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G-Shock GMW-B5000-1 Stainless Steel with Resin Band (U.S.: GMWB5000-1)

G-Shock GMW-B5000-1JF with resin band and reverse LCD display

Casio is adding another standard release model to the full metal GMW-B5000 series. The GMW-B5000-1 features the same silver stainless steel case as the GMW-B5000D-1 (with a mirror polished body and brushed finish on the bezel) but with a black resin band and a reverse LCD display. The GMW-B5000-1 is expected to cost less than the GMW-B5000D-1 and is scheduled to be released in June 2018 starting in Japan and Asia.

The GMW-B5000, the first 5000-series G-Shock with a full-metal exterior, will debut in April 2018 with the silver GMW-B5000D-1 and limited edition GMW-B5000TFG-9 with gold IP. Major features include a stainless steel inner case, screw-lock case back, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 radio time syncing, and Bluetooth connectivity. The solar panel on the face has a brick-like pattern as a tribute to the original G-Shock DW-5000C. The Bluetooth connectivity adds features like a time and place log, 300-city world time with 5 cities settable on the watch, automatic internet time adjustment, and easy access to other watch settings.

The GMW-B5000-1 has a STN LCD display for enhanced contrast and better readability at angled-viewing. It also has a DLC-coated case back. The black band is made of soft urethane with a stainless steel keeper and is lighter, arguably more comfortable, and more easily adjustable than the full stainless steel models. The GMW-B5000-1 measures 49.3 x 43.2 x 13 mm and weighs 96 grams.

Update: The GMW-B5000-1JF is confirmed for a June 2018 release in Japan with a list price of ¥50,000 JPY (compared to ¥60,000 JPY for the full stainless steel GMW-B5000D-1JF).

Update 2: Casio America announced the GMWB5000-1 for a December 2018 release with a list price of $400 USD.

G-Shock GMW-B5000-1 Stainless Steel Case with Black Resin Bands and Reverse LCD Display

GMW-B5000-1 (US) on Amazon GMW-B5000-1JF on eBay

G-Shock GMW-B5000-1

The GMW-B5000-1 with resin band and negative LCD display (right) along with the GMW-B5000D-1 (left) and GMW-B5000TFG-9 (center):

GMW-B5000D-1 GMW-B5000TFG-9 GMW-B5000-1

Photos via news.mynavi.jp

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Santiago
Santiago
3 years ago

The G-Shock GMW-B5000-1 Stainless Steel comes with Resin Band. Is it possible to change / order with a stainless steel band (like the GMW-B5000D-1)?

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  Santiago

No, but it’s possible to order a stainless steel band separately.

George
George
3 years ago

Is the GMW-B5000-1 also limited? (Both the other versions Full metal silver and gold seem to be limited)

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  George

No it is not a limited edition model, but it may still sell quickly and be hard to find like the first two. The all-silver GMW-B5000D-1 wasn’t limited either. It did appear to sell out of the initial stock very quickly but more stock is expected later.

Giannis
Giannis
2 years ago

What is the difference between GMWB5000-1 and GMWB5000-1JF ?

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Giannis

They are the same watch, just designated for different markets. The GMWB5000-1 is meant to be sold in America and the GMW-B5000-1JF is meant to be sold in Japan.

G-Shock fan
G-Shock fan
2 years ago

I do not see it on US website. Do you have link which says it is confirmed for US market ?

Thanks.

Luan
Luan
2 years ago

Fantastic article! Great shots as well — helped me make my decision in ordering one minutes ago.

I did so based on the hope of being able to buy the metal bracelet separately. I saw the comment above where you mentioned it was possible.

Where would you recommend buying the full metal bracelet for this watch? I’m in Canada and abort of calling Casio Canada I’ve been able to find replacement straps at a high cost over in Europe. Looking for a more official outlet to buy.

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Luan

Most people use PacParts which is an official seller but the metal band isn’t in stock right now.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Is the metal band and high polished stainless case of the gmw-5000 able to fit the gw-5000 model?

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

No