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    Re: 5600 owners thread!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Igorek View Post
    IS there a bluetooth version with solar and radio control or at least solar?

    Another question why is 5000 series cost so much compared to other 5600 series?
    --The GW5000's have metal cases with a traditional screwdown caseback for one. Not to mention DLC coating on the metal. I'm not aware of any GB5600's with solar or atomic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igorek View Post
    Another question why is 5000 series cost so much compared to other 5600 series?
    Aesthetically speaking the current GW5000 looks more like a 5600 than a 5000, in particular the grey frame recalls a lot the 5600C9V:





    I think you can appreciate the similarity between the two watches in these pics...I also assume they didn't want to call it 5600 because all the 5600s have a plastic case.

    In short, the GW5000 and its siblings (5030s) are made in Japan at and higher standard than the current 5600s, they have a real metal case, in the case of the GW it's also coated, the rubber of the bezel and the strap are also much better than the 5600s I tried, more pliable and softer to the touch.

    In short it's a better built watch, it's true that the module is the same as the 5610 but you can find many Swiss watches with the same ETA 2824 with a much bigger difference in price.

    This is a pic of an unshrouded GW5000:

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    While the case is different it's still made like the vintage 5600C, and C series watches were more expensive than the 5600E, I think the price in today's dollars from a DW5000 taking into account inflation and different dollar change (in the ealy 80s the dollar was too strong for the American and World economy, it was devalued in 1985) would cost at least $200, add the new technology and you are not far away from the $274 I paid for mine.

    Also, for some unknown reasons a lot of basic G shocks are very cheap in the US, in Europe a DW5600E is usually sold about 80 euros.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    --The GW5000's have metal cases with a traditional screwdown caseback for one. Not to mention DLC coating on the metal. I'm not aware of any GB5600's with solar or atomic.
    I think there is a 5600E for the Japanese market with the 3159 module, same as the GW5000...but it costs $130, so roughly half of the GW5000, as you can see the numbers make sense.
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    Re: 5600 owners thread!!

    Cuthbert, are you talking about the GWM5610 or G5600? The both have very similar displays. GWM5610 has the 3159 module (solar + atomic) and the G5600 has the 2597 module (solar) but both have plastic cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevio View Post
    Cuthbert, are you talking about the GWM5610 or G5600? The both have very similar displays. GWM5610 has the 3159 module (solar + atomic) and the G5600 has the 2597 module (solar) but both have plastic cases.
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    Is there all black solar model like DW-5600BBN-1ER ? If not then I have to get this one. This is becoming addictive.
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    Love that blue and yellow color scheme in the NV. Wearing black all the time makes Jack a dull boy.

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    My new GWX-5600-1JF
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    Re: 5600 owners thread!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Igorek View Post
    Is there all black solar model like DW-5600BBN-1ER ? If not then I have to get this one. This is becoming addictive.
    Yes. It is very similar to the BB. It's called the GW-M5610B-1ER. Kind of expensive lately. It has minimum graphics on the display. You can stealth out the bezel so it's all black too.
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