This is the new G-Shock Full Metal 5000 collection.

Taking the iconic square-shaped design of the original 1983 G-Shock DW5000 from 35 years ago, Casio has created an all-new full metal version. The G-Shock 5000 Full Metal series comes in stainless steel (as shown), or in a limited edition stainless model that’s gold plated.

In addition to the new 43.2 mm x 43.2 mm stainless steel case and bracelet, this watch also features Bluetooth connectivity, a super illuminator LED light, and solar battery charging. Using two-way time sync via Bluetooth or atomic radio waves (G-SHOCK’s Multi-Band 6 technology) the watch time is automatically set.

Other features include 200 meters of water-resistance, extreme shock resistance, world time in 39 cities +UTC, four daily alarms (one snooze), target alarm, 1/100th of a second stopwatch, full automatic calendar, and 12/24 hour time formats.

If you like the design of the original DW5000, Casio’s first G-Shock, which comes in a resin case, but want something more premium, this may be your ticket. The price is very attractive and I predict this will be a big seller for Casio.

The new G-Shock 5000 Full Metal (GMWB5000D-1) in stainless steel and (GMWB5000TFG-9) in stainless steel with gold-plating will retail for $500 and $600 respectively and will be available for purchase beginning May 2018 at select Macy’s, select retailers, shopcasio.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho Store.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.