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G-Shock GMW-B5000TB-1 & GMW-B5000TCM-1 Limited Full-Metal Titanium with DLC & Sapphire Crystal

G-Shock GMW-B5000TB-1JR & GMW-B5000TCM-1JR Titanium with DLC and Sapphire

Update (November 2019): G-Shock Japan announced the GMW-B5000TB-1JR and GMW-B5000TCM-1JR with a list price of 150,000 JPY and 175,000 JPY, respectively. The GMW-B5000TB-1 are GMW-B5000TCM-1 are also being released in other Asian countries. Casio America announced the GMWB5000TCM-1 for December 2019 with a list price of US$1,600 and stated that it is a limited edition. It now also has the GMWB5000TB-1 listed for $1,550.

G-Shock GMW-B5000TB-1

With titanium case and band, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating, sapphire crystal.

G-Shock GMW-B5000TB-1

GMWB5000TB-1 on Amazon GMWB5000TB-1 at Reeds GMW-B5000TB-1 on eBay

GMW-B5000TB-1 Box

G-Shock GMW-B5000TCM-1

With titanium case and band, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating, sapphire crystal, laser engraved camouflage pattern.

G-Shock GMW-B5000TCM-1

GMWB5000TCM-1 on Amazon GMWB5000TCM-1 at Reeds GMW-B5000TCM-1 on eBay

GMW-B5000TCM-1 Box

Update (October 20, 2019): Random Rob posted a video of the camo GMW-B5000TCM-1 from a watch show in Chicago.

Update (October 4, 2019): An article at Watchnavi Salon revealed more information and photos of the highly anticipated full titanium G-Shock GMW-B5000TB-1 and GMW-B5000TCM-1.

A lot of people have been complaining about the high prices of these watches. Miho Nishimura of Casio’s Watch Development Department explained that the stainless steel molds could not be used for these models, and a new mold was needed for the titanium material, as well as a dedicated production line. In the case of the GMW-B5000TCM-1, the case band and need to be set by hand for the the laser processing that creates the camouflage pattern.

Another issue is that some people are confused about whether these models are limited editions or not. Junichi Izumi of Casio’s Product Planning Department said, “Because it takes so much work, we can’t put it out without limiting the production period. However, using titanium makes it 57 grams lighter than stainless steel, so I would like more people to actually get the ‘lightness.’ By doing so, you will surely feel the evolution of G-Shock’s identity.” This statement, along with the fact the the Japanese model numbers end with the “JR” suffix like other limited editions, leads us to believe that they are limited editions.

G-Shock GMW-B5000TB Titanium with Sapphire Origin Tribute

Update (September 19, 2019): Casio officially announced the G-Shock GMW-B5000TB for a November 8, 2019, release in Japan, and it will likely be released a little later for the rest of Asia and western countries. The watch is fully metal, featuring titanium parts for the inner case, bezel, band, case back, and buttons. The titanium build results in a weight that is 57 grams lighter than the full-metal stainless steel GMW-B5000 models. It is also confirmed that the watch has a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. The metal components are treated with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating, making it the only GMW-B5000 model with a full DLC treatment (not just the case back and inner case), along with the limited GMW-B5000TFC-1 from the 35th Anniversary. It is also the first 5000-series model to have a sapphire crystal. In Japan, the GMW-B5000TB-1JR will have a list price of 150,000 JPY.

The camouflage GMW-B5000TCM-1 was not announced yet. Based on leaked catalog photos, the GMW-B5000TCM-1 also has the DLC coating and sapphire crystal, weighs the same as the GMW-B5000TB-1 (110 grams), and has a list price of 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” suggests 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.

To view the original post, visit Watch Outz on Facebook.

G-Shock GMW-B5000 Titanium

Photo via watchnavi.getnavi.jp

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J
J
2 years ago

There it is, my next watch.

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

If the most recent update is true: $1,500?

That is insane! I really wonder where the price is coming from?

Usually, different limited edition color ways are subjected to a marginal increase in price (like the $800 GPS Rangeman to the $900 35th anniversary version).

With the difference in material, I still don’t see where titanium can command such a price. As I type this, I have a Protrek watch with a pretty substantial titanium band that cost me south of $250.

Maybe not the best comparison but I hope you get the gist of it.

I could kind of see the price increase with the weathered Square. I’m sure that process isn’t cheap.

Anyway that’s enough complaining out of me.

Archangel
Archangel
2 years ago

I Agree with Anthony. If the full metal squares are +$500 this should have a modest price increase.
I personally own two full metal squares IP black and silver and they are overpriced as is.
This should be no more than $600 tops.

quico
quico
2 years ago

Waooouuuuuuu, andaba buscando uno de estos relojes; dónde y cuando lo van a sacar; me lo nquiero comprar

Rick89
Rick89
1 year ago
Reply to  quico

Aquí lo tienes https://www.fuikaomar.es/casio-g-shock/9959-casio-g-shock-gmw-b5000tcm-1er-limited-edition.html pero prepárate para desembolsar 1650€ jejeje

Fer
Fer
2 years ago

The GW-T5030 was titanium and was around 1200-1400 USD so if this has a metal bracelet it’s within past prices for titanium watches.

