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[G-Shock Comparison] AWG-M520 VS AWM-500 VS AW-500E

Can’t choose between G-Shock AWG-M520, AWM-500 and AW-500E? Enjoy our comparison table and the best features unique list of each series.

AW-500E

Price (Amazon)

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)

*Want to compare some other features? Please, comment and we will improve our table.


AWG-M520 Profile / Casio G-Shock
Average Amazon Price: $235
(yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to Amazon). Check the Price on Amazon →
Year of first release: 2021
Best for: Teenagers, Office and Formal Wear
The most distinctive specs:
— 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)
Other colors and full specs: AWG-M520 Wiki Page

G-Shock AWG-M520 Rating System

Size★★★★
Weight★★★★
Functions★★★★★
Materials★★★★
Battery Years★★★★★
Price★★★

AWM-500 Profile / Casio G-Shock
Average Amazon Price: $500 (yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to Amazon). Check the Price on Amazon →
Year of first release: 2020
Best for: Office and Formal Wear, Top in G-Shock Lookbooks
The most distinctive specs:
– 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)
– World Time (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)
Other colors and full specs: AWM-500 Wiki Page
Only Limited Editions: AWM-500 Limited Editions

G-Shock AWM-500 Rating System

Size★★★★
Weight
Functions★★★★★
Materials★★★★
Battery Years★★★★★
Price★★

AW-500E Profile / Casio G-Shock
Average Amazon Price:  $135 (yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to Amazon). Check the Price on Amazon →
Year of first release: 2020
Best for: Top in G-Shock Lookbooks
The most distinctive specs:
– 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)
– Dual Time (In addition to the time in your current location, which is indicated by wide hour and minute hands, a second time can be indicated by the digital dial)
– Battery life: 7 years (the longest lasting battery for a non-solar G-Shock watch with an analog display)
– No Timer (remains devoted to it first model without timer)
– Electro-luminescent backlight (for digital display)
– Case / bezel material: Resin (almost the same look like in 1989)
– 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)
Other colors and full specs: AW-500E Wiki Page
Only Limited Editions: AW-500 Limited Editions

G-Shock AW-500E Rating System

Size★★★
Weight★★★★
Functions★★
Materials★★★★
Battery Years★★★★★
Price★★★★★
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