STRUCTURE

HOLLOW CASE STRUCTURE

The module is floated in the air inside a case with a hollow structure. External shocks are mitigated. The materials are selected for their flexible shock-absorbent characteristics. Urethane resin is used as a durable exterior material.

ALL-DIRECTIONAL COVERING

Knobby protrusions from the case and bezel protect the buttons and crystal from direct shocks. The band connection section is stiffly curved, moreover, to shield the back of the case against direct shocks.

UNCHANGEABLE SQUARE DESIGN

A rectangular form was devised as the optimal shape for shock-resistant construction. This form, which eliminated all waste and became the original G-SHOCK form, still boasts a perfection that is recognized as the final form.

STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT

Since the launch of the DW-5600E in 1996, the inner case has been constructed of resin. Exchanging the case back for the back of a panel enabled further weight reduction. Structural changes introduced to increase shock resistance included efforts to reinforce the module further against impacts.