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Get the strap: Base 550 reimagines Casio G-Shock watchbands

The Casio G-Shock is a military-inspired classic with outstanding water resistant features. It is also extremely popular and often copied. You aren't exactly going to stand out wearing one. That is of course unless you customize it and these tactical bands from Base550 completely change the look and feel.

Base550 is a small custom watchband maker based in Taiwan making innovative bands for Casio G-Shocks.

The bands are made from parachute cord or 'paracord' - a lightweight nylon 'kernmantle' rope used in the suspension lines of parachutes.

Paracord has been a favorite of ex-military personnel for years but is now popping up everywhere. The US Military has categorized six types. Base 550 is using the most popular Type 3 paracord, which is also known as '550 cord' because it can handle weights up to 550 pounds.

Paracord’s all-nylon construction makes it the perfect material for a watch band - strong, durable, lightweight and fairly elastic.

The versatile bands can also be used for other applications and will look the part attached to the Molle webbing on a tactical backpack.

All watchbands are made to order via Instagram and only available for the following models: GD-100, GD-110. GD-120, GA-100, GA-110, GA-120, GA-400, DW-6900, GW-9400. GG-1000, GWG-1000, GX-56.

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