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    Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Here is one I have fancied for a long time.











































































































































    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.



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    So any thoughts out there?





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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Hockey puck status. One or two batteries? Are those hand tips lumed and is there a light?
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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Nice pick up.
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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    I had the exact same one on the far right (the one with red lettering and green all lume dial) from 1995 to around 2015.
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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Very good nice, Mrs Wit has a baby galapagos.

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    Excellent condition with full box! Nice!
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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Can I just say: “Wow” and then maybe one more time “Wow!”...

    Very nice find. I even can learn after 19 years of collecting. I actually didn’t know the AW-500 had a screwback...

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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Very nice Mitch. Great line up you have there.
    The watch size in the wrist shot surprised me. Definitely some presence there.
    Some models have different minute hands?

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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    Can I just say: “Wow” and then maybe one more time “Wow!”...

    Very nice find. I even can learn after 19 years of collecting. I actually didn’t know the AW-500 had a screwback...

    Cheers,

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    I thought screwback was default for aw-500. Mine was.
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    Re: Striking ana/digi G Shock.

    The face is interesting, i like orange.
    Scewback is appealing too but i don't like the way they integrated that LCD

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