This year at Baselworld Casio debuted another iteration of their popular Full Metal 5000 timepiece, with a new vintage style black finish.

Like previous versions of the Full Metal G-Shock, which we covered here, and reviewed here, the Full Metal 5000 Black Aged IP comes in a stainless steel case measuring 43.2 mm x 43.2 mm, and is based on the iconic DW5000 from 1983.

In fact, everything is the same as before except the white-on-black LED screen, which was first utilized on these Full Metal G-Shocks, and the new case black aged ion-plated finish.

The new finish gives the watch a faded black vintage style aesthetic as well as protecting the watch from scratches, which the regular stainless steel version does not. This extra protection, additional production cost, and the predictably high demand for the watch (which arrives at retailers later in the year) is likely the impetus for pricing the watch at double what the original Full Metal 5000 cost. (Ref. GMW-B5000V-1)

Retail is $1000.

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