G-Shock GA-2000 owners who are worried that they might be at the mercy of Casio when it comes to replacement bands can rest assured that “quick release” straps from other manufacturers will also fit the GA-2000.
This video review from TimeToGo Travel And Timepieces (at 5:25) shows the GA-2000 swapping straps with a Barton quick release silicone watch band. The proper band size to use is a 24 millimeter width as seen on an aftermarket band in this forum review and mentioned in the video review.
Thanks in part to the rising popularity of smartwatches, the sizes for quick release bands have become standardized. There are many brands that offer these straps and Barton seems to be one of the most reputable and top-selling. For the GA-2000, we suggest the Barton silicone bands available in solid colors or the “Elite” silicone bands available in black or dual-layer colors. In addition to the different colors, the Elite silicone bands include two long sections of different sizes for the best fit.
These Barton bands can be considered an upgrade to the stock resin GA-2000 bands as along with being made of soft silicone, they have a stainless steel buckle and two strap keepers (although the stock bands certainly have a premium look to their molding). If you purchase the bands at bartonwatchbands.com, you can also choose from five buckle colors: silver, black PVD, gunmetal grey, rose gold, and gold. The Barton band selection on Amazon is limited to the stainless steel and black PVD buckles. We have also selected some other interesting choices from other brands below.
Casio is also planning to sell a variety of bands for the GA-2000 and we will update this page when the official bands are available.
Barton Soft Silicone Quick Release Watch Bands: 13 colors available, with stainless steel buckle and tongue. Fits wrists from 5.5 inches to 8 inches.
Soft silicone strap with black PVD stainless steel buckle:
Barton Elite Silicone Quick Release Watch Bands: 16 colors available, with stainless steel buckle and tongue, two long sections of different sizes for the best fit. Fits wrists from 5 inches to 8 inches.
Elite silicone strap with black PVD stainless steel buckle:
Barton also sells a top grain leather band in the 24 mm size:
Here are more options from other brands (available in the 24 mm size) that we think would go well with the GA-2000.
Black stainless steel band:
Military-style nylon canvas band, 4 colors available:
A simple black, genuine leather band:
Silicone band with ventilation holes, 5 colors available:
This tire-like silicone band claims to be “sweat free” with grooves on the inner band that allow air to pass through, 5 colors available: