The G-Shock AWM-500-1A is a full metal origin tribute model that is modeled after the AW-500-1E, a 1989 model that was the first G-Shock watch with an analog display. It shares the same color scheme and overall look as the original, but the dial is slightly updated, with the hands centered on the y-axis. Like the first G-Shock DW-5000C, the AW-500-1E had a resin bezel and band with an inner stainless steel screw-back case, and the AWM-500-1A is a full stainless steel screw-back model with a black ion plating on the bezel and band. The AWM-500-1A also has Tough Solar power and Multi-Band 6 radio sync timekeeping.
(There is also an updated resin version of the AW-500-1E, which is the AW-500E-1E. The AW-500E-1E is not a screw-back, but it does have a 7-year battery and an EL backlight for the LCD, unlike the original AW-500-1E.)
The AWM-500-1AJF is an October 2021 release in Japan, with a tax-included price of 74,800 yen. The AWM-500-1A will also be released throughout Asia, and the AWM500-1A will be released in the U.S. for $550.
Another full metal model, the AWM-500GC-1A, is also coming to Japan sometime soon (AWM-500GC-1AJR, 143,000 yen, and later to the U.S. as AWM500GC-1A, $1,100). This limited edition model is a tribute to the black and gold-trimmed AW-500G-1E from 1989.