The GW-9400 Rangeman is the quintessential modern Casio G-Shock watch and is up there with the Frogman as one of the most desirable all-digital G-Shock watches. The Rangeman made its debut in 2013 and has since become the most popular model in the professional Master of G lineup.
With its Tough Solar-powered rechargeable battery, Multi-Band 6 radio wave timekeeping, direct-access Triple Sensor Version 3 (with digital compass, thermometer, and altimeter/barometer), and a 40-record sensor memory, the Rangeman is one of the best watches available for all outdoor activities and is an excellent survival watch. The feature-rich G-Shock also has mud resistance, low temperature resistance and sunrise and sunset data. It also has common G-Shock features like world time (48 cities + UTC), 5 daily alarms, stopwatch, and countdown timer. Its many useful features and affordable price makes it a popular watch with outdoorsmen and sportsmen of all types.
Advantages: More sensors and features than standard G-Shock models. Large and easy-to-press buttons. Tough Solar power and Multi-Band 6 auto time adjustment provide maintenance-free operation.
Disadvantages: Wears a bit large and heavy (55.2 × 53.5 × 18.2 mm, 82 grams) compared to other digital G-Shock watches.
Alternatives: Other G-Shock watches with similar functionality include the Mudmaster GWG-1000 with Triple Sensor (but no sunrise/sunset time) and Gulfmaster GWN-1000. Also, most Pro Trek watches also have Tough Solar power and the Triple Sensor, but lack the heavy duty shock resistance of a G-Shock.
In addition to being one of the most functional and practical G-Shock watches, the limited edition models are highly coveted as collector timepieces, and the Rangeman is now one of the limited edition base models of choice. Here is a list of every Rangeman model produced starting with the newest release and including special editions and Japanese domestic market (JDM) releases. This page will be updated as new models are released.
|Image||Model - Highlights|
|GW-9400BSPP-1ER Pompiers de Paris - September 2021 collaboration with Paris Fire Brigade featuring custom band|
|GW-9406KJ-2JR Love The Sea And The Earth 2020 Earthwatch - November 2020 Japan-only limited edition, inspired by the cassowary flightless bird, blue bezel with black and red band, gold IP buckle and band keeper|
|GW-9400NFST-1AJR Emergency Fire Response Team with Sendai City Fire Bureau & Kobe City Fire Bureau - July 2020 Japan-only limited edition, black and red with red inner band.|
|GW-9400-1B Blackout - All-black model with reverse LCD display and standard resin band, released in U.S. and Europe.||Buy at Amazon|
|GW-9400J-1B Black Out - With carbon fiber insert band, released in Japan and China only. This model is no longer in production.|
|GW-9405KJ-5 Love The Sea And The Earth 2019 Earthwatch - A second Earthwatch collaboration for November 2019. Brown bezel and striped bands inspired by the "okapi" or forest giraffe from Central Africa.|
|GW-9404KJ-3JR Love The Sea And The Earth 2019 Earthwatch - February 2019 limited edition. Striped gray bezel and green bands inspired by "kakapo" parrot from New Zealand.|
|GW-9403KJ-9JR Love The Sea And The Earth 2017 Earthwatch - June 2017 limited edition. |
Translucent yellow bezel and glossy spotted band inspired by "salpa" lifeform.
|GW-9400DCJ-1JF Master In Desert Camouflage Rangeman - September 2016 limited edition Master of G series. Black bezel, light brown lettering, black front screws, orange accents on face, desert camouflage band, positive LCD display.|
|GW-9402KJ-2JR Love The Sea And The Earth Rangeman - June 2016 Earthwatch collaboration with blue-footed booby bird color scheme (blue bezel with black and white bands). Love The Sea And The Earth 2016 case back engraving and Earthwatch EL backlight. Japan release.|
|GW-9400BTJ-8JR Burton Snowboards Rangeman - December 2015 collaboration with Burton Snowboards. White/ice gray bezel with black buttons, black front screws and orange accents. Standard LCD display. Carbon fiber insert band with light blue & gray digital snow camouflage print. Black IP metal keeper with mountain logo engraving. Custom Burton logo case back engraving. GW-9400BTJ-8 international release.|
|GW-9400SRJ-4JF Men In Sunrise Purple Rangeman October 2015 Master of G series limited edition. Purple bezel with black buttons, black screws, black buckle and keeper, reverse LCD display, and carbon fiber insert band. GW-9400SRJ-4 international release.|
|GW-9400FBJ-4JR Kobe City Fire Bureau Rangeman - 2015 JDM limited edition collaboration. Orange bezel with blue lettering and carbon fiber band. Custom logo backlight and case back engraving.|
|GW-9401KJ-3JR Love The Sea And The Earth 2015 Rangeman - 2015 JDM limited edition. Earthwatch collaboration. Translucent green and yellow bezel with green and yellow band. Band says "Change the World. Yourself."|
|GW-9400CMJ-3 Men In Camouflage Rangeman - 2015 limited edition. Green bezel with black and orange lettering. Green camouflage band with carbon fiber insert.|
|GW-9400RDJ-4JF Men In Rescue Red Rangeman - 2014 JDM limited edition. Like the GW-9400RD-4 but with a carbon fiber insert band.|
|GW-9400RD-4 Red Series Rangeman - 2014 limited edition. Red bezel with white lettering and reverse display.|
|GW-9400NVJ-2JF Men In Navy Rangeman - 2014 limited edition. Like the GW-9400NV-2 but with carbon fiber insert band.|
|GW-9400NV-2 Navy Series Rangeman - 2014 limited edition. Blue bezel with white and black lettering with reverse display.|
|GW-9400KJ-8JR Love The Sea And The Earth Rangeman - 2014 JDM limited edition. Earthwatch collaboration. Gray bezel with red and black lettering. Custom backlight logo and case back engraving.|
|GW-9430EJ-9JR 30th Anniversary Lightning Yellow Rangeman - 2014 JDM limited edition. Yellow bezel with black lettering and carbon fiber insert band. Black front facing screws and black backlight button.|
|GW-9400BJ-1JF Rangeman - 2013 JDM release. Black bezel with gray and stealth lettering, reverse display, and carbon fiber insert band. Black front facing screws and black backlight button.||Buy at Amazon|
|GW-9400J-3JF Rangeman - 2013 JDM release. Looks like the GW-9400-3 but has a carbon fiber insert band.|
|GW-9400J-1JF Rangeman - 2013 standard JDM release. Looks like the GW-9400-1 but has a carbon fiber insert band.||Buy at Amazon|
|GW-9400-3 Rangeman - 2013 standard international release. Khaki/army green/olive drab bezel featuring black and yellow lettering with reverse display. Black EL backlight button and silver metal keeper.||Buy at Amazon|
|GW-9400-1 Rangeman - 2013 standard international black model. Silver buttons, front screws, and metal keeper. Successor to the G-Shock GW-9200 Riseman.||Buy at Amazon|