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Surfs up for Casio with new G-LIDE line addition

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Casio has launched its latest addition to its G-LIDE line-up of watches for extreme sports.

Part of G-Shock’s brand of shock-resistant watches, the new GLX-5600KI is a signature model endorsed by pro surfer Kanoa Igarashi.

The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX-5600 which features a tide graph, an important tool for surfers.

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It has been designed to be thin and square in shape to ensure that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing.

The GLX-5600KI has a semi-transparent body and is paired with a mirror finish face.

Igarashi’s ‘Kanoa’ signature is inscribed on the upper centre of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.

Igarashi was born in California in 1997 and started surfing at the age of three.

Since then he has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

The GLX5600KI-7 will retail for $130 and will be available for purchase starting this July at select jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and from gshock.com.

 

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