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G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 has a Pro Trek-style duplex LCD display, Triple Sensor, Solar-Radio Timekeeping

G-Shock Mudman GW-9500

Casio officially announced its latest Master of G series: the G-Shock Mudman GW-9500. The series is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 14, 2023, with a tax-included price of 55,000 yen per model, with details for other countries to be announced. (The U.S. price is expected to be around $380.) The launch models include the black GW-9500-1, orange and black GW-9500-1A4, and green and black GW-9500-3. The module number is 3553, and according to the case back covers, these models are made in Thailand.

G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 has a Pro Trek-style duplex LCD display, Triple Sensor, Solar, Radio Timekeeping

The GW-9500 has a Carbon Core Guard structure measuring 56.7 x 52.7 x 14.8 millimeters and weighing 81 grams. Although it initially looks large with its rugged bezel guards, the watch has a reduced bezel height and is relatively thin compared to other Master of G models. The previous Mudman G/GW-9300 is 50.8 mm wide 18.2 mm thick, and the Rangeman GW-9400 is 53.5 mm wide and 18.2 mm thick. The case, bezel, and band of the GW-9500 are made of bio-based resins.

The GW-9500-1A4 and GW-9500-3 are the first Casio watches with both a duplex display and an inverted style of display. Instead of the colored pointers seen on the GW-9500-1, the pointers on the inverted models appear in a similar shade as the digits.

Duplex LCD displays of the GW-9500-1 and GW-9500-3.

G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 Duplex LCD Display

The Master of G line includes advanced professional-grade watches like the Mudman, which is shock-resistant, mud and dust-resistant (including the protected cylindrical buttons), and water-resistant to 200 meters. The GW-9500 has Tough Solar power with a power-saving function and Multi-Band 6 for automatic time adjustment if within range of the six radio transmitters located in North America, Europe (2), China, and Japan (2). The Triple Sensor includes a pressure sensor with an altimeter and barometer, compass, and thermometer. The duplex LCD includes a layer with pointers that is used for compass bearing readings (including a bearing memory to point to a target destination) and the barometric pressure differential indicator.

Like the previous Mudman series, the GW-9500 is ideal for use in harsh environments, and the expanded features that are comparable to the Rangeman GW-9400 make it the most advanced Mudman watch.

G-Shock Mudman GW-9500-1 Angle

Like the Rangeman GW-9400, the GW-9500 has sunrise and sunset time display. Other features include world time, 1/10-second stopwatch, countdown timer (24 hours), 5 daily alarms with 1 snooze, hourly time signal, full auto LED backlight (with selectable duration), full auto-calendar, and button tone on/off.

G-Shock Mudman GW-9500-1 Case Back

Other than the large duplex display, a major difference between the GW-9500 and the Rangeman GW-9400 is that the Rangeman has a 40-record manual memory (with a dedicated time stamp button) for saving altitude, barometric pressure, temperature, bearing, and time data. The GW-9500 does not have this, but it does have the auto log data function for the altimeter and trek log data for 14 altimeter records (including high/low altitudes, auto cumulative ascent and descent). The Rangeman also has a dedicated button to start the stopwatch from timekeeping mode, and the stopwatch measures in a more precise increment of 1/100-second versus 1/10-second for the GW-9500.

The Rangeman GW-9400 was not originally listed as being mud-resistant, but it was previously labeled and marketed as such by Casio America. It was the first G-Shock to feature the protected cylindrical button structure seen on the GW-9500 and the Mudmaster line.

For full Mudman GW-9500 specifications and a comparison with the Rangeman GW-9400, visit the GW-9500 in our Specs Catalog.

Update: G-Shock U.S. announced the GW9500-1, GW9500-1A4, and GW9500-3, which are now available for pre-orders for $380 each at gshock.casio.com/us and reeds.com with delivery expected in early August.

Official G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 Promotional Video:

 

G-Shock Mudman GW-9500-1

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G-Shock Mudman GW-9500-1A4

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RQB
RQB
1 year ago

I will eagerly wait for this model to arrive at my country. This watch looks spectacular.

Adskdd Adskkd
Adskdd Adskkd
1 year ago

So it’s the same as my Rangeman but the clever marketing is trying to make it better. Lovely watch for someone who is new to Master G but I will not upgrade.

Ron
Ron
1 year ago
Reply to  Adskdd Adskkd

No, it’s not. It doesn’t have a time/date stamp like the 9400. And for me this function is extremely important. In fact, I’m waiting for the successor to the Rangeman 9400. I don’t like this Mudman.

Stuart
Stuart
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron

The “successor” is already out,the GPRB1000

ACM
ACM
1 year ago

Will there be a version with sapphire glass? It is a necessity for a strong watch.

F24
F24
1 year ago

Wow, that’s a nice watch. I bet they sell a ton of these.

All the best features from the Rangeman in a shiny, new package. What’s not to like?

They could’ve called this the Rangeman, and they didn’t.

Could there be updates to Rangeman and Frogman soon?

Stuart
Stuart
1 year ago

Hopefully you can read the negative display on this RANGEMAN

Stuart
Stuart
1 year ago

I meant MUDMAN.

SkeezyTheMeterMan
SkeezyTheMeterMan
11 months ago

Sooo do I wait for this watch or do I buy something else? I have had the G-9300 for idk 12 years or so? I think I am due for a new watch. I am an avid outdoorsman and I work with my hands. My mudman has been through hell and back and is still a monster. I would like something somewhat similar. Any suggestions or help is appreciated!

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