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G-SHOCK First Analog Model AW-500



Origin and Evolution

The concept of toughness in a watch was pioneered by G-SHOCK. Six years after the advent of the first G-SHOCK ever, the AW-500 made its debut. This historic moment paved the way for every analog G-SHOCK since. It also marked the upending of the conventional “G-SHOCK = digital” mindset. Presenting expanded possibilities in design and technology, this analog DNA has been inherited over the years by a range of different models.

Now, in 2020, after the passage of 30 years, the analog models’ origins present a new evolution in an unchanged form with the resin AW-500E and the metal AWM-500. These are no mere reissues. These watches of toughness stand as homages to their origins while delivering new evolution all their own. With creativity and innovation, the G-SHOCK never ceases to take it higher.


G-SHOCK AW-500, Simple & Minimal
Simple & Minimal
While inheriting the shock-resistant structure of the G-SHOCK, the AW-500 features extreme streamlining in its sweeping pursuit of the essence of toughness. With its embodiment of this universal concept, the model achieves a design still vivid now after 30 years.
G-SHOCK AW-500, Round Form
Round Form
With a case design seemingly carved from a block of resin, the watch adopts a perfect circle motif—a form primal and fundamental. Guards are shaped so as to hide the buttons when viewed from the front.
G-SHOCK AW-500, Variant Hand Shapes
Variant Hands Shapes
The AW-500’s minute hand takes the shape of an arrow with holes, while the hour hand features a framed form. With its emphasis of the hour and minute hands’ sense of presence even when they overlap, the watch’s characteristic arrow design functions to accent the dial design.
G-SHOCK AW-500, Index Design
Index Design
The AW-500 offers a unique dial presentation all its own, fulfilling the G-SHOCK’s promise of 200-meter water resistance and drawing on inspiration from diver’s watch design with a layout featuring a triangular marker and minute-displaying index.


Genuine Evolution


The Origin Revisited