Now, in 2020, after the passage of 30 years, the analog models’ origins present a new evolution in an unchanged form with the resin AW-500E and the metal AWM-500. These are no mere reissues. These watches of toughness stand as homages to their origins while delivering new evolution all their own. With creativity and innovation, the G-SHOCK never ceases to take it higher.
EVOLVING TO FULL METAL
From variant hand shapes to decorative letters and numerals, design features of the first-generation analog model are reproduced in the AWM-500. Treated with a vapor deposition process, the dimensional index nicely matches the watch’s metal exterior.
Solid Stainless Steel Band
The band features three-dimensional curvature up to the third increment. The original resin band’s design is reproduced in metal, with its curved form lending a sense of unified identity with the case.
Hairline and Mirror Finishes
The watch features both line and round hirline finishes, as well as a mirror finish. Each finishing is applied to components on an individual basis to highlight their metallic textures.
Full Metal Shock-Resistant Structure
Buffering components made of fine resin are installed between the bezel and case. With its metal exterior in the original form of the first analog model, the watch realizes a shock-resistant structure.
Solar Panels with Shadow-dispersing Solar Panel
Converting light to energy, solar panels ensure stable operation of features such as signal reception. Even while the dial’s rate of light transmittance may be low, the watch achieves the guarantee of sufficient electric power along with greater freedom in face design.
LED lights with high luminance brightly illuminate the dial and LCD to ensure visibility in dimly lit locations. With the watch’s ability to sense light and darkness, a simple slant of the wrist will engage the LED lights.