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:
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.
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.
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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