G-Shock has unveiled two new entries into their lineup that have a decidedly military and technical feel, and approach a camo aesthetic in a way thatís new for the brand, and, frankly, it’s one of the coolest executions of camo in a watch that I’ve come across. The GMWB5000TCM-1 and MTGB1000DCM-1 both feature metal cases with laser printed camo patterns to create G-Shocks in two classic shapes that have a high end, luxurious feel, and a highly modern and tactical design.

Casio G-Shock GMWB5000TCM-1

  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Dial: Black*
  • Dimensions: 49.3 x 43.3 x 13mm*
  • Water Resistance: 200 meters**
  • Movement: Module 3459
  • Strap/bracelet: Titanium band*
  • Price: $1,600
  • Reference Number: GMWB5000TCM-1
  • Expected Release: December 2019

Casio G-Shock MTGB1000DCM-1

  • Case Material: Stainless steel*
  • Dial: Black*
  • Dimensions: 55.8 x 51.7 x 14.4mm*
  • Crystal: Sapphire**
  • Water Resistance: 200 meters**
  • Movement: Module 5544
  • Strap/bracelet: Stainless steel*
  • Price: $1,200
  • Reference Number: MTGB1000DCM-1
  • Expected Release: December 2019

Both the GMWB5000TCM-1 (in the classic square G-Shock case shape) and the MTGB1000DCM-1 (in the more modern MT-G profile featuring an analog display and large circular case) are pure G-Shocks at their core, and feature the normal array of G-Shock features everyone expects from the brand. The MT-G version features full Bluetooth connectivity, G-Shockís latest Tough Movement technology, and Two Way Time Synch, for automatic adjustment of the time based on reception of an atomic signal. The GMWB has essentially the same suite of features, but adds a titanium case and band for a lightweight but premium feel.

As tech forward as these modern G-Shocks are, the two examples here are really all about how they look and how theyíre made. Plenty of watches before these have used some type of camouflage pattern to suggest a military feel or heritage, but very often thatís limited to laying a familiar print over the watch, making it essentially just another color option. Whatís new here is the laser application of the pattern, giving it the appearance of real texture through the use of hundreds of small dots, forming the camo patterns. On metal (as opposed to resin, much more common in the G-Shock catalog) the effect is quite impressive, giving these watches a visual depth thatís pretty unique.
Weíve certainly commented here before on the huge variety available in the G-Shock world, which makes it one of the most vibrant collecting communities in all of watches. Thereís massive range here: you can buy a perfectly suitable, tough as nails G-Shock on Amazon for less than $100 any day of the week, and you can also move well up the ladder, and pay thousands, potentially, for limited edition, specially created G-Shocks that serve very particular collector needs, and allow those collectors to express themselves in unique ways. These latest camo tinged G-Shocks are just the latest example of how the brand is leaning in to their various niches.*
For full specs on these new camo print G-Shocks, check out their pages on the G-Shock site here and here.

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