Casio G-Shock AW-500E — OldSchool with 7 years Battery

*AW-500MNT-1A – Updated June 2021 color!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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AW-500 Model Range *may be updated


Quick Content Guide

  1. AW-500E Model Range *in different colors and bands
  2. Japanese Unique Features in AW-500 *the most distinctive features in details
  3. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  4. Official AW-500E Video *only from Casio Company
  5. G-Shock AW-500E Display Guide *for key functions only
  6. G-Shock AW-500E on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  7. AW-500E Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  8. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  9. AW-500 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  10. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  11. Other G-Shock AW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  12. Official AW-500E Specs *all details and for base version AW-500E-1E
  13. AW-500E Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  14. Full Photo Gallery *various images
  15. Recent News about AWM-500 *the latest breaking news and videos


Enjoy Japanese Unique Features in AW-500!

Original Style. The design of the original model, which had not been made digital, provides blueprints for newly designed components. The variant hand shapes, triangular marker, index, decorative letters and numerals, and other such features are reproduced faithfully.

All-Original Beauty of Form. The watch’s “simple & minimal” design concept draws on the unique characteristics of its resin-molded form with features such as the slanted bezel with its curved outline that continues onto the band.

Perfect Circle Motif. Embodying the“ simple & minimal” design, the perfect circle motif is adopted even for side buttons. The same historic originality informs features such as the angle of horizontally operated button shafts as well.

New Style. Components including the case, band, dial, hands and reverse LCD display all uniformly feature a single color. The adoption of a bar index lends the watch a simpler design.



General Information

Price$135
*average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2020
Module Number5416 / Manual
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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Official G-Shock AW-500E Video

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G-Shock AW-500 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

Using the Alarm

When an alarm is turned on, the alarm tone will sound when its alarm time is reached.
Use C to select the Alarm Mode.

Using the Stopwatch

The stopwatch measures elapsed time.
Use C to select the Stopwatch Mode

Dual Time Mode

You can use the Dual Time Mode to set a second time that is different from the Timekeeping Mode time.

Adjusting the Analog Hand Setting

Use the following procedure to adjust the analog hands so their settings match the digital time.
1. In any mode, press A to advance the analog time setting by 20 seconds.
– Holding down A advances the analog time setting at high speed.

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G-Shock AW-500E on the wrist!

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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
+ looks really beautiful
+ like how compact it is & the dial is incredibly legible

CONs
– no smart functions
– very basic movement
– too short handset
– adjust the hands manually
– poor back light
– the analog hands adjustment button is way too stiff, you almost have to use your fingernail to access it
– it’s so slow too
– why Casio does not put the option to change the date format?
– they should at least give tough solar and better controls of the analog hands
– they revived the design but the tech is still outdated
– the hands aren’t synchronized with the digital time
– no hand shift function

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 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock AW-500 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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What we like in AW-500 *comments by experts with 10 years experience in writing about Casio watches
— 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 Casio Description. 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.


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

AW-500 

Price (Amazon)

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 *on casiofanmag.com

  • Enjoy our research as for AW-500E PROs & CONs features. We analyzed user reviews, forum threads, and other social signals. Then we deleted duplicates and listed only unique and important features. Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc. PROs+ reminds of juggernaut from […]
  • Can’t choose between G-Shock AWG-M520, AWM-500 and AW-500E? Enjoy our comparison table and the best features unique list of each series. *Want to compare some other features? Please, comment and we will improve our table. The post [G-Shock Comparison] AWG-M520 VS AWM-500 VS AW-500E appeared first on CasioFan Magazine.
  • Enjoy the G-Shock AW-500E official video. The watch was first released in 2020 and is loved for Come back from 1989 and many other features. AW-500E belongs to STANDART ANA-DIGI G-Shock Collection This Line includes Digital and Analog displays on G-Shocks that are the best in the “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional […]

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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.
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1 year ago

Wow! What a classic watch.