G-Shock nerds, heads up! Casio has teamed up with Bamford London to create their take on the classic G-Shock. Formed around the square footprint of the much-loved 5610, this is a new limited-production model marked by aqua blue accents over a black resin base and a black negative LCD screen. This light blue treatment has become one of Bamford’s aesthetic calling cards and has been seen on past brand collaborations with TAG Heuer, Zenith, and even Bulgari.
Based on one of Casio’s most core models, the news here is that this G-Shock offers you the Bamford vibe for considerably less coin than past Bamford edition watches – and, it introduces Bamford to the wider enthusiast-driven world of G-Shock collecting (a win/win, to my eyes). While I am in no way a G-Shock collector, these sorts of colorful collaborations are a huge piece of the G-Shock world, and I think this specific example offers something of a light touch that works well for both brands.
Being a 5610, the Bamford London x G-Shock 5610 Limited Edition has atomic radio sync timekeeping, a suite of quartz-powered functions (chronograph, timer, alarm, world time), solar power, and its resin case is both shock-resistant and water-resistant to 200 meters.
Available through Bamford London, G-Shock, Beaverbrooks, and Dover Street Market, the Bamford London x G-Shock 5610 Limited Edition carries a retail price of €149 (~$ 177 at time of publishing). And while the model is listed as a limited edition, production numbers are not stated by either Bamford or G-Shock. All told, I think the aqua blue coloring works well with the ethos of a classic G-Shock shape like that of the 5610, and it’s certainly hard to argue with the price (the standard price of a base 5610 is $ 140). If you’ve been waiting for a Bamford that hits the wallet in a considerably lighter fashion, this latest collaboration is an accessible and fun option for just about any wrist.
Brand: Bamford London x G-Shock
Case Material: Resin
Dial Color: Black negative LCD screen, blue accents
Lume: Electric backlight
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black/blue resin
Caliber: Casio 3159 quartz
Functions: Atomic radio sync timekeeping, time, chronograph, alarm, world time, full calendar, backlight, and solar charging.
Pricing & Availability
Availability: Immediately via Bamford London, G-Shock, Beaverbrooks, and Dover Street Market
Limited Edition: Yes, but total production numbers are not stated by Bamford or G-Shock.
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