It has been 35 years since the introduction of the DW-5000C onto the world watch market. Now for 2018 G-SHOCK introduces additions to the new exterior, new structure, and new module with the GMW-B5000 lineup, equipped with a Connected Engine.
The full-metal hard stainless steel case and the bezel of this model has ion-plated finishes in gold. The cases and band also feature hairline finishes to maximize the elegance and presence of the metal. Light-on-dark LCDs further add to the overall chic look of these timepieces.
The base model is the GMW-B5000, which is the model from which we reviewed our hollow case structure and developed 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 use highly shock resistant TROGAMID to lessens the effects of impact to the band pipes. The back covers of the thick screw back cases of these models come with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish that is highly wear resistant. A film solar cell that maintains display clarity and an STN-LCD are used to ensure easy reading of display information, even from an angle.
Use of the latest-version engine makes it possible to achieve high-density component mounting without affecting the size of the finished timepiece. Advanced technology modules are packed into stunning designs that are finished using some of the best that technology has to offer.
Function-wise, these models are designed for outstanding timekeeping accuracy using Bluetooth® data communication and MULTIBAND 6, which supports automatic time setting adjustment based on one of six time calibration signals around the globe. Time information also can be acquired from an internet time server using the G-SHOCK Connected*1 app running on a smartphone.
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. A selection of six languages for the day of the week indicator provides localization at the press of a button. All of this means that accurate timekeeping is ensured no matter where in the world your travels take you.
Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
One-touch 3-fold Clasp
Stainless Steel Band
Screw Lock Back
200-meter water resistance
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)
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
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
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)
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)
Size of case : 49.3×43.2×13mm
Total weight : 167g