The official Casio G-Shock Facebook page, which often unveils upcoming models before they appear on the official websites, released an image of the G-Shock Frogman GW-8230NT-4. Like the first GW-8230 model (GW-8230B-9A) from October 2022, the GW-8230NT commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Frogman diving line and appears to be a limited edition. This is the third Frogman 30th Anniversary model and follows the analog GWF-A1000APF-1A from January.
The GW-8230NT-4 is styled after the second-generation DW-8200NT-4 from 2000 with a matte red bezel and band. The watch has a titanium screw-back case and is equipped with Tough Solar power and tide and moon graphs. As an ISO 200M Diver’s watch, the GW-8230NT-4 measures dive time and also surface interval time and records up to 10 dive data logs. Like all G-Shock Frogman watches, this model is made in Japan. The GW-8230 has the smallest size of any active Frogman series, with dimensions of 52 x 50.3 x 18 millimeters and a weight of 84 grams.
The GW-8230NT-4 is likely to have a similar price (US$620) as the GW-8230B-9A and is likely to be released in April.
Update: In Japan, the GW-8230NT-4JR will be released in April with a retail price of 77,000 yen (including tax), which is the same price as the previous GW-8230B-9AJR. Like the GW-8230B-9A, the bezel and band are made of biomass plastics.
Update 2: G-Shock U.S. released the GW8230NT-4 for $620 in May 2023.
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When is the US release date?
Don’t know yet, maybe late April or early May.
This watch is indeed very nice especially given that the ‘market price’ now for this one is quite a bit lower than the GW-8230B.