Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000 Watches


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  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GMW-B5000! *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GMW-B5000 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GMW-B5000 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. GMW-B5000 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Official GMW-B5000 Video *only from Casio Company
  9. G-Shock GMW-B5000 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  10. Official GMW-B5000 Specs *all details and for base version GMW-B5000D-1
  11. GMW-B5000 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  12. Full Photo Gallery *various images

Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

The new shock-resistant structure. Shock resistance achieved with a full-metal case.
Fine-resin cushioning parts are inserted between the bezel case and the inner case. Besides achieving a highly accurate fit, this structure responds with reactive force to ease shocks when tiny protrusions in the cushioning material are compressed.

Band connection structure. Fortification of moving parts.
The double-lug structure conventionally used to connect the band to the case has been redesigned to create a three-pronged lug structure. Shocks to the connecting pipes and button shafts are dispersed, and the band attachment is reinforced.

Button structure. Protecting the button shafts from shocks. The specially developed button structure combines large cylindrical forged buttons with internal pipes that guard the vulnerable button shafts from the inside against lateral shocks.

Screw-lock case back. Increased airtightness specifications.
The airtight, heavy-duty screw-lock case back replicates the first model’s. The slanted surfaces are mirror-finished, and DLC (diamond-like carbon) treatment is applied overall for enhanced wear resistance.

Bezel case. A fusion of strength and beauty.
After sculpting the form through repeated forging, cutting and polishing, artisans apply mirror polishing and hairline finishing to the surfaces in pursuit of flawless beauty. The case back surface is finely machined to remove any unevenness and assure an accurate fit with the cushioning parts.

Metal band. Solid feel and superior wearing comfort.
The design of the first model’s resin band is reproduced by applying dimple-processing to the stainless-steel band pieces. Each piece is alternately pressed and polished in an unstinting effort to assure beautiful finishing that extends to the bottoms of the dimples.

Inner case. Extending attentive workmanship to unseen parts.
After a process involving 10 or more forging and cutting steps, a complex form with integrated lugs and complicated shapes comprising various fitted and cushioning parts takes shape. Precision parts facilitating smooth, accurate assembly are produced.

Original square design. Maintaining G-SHOCK’s origins without change.
The design of the first G-SHOCK model has been maintained continuously from the origin. Casio’s efforts in pursuit of universal usability have encompassed the structure with its undivided attention to shock resistance, the large LCD offering excellent visibility and the minimalist form that eschews any interference with wearing ease and comfort.

LSI layout. The heart of a multifunction watch.
The mounting position of the standard time radio wave antenna is calculated to ensure stable radio reception sensitivity inside a full-metal case. In this and other ways, the highly precise LSI design has solved the problems associated with a metal exterior and multi-functionality.

Dedicated design module. Breakthroughs in functional innovation
We have leveraged our proprietary high-density mounting, miniaturization and power-saving technologies to install multiple functions without increasing the watch’s size. This innovative functional evolution has included such achievements as simultaneous installation of Bluetooth® communications and radio-controlled, solar-powered timekeeping.

Bluetooth® + Radio-controlled, solar-powered timekeeping. Challenging absolute accuracy
Time correction is conducted by either Bluetooth® communications or standard time radio wave (Multi Band 6), depending on the circumstances. Reception of the most recent time zone and Daylight Saving Time information assures that the correct time is displayed at all times.

Full-auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator). Evolving dial-lighting technologies.
An LED backlight illuminates the LCD with high-brightness light. It detects ambient light in the surroundings automatically, and switches on with a tilt of the wrist in the dark. New features such as fade in/out and white/orange lighting add further versatility.

STN LCD. Advanced digital display.
An STN LCD has replaced the conventional TN LCD to take advantage of its higher contrast and wider viewing angle. The face, including the logo and function display, is completed in a design mirroring the layout of the first model.

Film solar panel. Enhanced visibility.
The material employed for the solar panel has been changed from glass to an easily processed film. An aperture is opened in the center of the panel to suppress reflections of external light and improve the LCD’s visibility.

Display aspect. Legacy of the universal ratio.
The LCD’s approximately 16:10 aspect ratio approaches the angle of human vision. Adopted in pursuit of clear visibility, this ratio has been handed down from one model to another since the origin to benefit from its closeness to the Golden Ratio, which is considered to represent the most beautiful proportions in nature.

