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G-Shock GW-9400J-1BJF Rangeman is discontinued

G-Shock GW-9400J-1BJF Rangeman Black Out

It’s often the case that certain “blackout” G-Shock models stay in production indefinitely, such as the DW-5600BB-1JF, DW-6900BBA-1JF, and GXW-56BB-1JF. The Rangeman GW-9400J-1BJF is not one of those models and is now designated as discontinued, according to G-Shock.jp.

We should not necessarily assume that the discontinuation of this Japan-only model also applies to the GW-9400-1B, which is the international and more affordable version without a carbon fiber insert band. We don’t know what this means for the future of the GW-9400-1B or for the Mudmaster GG-B100-1BJF that was released alongside the Rangeman and has not been discontinued yet. (An older G-Shock model, the GW-9400J-3JF, is also discontinued, but the international GW-9400-3 still seems to be active and widely available outside of Japan.)

We expected the GW-9400J-1BJF to be around for a while, but it is the first G-Shock watch of 2020 to be officially discontinued.

See Also: G-Shock GW-9400-1B Rangeman (international version with standard resin band)

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George
George
1 year ago

Sad. I think this watch looks best this way.

anon743
anon743
1 year ago

IMO the GW-9400 lineup should not be discontinued. This is one of the latest standalone, “non-connected,” traditional-backed (ie. not carbon-backed) G-Shock models (and modules) and I’m hoping Casio will continue with this development journey.

Too bad the world has moved on to everything connected, say, IoT and such. Too much dependence on connected (esp. BT paired) timepieces means the traditional timepiece world/culture could be further deprecated in short time. But It shouldn’t be, and sometimes traditional timepieces are still the best to manage.

Kirk
Kirk
1 year ago
Reply to  anon743

I only read that the GW-9400J-1BJF (specific model) is being discontinued, not the entire GW-9400 line. I do agree with the rest of your comments though.

Allen Teh
Allen Teh
1 year ago

From business points of view, some possible reasons for discontinuation can be:
– actual demand did not meet expectation (due to cannibalization of new models e.g. GPR-B1000?)
– discontinued model was a transitional or experimental release (cost feasibility of carbon straps did not meet expectation? transitioning carbon straps to other range that makes more business feasibility?)
– another model which manufacturer wants your attention to (GPR-B1000? or something new not yet revealled?)