After having several GPS running watches in the past, and then moving to a Luminox 3010 Chronograph, I decided to try something different. Plus, I’d always wanted a nice G-Shock. There’s just something cool about them that says, “I’m here to kick some ass.”
Enter the Casio Men’s GW2310FB-CR.
It’s important to note that I have small wrists compared to most guys; 160mm or 6 3/8th inch. So it’s hard for me to find watches that fit OK. Even in today’s BIG ASS watch (warning… you probably shouldn’t google “big ass watch” if you’re at work).
Knowing that the 44mm case of the Luminox I had fit quite nice, I looked for a G-Shock in that same case range and came across the GW2310FB. A guy I worked with had your basic Dw6900 which I tried on and it seemed to fit fine. And at under $50 almost anywhere, that’s a great performing watch.
And coming from the Luminox Chrono, I knew what I was looking for, which was a little bit more data. Or I guess, as a runner, a little bit more timing function, not data so much as I was really only getting a more accurate timer, stop-watch, and some other function.
Again I went for the whole black out look. I wasn’t 100% sure on this, after coming off the con of the Liminox chrono hard to read with the blacked out face, but I read enough reviews to know that it was going to be remarkably better than the 3010.BO.
There is a lot of things to love about this watch, durable, and the timezone addition really comes in handy for me. I travel quite a bit for work, and have projects and teams in the Caribbean and even some in the UK, so having a way to quickly check the time in different countries is nice.
I will say that the user manual is pretty small, and it took me awhile to get familiar with the functions, specifically the country codes.
- Stopwatch and timer work great. I used the stopwatch for running (my daily 30-45 minute runs over lunch) and the timer I used for grilling, cold plunge pool, and circuit workouts.
- Pretty thick. So it didn’t fit under my dress shirts all that well.
- Rugged looking. Probably not one I would wear on a business trip or meeting. Although these days, it’s not so much of an issue.
Here’s the obligatory technical specs:
- Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China). Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate . Auto receive function (up to 6 times per day/up to 5 times per day for China). Manual receive function
Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60, China BPC Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz, China BPC 68.5kHz
- Tough Solar Power
- Shock Resistant
- 200M Water Resistant
- Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
- World Time
- 31 times zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
- 4 Daily alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm
- Hourly time signal
- 1/100 second stopwatch
- Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″
- Measuring mode: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown Timer
- Measuring unit: 1 second
- Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
- 12/24 hour formats
- Button operation tone on/off
- Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month
- Storage battery: Solar rechargeable battery
- Battery power indicator
- Power saving function
- Approx. battery life: 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
- Module: 3195
- Size of case / total weight
- GW2310 52.5 x 46.4 x 15.6mm / 69g
- GW2310BD 52.5 x 46.4 x 15.6mm / 131g
All in all a good watch. From a runner’s perspective, again, it just tracks time, so if you’re looking for more data, obviously look elsewhere. But, if you’re looking for an inexpensive addition to your watch collection, and this is a great choice. Plus it looks bad-ass.