It is the AW-500D ‘Galapagos’ from 1999. They did a few dial colours but this yellow one is striking and is my preferred one. The watch is unworn with all the boxes and papers and the resin is perfect and as new, so it must have been stored in the dark, resin rot is strong with these AW-500’s, It was dead on arrival but came back to life with a battery change.
The AW-500’s were the very first analogue G Shocks and though they were updated with the AW-550 etc, as time went on, they grew lumps and bumps and lost the screwback, making the first one the most attractive imo.
The strap is made of a very soft and comfortable resin composition and of course it has that classic asymmetric dial meaning the LCD is never covered by the hands a neat solution to the ana/digi problem.. The case back is done to a nice mirror finish.
The watch is a large one, given the date it was made, it is 49mm wide and 51mm to the lugs. It is relatively slim for a screwback being 14mm thick.
Here are some other AW-500’s I have.
The AW-500’s are underrated classics imo. They were large watches for their time and with the screwback they have a real presence on the wrist. Like all 380 module models, the watch has calendar, stopwatch, dual time, and alarm modes. The analog hands are set directly from the top button.
the benevolent caretaker of a halfway house for recovering G-Shocks.
Originally Posted by kubr1ck
And the grand rehabilitator strikes again.
Originally Posted by Time4Playnow
For most of us, when we wear a bad-a** watch, the characteristics of the watch "bleed over" to us -- and suddenly, WE are bad-a**es!
For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.