It looks like Casio just repackaged the Oceanus 5 Motor’s insides in a dark and bold G-Shock GIEZ case. Currently only available to the Japanese (and to resourceful and fanatical foreign watch geeks), the Casio G-Shock GIEZ 1000BJ appears to be identical to the Oceanus 5 Motor that I just reviewed, but with a much tougher, “special ops” look to it.
G-Shock GIEZ 1000BJ
Rather than titanium, the case is stainless steel with some sort of black, abrasion-resistant coating, and in place of the titanium bracelet is a pretty standard G-Shock rubber strap. The sapphire crystal of the Oceanus 5 Motor has also been replaced with whatever type of scratch-resistant plastic or acrylic that is used in G-Shocks. I’m not going to bother listing this watch’s features since the Oceanus 5 Motor review covers them in detail (including a video), but I will say that aesthetically, this reinterpretation of the Oceanus really creates an entirely new watch.
In fact, there might even be some advantage in owning both since your titanium, around-the-office, out-for-drinks timepiece could work identically to your weekend, change-the-oil, help-a-friend-move “beater”. I think there could be a marketing opportunity here.
The Casio G-Shock GIEZ 1000BJ goes for about $227.
Update: Read the Casio Giez 1000BJ review.