High-end limited edition G-Shock watches have been doing quite well lately. Earlier this year, the MTG-B2000PH-2A “Blue Phoenix” sold out fairly quickly for an expensive model. The recent GMW-B5000TVA-1 “Titanium Virtual Armor” is also proving to be very popular. Unboxall TV was the first to take a hands-on and wrist-on look at the watch on YouTube.
We previously noted the watch’s unique styling that resembles mecha anime robots and sci-fi movies and video games. Viewed at more of a distance, the label-heavy design does not feature as prominently, and the design can also be said to evoke an automotive or racing look with its grill-like face and red accents. The many specification labels are also reminiscent of military equipment. G-Shock itself is known for its many function and feature labels on its watches, and the TVA fully embraces that aesthetic.
It’s clear that the GMW-B5000TVA-1 appeals to more than just mecha fans and can be appreciated in many ways by many people. The channel describes the watch as “playful and fun,” and that seems to explain why the watch is so popular, along with it being very unique. We can’t think of another brand that offers anything like it. Last year’s GMW-B5000CS-1 had a similarly playful approach, but that design was a bit more unconventional and polarizing. The GMW-B5000TVA-1 has a more universally appealing style that makes it a desirable “guy’s watch.”
“The Mecha G-Shock!” GMW-B5000TVA First Look Video:
Here’s another hands-on look at the watch from Japan.