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CASIO G-SHOCK GMW-B5000 [full metal jacket]

These look bloody rude! That means they have a rather lovely aesthetic where I come from. My, how far the humble G-Shock has come since it was first released 35 years ago.

The 5000 Series with its iconic square-shape has always been the classic G-Shock – today it goes full metal for the first time with a brand-new 200m water-resistant, Stainless steel case construction.

All outer components, including bracelet, case, and bezel, are entirely made from Stainless steel. In addition to this, it still has a high-level of shock-resistance thanks to the use of a highly durable fine resin insert between the steel case and bezel.

Available in 4 sexy references, the GMW-B5000 not only has a killer look that would make a Swiss watch blush but it is brimming with tech.

It boasts accurate time anywhere in the world using the Connected Engine, which connects to a time server via a paired smartphone, and radio wave time-calibration signals as well as connection to the G-SHOCK Connected smartphone app.

The GMW-B5000TFG-9 is a special edition created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of G-SHOCK, with a Gold Ion-Plate treatment and the G-SHOCK 35th anniversary logo inscribed on its case-back. It comes in a commemorative box.

The GMW-B5000TFC-1 is a special model developed in collaboration with leading Japanese luggage-maker Yoshida & Co., Ltd. A Limited Edition of just 500 watches will be released, worldwide. This model comes cased in a specially designed bag produced by Yoshida & Co., Ltd., under its PORTER brand.

The GMW-B5000TFC-1 features a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating throughout and is inscribed with the G-SHOCK 35th anniversary logo on the case back.

I don’t think it’s a question of liking these or not – imo, they have mass appeal.

It’s more a question of, which one of them you like best. It's classic brushed steel for me - how about you?


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