. Four of them are dominated with black color, and they feature only different-colored accents on their dials. The model GW3000BB-1A sports light grey, GW3500B-1A yellow, GW3000B-1A orange, while the model GW3000BD-1A has light blue accents on a black face. Slightly different is the version GW3000M-4A that has an orange strap, white numerals, and discrete orange and light blue accents on its dial. Each of the five variations costs $280.