Casio revamps the classic G-Shock MT-G line with new colors and a slimmer case

Casio has updated its classic G-Shock MT-G series with a line of redesigned watches that are slimmer and more colorful than ever. The new MTGB3000 series has a design that reduces the previous thinnest MT-G by 2 mm.

The slimline watch module features a new version of Casio’s Dual Core Guard system that protects its components in a carbon-reinforced resin case. The metal bezel, lugs and case back allow it to retain its traditional appearance.

There are three watches in the new line, all of which have black faces with colored highlights. The red accented MTGB3000BD1A and green MTGB3000BD12 have overlaid composite bands, while the gray accented MTGB3000B-1A has a soft urethane band more similar to that of typical sports watches. You can change the band by pinching the tab to detach it – another new feature for the MT-G line.

Exploded view of the Casio G-Shock MTGB3000 case

(Image credit: Casio)

The MTGB3000B-1A will cost $950 (around £760 / AU$1,300), while the MTGB3000BD1A and MTGB3000BD12 will cost $1,050 (around £840 / AU$1,500) each. They will be available for purchase from May, although Casio has yet to specify an exact release date.

Size Matters

The new MT-G construction is only 12.1mm thick, making it 2mm thinner than previous MTGB1000 models. It may not seem like much, but on the wrist it can make a noticeable difference.

For example, the Garmin Instinct 2S we tested earlier this year is 2mm thinner than the Garmin Instinct from 2018, but feels noticeably sleeker in everyday use and fits better under an armband.

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