lol When I was a teen and into dirt biking, every time I picked up a dirt bike magazine comparing two or more bikes, they'd always call it a "shootout!" That's the reason I used that in the subject..
Having just received the GMW-B5000G-1, I'm thinking it might be nice to hear members' thoughts on these two watches. Which one do you like better, and why? If you have a GW5K, would you ever replace it with one of the GMW squares? (this one or another version?)
To me, the GMW is like a cousin of the GW5K. One that likes to dress a little more fancy. Notice the brushing and polishing on the keeper AND buckle.. There's that cool metal bezel, and of course, larger buttons.
I know some (many?) of you are diehard GW5K fanatics and would never replace it with another square. I don't ever plan to let go of mine. Right now the GW-5000 serves as my overnight watch and my tough-as-nails square that can stand up to anything. The GMW-B5000G-1 I'll probably wear when I want to "up" the level of bling a little and/or if I decide to wear a metal square as a beater.
My favs about the GW-5000:
- all-resin outerwear,
- unassuming (hides its DLC case back from casual observer),
- EL backlight (a BIG plus!)
- the L-M-H on the dial!!
- it's a modern classic!
My favs about the GMW:
- metal bezel,
- larger buttons,
- improved module (I know, some of you won't agree),
- BT capability (again, a plus for me - not for everyone),
- brick pattern on dial, and
- improved buckle and keeper, IMO. (its buckle seems to be a little more substantial also)
IMO both screens are equally legible and both straps are equally soft and supple.
*** EDIT: I JUST noticed now looking at the pics, that the GMW has a slight BLUE-ISH tint to the screen, while the GW5K does not!! It really does look that way in person! Thoughts on that???
Anyhow, for me there's room for both. Feel free to post pics of your 5000 and/or fav GMW!!
I've seen many Gs with matte and polished keepers, but this is the first matte and polished buckle I've noticed! Nice detail, Casio!