Casio G-Shock GG-1000-1A5 Mudmaster Watch Review

Casio G-Shock GG-1000-1A5 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Beyond the 5000 and 5600 lines, of all relatively affordable G-Shocks it is the Mudmaster collection that speaks to me the most. This led me to review the Casio G-Shock GG-1000-1A5 Mudmaster, curious to find out if it could justify its considerable price premium over this reviewed 5600 that I love and wear often.

Our Zach has reviewed the bigger brother of this piece, the GWG-1000-1A3, which, for a bit over twice the price of this $320 GG-1000 range, offered a slew of functionality in a bigger size that I figured I could live without – including an altimeter, barometer, “Smart Access,” and the considerably larger and heavier case.

Zach has given a solid run-down on where the Mudmaster fits into the somewhat confusing hierarchy of Master Professional and Twin-Sensor ranges of purpose-built G-Shock watches, so I’ll just briefly focus on what makes the Mudmaster stand out in general and quickly get to the nitty-gritty of the Twin Sensor GG-1000-1A5.

About The Mudmaster Collection

The professionals who rock a Mudmaster are some of the best brand ambassadors I can think of – certainly many will find them more relatable and convincing than millionaire golfers and actresses. I remember how I was surprised to learn that G-Shocks named after a given field of use were specifically designed for relevant scenarios – admittedly, perhaps my cynical side got the best of me before.

Casio G-Shock GG-1000-1A5 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

The video above was done with a USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) team and it gives one a good idea about the circumstances the Mudmaster was designed to work well under. There’s plenty of tough impacts as these guys climb through ruined buildings, tunnels, and river banks – further worsened by powerful vibrations through extended and repeated periods when using power tools, as well as, you guessed it, a generous amount of abrasive and intruding mud and high velocity water.

Casio G-Shock GG-1000-1A5 Mudmaster Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews