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A Casio classic turns 35

The special-edition GMW-B5000KL watch (above) commemorates the 35th anniversary of the popular Casio G-Shock. The F-91W (left) was the first watch designed by Mr Ryusuke Moriai (far left), the chief designer of the G-Shock.
The F-91W was the first watch designed by Mr Ryusuke Moriai (above), the chief designer of the G-Shock.PHOTOS: CASIO, KHALID BABA
The special-edition GMW-B5000KL watch (above) commemorates the 35th anniversary of the popular Casio G-Shock. The F-91W (left) was the first watch designed by Mr Ryusuke Moriai (far left), the chief designer of the G-Shock.
The special-edition GMW-B5000KL watch (above) commemorates the 35th anniversary of the popular Casio G-Shock. PHOTOS: CASIO, KHALID BABA
The special-edition GMW-B5000KL watch (above) commemorates the 35th anniversary of the popular Casio G-Shock. The F-91W (left) was the first watch designed by Mr Ryusuke Moriai (far left), the chief designer of the G-Shock.
The F-91W (above) was the first watch designed by Mr Ryusuke Moriai, the chief designer of the G-Shock.PHOTOS: CASIO, KHALID BABA

The Japanese electronics company has teamed up with fashion brand Kolor to create a special anniversary edition of the iconic G-Shock

Ask anyone serving in Singapore's military forces what his watch of choice is and he will likely tell you it is the Casio F-91W.

This is probably because of its affordable price tag - Casio's official retail price is $21 - and reputation for withstanding all sorts of wear and tear.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2018, with the headline 'A Casio classic turns 35'. Print Edition | Subscribe