Going surfing, fishing, kayaking, or boating?
Casio's G-Shock tide watches are a perfect way to keep a watch on the tide and moon movements, right on your wrist.
The tide watches are among the more advanced G-Shocks since their moon & tide features are often accompanied by other advanced features like solar battery, atomic clock, etc.
In today's article, we've listed and reviewed 13 Great G-Shock Tide Watches, including both affordable and premium models.
Ready? Let's get started…
Compare G-Shock Tide & Moon Watches
|1. G-Shock GW7900B-1||4.1||$||L|
|2. G-Shock G7900A-4 Rescue||4.8||$||L|
|3. G-Shock G7900-1||4.6||$||L|
|4. G-Shock G-7900-2CR||4.6||$||L|
|5. G-Shock G-7900-3DR||4.6||$||L|
|6. G-Shock GLX-5600-1J G-lide||3.7||$||M|
|7. G-Shock GLX-150 G-Lide||4.1||$||L|
|8. G-Shock GWX-5600-1JF G-Lide||4.8||$$||M|
|9. G-Shock GAX-100 G-Lide||4||$||L|
|10. G-Shock G9300-1 Mudman||4.6||$$||L|
|11. G-Shock G9100-1 Gulfman||4.1||$||L|
|12. G-Shock GN1000B-1A Gulfmaster||4.2||$$$||XL|
|13. G-Shock GWF1000-1CR Frogman||4.6||$$$||XL|
1. G-Shock GW7900B-1
The Rescue Watch. Casio's G-Rescue Series is made specifically for EMS workers and policemen. The best-selling model of the series – the all-black G-Shock GW7900B-1 is built to perform, as you can see from all the features that Casio's managed to squeeze into it.
Tough Solar battery and Atomic Clock give this watch maximum reliability in any situation. You'll never have to set the time, and the battery will last you a good 10-15 years before it needs changing. Add in the Hands-free LED backlight - and you can see why this bad boy is flying off the shelves.
It goes without saying that you're also getting the tide and moon graphs packed in. These make this watch perfect for sailing, surfing, boating, and coast fishing. Or if you work as a lifeguard, for example. At roughly 50mm in diameter, the watch "regular" for a G-Shock, and the size is well worth all the functions that you're getting with it.
2. G-Shock G7900A-4 Rescue Red
G-Shock G7900A-4 Rescue Red is a full-red version of the "Rescue" line. The watch is more affordable than the all-black flagship above but comes with a few key differences. You're not getting the atomic clock and auto-adjusting time. On the other side, this model retails cheaper and still comes with moon/tide graphs, low temp LCD, auto EL backlight, flash alert, 48-city world time, and daily alarms.
3. G-Shock G7900-1
G-Shock G7900-1 is another black rescue model, however, this one features red accents and a non-negative display. The regular display gives this model better readability in all light conditions. Like it's brothers in the Rescue series, G7900-1 has tide & moon graphs, four-point design protection, large buttons, and display format.
4. G-Shock G-7900-2CR
G-Shock G-7900-2CR is the blue-yellow version of the G-Shock Rescue series watch. Like the two models above, it comes at a cheaper price than the #1 flagship, but without the atomic clock and multi-band-6 radio signal. The watch comes in a full-blue case with yellow buttons and white accents.
5. G-Shock G-7900-3DR
G-Shock G-7900-3DR is the final G-Rescue model on the list, coming in an olive-green case with yellow and white accents. This model gives off a clear military vibe, and is perfect for you if you want a watch that's darker, but not full black. Like the previous models, this one comes without the atomic clock and multi-band-6 radio clock, but still features moon/tide graphs, low temp LCD, auto EL backlight, flash alert, 48-city world time, and daily alarms.
6. G-Shock GLX-5600-1J G-lide
G-Shock GLX-5600-1J is part of Casio G-Shock's G-LIDE surf watch series – arguably the best G-Shock series ever made. Besides tide and moon graphs, this model also features world time and 5 alarms. The best part is that all of that comes in a modest 43mm case that will fit any wrist, even a child's. The G-LIDE square is one of the most popular surf watches on the market.
The G-LIDE square has come out in many colors, however since many of them were limited edition the black color has remained the most popular choice. If you want a funkier square, take a look at eBay or Amazon to see if there's anything available.
7. G-Shock GLX-150 G-Lide
G-Shock GLX-150 is also part of Casio's G-Lide series. This model is round and comes in a full-black case with yellow accents. The watch has a funky old-school look with the moon phase and tide graph located right in the middle of the dial. The 3D case design is borrowed from G-Shock's GA150 line.
