Casio G-Shock AW-500E Watches


Quick Content Guide

  1. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  2. AW-500E Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  3. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  4. AW-500E Model Range *in different colors and bands
  5. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  6. Other G-Shock AW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  7. Official AW-500E Video *only from Casio Company
  8. G-Shock AW-500E on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  9. Official AW-500E Specs *all details and for base version AW-500E-1E
  10. AW-500E Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  11. Full Photo Gallery *various images

General Information

Year of first Release2020
Module Number5416
Model RangeSTANDART ANA-DIGI (This Line includes Digital and Analog displays on G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions, but with beautiful hands. Don’t worry, the hands won’t prevent you from seeing digits, since there is a special Hand Shift technology that moves them to the neutral position)
Battery TypeCR2016 (G-Shock Batteries)
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Other Divisions the AW-500E belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Ana-Digi
G-Shock 2020

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AW-500 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for

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Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ reminds of juggernaut from X-Men
+ digital display is easy to read
+ retro look
+ toughness and Gshock-like

CONs
– no smart functions
– very basic movement
– too short handset
– adjust the hands manually

Feedback from Experts *based on comparison info with similar watches by price, model range, etc.

PROs
+ 7 years battery
+ 1/100-second stopwatch
+ resin light and tough material
+ affordable price

CONs
– no timer
– no worldtime
– no hourly time signal
– not so small (55.2×47.7×14.7mm)

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AW-500 Model Range *may be updated

*You may find updated information about colors on our G-Shock 2021 New Releases page →

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The most distinctive specs of AW-500E *Editorial
— Come back from 1989
(updated version of the first G-Shock analog-digital model AW-500 that proved to the whole World – the hands, gears, and other small parts of analog watches can be shock resistant)
— Dual Time (In addition to the time in your current location, which is indicated by wide hour and minute hands, a second time can be indicated by the digital dial)
— Battery life: 7 years (the longest lasting battery for a non-solar G-Shock watch with an analog display)
— No Timer (remains devoted to it first model without timer)
— Electro-luminescent backlight (for digital display)
Case / bezel material: Resin (almost the same look like in 1989)
200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)

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Other G-Shock AW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases


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Official G-Shock AW-500E Video

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

This new model revives the classic AW-500 Series with new looks that embody the unmatched toughness for which G-SHOCK has been renowned since its inception back in 1983. Making its initial appearance in 1989 as G-SHOCK’s first analog-digital model, the AW-500 shattered the then widely held belief that the hands, gears, and other small parts of analog watches made them vulnerable to shock and impact. This new model provides a choice of the original AW-500 look. The AW-500E has the same color combination as the original AW-500.
Basic features include stopwatch and timer, along with an EL backlight, seven-year battery life, and more.


G-Shock AW-500E on the wrist!

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Official AW-500E Specs / Features *for base version AW-500E-1E

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Neobrite
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Electro-luminescent backlight
    Afterglow
  • Dual time
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 00′00″00~59′59″99 (for the first 60 minutes)
    1:00′00~23:59′59 (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
    1 second (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring mode: Elapsed time
  • Daily alarm
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 2 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 20 seconds))
    Digital: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 7 years on CR2016
  • Size of case : 55.2×47.7×14.7mm
  • Total weight : 58g

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AW-500E Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

AWM-500

AW-500 

Price (Amazon)

135$

Year of first Release

Accuracy

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

Light

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) Double LED light

Neobrite and Electro-luminescent backlight (for digital display)

Alarm

5 daily alarms (with countdown)

Daily alarm

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 100 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 100 minutes (1-second increments, 1-minute increments)

No

Stopwatch

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 00'00''00~59'59''99
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 00′00″00~59′59″99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00′00~23:59′59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Measuring mode: Elapsed time

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

No

World Time

31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving time on/off, Home city/World time city swapping

No

Auto-Back Light

Yes

No

Multi Band

Yes

No

Screw Back

Yes

No

World Time

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

Solar powered

7 years on CR2016

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

51.8×44.5×14.2

55.2×47.7×14.7

Full features (if you want to know more)

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Recent News about AW-500E 

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You ask, we answer…

How does Dual Time in AW-500E work?

In addition to the time in your current location, which is indicated by wide hour and minute hands, a second time can be indicated by the digital dial.

What does 200-meter water resistance in AW-500E mean?

The watch is good for swimming but not for deep diving.

What is Come back from 1989 in AW-500E?

It’s updated version of the first G-Shock analog-digital model AW-500 that proved to the whole World – the hands, gears, and other small parts of analog watches can be shock resistant.


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JAH.
JAH.
3 months ago

Wow! What a classic watch.