Casio Is Releasing a Retro-Style, NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch
Just because you’re not headed to the Moon anytime soon doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your passion for space exploration in other ways. To help you, Casio is releasing a NASA-themed G-Shock watch that looks like it was fashioned out of a space suit from the Apollo 11 days.
The white digital wristwatch, called the DW5600NASA20, features NASA’s classic worm logo in red on the face, an American flag on the band loop, and two images of the Moon: a silver one engraved on the case back, and a red one that appears in the bluish backlight when you check the time in the dark. Even the packaging plays into the theme; as Engadget points out, the watch comes in a tin that loosely resembles the Saturn V rocket.
In addition to its delightfully retro design, the G-Shock watch also has all the technological trappings you’d expect from a NASA-themed gadget, including shock resistance, water resistance up to 200 meters, a countdown timer, a multi-function alarm, a stopwatch, flash alerts, and more.
It costs $130, making it both one of the more reasonably-priced space-inspired timepieces on the market and, apparently, quite a hot commodity: Since its launch on April 24, the DW5600NASA20 has already sold out on the G-Shock website.
While you wait for Casio to restock, see if you have what it takes to be an astronaut with this aptitude test.