Casio G-Shock AWG-M520 Watches


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  1. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  2. AWG-M520 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  3. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  4. AWG-M520 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  5. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  6. Other G-Shock AWG Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  7. G-Shock AWG-M520 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  8. Official AWG-M520 Specs *all details and for base version AWG-M520-1A
  9. AWG-M520 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches

General Information

Year of first Release2021
Module Number6540
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 TypeSolar powered (G-Shock Batteries)
Other Divisions the AWG-M520 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Ana-Digi
G-Shock Solar
G-Shock 2021

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AWG-M520 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
+ good for work
+ glossy black matches the texture of the dial
+ the dial is priced texture

CONs
– looks very cheap (it goes from the enclosure to the band with matte black)
– no fashionable element

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

PROs
+ perfect accuracy. Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)
+ timer
+ Auto-Back Light
+ 5 time alarms (with countdown function)
+ World Time (48 cities)
+ Solar powered battery
+ Multi Band 6
+ Screw Back

CONs
– resin case

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AWG-M520 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 AWG-M520 *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)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)
— Hand Shift (moves the hands to neutral position for a better digital screen readability)
— World Time (Ideal function for business people or travelers who want to control two times at one display)
Timer (100 minutes with 1 sec move)

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


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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

From the toughness watch G-SHOCK, which has been evolving in search of insatiable strength since its launch in 1983, the AWG-M520 series, which has been reprinted by adding new functions to the famous machines of the past, has appeared.

Born in 1989 as G-SHOCK’s first analog / digital combination model, the AW-500 overturns the preconceived notion that analog watches are vulnerable to shocks because they have many small parts such as hands and gears. The round case design and the simple band shape without unevenness are kept as they are, and the radio wave reception function and tough solar are installed. The lineup includes three models: the AWG-M520, which faithfully reproduces the original design, the AWG-M520BB, which is finished in all black, and the AWG-M520G, which has a pink gold accent in black. Evolve and play a revival.


G-Shock AWG-M520 on the wrist!

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Official AWG-M520 Specs / Features *for base version AWG-M520-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Inorganic glass
  • Shock Resistant
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Tough solar (solar charging system)
  • Radio reception function: Automatic reception (up to 6 times / day)
  • Needle retract function (If the needle overlaps with the liquid crystal display and is difficult to see, the needle can be temporarily retracted from above the liquid crystal display)
  • World time: 48 cities around the world (31 time zones, with daylight saving time setting function) + UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time display, home time city replacement function
  • Stopwatch (1/100 second, 60 minutes total, with split)
  • Timer (set unit: 1 second, maximum set: 100 minutes, measured in 1 second units)
  • 5 time alarms (with countdown function), time signal
  • Power saving function (In a dark place, the display is turned off after a certain period of time and the hand movement is stopped to save power)
  • Fully automatic calendar
  • 12/24 hour system display switching
  • Operation sound ON / OFF switching function
  • Double LED light: LED light for dial (fully automatic light, super illuminator, afterglow function, with afterglow time switching (1.5 seconds / 3 seconds)), 
    LED backlight for LCD part (fully automatic light, super illuminator, afterglow) Function, with afterglow time switching (1.5 seconds / 3 seconds))
  • Driving time without solar power generation from full charge When using the function: Approximately 7 months When using the power saving state: Approximately 18 months
  • Case size (H x W x D): 55.2 x 47.7 x 13.1 mm
  • Weight: 55g

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AWG-M520 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

AWG-M520

AWM-500

AW-500E

Price (Amazon)

235$

135$

Year of first Release

2021

Accuracy

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

Light

Double LED light: LED light for dial (fully automatic light, super illuminator, afterglow function, with afterglow, LED backlight for LCD part

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) Double LED light

Neobrite and Electro-luminescent backlight (for digital display)

Alarm

5 time alarms (with countdown function)

5 daily alarms (with countdown)

Daily alarm

Timer

(Set unit: 1 second, maximum set: 100 minutes, measured in 1 second units)

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, 60 minutes total, with split)

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

No

Yes

No

World Time

48 cities around the world (31 time zones, with daylight saving time setting function) + UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time display, home time city replacement function

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

No

Auto-Back Light

Yes

Yes

No

Multi Band

Yes

Yes

No

Screw Back

Yes

Yes

No

Alpha Gel /
Vibration Resistance

No

No

No

Magnetic Resistance

No

No

No

Mud Resistance

No

No

No

Case / bezel material

Resin

Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Inorganic glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

Solar powered

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

55.2x47.7x13.1

51.8×44.5×14.2

55.2×47.7×14.7

Full features (if you want to know more)

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