The Seiko 5 had already been out in thefor 20 years by the time the G-Shock was born, and between the two of them, these have over 80 years of collective history. They represent a range of human experience that no other two I can think of can conceivably match. And, in their way, each represents a certain kind of uncompromising purism. Together, they represent the apotheosis of watchmaking at scale.
Yet without something that watches at anylevel often lack – a clear technical and vision, and moreover, one that is pursued without compromise to those essential visions – neither would be what they are, and neither would be a complement to the other. It’s interesting that two watches that represent such single-mindedness both come, not from , or Germany, but from Japan. We hope you’ve enjoyed the first installment of our new column, featuring two of the most and iconic timepieces of the post-World War II era. The G-Shock and the Seiko 5: two watches that, irrespective of , are such classics of wristwatch engineering and that they more than earn their place as our first pair of timepieces in The Two Watch Collection.
In this story: the Seiko 5 SNKL23 and the Casio G-Shock Tough Solar.
The Seiko 5 was the subject of one of our most The $75 Watch That Looks Like A Million Bucks.stories:
For a look at a very different G-Shock that shows just how far they’ve come, check out our coverage of a $6,000 G-Shock.