G-SHOCK Connected FREE Smartphone App.
– Automatic time adjustment (4 times/day)
– Time & place
Stamping of current time/location on a map in the app with watch button operation.
– Easy watch setting
Home Time/World Time display switching • Timer/daily alarm setting• TLocal calendar setting (day of week in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian; month/date display switching)
– World Time city setting
Over 300 cities preset as original points.
– Reminder
Notification by the watch of scheduled dates. Blinking and title display + luminescent color changes when illuminated.
– Phone Finder

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General Information

Price450$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2018
Module Number3459 / Manual
Model RangeG-SHOCK ORIGIN (The Line includes watches that are almost the same by design as the first “5600” G-Shock model produced in late 1983. Modern series are of course modified versions as regards of technologies and functions but still have an oldschool and very popular look.)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
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Other Divisions the GMW-B5000 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Square
G-Shock Digital
G-Shock Bluetooth
G-Shock Solar

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GMW-B5000 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
+ constructed very well
+ looks fantastic
+ bracelet sizing is easy
+ alarms and time zone easy configuration
+ doesn’t need batteries
+ gorgeous adjustable band
+ very easy to read
+ incredible full metal square
+ the size is also perfect
+ simple, reliable and classy

CONs
– light is very weak
– alarm sound is almost non existent
– no vibration
– a bit hard to wear on smaller wrists
– that price though – a bit too much for what it is
– no fully brushed finish

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

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ perfect accuracy. Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals), Bluetooth (via phone app)
+ Smart Features via G-Shock Connected App
+ LED backlight
+ 5 daily alarms
+ 39 time zones world time
+ Solar powered
+ Auto-Back Light
+ Multi Day Format
+ Multi Language Day

CONs
– expensive but worth the money
– mineral Glass

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GMW-B5000 Model Range *may be updated

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

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GMW-B5000 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock GMW-B5000 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of GMW-B5000 *Editorial
— Flash alert
(Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)
— 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)

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Official GMW-B5000 Video

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

Ever since the first DW-5000C, G-SHOCK has been constantly setting new standards in innovative design, tough structure, and powerful modules. Now to mark the 2018 35th Anniversary of the G-SHOCK come the GMW-B5000, a full-metal G-SHOCK with a Connected engine.
This model is full-metal version of the DW-5000 base model which represents a refinement of the hollow case structure to achieve an even higher level of shock resistance. Fine resin shock absorbers between the metal bezel and case created a shock resistant structure for a full-metal case. Innovative new band connections, which are components subjected to the strongest shock levels, add additional center lugs that lessen the load on the band pins. The screw back case, with a highly wear resistant diamond like coating (DLC), gives the watch a feeling of heft.


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Official GMW-B5000 Specs / Features *for base version GMW-B5000D-1

  • Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
    • One-touch 3-fold Clasp
    • Solid Band
    • Stainless Steel Band
    • Shock Resistant
    • Mineral Glass
    • Screw Lock Back
    • 200-meter water resistance
    • Tough Solar (Solar powered)
    • LED backlight (Super illuminator)
      Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration (2 seconds or 4 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
    • Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
    • 5 World time
      39 time zones (39 cities +coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching
    • 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
    • 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
    • Low battery alert
    • Power Saving (display goes blank 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
    • Date/month display swapping
    • Day display (days of the week selectable in six languages)
    • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
    • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration and mobile link function)
    • Approx. battery operating time:
      10 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
      22 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)

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GMW-B5000 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

GMW-B5000

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2018

1996

Accuracy

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals), Bluetooth (via phone app)

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

G-Shock Connected App (simplifies certain watch operations by letting you perform them on your phone screen)

No

Light

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Alarm

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

Multi-function 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)

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

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

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

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

World Time

39 time zones (39 cities +coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching

No

Auto-Back Light

Yes

No

Multi Day Format

Yes

No

Multi Language Day

Yes

No

Screw Back

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

Solar powered

CTL1616

2 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

49.3×43.2×13

48.9×42.8×13.4


Full features (if you want to know more)

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GMW-B5000 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 GMW-B5000 (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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Recent News about GMW-B5000 

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You ask, we answer…

What does Tough Solar in GMW-B5000 mean?

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

What is Mobile link in GMW-B5000?

Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R) (for time sync with your phone data).

How does Radio-controlled Watch work?

This is additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate.


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