Good news! The all-metal G-Shock 'Casioak' is finally here
Well, when I say 'all' metal...
The G-Shock GA2100 was launched in 2019 and three things happened in close sequence: 1. it was renamed the 'Casioak' by fans, mostly because the Royal Oak-like octagonal bezel, 2. it sold out within days and 3. people began modding it by removing the carbon core case and the rubber band, replacing them with metal equivalents.
The internet is awash with pre-ready modded metal Casioak and torrents of aftermarket kits to convert your all-plastic* Casioak into an all-metal one, which begs a question: "why hasn't G-Shock released an all-metal version of the Casioak yet?" Well, here it is.
It's called the GM-2100 and it is exactly as advertised: same module as the GA-2100, same shape, similar size, but it's made from metal. Except for the rubber band, which was replaced with... another a rubber band. There are four colourways available - blue, army green, red and grey, with matching bands.
Pricing? We don't know. The GA2100 retails for €99 / £99 and following an initial frenzy which saw the price spike, you can now find it even cheaper (£70 from Amazon) but now that there's a new metal one, the price may go down some more.
As for the GM-2100, G-Shock said it is going to be priced 'in line with half-metal G-Shocks', so I think we're looking at a £250-299 price tag.