I’ve still got a 90’s boombox somewhere in my garage. Boombox? Yes. Way before Alexa was pumping out your favorite streamed tunes from Spotify or Amazon, people would stick CDs or cassettes into massive portable cassette radios that pumped out sounds at an anti-social volume.

Now G-SHOCK has just unveiled its latest set of analog-digital watches with the all-new GA-140 series, a collection inspired by the ’90s. The watches have a dial display fashioned to look like the huge boomboxes that were carried on the shoulder (but not by me) around the streets of London and New York in the late 80s and 90s.

The series’ big outer case is borrowed from G-SHOCK’s GA-100 and GA-110 series. This updated dial features an analog speed indicator sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position, a digital time display at the 12 o’clock position, and a date display at the 6 o’clock position, as well as an array of other LCD displays surrounding the hour and minute hands, reminiscent of latter-day digital gadgets.

Shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 200 meters, the GA-140 series is magnetic resistant and has an automatic LED light for illumination.

There are five models in the GA-140 series and the watches come in several color options: black, black with red and orange accents, blue, red and grey, and purple.

How much?

All models will be available at G-SHOCK retailers for US$99 in August.


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