If there’s no dive timer it’s not a Frogman
Introduced in 1993 the Frogman series all feature one specific function – a DIVE TIMER. It’s a huge range that covers more than a dozen model numbers – each with several versions (colours etc). Original Frogman from 1993 have the model number DW-6300-n(x) eg the Casio DW-6300-1A. Those models were an all digital affair with no analogue hands.
Casio GWF-A1000 series – Frogman with HANDS !
From the current range we have the Casio G-Shock GWF-A1000 series. The A1000 models are available in several colours and all feature anologue only display dials (as shown below). For the purist – there is also the GWF-D1000. With it’s ALL DIGITAL display it has more in common with the original 1993 model. The opinion on this move from digital to analogue is mized. Yes, it looks good, but is it fit for purpose eg. could it be used to time and record a dive? Thankfully, the customer still has the choice, unfortunately there are more analogue models and just a couple of digital variants.
The only ISO compliant G-SHOCK
It stands out from other G-Shock as it’s the only ISO-compliant dive watch in the G-Shock range. Along with all the usual G-Shock features the Frogman also generally, but not always, features a Moonphase indicator and Tide Graph.
What should you expect to pay for a used Frogman?
Well that’s were it gets interesting. As it’s such a wide range with the FROGMAN nickname covering many different models prices vary accordingly. A classic Frogman from the late 1990’s to early 2000’s such as a GW-200, GW-201 or an early DW-6300 will sell for between £300 and £700 depending on model, box, condition etc. For a GWF-D1000 expect to pay upwards of £600. NOTE – there is no limit to the price collectors will pay for rare watches. We’ve seen them sell for £1,600! Do your research before bidding
Top of the range – the GWF-D1000
The REAL DEAL Frogman – there is one Frogman watch that pretty much does everything a diver could want it to do – including a DEPTH METER and DIVE TIMER. That is the Casio Series 1000 > Subseries GWF-D1000. Models in this range include GWF-D1000-1 and the the GWF-D1000NV-2, both introduced in 2016.
Frogman Video review
A comprehensive look at the new Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF-A1000 dive watch, with its analogue face, Bluetooth connection, and carbon monocoque construction.YouTube
All time best selling Casio – the F91-W
Before you leave – you might be interested to know that the Casio F91-W is the No1 best selling Casio watch on Amazon – over 50,000 sold! OK, it’s only 30m water resistant so no good for diving, but it’s more than happy getting splashed in the pool or washing the car.