Does this watch remind you of Tokyo?

It should

I’ve never been to Tokyo - it’s on my list - but from what I’ve seen and heard it is a bustling city that somehow looks better at night. Have you been? I’m asking because this is the GMW-B5000PB-6 and according to G-Shock, it is supposed to “evoke the cityscape scene of Tokyo at twilight”.

The stainless steel bezel and case are treated with layers of ion plating in blue-grey and purple IP. Like all-metal G-Shocks from the B5000 series, it features a screw-down case back and, 200 mt of water resistance and, in this case, Bluetooth compatibility, radio time syncing, and the ability to recharge itself with solar energy.

Crucially, again like most metal G-Shocks, it ain’t cheap: it costs €599 (£549 in the UK). But is it worth it?

Do you own/have you owned an all-metal G-Shock?

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Comments (50)

  • Haven't been to Tokyo, and haven't owned this watch. From that viewpoint it does remind me of Tokyo.

    And Shanghai. And Delhi. And Rio. And Sydney and New York and Capetown and every other major city outside of Europe.

    I honestly don't get it.

      2 months ago
  • I own the B5000, in standard stainless steel.

    It is a well made, comfortable, totally dependable watch.

    It charges itself, adjusts itself, looks unlike any other watch, it has its own style.

    The more I wear it, the more I like it.

      2 months ago
  • Like pretty much all Casio digital watches it reminds of the 80's. They all pretty much look the same, just small variations in appearance of digital watches that I could buy as a kid for under $20.

      2 months ago
  • Reminds me of Tokyo in the 1970s/80s

      2 months ago
  • Never been to Tokyo but wouldn’t turn down the opportunity. I think it’s pretty cool looking but I don’t think I would spend that much for one. Maybe about half of that.

      2 months ago
    • Same. It feels a bit unnatural to spend 500 euros on a Casio, even if it’s a G-Shock

        2 months ago