Casio G-SHOCK Unveils Latest GWB5600 Timepiece With All-New Composite Resin Band



Updated Model Boasts Lightweight, Durable Structure

DOVER, NEW JERSEY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 - Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces the latest addition to its Connected line-up with the GWB5600BC-1B model. Featuring a traditional square face that nods to G-SHOCK’s original timepiece from 1983, the new timepiece boasts an all-new composite resin band for a light-weight, durable structure. With an upscale, all-metal appearance, the watch comes in a matte-black colorway – perfect for the coming winter months.

Created with the brand’s core ethos of “Absolute Toughness” in mind, this is the first GWB5600 model to feature the lightweight and extremely durable band material of composite resin. With stainless steel built inside the resin links, the band boasts the durability and sleek appearance of other metal G-SHOCK watches.

The GWB5600BC-1B also includes other premium technical features such as G-SHOCK's Multi-Band 6 and Bluetoothu00ae connectivity for two-way time sync functionality, as well as Tough Solar technology - rendering it capable of self-charging even with low sun exposure.

The model also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology such as:

  • 200M water resistance and shock resistance
  • 4 daily alarms
  • World Time (39 TZ + 39 Cities)
  • Target alarm
  • 1/100th stopwatch and countdown timer
  • Full auto calendar
  • 12/24 Hr formats

  • The GWB5600BC-1B will retail at $200 and will be available for purchase beginning in November 2018 at G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and

    About G-SHOCK
    CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up.”

    About Casio America, Inc.
    Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit