The MR-G line is the pinnacle of G-Shock, and for years the MRG-G1000B-1A was the supreme G-Shock watch. The MRG-G2000 line has recently taken over that position, but the MRG-G1000B-1A is still a worthy luxury titanium watch featuring GPS Hybrid Timekeeping, a sapphire crystal, and a DLC coating.
Casio Taiwan recently released a series of “Challenge The Limits” torture test videos with the MRG-G1000B-1A.
In the first video the watch band is scrubbed by a thick wire brush and comes away unscathed. We see how the diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating of this premium G-Shock seriously protects the watch from scratches. For those wondering if a DLC coating is really that special, this video should provide the answer.
In the next video the watch is exposed to electricity. We don’t know what kind of voltage was used here, but it seems like the watch handles it much better than a human would.
In the shock resistance test the watch is pneumatically launched through five plates of glass and looks none the worse for wear.
The water resistance test is the same deep sea challenge that the budget model DW-5600 was recently subjected to. The MRG-G1000B-1A makes it all the way down to 200 meters and still runs fine. This test assuages our fears about diving with expensive analog G-Shock watches, though we would still suggest using a cheaper G-Shock for diving or the Diver’s 200M Frogman line.
Why buy a Rolex when you can buy a G-Shock?