(Notice: This page may contain affiliate links to Amazon, eBay, or Reeds Jewelers that earn us a commission on purchases. See our full affiliate disclosure.)

40th Anniversary Recrystallized Series honors the original G-Shock with watches made of hardened steel

G-Shock 40th Anniversary Recrystallized Series: DW-5040PG-1, GMW-B5000PG-9, GMW-B5000PS-1

The limited edition G-Shock 40th Anniversary Recrystallized Series honors the first G-Shock model from 1983 with the stainless steel cased DW-5040PG-1 (middle) and the full metal stainless steel GMW-B5000PG-9 (left) and GMW-B5000PS-1 (right). The DW-5040PG-1 is styled after the DW-5000C-1A and features a screw-back metal case with a resin bezel and band made of biomass plastics. The gold ion plated GMW-B5000PG-9 and silver GMW-B5000PS-1 feature a deep layer hardening treatment with three times the hardness of regular stainless steel. The stainless steel also undergoes a recrystallization treatment that creates a crystal-like pattern that resembles small metal fragments with a matte texture. This process results in a pattern that is completely unique for each individual watch. For the DW-5040PG-1, the case back, buckle, and band keeper also have the hardening and recrystallizing treatment. (Update: Casio also states that the bezel and band on the silver GMW-B5000PS-1 are treated with a titanium carbide (TiC) coating and that the case back covers of the GMW-B5000PG-9 and GMW-B5000PS-1 have a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating.)

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1 Recrystallized Case Back, Buckle, Band Keeper

The lower left button of each watch has a star on it to represent the 40th Anniversary. The DW-5040PG-1 has the “Project Team Tough” label on the face, while the GMW-B5000P models have “Since 1983” text. Each watch also has the G-Shock 40th Anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze on the case back.

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1 Angle

The GMW-B5000 series features Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 automatic radio time adjustment, and Bluetooth smartphone link. The modern DW-5000 is a battery-powered model with the same features as the DW-5600.

In Japan, all three models will be released on April 21, 2023. The GMW-B5000PG-9JR and GMW-B5000PS-1JR have a retail price of 121,000 yen each (including tax). The DW-5040PG-1JR has a retail price of 38,500 yen (including tax). All three models were also announced for an international release, with more information for other regions forthcoming.

Update: G-Shock U.S. released the DW5040PG-1 ($300), GMWB5000PG-9 ($870), and GMW-B5000PS-1 ($870) on G-Shock’s 40th birthday, April 12, 2023.

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1: The DW-5040PG-1 has a similar color scheme as the original black and red DW-5000C-1A but with gold ion plated buttons and screws and a gold-tinted LCD display. The stainless steel band keeper is also a special anniversary feature.

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1

Buy DW5040PG-1
Casio Amazon Reeds

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1 Case Back

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1 Band

G-Shock DW-5040PG-1 Box

G-Shock GMW-B5000PG-9: The GMW-B5000PG-9 is the first yellow gold GMW-B5000 model with a positive (non-inverted) LCD display since the limited GMW-B5000TFG-9 from 2018. The GMW-B5000P models have the same dimensions (49.3 x 43.2 x 13 mm) and weight (167 grams) as the GMW-B5000D-1.

G-Shock GMW-B5000PG-9

Buy GMWB5000PG-9
Casio Amazon Reeds

G-Shock GMW-B5000PG-9 Case Back

G-Shock GMW-B5000PG-9 Box

G-Shock GMW-B5000PS-1: Silver with inverted LCD display.

G-Shock GMW-B5000PS-1

Buy GMWB5000PS-1
Casio Amazon Reeds

18 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
1 year ago

This is the way!

Ccr
Ccr
1 year ago

I like the look of the DW-5040PG-1JR. Too bad it is Non-Solar :(

Peezie
Peezie
1 year ago
Reply to  Ccr

But it has the bricks… lol. Yeah its the del breaker for me as well.

Chad
Chad
1 year ago
Reply to  Ccr

I had to check, wow, that’s really weird there’s no solar. What a shame, really weird a premium model like this would omit it. Only 2 years battery too. Enough to make you pretty cautious about using the backlight.

Chad
Chad
1 year ago
Reply to  G-Central

If there’s not a 40th anniversary model it’s still coming really soon I think. I think the special release of the gw5000 was to clear out some inventory

Vincent
Vincent
1 year ago

I wonder what the prices will be in Europe. Anyone have any idea based on previous releases?

Vincent
Vincent
1 year ago
Reply to  G-Central

Thanks for letting me know!

Tammy Stafford
Tammy Stafford
1 year ago

I got rid of my GMWB5000 after the dlc coating got sratched so hopefully these are a bit more hard wearing!

Ron
Ron
1 year ago

What a shame. They have sloppily and сarelessly rendered some pictures. The Month-Date is “stuck” to the top frame, and not centered vertically within the frame. As well as the old 3421 module and a calendar that only runs until 2039.

HRISTO
HRISTO
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron

Maybe it’s an optical illusion. :)

David
David
1 year ago

Hey Bros…. here the full review video of all 3 new models: https://youtu.be/yCMLxZRVEEk – Enjoy!

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

What’s Casio’s obsession with gold? It just makes everything look cheap and tacky. That dw-5040 would look so much better with stainless buttons, buckle, keeper and case back, or even the weird grey teflon looking material on the screw back.

Murdoch Nicolas
Murdoch Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  Jason

Casio equates gold with “anniversary.” It’s what Casio thinks is a premium or special look, Gold may not be for everyone but it’s what Casio gave us

David
David
1 year ago

Casio needs to outlaw the negative display on further g shock watches. The negative displays are pretty dreadful in my opinion.

Nvno
Nvno
1 year ago

Any news on the release date in the EU region?

G-Central G-Shock Fan Site
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
2