Update (September 10, 2019): Zona Casio reported in an update that the GMW-B5000TB-1 is coming in December 2019 and will have a sapphire crystal and a special DLC finish that simulates the look of resin like the original G-Shock 5000 series. Also, a leaked catalog photo of the camouflage GMW-B5000TCM-1 shows the list price as 175,000 JPY.
Update (September 9, 2019): Hong Kong store Elite_timepiecehk revealed a small photo of the GMW-B5000TCM-1. The watch has the same laser-engraved type of camouflage pattern as the MTG-B1000DCM-1AJR, along with a reverse STN LCD display.
Update (September 8, 2019): A photo of the GMW-B5000TB-1JR from an official catalog has been leaked and the list price is 150,000 JPY. The Japanese model number ending with “JR” confirms that it is a limited edition. The weight is 110 grams (versus 167 grams for the full stainless steel GMW-B5000D-1.
Update (August 27, 2019): Authorized parts reseller PacParts has the watch listed with a photo as the GMW-B5000TB-1 (as U.S. model GMWB5000TB-1), but there is no parts list yet. PacParts also has the GMW-B5000TCM-1 listed without a photo (as U.S. model GMWB5000TCM-1). Japanese fan blog Great G-Shock World speculates that this is another titanium model but in silver and possibly with a camouflage motif.
Original Post (August 23, 2019):
Hong Kong store Watch Outz revealed a picture of what is claimed to be an upcoming full-metal G-Shock GMW-B5000 watch made of titanium. No other information is provided in the Facebook post other than that it is coming soon.
The watch strongly resembles the 35th Anniversary’s DW-5035D-1B with a black and gold color scheme based on the DW-5000C-1B, one of the two models of the first-ever G-Shock from 1983. The titanium feature is listed prominently on the watch’s face next to the Casio logo. The use of titanium will result in a lighter weight than the fully stainless steel models and will provide enhanced resistance against rust.
If this is part of the GMW-B5000 family (and we have no reason to believe it isn’t), we can expect it to have a screw-lock case back and an STN LCD display, along with Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 radio timekeeping, and the Bluetooth mobile link feature.
Some parts of the exterior case appear to have a matte finish that looks like resin in the picture, but based on the metal-looking bezel around the face, it is probably titanium. The watch also appears to have a metal band that is possibly titanium. It is not known if the inner case is titanium or stainless steel like other GMW-B5000 models. With the titanium feature so prominently displayed on the watch, we would like to believe it applies to the inner case as well. Something else that we don’t yet know is whether or not this is a limited edition model.
It is interesting that Casio chose to use the black and gold color scheme which was recently used on another 5000-series model, instead of the black and red of the DW-5000C-1A that most people associate as the traditional G-Shock colors, though that look was also used not long ago with the ultra-limited GMW-B5000TFC-1 DLC edition. It’s possible that other color options will be available at launch or later on.
Titanium cases with screw-back case backs have been available with G-Shock watches before in the Frogman and MR-G series, and this will be the second 5000-series model after the limited GW-T5030C-1 to feature this combination.
Update: Some Watchuseek forum members have reported (without revealing their sources) that the watch has a titanium inner case, a stainless steel band, and will retail for around $1,500 USD. This information has not been officially confirmed.
To view the original post, visit Watch Outz on Facebook.