Casio’s latest mud-resistant professional Mudman watch is hitting stores this month.
The G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 has a slimmer case and profile than previous iterations at 52.7 x 14.8 mm (56.7 mm lug-to-lug), and a new all-digital display with a premium dual-layer LCD, similar to the Pro Trek display we previously tested. While there’s no Bluetooth time sync, because this is not a connected watch, it does have atomic time sync for similar levels of accuracy and tough solar for automatic charging of the battery from both natural and artificial light. The case is made of a mixture of bio-based resin, carbon resin, and stainless steel, with a mineral glass crystal. In addition to 200 meters of water resistance, the case design features mud-resistant gaskets.
Where the Pro Trek is durable and made for outdoor use, the Mudman has an even more rugged construction for more extreme use and thus sits in the G-Shock, not the Pro Trek lineup. We also tested the “Mudmaster” GWG2000-1A and which differs in that it has an analog-digital display, whereas the “Mudman” model has a digital-only display.
The Casio’s G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 has a triple sensor design that offers an altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and digital compass, in addition to a stopwatch, daily alarms, countdown timer, sunrise/sunset indicator, and more. The Mudman GW-9500 is available in three variations, black, green, and black/orange (Ref. GW-9500-1 – black, GW-9500-3 – green, GW-9500-1A4 – black/orange). Retail is $400 and these are available at retailers starting July 2023.
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