Consider this your call to get a new watch on your wrist – Casio's G-SHOCK is back in the spotlight with the four-piece Skeleton Sound Wave Series, cracking open the insides of the GA-900SKL and GA-2200 models.
Back in the days of Tumblr's peak, I found myself spending hours flicking through watch pages. Nothing super extravagant, mind; our teenage concerns laid in Supreme, Odd Future, Tisa snapbacks, and AJ3s – APs and Rolex were the least of our concerns.
Naturally, Casio was the watch brand of choice. Low cost and traditional aesthetics ensured those Urban Outfitters-favorite vintage gold Casios held us in bondage, while a host of colorful G-SHOCKs filled the timeline with their illuminated faces. Simple times with simple pleasures.
Deep in that (admittedly ugly, retrospectively) streetwear hole is where I found myself purchasing my first modest collection of watches, beginning with a skeletal-faced piece. There was always something alluring about watches you could take a peek into – high-tech or not.
G-SHOCK's latest watch line-up is a four-piece offering of skeleton watches that my sixteen-year-old self would be going nuts for.
Taking the GA-900SKL and GA-2200 models as its foundation, the Skeleton Sound Wave Series is a nostalgic collection that is unmistakeably G-SHOCK.
For the GA-2200L, a lightweight, functional Carbon Core Guard structure and translucent bezels and bands are colored in a deep grey and striking red, while the GA-900SKL gets an icy white and rich blue makeover.