The G-Shock from Japanese watch manufacturer Casio has become one of the most recognizable watch brands worldwide. Its stellar collaborations and marketing a great reason for its constant success. You can even see G-Shock watches being worn in famous movies, and this goes back to the earliest days of the brand!
An early G-Shock watch model, the DW-5600, which later became the an iconic model for the G-Shock brand, was first released in 1987. When this watch was worn by Keanu Reeves in his starring role in the blockbuster 1990’s movie ‘Speed’, this led to a huge increase in demand from fans in Japan. This explosion of popularity helped G-Shock to be recognized as an important part of 90’s culture. Here are some G-Shock watches to hit the silver screen that you might not be aware of!
3 G-Shock Watches and the Movies They Appeared In
This next section will give you more details on 3 collaborations between G-Shock watches and top movies that are well-known among Japanese watch enthusiasts!
‘Speed’ and the G-Shock DW-5600 Model Watch
The movie ‘Speed’ released in 1994. Its story of a bus rigged with a bomb set to explode if the speed lowered too much was a hit in Japan. It achieved revolutionary success for an action film, which at the time was a genre that had been on a downward trend since 1988’s ‘Die Hard’. Its two stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock have since gone on to even greater fame. Keanu Reeves’ use of the G-Shock DW-5600 in the movie brought a lot of attention to this model! The G-Shock DW-5600C-1V was used in the movie, but the basic model sold now is the DW-5600E-1V, equipped with a backlight. The DW-5600 series is now considered a G-Shock classic, known even today as the ‘Speed Model’.
‘Mission: Impossible 2’ and the G-Shock MI2 Model DW6900-1 Watch
Mission: Impossible 2 (stylized as M:i-2) is the second installment of the blockbuster movie series ‘Mission: Impossible’. Ethan Hunt, the main character played by Tom Cruise, uses this G-Shock DW6900 model in a scene where he measures the time limit for vaccination before a deadly virus is activated. This model offers a variety of useful features, such as shock resistance, water resistance up to 200 meters, and a countdown timer.
‘Jurassic World’ and the G-Shock GD-100-1BJF Watch
In 2015, ‘Jurassic World’ which became a record-breaking mega-hit in movie markets around the world. The two stars of this movie are Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. In the movie, a G-Shock GD-100-1B model watch is worn by the movie’s main character, Owen Grady, a dinosaur ethologist played by Pratt. Some of this watch model’s features include high-powered LEDs for easy use even in the dark, a larger watch face, and water resistance.
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