Casio G-Shock AW-590 — The Best of ANA-DIGI in tough G-SHOCK designs

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Quick Content Guide

  1. AW-590 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. G-Shock AW-590 Display Guide *for key functions only
  4. G-Shock AW-590 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  5. AW-590 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  6. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Other G-Shock AW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  9. Official AW-590 Specs *all details and for base version AW-590-1A
  10. Japanese Unique Features in AW-590 *the most distinctive features in details
  11. AW-590 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  12. Full Photo Gallery *various images
  13. Recent News about AW-590 *the latest breaking news and videos

About the Watch in short. This model combine the best of digital and analog in tough G-SHOCK designs. Buttons are recessed to protect them from impact, and variations are available in a choice of three sporty bezel colors: silver, red, or blue.



General Information

Price$80 *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2007
Suitable for Wrist Size160 – 220 mm
Module Number4778 / 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 TypeCR1220 (G-Shock Batteries)
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G-Shock AW-590 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

Timekeeping

This watch features separate digital and analog timekeeping. The procedures for setting the digital time and analog time are different.
– In the Timekeeping Mode, you can press (D) to change the display format as shown below.

World Time

World Time digitally displays the current time in 27 cities (29 time zones) around the world.
– All of the operations in this section are performed in the World Time Mode, which you enter by pressing (C).

Countdown Timer

The countdown timer can be set within a range of one minute to 60 minutes. An alarm sounds when the countdown reaches zero. The countdown timer also has an auto-repeat feature and a progress beeper that signals the progress of the countdown.
– All of the operations in this section are performed in Countdown Timer Mode, which you enter by pressing (C).

Stopwatch

The stopwatch lets you measure elapsed time, split times, and two finishes.
– The display range of the stopwatch is 59 minutes, 59.99 seconds.

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G-Shock AW-590 on the wrist!

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AW-590 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
+ analog and Digital Watch
+ perfect weight and size
+ solar charging
+ auto daylight
+ inexpensive price
+ stylish
+ robust design

CONs
– light may be better
– the button being mushier over the years and the strap not looking as great as it used to
– the minute hand completely covers the right display
– no solar and atomic function

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

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ affordable price
+ Neobrite (hands and hour markers) and LED light
+ 1/100-second stopwatch

CONs
– no Auto-Back Light
– not too small 52×46.4×14.9mm

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What we like in AW-590 *comments by experts with 10 years experience in writing about Casio watches
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— 5 daily alarms
— 3-years battery

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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. Analog and Digital timepieces that are as calm or cool as you want them to be. 27-city World Time, Auto LED light, 200M Water Resistance and Shock Resistance, they’re a stylish addition to any wrist. Black resin band analog and digital watch with black face.


Official AW-590 Specs / Features *for base version AW-590-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Resin Band
  • Neobrite
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • LED light
    Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
  • World time
    29 time zones (27 cities + coordinated greenwich mean time), daylight saving on/off
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 59’59.99″
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 60 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
    Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper
  • 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2039)
  • 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: 3 years on CR1220
  • Size of case : 52×46.4×14.9mm
  • Total weight : 57.2g

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Enjoy Japanese Unique Features in AW-590!

*some images are about G-Shock 5000/5600 cases, but the technology, approaches, concepts and philosophy remains the same for the whole G-Shock Model Range

Hollow case structure. Based on a realization that “shocks are not transmitted inside a bouncing rubber ball,” the structure was designed to let the module float inside the case, relieving shocks transmitted from outside. Today, the module’s shock resistance is realized through further technical innovations. But the revolutionary tough structure that gave G-SHOCK its origin began here.

All-directional covering. If the watch is dropped, the protruding bezel fully enclosing it absorbs the shock, protecting the buttons directly connected to the module and alleviating shocks from all directions. The bezel also guards the surface of the crystal. The band is curved stiffly at the point of connection with the case, moreover, enabling it to serve as a shock absorber and prevent direct shocks to the back of the case.

Protective cushioning of key parts. The crystal oscillator and other critical parts inside the module are guarded individually by cushioning material. Any strong shock to the watch causes immediate distortion of the cushioning inside the module, preventing contact failure and malfunction.

Japan Quality. Constructed with genuine quality, CASIO products provide truly practicable applications in which functionality and beauty combine. The leading-edge LSI technologies and skilled craftsmanship that give life to CASIO watches exemplify the quality Japan boasts in the world marketplace.
For CASIO, “faith in manufacturing” refers to an inexorable advancement of digital technologies and an uncompromising commitment to fine craftsmanship. This faith engenders unparalleled performance that not only elevates CASIO watches as close as possible to perfection, but that actually changes their wearers’ lifestyles.



AW-590 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches


AW-590

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2011

2011

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

Light

LED light

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) and LED light

Alarm

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Other: Auto-repeat

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper

Stopwatch

1/1000-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 99:59’59.999”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap time, split time
Others: Speed (0 to 1998 units/hour), Distance input (0.0 to 99.9)

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 59’59.99″
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

World Time

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

29 time zones (27 cities + coordinated greenwich mean time), daylight saving on/off

Auto-Back Light

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin / Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

2 years on CR1220

3 years on CR1220

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

55×51.2×16.9

52×46.4×14.9


Full features (if you want to know more)

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AW-590 Replacement Band (Strap) *availability
We think it is very important (before buying a new watch) to know if there will be some choice as for replacement bands for AW-590 (in future or even now). So we made a research and you shouldn’t worry about your future as the bands are available for buying.

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starting from 16$ on PacParts →


Recent News about AW-590 *on casiofanmag.com

  • Enjoy our research as for AW-590 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+ analog and Digital Watch+ […]
  • Can’t choose between G-Shock GA-110 and AW-590? 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. AW-590 ProfileAverage Amazon Price: $80 (yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to […]
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You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in AW-590 mean?

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

How many alarms does AW-590 have?

5 daily alarms.

What model range does AW-590 belong to?

STANDART 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)


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