Casio G-SHOCK watches: how to distinguish an original from a fake

Technique

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Now original Casio watches can be purchased in Russia or Ukraine, but it is better to contact a specialized store. Buying a fake is not just a waste of money. This is a characteristic of the mindset of the owner of the fake. Often, fake watches can lead to a failed job interview or a big deal. If you want to look presentable, learn to distinguish a Chinese fake from a Japanese original by the packaging and appearance of the watch.

G-SHOCK watch
G-SHOCK watch

Distinguish fake G-SHOCK watches by packaging

The watch is delivered in double packaging - primary in the form of a box, secondary - in a metal can.

Packaging of original G-SHOCK watches
Packaging of original G-SHOCK watches

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Original G-SHOCK watch box

The country of origin of the watch is Japan. They are delivered in a cardboard box!

The original packaging contains:

  1. The article number is the abbreviated name of the model, for example, GA-110-1А4ER.

    article on G-shock packaging
    article on G-shock packaging

  2. Logo, Rostest sign, barcode.

    Barcode
    Barcode

  3. Japanese inscriptions.

    Japanese inscriptions.
    Japanese inscriptions.

The box contains the model, the number of which is indicated next to the barcode.

Check Casio G-SHOCK watch by barcode:

Enter 13 digits of the barcode:

Article GA-100-1AER and similar are deciphered as follows:

  1. Prefix.
  2. Series.
  3. Color. In this case, 1 means the clock is black.
  4. Order code.
  5. The product is intended for sale in Europe, including the Russian Federation.
article on G-shock packaging
article on G-shock packaging

If the series of watches is limited, the color of the product has an excellent coloring, that is, not black. Then after the series there are still 1-2 letters.

Decryption

ExplanationThe full name of the product is indicated on the box, the decoding of the article corresponds to the appearance of the watch. Exactly the same numbers are indicated on the back of the watch.

Article decoding
Article decoding

If the article ends with "ER», check the authenticity of the watch by the serial number, so as not to buy a fake. With this ending, originals are sold in Europe. In the event that “CR”, “JF”, “DR” is at the end, this is most likely a fake product. It is not known from where it was imported to Europe, in what conditions it was stored, the watch is new or maintained.

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For Edifice watches, the article number must end with "ER", "VEF" or "VUEF". And next to it, the EU marking is printed on the box or company tag.

Chinese fakes can be supplied in various boxes, for example, without articles, barcodes, etc., or even in containers in the form of a CDEK package. The inscriptions may be with errors, in English or without them.

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Differences between an original G-Shock can and a fake one

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The original watch is placed in a metal can, and it is already in a box. The case is cylindrical, with a hole diameter of 105 mm.

Original can from CASIO G-SHOCK watch
Original can from CASIO G-SHOCK watch

The lid is made of the same metal as the case itself. It is solid, without inserts of other material. The cover is embossed with inscriptions around the circumference, in the center - a logo. The collection of watches is indicated, the number is at the bottom of the case. There is a neutral pattern - red stripes around the perimeter of the can wall.

jar lid
jar lid

The walls of the case are strong, it is difficult to bend them without applying physical force. The color of the jar depends on the model of the watch and its year of production. Usually, they are black or metallic in color with a little gold added.

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There is a black sponge inside the jar. A cavity for the watch itself is cut out in it, from above it is also closed with a sponge, but of a rectangular shape. The protective material is impregnated with a special shiny composition, does not have large pores.

CASIO G-SHOCK watch package
CASIO G-SHOCK watch package

Casio G-SHOCK watches: how to distinguish an original from a fake

Casio G-SHOCK watches: how to distinguish an original from a fake

Old-style watches are produced in round cans, fakes - in rectangular ones. The original modern-style cases are produced in hexagonal cases, while copies began to be made round.