Zan
Zan
2 years ago

Any idea how to pre order/ release date for jp model?

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

Did the TFC have a sapphire crystal? I thought it was mineral glass.

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

Yeah, you are right, it was mineral glass, thanks. Thought maybe I originally missed that about the TFC, and I shouldn’t have hastily scanned Google results.

Edwin S Anthony
Edwin S Anthony
2 years ago

What a load of bollocks. Oh yes, a great watch, but the price? More than a 1000 quid (gbp). Methinks Casio has overvalued itself. Titanium? So what? Sapphire crystal? So what? I can buy a Seiko Titanium with a sapphire crystal with great polish, etc, and an ACTUAL mechanical movement, rather than a cheapo circuit board, for less than a 1000gbp.

In fact, i did buy the Seiko Sarx035 not too long ago for about 520 quid. I already felt a bit foolish doing that considering that the mechanism, or ‘movement’ as some call it, inside could be found in a 400 quid model. But i paid for it as the face was slight bigger, and the finish was excellent. They did have a titanium version, but was double the price at 800 quid. Paying double the price for titanium was really too frivolous and stupid i thought, so i didn’t.

So i’m certainly not going to fork out close to 1500quid for this g-shock, considering that internal mechanism isn’t worth more than a hundred or 150 quid. That is the case when you look at the fact that a gshock dw5600 version can be had with bluetooth, multiband, and solar battery-powered can be had for that price. So you’re basically paying 10 times more for the exterior. That’s just ridiculous.

People really should stop thinking like consumers and start thinking like adults. Supporting such nonsense further replicates it in all industries. I really like this model, but i really don’t like to be stupid enough to pay way too much for something.

I can buy a full titanium mountain bike with great parts for less than the price of this overpriced G-shock man. Casio and Kikuo can kiss my pinkie.

edX

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago

Okay thanks for sharing, but maybe try not to ruin it for the people who can afford it and who can come to terms with paying that much.

1434
1434
2 years ago

I’m in the same boat. I’ve got a collection of squares a dozen deep, including the GWM-B5000. It is my favorite watch, but is legitimately overpriced at $500USD. I’d love, love, love to have a GMW-B5000TB-1, but the price is insulting. No matter how many or how few can afford it.

Cheers!

d00d
d00d
2 years ago

Yeah, I have to agree with this. ¥150k is pretty out-there. You could probably get one of those Citizen HAQ models or a quartz Grand Seiko for that. I think the steel models should have had sapphire to start with for their price, so I can only hope maybe they iterate on them with sapphire at the same price.

quico
quico
2 years ago

ya era hora de que Casio sacara un modelo decente; yo que me frtré tanto al no poderme hacer con el Dlc del 35 aniversario; ahora mismito hago una reserva del modelo en la tienda; me da igual que me cuete 1200€, tego dinero, sé cómo ganarmelo y me lo gasto en lo que quiero; no obstante sería bueno que casio lanzara imágenes mucho ante por internet y sacara un vídeo para que después nadie se lleve sorpresas, ahora esperaré hasta hacerme con él.

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

Aquí están las características físicas de dicho reloj de la web https://products.g-shock.jp/_detail/GMW-B5000TB-1/
Y viene a confirmar lo que me intuia, este leoj no es detitanio puro, tiene una fina capa de resina adherida al metal. Conclusión paso de dicho reloj, en el mercado hay relojes que no quiero mencionar de los que casio deberían de tomar ejemplo, en concreto, Citizen tiene lo que andaba buscando, y estoy realmente satisfecho, con los 14 relojes adquiridos, todos supertitanio, no sé por qué a casio le cuesta tanto fabricar relojes con buenas características externas, plástico, plástico, pero qué mareo; que tome ejemplo de Citizen

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

I believe that you are wrong in thinking that the watch has a fine resin layer on the exterior, if that is what you are thinking. You must be referring to the part that says (translated), “Impact resistant structure that can withstand even a full metal case by sandwiching a fine resin cushion.” This is referring to the resin part between the inner case and the bezel that all GMW-B5000 models have to aid in the shock protection. It is not an external resin layer over the bezel. “Case bezel material: Titanium.” The “fine resin cushion” is the red part in this photo. https://images.app.goo.gl/c5ugg3XLEz7WSKKGA

Ivanj
Ivanj
2 years ago

How limited is it going to be?

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

That information was not revealed, but it’s probably safe to say it will be more than 500.

Jhericurls
Jhericurls
2 years ago
Reply to  Ivanj

There was only 300 pieces (UK) of the GMW-B5000V-1ER, released awhile ago and still available now, due to it being stupidly over priced. I see this suffering the same fate but more so.