The GLX150 features tide & moon graphs, large buttons and a two-tone LCD for quick easy-to-read information on the fly. And of course, simplicity and solid toughness, two things that you want when you're riding fast and going big.
8. G-Shock GWX-5600-1JF G-Lide
G-Shock GWX-5600-1JF is a classic Casio surf watch from the G-Lide series that was first released in 2010. If you look close, you can notice that the design on this square is slightly different from the one above - both the colors, but also the display elements on the
And there's a reason for that. Besides the funky design, this model also features with tough solar battery and the multi-band 6 atomic clock, which make it a zero-maintenance surf watch with as much functionality as you could possibly have.
For a square G-Shock with a diameter of 43mm that will fit any wrist – the features are about as good as they get. In fact, this is the most advanced G-Shock square on the market, as the regular Tough Solar model doesn't have the tide graph packed in.
9. G-Shock GAX-100 G-Lide Series
The Modern Surfer. G-Shock GAX-100 is a favorite among the world's top surfers and street sports athletes. It's an analog-digital watch with that comes with large hour markers, hour hand, and minute hand for easy reading. The arrow-shaped minute hand and the contrasting color of the analog hands provide at-a-glance readings even while paddling or waiting for the next wave.
Surfing-oriented functions include Tide Graph, Moon Data, and temperature measurement. Just about everything about this watch is designed to support activities on the summer seas. An analog Tide Graph feature provides an intuitive readout of current time conditions when you need it.
This model comes with a half-matte black finish on a black resin strap. The standard monotone designs, as well as the summer-like coloring of these new G-LIDE models, are sure to appeal to both surfers and street fashion lovers the world over.
10. G-Shock G9300-1 Mudman
The Mudman. G-Shock G9300-1 Mudman is one of the first "Master of G" watches and used to be the top dog among G-Shocks a couple of decades ago – before the GW9400 Rangeman and other players were released and took the throne.
While it’s not the most advanced model anymore, the main advantage of G9300 is its affordability. More specifically, this watch is your best way to get the premium G-Shock features – compass and thermometer – at a discount. Besides affordability, you also get the extra-tough mud-resistant construction that consists of resin-covered caseback and extra button protection.
Thanks to the mud-resistant construction, the Mudman is among the toughest G-Shocks ever made. Moonphase, tide graph, and hands-free backlight are the icing on top of the cake.
Read the full review: G-Shock Mudman G9300 & G9000
11. G-Shock G9100-1 Gulfman
G-Shock G9100-1 Gulfman is known as the “Rust Resist” G-Shock since its external metal parts made of a titanium alloy. Besides making the watch rust-resistant, titanium also makes it lighter than you'd expect from a G-Shock. Combine that with the tide and moon phase graphs, and you've got a great watch for diving anything to do with water.
Despite its age, Gulfman is a straightforward model that is still sought after by G-Shock aficionados. The design of the watch brings to mind the G-Shock lineup of the 2000s when G-Shock watches were still medium-sized and mostly digital-display models.
P.S. The only other G-Shock watch that you can get with a titanium casing is the elite Frogman below.
12. G-Shock GN1000B-1A Gulfmaster
Meet the Gulfmaster. G-Shock GN1000B-1A Gulfmaster is G-Shock's sailor watch, engineered to withstand the rigors of life at sea. Part of the premium Master Of G line, the watch is extra-tough and comes with top of the line G-Shock features.
It goes without saying that the watch comes with a tide graph & moon age indicator. Furthermore, the watch features a digital compass to help find your bearing at sea. The thermometer will keep you aware of your environment, especially while diving.
The Gulfmaster model features a soft resin band for comfortable, long term wear. Like all Master of G watches, this model measures at roughly 55m in diameter, and has a commanding wrist presence that you'll only find on these extra-large G-Shocks.
13. G-Shock GWF1000-1CR Frogman
The Diver. G-Shock GWF1000-1CR Frogman is arguably the most advanced G-Shock watch available on the market right now. Frogman is Casio's take on building the best diving watch ever made, and if you look at the features of this beast, they might have just succeeded at doing that.
The Frogman has a unique history and was the first Master of G watch released by Casio in the '90s. While pricier than other Master of G watches, Frogman has the most features of any G-Shock that's currently on the market:
- Tough Solar
- Multi-Band 6 Atomic Clock
- Titanium rust-resistant casing
- Tide and moon graph
- Underwater Compass
- Dive-specific features – dimer, log, alarm
If you want to go for the absolute top of the line G-Shock, Frogman is the right pick. But beware – it's not cheap.
Read the full review: G-Shock Frogman GWF1000-1CR