October is a great month because it means G-Shock is starting to load up for the holiday shopping season, and there are a lot of new watches to look forward to. Here are all the new G-Shock releases announced in Japan and Asia for October 2021, including release information for other regions if available. (Some of the watches may also be released in other countries and regions that are not listed in the “Expected” section, as that section is reserved for regions that we have solid information on at the moment.) Any American releases are expected to follow later, possibly in late October or November.
Mudmaster GWG-2000 Series: The first G-Shock watches made with forged carbon parts, also thinner and lighter than the GWG-1000. Confirmed: Japan, Asia, UK (now available at g-shock.co.uk), Europe. Expected: US (GWG1000-1A1, GWG1000-1A3, GWG1000-1A5, $800 each)
AWM-500-1A Analog-Digital Origin Tribute: A full-metal screw-back tribute to the first G-Shock with an analog display. Confirmed: Japan, Asia. Expected: US (AWM500-1A $550)
Virtual Blue Series: The lineup for this dreamy series depends on where in the world you are. Confirmed: Japan (AWG-M520VB-1AJF, GA-2100VB-1AJF, plus AWG-M100SVB-1AJF in November). Expected: Asia (GA-2100VB-1A, GA-700VB-1A, GA-900VB-1A), US (GA2100VB-1A $110, GA700VB-1A $110, GA900VB-1A $140)
Color Square Origin Tributes and DW-5600REC-9 Interchangeable Set: These watches are a tribute to the first color G-Shock models. Confirmed: Japan (DW-5600REC-9JF coming in November 2021), Asia. Expected: US (DW5600RB-2 $99, DW5600RB-3 $99, DW5600REC-9 $110, DWE5600R-9 $210)
G-Shock MTG-B2000XD-1A and MTG-B2000YBD-1A: The first MTG-B2000 models with carbon fiber fronts. Confirmed: Japan, Asia. Expected: US (MTGB2000YBD1 $1,200)
GM-2100CH-1A & GM-S2100CH-1A Christmas Colors: Mid-size and small-size stainless steel-covered models (available individually) with holiday colors. Confirmed: Asia
Mars and Venus G-Shock and Baby-G Paired Design: These paired G-Shock and Baby-G watches in red copper and gold are available separately. Confirmed: Asia. Expected: US (GSTB400MV-5A $390)
GST-B400CD-1A3: The slimmest G-STEEL gets a unique green ion plated bezel. Confirmed: Japan, Asia, UK. Expected: US (GSTB400CD1A3 $430)
Porter x G-Shock AWM-500GC-1A: Limited edition full-metal analog-digital origin tribute with DLC and Porter carrying bag. Confirmed: Asia. Expected: Japan (AWM-500GC-1AJR, November?), US (AWM500GC-1A $1,100)
GW-M5610U-1C and GW-M5610U-2: These two new colorways for the updated GW-M5610U are only designated for Japan so far.
GMW-B5000TVA-1: Despite its very niche mecha-inspired styling, this full titanium square with DLC coating is one of the most talked about new G-Shocks. Confirmed: Japan, Asia. Expected: US (GMWB5000TVA1 $1,650)
GMA-S2100WT Winter Tricolor Series: Three black-white baby “CasiOak” models with red-white-blue accents. Confirmed: Asia. Expected: Japan (November)
G-Shock GSR-H1000AST-1JR and GSR-H1000AST-1AJR: These advanced running watches, co-developed with Asics, are sold separately from the compatible CMT-S20R-AS motion sensor and are designed to be used with the Runmetrix and Walkmetrix smartphone apps in Japan. They are not expected to be released outside of Japan.
Naruto x G-Shock GA-110 Pair for China: G-Shock China is releasing two collaboration watches on October 20 with the Naruto manga series. These watches are not expected to be released outside of China.