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

I think titanium + DLC + sapphire will be much more desirable than the aged IP finish.

Rick89
Rick89
1 year ago
Reply to  Ivanj

I bet no more than 200 pieces worldwide

quico martín
quico martín
2 years ago

Vaya pues yo creía lo otro; gracias por corregirme. Pues entonces, reservo dicho reloj, 1200€ para mí son lo que para uno son unos 50€, sé que es caro, pero el modelo es muy bonito y es el tipo que más me gusta de g-shock, todos al estilo del primer g-shock dw5000c, también voy a esperarme para el otro GMW-B5000TCM-1, no sabéis lo frustrante que fue para mí no haceme con el DLC GMW-B5000TFC-1DR y el dorado GMW-B5000TFG-9ER En España, sólo me hice primero con el metálico GMW-B5000D-1ER, el de resina GMW-B5000-1ER, y con los dos GMW-B5000GD-9ER y GMW-B5000GD-1ER https://www.baroli.es/reloj-casio-g-shock/gmw-b5000d/?version=gmw-b5000d-1er
, y también con otros cuantos como el que suelo usar ahora, el gsteel GST-B100D-1A9ER, y todo esto empezó sólo para saber que era de g-shock, ya que me olvidé por completo de la marca.
Hubiera sido bueno, que hubiesen hechomejoras en el módulo: como poner la indicación de energía, y hubieran llevado GPS, y también la posibilidad de llevar una bonita banda de resina con fibra de carbono, con hebilla y trabilla de titanio, para llevarla durante verano, y la banda de metal en invierno. en mi opinión los grandes master series yo tanto la caja como bezel los haría de metal, con posibilidad de banda metálica de doble cierre además. No sé por qué en España ni en Europa no se comercializa con la marca oceanus, conozco de dos empresas online japonesas que los ponen a la venta, pero paso de pagar aduanas

IvanJ
IvanJ
2 years ago

Some ADs started pre-orders… oy, I wish I knew how many were gonna be released.

John
John
2 years ago

I’d be interested, but not at that price – not even close. Making it a limited model doesn’t matter at all. There is no way a titanium version should cost $1000 more than steel.

Unobtanium
Unobtanium
2 years ago

I wonder, when are we going to get the resin version? Now that Casio has realized that they can ask anything from retro fans with their made from unobtanium and limited edition models they are forgetting their origins, or why the G-Shocks are so useful in the first place. I love my full metal square but they aren’t made for field conditions despite being just as tough. 400€ for my full metal square was not too much in my opinion but I’m sure as hell am not going to take such an expensive watch to field. They are for looking cool in the town. I need a resin version for sports and field conditions, a banger so to say.

d00d
d00d
2 years ago
Reply to  Unobtanium

Imagine a GW-B5000 as an update to the GW-5000. Resin, maybe sapphire and $300-400. Don’t know about you guys, but I inevitably scratch G Shock crystals. Every time.

Quico
Quico
2 years ago

Yo sé perfectamente lo que es la pura frustración al no poder conseguir lo que uno quiere. Al no poderlos encontrar en tiendas el primer dlc 35 aniversario y el dorado, teniendo el dinero y siendo totalmente imposible localizarlo en cualquiera distribuidora de casio, fijaros que me puse en contacto con casio europa y casio japan. Pues ahora, me voy a quedar con estos dos preciados modelos, hace tres semanas que reservé uno de ellos en baroli sl, pues ahora el otro. Sí un precio caro, pero aqui lo bueno es que pagas por ellos y tienes la certeza 100% de que no te van a defraudar como en ebay y otras redes de mercadeo. Para mí, el que quiera los relojes, pues que los pague, ni más ni menos.

simon
simon
2 years ago

it is limited

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

GWM-B5000 costs about 450 USD in Germany and the titanium version will cost three times as much. No, Casio – no! That’s the Apple iPhone-way of selling: the value of the product is not longer calculated fairly, it is only about finding dumb ones who pay so much. The goods are out of proportion to the price that is required. I do not have enough money to buy such an overpriced watch, but even if I could pay it – I would buy Breitling or Omega or something like that if I want to spent that amount of money .

Irfan
Irfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

Good luck finding a new Breitling or Omega for that amount.

This watch obviously isn’t designed and marketed for people like you. So take a valium and relax.

JohnM
JohnM
1 year ago

I have a few relatively expensive mechanical watches, and 3 Casio squares (GMW-B5000 silver, and two variants of GW-B5600.) I just can’t see how a titanium version of Casio’s metal square can command 3 times its price! I’d love to add one of these to my collection, but I just don’t see where the list price is justified.

Vk
Vk
1 year ago

I love this! But $1600? No, that is too much for it. It should be priced nearly around GWG1000 Mudmaster or $100 more on it.