Casio is Releasing the Full Metal 5000 in 18K Gold

You might be thinking, why would I need an 18K gold watch that sells for $550? For that matter, do you even need a watch any more at all? Really, you can just pull your phone out and easily see what time it is at any moment, so why strap something to your wrist? You might think that that is a debate for the philosophers, but the truth is that it all boils down to one thing: if you look down at your wrist with a watch on it and you smile…well, maybe you should invest in more watches. And if you’re going to add a wrist to your accoutrements, then why not the 18K gold Casio Full Metal 5000?

The 5000 comes with Casio’s familiar square-shaped bezel and brick-patterned face. It measures 42.88mm in diameter. Everything from the case to the bracelet to the case back is entirely rendered in stainless steel with a gold IP coating. While it may not be solid gold, it still looks it—besides, if it was solid gold, you wouldn’t be picking it up for a meager $550. Even though it’s just a coating, the finish holds up well and is scratch resistant.

The G-Shock comes with the features you expect. It displays the time, day, and date. It also has a couple of timers and alarms. It also features Bluetooth connectivity so that you can pair the watch with your smartphone via the G-Shock app.

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