G-Shock G9300-1 Mudman Review
Today I’m going to be taking a look at the very popular G-Shock Mudman G9300-1. This is a solid, highly functional affordable watch from Casio. The G-Shock Mudman is perfect for outdoor use and comes with Casio’s Tough Solar movement meaning the battery never has to be replaced.
The G-Shock G9300-1 Mudman is one of the most functional watches in the G-Shock line and offers very good value for money for what it has to offer.
Dial & Casing Design
The dial is full of information on the digital displays which are pretty easy to read, the back light feature can be used in dim lit conditions to make the timepiece more visible.
This is a chunky Casio G-Shock watch with a casing diameter of 51mm and a thickness of 18mm. This is due to the fact that the stainless steel casing that houses the movement is protected by this thick resin.
The G-Shock Mudman is of course, designed to be mud resistant which is what makes it so ideal for outdoor use.
If you’d like a timepiece that stands out on your wrist, the G-Shock G9300-1 is perfect for you.
The strap of this G-Shock G9300 is made of a comfortable thick resin and fastens with a stainless steel single tang buckle. The thickness of the strap is 20mm which is nice and inkeeping with the size of the casin.
I mentioned earlier on that the G-Shock Mudman is a full of useful functions and features. These features include a themometer, digital compass, moon graph display, backlight, stop watch, alarm, date display, and a 200m water resistance rating.
At the heart of this Casio Mudman G9300-1 is a Tough Solar movement. These have proved pretty popular for Casio’s G-Shock range as they mean the timepiece never needs to have a battery replaced.
A Tough Solar movement works by harnessing light energy, be it natural or artificial and converting it into electrical energy to power a quartz style movement for accurate and reliable timekeeping.
Protecting the front of the timepiece is a mineral crystal glass. This is a specially hardened glass lens that used to give you a decent level of protection against scratches and shattering.
For a watch in the G-Shock range the key element is the shatter resistance. Due to the fact the watches are designed for shock resistance, something like a sapphire crystal glass wouldn’t be so useful, whereas they offer better scratch resistance, the shatter resistance isn’t as good.
All in all, I’m pretty happy to see a mineral crystal glass on any Casio G-Shock watch.
I’m really pleased to see the Casio G-Shock G9300-1 has a 200m water resistance rating. It’s fair to say that many G-Shock watches come with this rating and it’s something I’m always quite impressed by.
A 200m water resistance rating makes this watch suitable for professional marine activity, serious surface water sports and skin diving. Check out Wikipedia’s guide on water resistance ratings.
Below I’ve put together a list of some of the more important specifications of a watch. This is ideal if you want to just take a quick skim through some of the details of the timepiece.
- Model Number: G-9300-1
- Casing Diameter: 51mm
- Casing Thickness: 18mm
- Case Material: Resin
- Strap Material: Resin
- Movement: Tough Solar
- Dial Window Material: Mineral Crystal
- Water Resistance Rating: 200m
Pros & Cons
As always I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the benefits and negatives of this Casio G-Shock G9300-1.
G-Shock G9300-1 Pros:
- Durable shock resistant design
- Oversized design
- Backlit display
- Useful functions
- Tough Solar movement
- 200m water resistance rating
G-Shock G9300-1 Cons:
- Oversized watches aren’t always so suitable for people with smaller wrists
- The temperature sensor on this model can be inaccurate if used whilst wearing the watch, take it off for accurate readings.
Finishing off this Casio G-Shock Mudman Review
Overall it’s pretty easy to see why the G-Shock Mudman has been such a big hit. It’s affordable, comes with a range of useful functions, and has that typical oversized design that people love from the G-Shock range.
Having taken a look a the quality of the watch, specifications, functions, and pricing, I’d personally rate this G-Shock Mudman G9300 as a 9/10.
I hope you enjoyed this G-Shock G9300 review today. What do you think of this timepiece? Have any comments to add? Comment below and let us know what you think.