Casio G-Shock DW-5900 Watches

About the Watch in short. Renovation of the cult case with a digital display in the form of three round windows and the main electronic display. The series pays tribute to the past of the high-impact direction of G-Shock, which appreciated the old-school design and Japanese minimalism. Functional windows borrowed from the DW-6900 series – one of the best-selling cases among the G-Shock. They display the auxiliary functions of the clock – the state of the alarm, the sound of pressing buttons, an hourly beep, etc. The basic information is displayed in the large bottom window – there you can see the work of the stopwatch, timer, alarm, world time and calendar. In the dark, a display backlight is provided – bright and pleasing to the eye.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in DW-5900 *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. DW-5900 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. DW-5900 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. DW-5900 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Other G-Shock DW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  9. G-Shock DW-5900 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  10. Official DW-5900 Specs *all details and for base version DW-5900-1
  11. DW-5900 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  12. Full Photo Gallery *various images

Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

*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.



General Information

Price80$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2018
Module Number3465 / Manual
Battery TypeCR2025 (G-Shock Batteries)
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Model RangeSTANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)

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DW-5900 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
+ old school and tough
+ comfortable
+ sporty looking
+ the original 5900 has the back cover screwed in, and the case was also made of resin
+ nice looking watch
+ the new features added are cool, like the backlight and the new functions associated with the central display
+ it’s not the most practical G for the money, but it’s retro cool
+ it fits better than a square or a 6900, and the strap is flexible and comfortable

CONs
– no dual time
– they remove the side eyes original functions. Now this model contains a useless, purely decorative display
– numbers are a little bit small, but as you said this watch its all about the looks
– no original screw back in stainless steel

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

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ affordable price
+ 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
+ 29 time zones world time
+ 5 years battery

CONs
– no Radio-controlled feature
– no Auto-Back Light
– no Data Memory
– not so small 51.4×46.8×15.5 mm

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DW-5900 Model Range *may be updated

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

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DW-5900 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock DW-5900 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of DW-5900 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Triple Graph Display (characterized by three round digital indicators on the dial)

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

These are not all G-Shock DW Series. Here is a list of All G-Shock DW Watches →


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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

2018 marks 35 years since G-SHOCK first revolutionized timekeeping with its innovative toughness back in 1983. To mark the occasion, CASIO is releasing the DW-5900, bringing the look of a historical favorite back to life under a backto-original-basics theme. The design and face colors of the original models have been reproduced for this new version.
Basic features include stopwatch and timer, along with an EL backlight and more.
Three graphic digital dials are similar to those that originated with the long-selling DW-6900 Series of 35 years ago revive a distinctive look for 2018.


G-Shock DW-5900 on the wrist!

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Official DW-5900 Specs / Features *for base version DW-5900-1

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Electro-luminescent backlight
    Selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
  • World time
    29 time zones (48 cities), 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: 24 hours
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
  • 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 5 years on CR2025
  • Size of case : 51.4×46.8×15.5mm
  • Total weight : 60g

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DW-5900 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches


DW-5900

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2019

2019

2018

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

 ±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

Light

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Full-Auto Illuminator

Electro-luminescent backlight

Alarm

Multi-function alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

Timer

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

1/1 min. – 24 hours

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)

Stopwatch

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 modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Elapsed time, split time and final time are measured with 1/100-sec accuracy. The watch can measure times of up to 24 hours.

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

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

No

Yes

World Time

No

Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world

29 time zones (48 cities), daylight saving on/off

Auto-Back Light

Yes

Yes

No

Data Memory

No

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

2 years on CR2016

Solar Powered CTL1616

5 years on CR2025

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

49.6×43.2×12.9

52.5x46.4x15.6

51.4×46.8×15.5


Full features (if you want to know more)

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DW-5900 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 DW-5900 (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.

starting from 110$ on eBay →
starting from 9$ on PacParts →


Recent News about DW-5900 

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You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in DW-5900 mean?

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

What is Triple Graph Display in DW-5900?

The watch is characterized by three round digital indicators on the dial.

What model range does DW-5900 belong to?

STANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)


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