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G-Shock re-releases its first analog-digital hybrid

The original watch was first released in 1989.
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Casio G-Shock AW-500

Casio announces the re-release of the AW-500, the company's first-ever analog-digital hybrid timepiece. The new AW-500E updates the original design with centered hands, an EL light, and a much longer seven-year battery life. The watch will also be released in a stainless steel version that injects resin between the case and bezel for enhanced shock protection. The metal version also features a Tough Solar charging system, radio wave reception for automatic time adjustment, and a battery life of 28 months with the power-saving function activated.

The watch is now available in Japan. A US release has not yet been announced. 

¥13,000-¥68,000 (approx. $123-$643),

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