Casio released the GA-2100 in late 2019 and the watch was extremely well-received in the market. So much so that for the first few months of 2020 you couldn’t actually buy one – it was permanently ‘out of stock’ – and pre-owned models began trading at a premium in the second-hand market. For a Casio.
Everyone loved it because it quenched people’s thirst for Gerald Genta-esque design – the octagonal bezel resembles that of the Royal Oak – and many have modded it with an aftermarket stainless steel case and bracelet.
This is the all-new GM-2100-(1AER) and it’s a game changer because it costs €199 in the EU, which means it is cheaper for you to buy this than it is to get a ‘regular’ ‘Casioak‘ (€99) and mod it with stainless steel kits that normally cost at least 100 euros.
On top of that, this model features a stainless steel finish for the dial – something you can’t get for the GA-2100.
Spec-wise, it’s powered by the same module as its resin-plastic-Carbon Core Guard brother, with an ana-digi display, world time and chronograph functions, 5 alarms, 3-year battery and 20 bar water resistance.
The ‘regular size’ model (49,3 mm x 44,4 mm x 11,8 mm. 72 grams) is priced at €199 for the black model, while the green, blue and red variants cost €219. The smaller version (45,9 mm x 40,4 mm x 11 mm. 55 grams) is available in gold and black – €199 – and green, priced at €179.