Everyday Carry

Casio G-Shock GW6900-1 Solar Atomic

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista

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The perfect EDC watch is a topic often discussed by many enthusiasts, including those in our own forum. Inevitably, Casio's iconic G-Shock line is suggested, and for good reason. With over three decades of keeping the time on your wrist safe from the world, Casio have not only proven that they know how to make overbuilt, reliable timepieces as much as home in the military as on the runway, but also never stop innovating with the number of features they fit into a watch. The GW6900-1 bears the face of the DW6900, G-Shock's best selling case design, and operates with a solar-powered battery and multi-band atomic timekeeping, making for an accurate accessory that will never need to be adjusted or have its batteries replaced. You would be hard-pressed to find another watch under $100 that could possibly outlive you.


Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting out with interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today he is Director of Everyday Carry Operations for the site, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, watching movies, or speedrunning his next hobby, you’ll find him in the gym, taking care of his pug, and talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (11 total)

Gerald Woller ·
I've got a GW7900B black out version. I love this thing. Just wish the alarm was a little louder. I would have gotten a Rangeman, but my teenage son really wanted to get me a watch and this was in the price range.
Just ordered my Rangeman, comes Friday! Very excited!
Kelvin Wong ·
G-shock always is my first choice for the EDC watch ~ cheap, reliable, durable
Couple months ago I got a Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW9400-3CR !!!!
Mikey Bautista ·
The Rangeman is gorgeous, grats on your pickup!
Bryan ·
This is my everyday watch. I really like it and the solar power what else can I ask for. 2 thumbs up
Chris Szaroleta ·
We talked about this one in the forums, right, Mikey? For it's price, I really do like this watch.
Mikey Bautista ·
Indeed we did! So much value in these GWs. :)
Chris Szaroleta ·
(((Thumbs up)))
I have the GW-9100 and couldnt be happier. Solar power and atomic timekeeping -- I wish more things in life were this practical and easy.
Mikey Bautista ·
Couldn't agree more.
Ádám Gy ·
I have a GD-100-1A. Useful, reasonably cheap, reliable and awesome.