Casio G-Shock AWM-500 Watches

Important Information

  • Year of first Release —  2020
  • Module Number — 5640
  • Model Range — 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)
  • Other Divisions the AWM-500 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the link
  • Battery Type — Solar (G-Shock Batteries)

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

PROs
+ full metal
+ solar powered
+ premium look
+ reminds of juggernaut from X-Men

CONs
– no smart functions
– if only the metal version came in black
– too short handset


AWM-500 Model Range *may be updated


The most distinctive specs of AWM-500 *Editorial
— Full Metal 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)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— WorldTime (Ideal function for business people or travelers who want to control two times at one display)
— Day of the week languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian)
Screw Lock Back (Premium Feature)
Case / bezel material: Stainless steel (it was never before)


Official G-Shock AWM-500 Video

Official Marketing Focus from Casio

First G-SHOCK, the brand that has constantly been testing the limits of timepiece toughness since 1983, released the GMW-B5000, an all-metal version that recreated the look of the very first G-SHOCK. Now comes the AWM-500 Series of new full-metal analog-digital models.
Based on the AW-500, G-SHOCK’s first analog-digital combination timepiece that was released in 1989, these new full-metal models employ hard stainless steel material for their bezels and bands. Other features include screw-in backs and three-dimensional hour markers.
Functionwise, MULTIBAND 6 supports automatic time setting adjustment based on one of six time calibration signals around the globe for accurate timekeeping no matter where your travels take you. Other functions include Tough Solar in combination with CASIO original power-saving technology that delivers a stable supply of power, high-brightness Full Auto LED illumination, World Time, and more. In addition, the day of the week can be shown in any one of six different languages.*

Official AWM-500 Specs / Features *for base version AWM-500D-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
  • Solid Band
  • One-touch 3-fold Clasp
  • Stainless Steel Band
  • Mineral Glass
  • Neobrite
  • Shock Resistant
  • Screw Lock Back
  • Gray ion plated case
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Tough Solar (Solar powered)
  • Double LED light
    LED light for the face (Super illuminator, full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
    LED backlight for the digital display (Super illuminator, full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
  • Time calibration signal reception
    Auto receive up to six* times a day (remaining auto receives canceled as soon as one is successful)
    *5 times a day for the Chinese calibration signal
    Manual receive
    The latest signal reception results
  • Time Calibration Signals
    Station name: DCF77 (Mainflingen, Germany)
    Frequency: 77.5 kHz
    Station name: MSF (Anthorn, England)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: WWVB (Fort Collins, United States)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: JJY (Fukushima, Fukuoka/Saga, Japan)
    Frequency: 40.0 kHz (Fukushima) / 60.0 kHz (Fukuoka/Saga)
    Station name: BPC (Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China)
    Frequency: 68.5 kHz
  • Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents)
  • World time
    31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving time on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 00’00”00~59’59”99
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown 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)
  • 5 daily alarms (with countdown)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Battery power indicator
  • Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • 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 (with no signal calibration)
  • Approx. battery operating time:
    11 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    28 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
  • Size of case : 51.8×44.5×14.2mm
  • Total weight : 175g

AWM-500 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

AWM-500

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)

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)



Recent News about AWM-500 

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You ask, we answer…

How does World Time in AWM-500 work?

It is ideal function for business people or travelers who want to control two times at one display.

What does Tough Solar in AWM-500 mean?

CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.

What is Metal Come back from 1989 in AWM-500?

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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