Casio G-Shock GW-5000 – 52Mondayz, week #34

Casio G-Shock GW-5000 – 52Mondayz, week #34

Back to fundamentals. In 1983, planned and created by Kikuo Ibe, Casio acquainted the primary watch agreeing with their Tripple-10 idea. Waterproof to 10 bar, drop-confirmation to 10 meters and 10 years battery life. The Casio G-Shock DW-5000C was conceived and could withstand a pressing factor of even 20 bar.

This weeks 52Mondayz watch, the Casio G-Shock GW-5000, is an immediate posterity from the absolute first G-Shock in 1983. What occurred among 1983 and now?

The renowned GW-5000 on my wrist

Casio G-Shock GW-5000

After the presentation of the G-Shock DW-5000C, the model was marginally changed with an alternate module and dial in 1987. The sort sign became DW-5600C. The G-Shock actually had a strong metal internal packaging which was put in a plastic external case with much space to sodden possible stuns towards the development. At that point in 1996 Casio changed the development of the G-Shock to become an all plastic packaging with simply a metal case back. The DW-5600E saw the light, presently over 20 years ago.

The screw down case back in DLC’d tempered steel of the GW-5000

A can foresee a verifiable huge watch

This very G-Shock DW-5600E model is as yet accessible today. I am aware of in any event two diverse shading executions. One with white printing, a reasonable showcase foundation and steel shaded pushers (ref DW-5600E-1VC). Also, one with gold-like printing, a gold shaded showcase foundation and gold hued pushers (ref DW-5600EG-9VQ). I think the primary model is basically focused on European clients and the US, while the second is seen all the more regularly in Asia.

The most fundamental variant of a square G-Shock, the DW-5600E-1VC

These DW-5600E watches would nowadays be able to be purchased for not exactly € 80,=. I figure this could in all likelihood be the best deal around for a watch which will keep going forever and has a critical spot in history.

Case back of the DW-5600E

Physical improvement of the G-Shock Squares

But. Yet, this doesn’t imply that Casio didn’t build up the as ‘Square’ scratched G-Shock any further. Other than all unique – round, simple, multi-sensor and significantly more multi-work – models which went to the G-Shock arrangement, Casio obviously built up the first Square models up to today’s principles and innovation as well.

The Square models were refreshed twoly. On one hand models with a strong steel internal packaging were presented once more, while utilizing the equivalent – pretty much straightforward – development modules. This implies no sunlight based fueled energy supply and no radio controlled time precision. Anyway it implies a watch which feels significantly more strong and solid. Despite the fact that I emphatically question if truth be told they are. Intriguing instances of this are for example the in 2003 and 2013 presented twentieth and 30th commemoration models DW-5000SP and DW-5030C.

The strong metal inward packaging with a screw down case back in treated steel of the DW-5030C

Movement specialized and useful updates

On the other hand models with more modern development modules, with for example sun based fueled energy supply and radio controlled time precision, were presented also. Anyway still with plastic inward housings. The GW-M5610 is a genuine model (still accessible and around € 130,=). This should be the current model with optically most likeness to the first 1983 DW-5000C.

The G-Shock GW-M5610 looks a lot of like the main G-Shock from 1983

Many various varieties have been provided since. Counting numerous extraordinary coordinated effort models. I’ve seen Square models with sunlight based force without multi-band (the extent that I know no multi-band models exist without sun based force), models with flowing data, even models with a blue tooth association with your advanced mobile phone. These watches are so far away the first 1983 DW-5000C that I won’t go further into them here.

The most truly huge G-Shock in today’s G-Shock assortment, the GW-5000

The best enthusiasm for G-Shock and its history

However! At that point there’s the GW-5000. The GW-5000 today is the most generally huge G-Shock in today’s G-Shock assortment. It slips straightforwardly from the first G-Shock from 1983. Which implies a strong metal inward packaging with a screw down case back in tempered steel with a dark DLC covering. Its look is purposefully fundamental and its highlights are not the most progressive accessible. Anyway it is a distinction G-Shock. It has a more pleasant generally speaking completion than some other Square model and uses a milder and more comfortable poly urethane strap.

The drawback is that the GW-5000 is only made and sold in Japan, what somewhat represents its moderately excessive cost (around € 365,=). Just the most perceptive and educated G-Shock devotees will perceive this watch. It will not get you moment status with the overall population. Claiming the GW-5000 anyway is probably the most ideal approaches to communicate your enthusiasm for G-Shock and its history.

Last yet not least an exceptional G-Shock, the GW-S5600

There’s one very uncommon Square G-Shock model which I would like to make reference to here. It’s the GW-S5600. Albeit brandishing a similar sun oriented controlled and multi band managed module as the GW-5000, the GW-S5600 has no strong metal inward casing.

The titanium case back of the GW-S5600 which has a carbon built up strap

However, Casio decided to utilize very outlandish materials to have this watch stick out and to give it explicit characteristics. Unique for this model are the carbon supported tie and marginally straightforward dark packaging. The lash most likely being a response from Casio to perpetually regularly heard gossipy tidbits that the standard ties are known for simple breaking. What’s more, also, presumably to keep the heaviness of the watch as low as could be expected and to give it a more complex feel when wearing, its case back is made of titanium. Tragically this model too is accessible for the Japanese market just where it slows down you € 290,=.


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