The DW-5700C was originally released in 1987 as the first basic G-SHOCK model with a round design. It was not sold domestically in Japan, but it could be seen on the wrists of famous musicians around the globe, ultimately making the DW-5700C a classic worldwide hit. This model has been reissued a number of times in the past as well to mark special G-SHOCK occasions.
The design and other aspects of the original models have been reproduced for this new version. Basic model functions include stopwatch and timer, along with EL backlight and more.