The new timekeeper with the designation GWG1000-1A3 is named after the brand’s ambassador, Captain Joseph Garcia. He is one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of Correctional Special Operations and as such he is used for extreme situations in which this new timekeeper thrives. This can be stated since the newcomer is a part of the Master of G line, the toughest section of the already extraordinary resilient G-Shock watches. More precisely, the GWG1000-1A3 is also a Mudmaster which means that it provides an improved protection when dealing with mud and dirt. The model is supplied with the Triple Sensor technology which provides information about the altitude, pressure, temperature and it even includes a compass. Casio G-Shock Master of G Mudmaster Joseph Garcia runs on a quartz module, but also receives radio transmitted signals from automatic watches, which makes it is accurate as it is possible, while its long-lasting battery is charged with solar power. The large watch costs $750.
Intended for the Extreme Situations
Captain Joseph Garcia has established himself as one of the most prominent figures when Correctional Special Operations are concerned. For those who are not quite familiar with this area, it refers to dealing with prison riots and other conflicts including the inmates, as well as to their transfer. Over many years in the field, he has been involved in numerous high-risk situations with various roles. Nowadays, Captain Garcia is considered not only as one of the biggest authorities for the issue, but also as one of the leading innovators, especially when the use of technology which includes the use of K9s and their handlers is concerned. He is also renowned for the multitude of articles about the subject and celebrated as one of the top instructors. During his successful career, Captain Garcia trained staff across the States, but also abroad in the U.K, Singapore and Israel.
Having such reputation in the pretty extreme business he is in, Captain Garcia seemed as a perfect ambassador for the Casio novelty. The watch is a part of the larger G-Shock super-collection which includes only the brand’s models which are able to meet very stringent rules regarding their resistance to extreme conditions. Moreover, as a part of the Master of G family, it features additional strength, or in this case, the ability to deal with muddy and dusty surroundings, since it comes with the Mudmaster designation. This is why the watch includes specially designed push-buttons that keep the mud or dust away from the inside of the watch.
Atomic Punctuality and Solar Charging
Casio G-Shock Master of G Mudmaster Joseph Garcia GWG1000-1A3 is not only extra tough, but also packed with various modern features. One of these is certainly its Atomic timekeeping function that corrects the current time displayed on the analog-digital watch as much as it is possible. Five different atomic clocks around the world send radio signals and correct the time-keeping of its quartz module. These signals are sent automatically, but are also available on request. Without the signals that correct the time, supported Module 5463 features the accuracy of within +/- 15 seconds per month.
The next important feature is the presence of Tough Solar technology that allows the watch to be powered with solar energy and to use it in an optimal manner. The battery can run for six months in its normal mode, while in the power saving mode it can keep running for more than two years without being re-charged. There is also a display that shows the current state of the stored energy.
Triple Sensor Technolgy
Moreover, it also supports Triple Sensor technology which can be activated with a direct access button. The technology provides information about the current altitude and as such includes a barometer whose measurements are connected with the feature. There is likewise a thermometer and a compass that provide additional information to the wearer.
Each of the functions that are provided with Triple Sensor technology is very precise, while the watch has a memory that keeps track of various measurements. For example its altimeter records up to 30 records and it is able to show the info about the highest/lowest point and cumulative ascent or descent. Barometer, on the other hand, can show sudden changes in the pressure which indicate a turn of the weather which can certainly be very useful. Interestingly, when the wearer activates the functions of the Triple Sensor technology, the central hands move away from the digital display to allow the wearer to have a better view.
The Usual Host of Other Features
Apart from these specialized functions, the novelty with the designation GWG1000-1A3 includes all of the other numerous features that are expected in a watch of this kind. These include world time function (with 29 time zones and daylight savings), five different alarms, hourly time signal, a stopwatch with the accuracy of 1/100th of a second and with a flyback feature, a countdown timer, a calendar and 12/24 time formats.
The watch sports a black dial with oversized hands, Arabic numerals and hour markers in the contrasting white color, while there are also several details in yellow. The overall legibility is enhanced with the presence of a full auto double LED light.
The oval resin case is also black, while the strap made of resilient fabric is olive green. As it could have been expected, the watch dedicated to Captain Garcia is pretty big. Its width is 59.6 mm, the length is 56.1 mm, while the thickness measures to 18 mm. This makes the piece quite substantial and probably not suited for everyone’s wrist. However, this is not a major set-back since the watch is a specialized instrument and was not intended in the first place for those with a more classic taste or for the aficionados of smaller-sized pieces. Casio G-Shock Master of G Mudmaster Joseph Garcia GWG1000-1A3 is resistant to various shocks and it is able to withstand water pressure to 200 meters.