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 Casio G Shock 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.
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In their own words …
The first FROGMAN model, DW-6300, was launched in 1993. While maintaining the unique asymmetric shape, the series has continued to evolve with added features such as a more streamlined profile, solar-powered operation, reception of radio wave time-calibration signals, and sensors to measure water depth and more.g-shock.co.uk ©
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An Introduction to the G-Shock Frogman
The Casio G Shock Frogman is a series of rugged, water-resistant watches designed for diving and water sports enthusiasts. The Frogman series was first introduced in 1993, and has since become one of the most popular and recognizable lines of G-Shock watches.
The Casio with a Depth Gauge
One of the key features of the Frogman series is its depth gauge, which measures the depth of the water in which the wearer is diving. This feature is particularly useful for scuba divers, as it allows them to monitor their depth and stay within safe limits. The watch is also equipped with a stopwatch, timer, and alarm functions.
Shock Proof and Water Resistant
The Frogman series is designed to be extremely durable and resistant to shock, water, and other environmental factors. The watch is constructed with a stainless steel case, and features a scratch-resistant mineral glass crystal. The band is made of a flexible, high-strength resin material, which is designed to be comfortable and long-lasting.
In addition to its practical features, the Frogman is also known for its unique design. The watch has a distinctive, asymmetrical shape that sets it apart from other G-Shock models. The watch is available in a variety of colors and styles, including limited edition versions that are highly sought after by collectors.
A watch for all Water Sports Enthusiasts
Overall, the Casio G Shock Frogman is a high-quality, reliable watch that is perfect for anyone who enjoys diving or water sports. Its durable construction, useful features, and distinctive design have made it a favorite among watch enthusiasts around the world.
It stands out from other G-Shock as it’s the only ISO 6425 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.
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Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF-A1000
From the current range we have the Casio G-Shock GWF-A1000 series. The A1000 models are available in several colours and all feature analogue only display dials (as shown below). The new models maintain the classic frogman design providing an incredibly clear divers watch face. The watch below is specifically the Casio G Shock Frogman GWF-A1000APF-1AER with it’s distinctive Poison Dart Frog’s skin colours.
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G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000
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 mixed. 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.
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Bluetooth Connection for Dive Log download
What you get with a Casio Frogman that you don’t get with any other diver’s watch here is Bluetooth® connectivity. When connected to the G-SHOCK app you get a hugely detailed insight into dive logs, locations and much more. It’s even possible to select tide locations and review information from one of over 3,000 coastal locations around the world.
Excellent Underwater Visibility
The ANALOGUE versions of these watches feature a bold design centred around the large, luminescent hour and minute hands. Essentially, these large hands provide excellent readability when under the water. A key feature of all the best dive watches is their ability to be legible at depth, in the dark. This is achieved in traditional watches like the Breitling Superocean A17366 with highly contrasting hands and dial (black or orange for example). With the Casio G Shock Frogman range the best combination for clarity at depth is the BLACK dial and WHITE hands.
Back-light – providing illumination at depth
One thing the Frogman offers that a traditional dive watch lacks is a bright back-light. Luminous hands are great – and when charged adequately from natural light – they can be read underwater. However – there’s nothing better than a super bright back-light to illuminate your hands. With the new generation of Frogman watches there’s no need to worry about batteries running out. They are completely solar powered, fully charged by any light source, artificial or natural. In short – with a Casio G Shock Frogman on your wrist you are not going to suffer in darkness.
What should you pay for a Casio 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.
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No – the Casio Frogman is still in production today. It does get a little confusing as there are many regional variants. In November 2022, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the G-Shock and recognising the 30th anniversary of the Frogman collection – Casio released their G-Shock Frogman GW8230B. This ALL digital Frogman has all the design features of the second generation model (1990s) and updates it with regard to materials, technology and functionality
A Casio Frogman is an ISO Compliant Diver’s Watch from Casio under their G-Shock brand name. Originally an ALL DIGITAL watch, later hybrid editions include Analogue hands and digital readouts. It’s a proper diver’s watch with a data such as dive time and dive depth available live and for later recall. Latest versions
Yes and No. For a recreational scuba diver that wants a watch to show live depth data and record surface / dive time logs for download to a their phone later – it’s perfect. For a professional diver that needs a tool that alerts them to decompression times, rapid ascent alarms etc. No – it’s not a watch for them.
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The First analogue FROGMAN.The shock-resistant diver’s watch evolves. A carbon monocoque case with high strength and low absorbency has been employed to deliver the first FROGMAN featuring an analogue display. Exceptional shock resistance and water resistance enable the watch to stand up to the rigorous demands of undersea divers. In addition, with its smartphone connectivity the model achieves ease of operation for functions including everything from making time adjustments and changing watch settings to managing dive logs.YouTube
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