G-Shock Announces Closure Of IMM Store On 4 Aug, Directs Westies To JEM

G-Shock holds a very special place in the hearts of 90s kids as the go-to accessory, but the brand has taken a dive into the premium market as of late.

Iconic collabs with One Piece & Hello Kitty aside, fans in West Singapore will be mourning the closure of at least 1 brick & mortar store come 4 Aug.

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Here’s Casio’s Facebook announcement in full on 28 Aug.

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We summarise the deets & where you can still head to check out watch displays when gift-hunting for bae.

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G-Shock closes IMM outlet abruptly

On 28 Jul, Casio uploaded a farewell post for their IMM branch, thanking customers for their support over the “past few years”.

The last date that the store will remain open is Tuesday (4 Aug) & visitors are encouraged to visit JEM’s shop instead to make purchases from now on.

Fans mourn store’s closure

The closure of IMM’s outlet came as a surprise to some long-time fans of the brand.

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A patron shared he had travelled down to Jurong from Bedok to buy his last Casio watch, praising a female staff member for her help.

G-Factory NEX when it first opened in 2014
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Only JEM’s outlet remains for Westies

A quick search has turned up 11 dedicated stores islandwide for the brand — with most clustered around the central town area in Orchard & Bugis.

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This number will be down to 10 after IMM’s departure from the list. With the closure of G-Shock’s IMM outlet, Westies will have to head to JEM’s sole outlet or town to purchase their watches.

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Thankfully, it’s within walking distance as the malls are close. You can check which Casio store is nearest to your home here.

Farewell brick & mortar, hello online retail

Though the closure of G-Shock’s store makes us a tad sentimental, this is in line with trends of brick & mortar stores folding in favour of online retail options.

Will you miss walking the aisles to check out watch displays & try on designs before you buy them? Or do you enjoy the convenience of online ordering & delivery?

We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Featured image adapted from Google Maps & Casio.