Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2018
G-Shock toughness with incredible style. This is a basic G-Shock Square but where it really shines is in the style department. The negative display is crisp and easy to read. The band feels more supple than your standard G-Shock resin band. I would describe it as wearing more like a leather band. Wider, smoother and very comfortable.
The mold for this model is ever so slightly thicker than other square molds. Barely noticeable to a non enthusiast, but this is a real treat as the watch has a very subtle extra heft in appearance. Paired with its blackout bezel and negative display, it looks menacing. The red layer on the band is a nice touch and not overwhelming at all.
A few notes-
Yes, the "Adjust" button is recessed and that has been explained often. Engaging that button is immediate. It is recessed on purpose to prevent getting snagged or bumped, throwing off you watch settings. This is a purposeful design edit that has been around for many years. Like any mass produced item, the tolerances very a tiny bit from batch to batch, so some are more recessed than others. It is not a defect. The bezel button surround on that particular button has a cut out to allow you to use the button just fine.