What kind of watch did Chris Kyle wear?

Chris Kyle wore a Casio G-Shock.

Chris Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL sniper with SEAL Group 3. He served 4 tours overseas for the United States and is currently the deadliest sniper in American history with at least 150 kills to his name. Kyle was known in the region as “The Devil of Ramadi”, and known to his comrades in the U.S. armed forces as “The Legend”.

Kyle, and friend Chad Littlefield, were murdered by a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD on February 2nd, 2013. His autobiography, American Sniper, was adapted by Clint Eastwood into a biopic starring Bradley Cooper.

Along with his G-Shock, Chris Kyle also mentions his Rolex Submariner in his autobiography. He only wore his G-Shock on active duty:

‘On my wrist, I’d wear a G-Shock watch. The black watch and its rubber wristband have replaced Rolex Submariners as standard SEAL equipment. (A friend of mine, who thought it was a shame the tradition died, recently got me one. I still feel a little strange wearing a Rolex, but it is a throwback to the frogmen who came before me.)’

About the Casio G-Shock

The Casio G-Shock is a favorite in the military community for being a tough and durable watch loaded with many features a soldier, fireman, paramedic, or law enforcement officer might find useful.

The watches these days are digital in their complications, but analog in their time display. Casio claims the battery life is 2 years, and some even come equipped with Tough Solar chargers to automatically recharge.

G-Shock watches all include automatic atomic clock synchronization, and most will now automatically adjust to whatever timezone you’re located in using radio waves and local sources. The “G” in G-Shock stands for ‘Gravitational’ – the watch was designed in the early 80s to be able to withstand mechanical shock and heavy vibration.

Gshock 6900

As such, today’s G-Shock watch is water resistant to 20 BAR, and can withstand a rather high fall (at least 20 feet that we could find, possibly more with newer versions of the watch).

The best part about the G-Shock is that it is incredibly affordable given the engineering that has gone into them. There’s a variety of G-Shocks with a range of different features, starting from around $44.99 for a basic G-Shock like this DW6900.

Chris Kyle’s Casio G-Shock DW6600

Chris would have worn a a G-Shock DW6600, which was the standard watch worn by Navy Seals after the Rolex Submariner, until 2011. Since then, Navy Seals have worn a variety of different watches.

We’ve featured the G-Shock G-Shock DW6900 in this article as it’s the closest available model to the DW6600.

G-Shock worn by Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Bradley Cooper wore a G-Shock DW 6600 in the movie adaptation of American Sniper. They got this part of the movie dead on as we’ve already mentioned it is historically accurate.

Bradley Cooper GShock DW6600 American Sniper
 

Where to buy your own G-Shock

Around 2011, several rappers, including Eminem, started wearing the watch and vaulted it into the mainstream consciousness. As such, you can find them in your mall or local jeweler. You can also find some at a pawn shop.

Check out Casio G-Shock Prices

 

How tough is the Casio G-Shock?

Check out the following video for a glimpse of the G-Shock’s toughness:


 

About the Author Andre Wallace

Andre loves movies, wine and of course, watches. He currently alternates between a Tag Heuer Aquaracer and an Omega Speedmaster. He's hoping he can one day give up his boring finance job to write about watches.

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