G-SHOCK GA-2100 Comment Contest!


G-SHOCK GA-2100 Contest - comment to win!

Welcome to The Truth About Watches’ G-SHOCK GA-2100 comment contest! Our man Schreiber’s review of the Japanese ani-digi mega-hit – known as the “Casioak” for its resemblance to Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak – garners hella clicks. To capitalize on its success and stimulate comments under our most excellent posts (and the rest), we’re giving away a box fresh Casio GA-2100. Here are the competition’s rules . . .

  1. You must comment under at least three different posts before March 15
  2. Each comment must be at least 150 words long
  3. The winner will be chosen on their comments’ wit, wisdom, insight and honesty

Don’t worry about when you comment – as long as it’s before the deadline. Don’t stress about where you comment. As Woody told Sid, we see eeeeeeeeverything. And don’t worry about getting technical, technical; no need to get technicaaaaal. Just tell the truth as you see it. Like we do.

The Truth About Watches’ crack editorial team – an adjective that does not refer to our drug of choice (watches) – will read every single comment, judge its pithiness, expertise and truthiness, choose a winner and announce the result on The Ides of March.

Rest assured, TTAW will NEVER sell, lend or discuss your email address with a third party without your express, specific permission. And maybe even then.

G-SHOCK Comment Contest - the prize

Even if you don’t comment on TTAW thank you for taking the time to read our posts. We work hard to bring you a daily does of temporal veritas. You make that effort worthwhile. Much obliged.

If you do comment to win our G-SHOCK GA-2100 comment contest, thanks for making the horological space um, spacier. At least that’s the goal.

NOTE: I’m working on removing the stupid comment moderation widget. (WP experts please help!) Until then, I’ll have my finger on the approval trigger – comments will be approved within minutes, if not seconds. Even so, your patience is appreciated.


  1. I type this with some slight regret at having what I thought was a medium-term grail watch for me, a Damasko DC66 on the Damasko bracelet (I would rather race and have personally paid Jay Lamm enough to buy some fine Swiss hardware), on my wrist.

    A new G-Shock possesses far more appeal and practicality to me. I recently added a GW-B5600 on the petrochemical link bracelet that is far more useful in daily wear than an ice-hardened hunk of steel, and my 2 accutrons do just fine when I get suited and booted.

    The boss rotates an Air King, Royal Oak, and a Calatrava in addition to a few others, so there’s no sense in trying to compete. The company’s chief pilot, however, rocks a timex 3GMT, which I may need to pick up if I don’t win this contest.

    This ramble is a roundabout way of saying I’d rather put another race or two under my belt and enjoy Seiko 5s, Orient Makos, and plastic casios instead of buying a finely machined piece of steel.

    • Thanks for sharing. I don’t think it’s a competition. There’s PLENTY of awesome watches at affordable prices that are just as distinctive as high horology. In fact, your boss seems to make safe choices. It’s more fun to own something you love rather than something everyone else loves.

      Contest-wise, you’re on your way!

  2. I don’t care about watches. Or rather I grew up, a child of the 80s and 90s, expecting to care about watches, only to find upon arrival to adulthood that the ones that actually mattered were priced beyond my means, and that the time was far better kept by the Star Trek communicator in my pocket

    And: I want that watch. I wanted it when I first came across a picture of it, before I processed that it’s a G SHOCK. I wanted it even more after. Then I went looking for one and learned that I apparently have very predictable taste in watches because it is essentially not for sale from retailers, and not for at anything approaching reasonable cost.

    One take is, this should be good news for the industry, right? There exists a formula of desirability still. If the market will support this watch at several times its retail value, spurred at least in part by interest from non traditional buyers, then who is to stop other manufacturers from building robust, subtle, lightly derivative ana-digi timepieces?

    A second take: this watch is the exception that proves the rule. Potential G SHOCK buyers, even if it’s a G that’s office and/or first date appropriate, will no sooner consider another make than a Wrangler intender will cross shop a Subaru. People who want this watch will eventually get one, and those people may eventually buy another G, and that series of events will matter not a whit either to any vulnerable watchmaker in particular nor to the industry in general.

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