Old packaging of Gee Shock watches
Old packaging of Gee Shock watches

The fake CASIO G-SHOCK bank has this:

  1. Square shape, usually black.

    Fake G-SHOCK watch packaging
    Fake G-SHOCK watch packaging

  2. Its width is 75 mm.
  3. It is made of fragile metal, with a small impact it can be deformed.
  4. There are incomprehensible inscriptions in English, invalid barcode.
  5. There is no logo and embossed text on the jar and lid - everything is printed.
  6. On the lid there is an insert made of a film or fragile transparent plastic.
  7. Inside there is an insert made of cheap foam rubber.
Counterfeit CASIO G SHOCK watches
Counterfeit CASIO G SHOCK watches

Watch accessories

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Original products include:

  1. Boxes and jars as described above.
  2. Liners made of high-quality impregnated sponge, inside which the watch lies.
  3. Warranty card. It bears the seal of the store where the watch was purchased. The relevant fields are filled in there, there is a signature of the buyer, seller.
  4. There is a list of Casio service centers operating in different cities.
  5. User manual - book. The text in it is in the original language - in Japanese. It is also available in the language where the goods are sent - Russian / Ukrainian.
  6. There is a text of the international guarantee, instructions in different languages are attached.
  7. All documents are packed in a polyethylene pocket.
Watch package G-SHOCK.jpg
Watch package G-SHOCK.jpg
Warranty card for CASIO G-SHOCK watches
Warranty card for CASIO G-SHOCK watches

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The fake comes as follows:

  1. With an incomprehensible cardboard box without appropriate labels and text, or in a waterproof bag.
  2. Poor quality jar of a different shape, inside which there is cheap foam rubber or none at all. Poor quality hours.
  3. Inside the case there are two sheets of paper - a warranty card and instructions for the watch.
  4. The instruction may not be at all for this watch.
  5. Guarantee - sheet A4. In its upper left corner there is an incomprehensible text, no seals, seller's painting, brand name.
  6. The text in the instructions is in Russian with errors, translated using an online translator, there is no model name.
Instructions for G shock watches
Instructions for G shock watches
Гарантийный талон часов G-SHOCK.png
G-SHOCK watch warranty card

Differences in the appearance of the watch

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Replicas and originals have an outward resemblance more than their packaging. Chinese manufacturers pay more attention to the watch itself, rather than the container.

Casio G-SHOCK watch parameters:

Parameter

Meaning

Watch Width 51 mm
Dial Width 34 mm
Perimeter 15-22 cm
Thickness 14 mm
Clasp Needle clasp
Strap Resin
Frame Resin
Waterproof 200 m
Mechanism Quartz
Mirror clock Mineral toughened glass

By body

Original:

  1. When tapping with a fingernail on the glass, a dull sound is made, as if on hard rubber.
  2. There are 4 red buttons. It is pimply and inside the case.
  3. All text is cut out, covered with white paint, the inscriptions themselves are bold.

    The main differences between counterfeit G-SHOCK watches
    The main differences between counterfeit G-SHOCK watches

  4. The clear font of "PROTECTION" and "G-SHOCK" is larger than the rest of the inscriptions.

    PROTECTION and G-SHOCK
    PROTECTION and G-SHOCK

  5. Red inserts are not poisonous.

    Red inserts
    Red inserts

  6. There are 3 arrows. Central - 2 pcs. - white and red. Speed hand is located at the top of the dial.

    Hands and dial
    Hands and dial

  7. Cutouts are visible at the minute hand - there are only four of them, as well as a metal screw, large-sized fasteners.

    Arrow
    Arrow

  8. The hour markers are covered with luminescent paint.

    fluorescent paint
    fluorescent paint

  9. The dial is multi-level.
  10. The inscriptions are in bold type.
  11. Minute indices have the same length.
  12. The display with Speed hand is built in, has a uniform scale.

    Display with Speed hand
    Display with Speed hand

  13. Mineral glass.
  14. The back cover is engraved in bold necessary inscriptions.
  15. There is a sticker with recycling information.

    Case back of G-SHOCK watch
    Case back of G-SHOCK watch

  16. The watch is waterproof.

Fake:

  1. The sound when struck with a fingernail is sonorous.
  2. Molding is of poor quality - buttons on the reverse side are visible through the seams.
  3. Buttons 4 pcs. pimples stick out.

    4 protruding buttons
    4 protruding buttons

  4. The inscriptions are not bold, small, poorly applied, incomprehensible color.

    Fake inscriptions
    Fake inscriptions

  5. "PROTECTION" and "G-SHOCK" are smaller than the original.

