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Matte black full-metal G-Shock GMW-B5000MB-1 Multi-Finish

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Update: The matte black stainless steel G-Shock GMW-B5000MB-1 was officially announced in Japan and Asia for March 2022. In Japan, the GMW-B5000MB-1JF will be 77,000 yen (tax-included). The watch has a unique matte texture which is the result of a honing finish applied before the black ion plating. The top surface of the bezel uses a new type of processing that involves a hairline finish polishing to reveal the stainless steel, giving it a contrasting silver gleam. The sides of the bezel and band have a hairline finish, and the buttons and screws have a mirror finish. The “MB” stands for “Multi-Finish Black.” Casio describes the ion plating as “one shade lighter than conventional black.” The watch measures 49.3 x 43.2 x 13 millimeters and weighs 167 grams.

The “JF” in the Japan model name suggests that it is not designated as a limited edition, but it should be noted that other recent “JF” GMW-B5000 models have ended production not long after their release. The GMW-B5000MB-1 is also expected to be released worldwide. (Casio Europe also announced the GMW-B5000MB-1ER.)

Update 2: G-Shock U.S. is releasing the GMWB5000MB-1 for $600.

G-Shock GMW-B5000MB-1

Size: 49.3 × 43.2 × 13 mm Weight: 167 grams
Structure: Stainless steel screw-back case, bezel, and band, mineral glass
Protection: Shock Resistance, 200-meter Water Resistance Power: Tough Solar
Features: Multi-Band 6 auto time adjustment, Bluetooth smartphone link, 5 world times (39 time zones, 39 cities + UTC, DST on/off, auto DST, home/world city swap), 1/100-second stopwatch (23:59’59 max, elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times), countdown timer (24 hours, settable in minutes and hours), 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, full auto EL backlight with 2 or 4-second afterglow, full auto-calendar, button tone on/off, low battery alert, 12/24-hour format, date/month display swap, adjustable day display language (6)

The GMW-B5000MB-1 offers a very masculine and distinctive matte black finish combined with a contrasting silver and brushed front bezel.

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G-Shock GMW-B5000MB-1

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Original post (Jan 5, 2022):

After a string of more colorful and playful designs, the full-metal G-Shock GMW-B5000 series is going back to basics with the GMW-B5000MB-1, which is expected to be released in February.

With its inverted LCD display, the wach has a similar appearance to the basic black GMW-B5000GD-1 at first glance. Though the “1” indicates a black color, it appears to be more of a grayish or dark gunmetal color. The bezel surface apart from the brushed area appears to have a matte finish versus the glossy finish of the GMW-B5000GD-1. As a stainless steel model, the GMW-B5000MB-1 will be more affordable than the recent titanium GMW-B5000TVA-1, and we’re expecting the price to be around $600 in the U.S. (It could end up costing more due to the unique matte finish or possible limited status. The matte finish also brings to mind the limited GMW-B5000V-1 featuring a vintage-style aged ion plating, which had a price of $1,000.)

Major features of the GMW-B5000MB-1 include shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 automatic radio wave time syncing, Bluetooth smartphone link, and a full auto LED backlight.

G-Shock GMW-B5000MB-1

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RJ
RJ
1 year ago

I just received mine from G-Shock…and I love it! I have the plain steel and red ILC models and this is more to my liking. The black is more of a deep graphite gray and the matte finish works much better than the bright polished bezels and brushed bracelets of the other metal squares. The combo of the steel brushed bezel and the matte finish case and bracelet is a winner! Cant wait to see these finishes in more colors!

Christopher Tarantino
Christopher Tarantino
1 year ago

Love this version! Really nice finishing details that can’t truly be appreciated in photos. I have ordered this watch and can’t wait to receive.

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