G-Shock watches hardly need an introduction. Their appeal is obvious; they are one of the few products in the world that can call itself battle tested, and mean it literally. G-Shock watches haven’t adopted a rugged aesthetic as a marketing angle, they really have been, and continue to be used by deep sea divers, special forces soldiers, and astronauts.
Their unique look is a byproduct of being constructed to stand up to the punishing demands that these professions dole out to a watch, and still keep precise time.
The AWM500-1 is a full-metal version of the AW500-1E, which was released in 1989 and introduced the first analog-digital models to the G-SHOCK lineup. The face of the watch has Arabian numeral hour markers at 15, 30, and 45 minutes for easy reading. The bezel, case and band have a black ion-plated (IP) finish to reproduce the color of the original A-500 watches. A bracelet-type metal band with rounded elements reproduces the shape of the AW-500 band, and the back cover is a screw type. Other features include radio-controlled atomic timekeeping, Tough Solar, high-brightness Full Auto double LED illumination, World Time, and more.
28 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)