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10 Things You Didn't Know About Fratello's Square G-Shock

Fratello G-Shock

Fans of the Fratello watch brand who also have a fancy for rugged outdoor timepieces will be thrilled to know that the company has produced a model that embraces a bit of nostalgia combined with an indestructible DNA. It has been officially dubbed the Fratello Square G-Shock. Here are ten things about this magnificent watch that you absolutely need to know.

1. The Fratello Square G-Shock is inspired by the Casio G-Shock

In case you recognize the "G Shock" model, it isn't a coincidence. While Casio's G-Shock has risen to a high degree of popularity with those who love the outdoors, Fratello has taken its inspiration for the Square G-Shock from the brand. The Square G-Shock line has a lot of similarities with the Casio brand's top-seller and it's sure to be a hit with Fratello loyals. It is derived aesthetically from Casio's DW-5000C G-Shock first released in 1983.

2. There are two models of the Square G-Shock to choose from

Unless you pay close attention, the two models of the Square G-Shock may look the same. There are, however, details that set one apart from the other. The G5600E-1 and the GWM5610-1 are the two distinct models. From an aesthetic point of view, the GW-M5610-1 has a small red line placed around the dial. You'll also find additional printing that is not found on the other model.

3. The Fratello Square G Shock models are very similar

Both models of the Square G Shock come with similar features and functions. Both are equipped with a 1/100s chronograph, up to 5 daily alarms depending on what you program into the watch, as well as a countdown timer. They also have the capacity to show the time in up to 48 cities throughout the world along with UTC. Another identical feature sis the backlight function which is fully automatic in both, and comes on automatically when the light is dim or it is dark.

4. They are solar-powered

There is no need to fuss with batteries with the Fratello Square G-Shock because it is solar-powered. There are a few benefits to this specific type of charging system that is referred to as the "Tough Solar." The first is that it converts sunlight to energy, bypassing the need for battery power. The second is that it can also obtain energy sources from other light sources including fluorescent lamps and other types of light.

5. The GWM5610-1 has a feature that the G-5600-E does not

The GWM5610-1 is built with a feature that is not present in the other variation of the Square G-Shock model. it has the ability to automatically adjust the time. This is not a feature that is present in the G-5600-E.

6. The GWM5610 features Multi-Band 6

Unlike its sibling, this variant has adopted Casio's Multi-Band 6 feature. If you're not already familiar with it, this is a radio signal that automatically adjusts the time. It doesn't matter whether you're in Canada, China, Central America, Japan, North America, or Europe, all you need to do is set the watch to the corresponding time zone and it will receive the right signal that produces the right time no matter where you are. It also makes seasonal adjustments when in different continents.

7. There is a difference in pricing

The GWM5610-1 offers greater functionality, but it is also higher in price. The average selling price is around $100. The G-5600-E is offered for an average cost of $85. Both are affordable given the tremendous functionality and hardiness of the timepieces, but the price difference isn't really that much. When you consider that there is only a $15 difference, many enthusiasts prefer to spend the extra for the full-function of the GWM5610-1 example. There are others who prefer to purchase the lower-priced model simply because they have no use for the Multi-Band 6 function and they are not fond of the red line around the dial. This is a matter of personal preference, but there is a noticeable difference in the aesthetics between the two watch styles.

8. It's one of the most popular watches in the world

The G-Shock has risen to the status of iconic throughout the world. There is no good excuse for why it wouldn't. It has been referred to as one of the most functional watches in the world. When you combine the high level of function with its accuracy, then consider the fact that it is priced at $100 or less, the model has a big appeal to the masses of watch enthusiasts. It is ruggedly built and hard to kill and this makes it ideal for every day use no matter where in the world you travel.

9. It can hold its own with any watch in the world

While the Fratello Square G-Shock may not be an elegant or ornate timepiece, the functionality makes up for any lack of aesthetic beauty. You won't find precious metals or gemstones in this watch. That isn't its intention. What you find is a watch that can help to improve your odds in a survival situation. It comes with its own brand of prestige and that is in its functionality, reliability, and accuracy. According to, this watch can go up against any other brand or model on the market today.

10. The Fratello Square G-Shock is a part of the wave of the future

The Square G-Shock took a leaf out of Casio's book and expanded upon it. While the competition still offers its version of the original model, Fratello has offered outdoor watch enthusiasts yet one more option for obtaining rugged reliability. The Square G-Shock comes in two attractive models. They may not be dress watches, but they certainly are making a good impression on their target audience. There are currently just two variations of the Square G-Shock available, and although there has been no official announcement for plans for other styles, we expect that at some point in the future, Fratello will announce a new edition.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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