HIGHLY COMMENDED: Trendsetting Watches of the Year, Casio G-Shock ‘MUD MASTER’ GWG-1000

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Casio G-Shock has a reputation for producing some of the toughest watches on the planet and has been doing so for decades.

Occasionally rather than aim for all-purpose toughness, Casio G-Shock turns its attention to watches that specialise in coping with specific environments such as air and sea and this year it introduced this GWG-1000, dubbed the Mud Master.

Designed to deal with mud, dust and vibration, the Mud Master is a land-based tank of a watch. New mud-resistant gaskets have been developed to ensure that no form of sludge can penetrate the watch even when the buttons and pushers are depressed.

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Vibration resistance also protects the watch from the kind of conditions generated by off-road driving and the operation of heavy duty machinery whilst the case, strap, buttons and pushers are awash with varying textures to offer grip in all conditions.

Add in a barometer, compass readout, thermometer, sapphire crystal glass, double LED illumination, alarms and solar power and you have a watch ready for any eventuality.

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