    PROTECTION and G-SHOCK less
    PROTECTION and G-SHOCK less

  6. The red elements are very bright.

    red elements
    red elements

  7. Speed hand - the arrow itself and the display are drawn, the scale is uneven.

    speed hand
    speed hand

  8. The minute hand has a "hole", not a screw.

    Minute hand at the counterfeit
    Minute hand at the counterfeit

  9. Tags are not covered.
  10. Minute indexes have different lengths.
  11. Instead of glass - fiberglass.
  12. The engraving does not match the model.
  13. Instead of a recycling sticker with text - something like transparent tape.

    The back cover of a fake G-SHOCK watch
    The back cover of a fake G-SHOCK watch

  14. The waterproof test is not passed.

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Differences between fake and original straps

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Original strap:

  1. Clear protrusions in the area of fastenings.

    Protrusions in the mounting area
    Protrusions in the mounting area

  2. The inserts are pimply and large.
    Pimpled inserts
    Pimpled inserts
  3. The strap has rectangular holes.

    Rectangular holes
    Rectangular holes

  4. The buckle is matte, metal.
  5. There is an engraving "G-SHOCK"
  6. The tongues on the buckle are rectangular, have a smooth bend, and are wide.

    reeds
    reeds

  7. There is a tag with company text. She has silk thread.

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Replica strap:

  1. Thin, uneven strap.
  2. Inserts are small.

    uneven strap
    uneven strap

  3. The buckle is shiny and has the text “G-SHOCK” painted on it.

    Fake buckle
    Fake buckle

  4. Label without inscriptions, poor quality picture.

    Fake tag
    Fake tag

On the work of indicators

The original has illumination at the bottom of the dial. It is able to illuminate the entire dial, is electronic, consists of built-in LEDs. A fake may not have a power reserve indicator, or it may not work.

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At the fake backlight for three displays.

Display illumination
Display illumination

 

By price

Часы Casio G-SHOCK на витрине

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Bad or high-quality replicas often have a low price - 2-5 times less than the norm.

Since the price tag is set not by the store, but by the manufacturer, discounts are a very rare occurrence.

Prices for original watches
Prices for original watches
Fake watch prices
Fake watch prices

Where to buy original watches

Часы Casio G-SHOCK оригинал

You can buy the original in a specialized store or order through the official website Casio. There is a big risk of buying a replica from hands through Avito, Yandex.Market and other sites / online stores at a low price or the price of the original.

Would you buy a Casio G-SHOCK watch?
No, it's irrelevant now
8%
No, I can't afford expensive watches.
8%
No I don't need a watch
4%
Yes, modern watches are an addition to business style.
32%
Yes, I love expensive accessories.
8%
Yes, I will feel confident in them.
40%
Voted: 25

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Andrey Kozhevnikov

Blog author. 7 years of experience as a Merchandiser. Specialist in the definition of quality products. Distinguished more than 5,000 fake goods. My motto: there is no limit to perfection!

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  1. George

    Damn, I checked and I don’t have an original campaign ...

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  2. Dima

    When I get home, I'll look at my son's watch. Bookmarked the site

    Reply
  3. Seryozha

    I bought my Casio from a reputable watch store. Bought a long time ago. I didn’t even think that they could sell me a fake there. Wasn't afraid at all. And wore them for many years. Today I was not too lazy, I checked them according to this article. I have the original. Conclusion: such things should be bought from worthy sellers. But other signs of originality need to be known. Or know where to look. Bookmark site.

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  4. Michael

    CASIO is a well-known world brand and the first thing that comes to mind is watches, desktop calculators, but after this brand was bought out by the Chinese, it's cheap, but the quality is just as lucky. The Chinese don't care about the quality of their products.

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  5. Andrey

    I don’t know what the quality of the original is now, and for the entire line of models, there are already doubts about the quality of the original. I personally held one such failed copy in my hands. Previously, more than ten years ago, these watches were really of high quality and reliable, now even well-known manufacturers allow the production of goods that are not very reliable. A fake is many times worse, but the original often no longer shines with reliability.

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  6. mariam

    And you know they are almost indistinguishable, but the craft is very little inferior to the original.

    Reply