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    Confused Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    They look the same and both have solar atomic, first one is $95 the second is $295

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    The functions are the same, but the materials are different. The first is a like a random G, whereas the second is premium. The 5000 has a full metal body with a screwback, covered with resin. The 5610 has a backplate with 4 screws and a full plastic body. Also, the 5000 has a diamond like coating (dlc) on the metal body and resin from a much better quality. So the strap is less stiff. Due to the metal body, the 5000 weighs more too.
    The price is quite bit higher. Decide for yourself if it's worth it. I absolutely love the the metal, the premium resin and the screwback, so I would pay the extra bucks.

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Quote Originally Posted by KarelVdD View Post
    The functions are the same, but the materials are different. The first is a like a random G, whereas the second is premium. The 5000 has a full metal body with a screwback, covered with resin. The 5610 has a backplate with 4 screws and a full plastic body. Also, the 5000 has a diamond like coating (dlc) on the metal body and resin from a much better quality. So the strap is less stiff. Due to the metal body, the 5000 weighs more too.
    The price is quite bit higher. Decide for yourself if it's worth it. I absolutely love the the metal, the premium resin and the screwback, so I would pay the extra bucks.

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    Maybe if I get a better job I would consider it... for now I'm happy with 5610-1
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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Also the GW-5000-1JF is made in Japan which commands a more premium price as well. The other one is made in a Casio factory outside Japan.


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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Although functionally the same, the difference in the material and fit & finish is significant. It all comes down to whether you are after pure functionality or something that feels more special when handled. Also, don't forget that the GW-5000 is an homage to the original G-Shock that had screwback constructions as well, and there is something special about that nostalgic factor

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Quote Originally Posted by aalin13 View Post
    Although functionally the same, the difference in the material and fit & finish is significant. It all comes down to whether you are after pure functionality or something that feels more special when handled. Also, don't forget that the GW-5000 is an homage to the original G-Shock that had screwback constructions as well, and there is something special about that nostalgic factor
    In addition: if you want a real hommage, go for a DW-5000 version. Pretty basic functionality (non atomic solar), but with metal body and screwback. And with a bit more color in it than the GW-5000.
    One problem: they don't produce the DW-5000 very often. And the price is not low, because those are collectables...

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Quote Originally Posted by KarelVdD View Post
    In addition: if you want a real hommage, go for a DW-5000 version. Pretty basic functionality (non atomic solar), but with metal body and screwback. And with a bit more color in it than the GW-5000.
    One problem: they don't produce the DW-5000 very often. And the price is not low, because those are collectables...

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    Just thought I'd point out that these are actually not that hard to find. The anniversary models can be a bit more costly, but the 2001 re-issue actually pops up on yahoo japan auction quite often, and can be had for about $150 USD

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Quote Originally Posted by aalin13 View Post
    Just thought I'd point out that these are actually not that hard to find. The anniversary models can be a bit more costly, but the 2001 re-issue actually pops up on yahoo japan auction quite often, and can be had for about $150 USD
    Oh? Last time I looked, they went for over 250. 150 is a reasonable price.

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Quote Originally Posted by KarelVdD View Post
    Oh? Last time I looked, they went for over 250. 150 is a reasonable price.

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    Have a look here, a list of finished auctions and their selling price

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    They do vary greatly in price, but if you are patient, you can find one at a good price. I got one that needed new straps for ~10,000 JPY and one still with the clear back sticker for ~15,000 JPY

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    Re: Difference between ... GW-M5610 and GW-5000-1JF

    Quote Originally Posted by aalin13 View Post
    Have a look here, a list of finished auctions and their selling price

    ヤフオク! - 「dw-5000-1jf」の落.相. - 新品、.古品(終了分)

    They do vary greatly in price, but if you are patient, you can find one at a good price. I got one that needed new straps for ~10,000 JPY and one still with the clear back sticker for ~15,000 JPY
    I got my DW5000-SL new for 80 (incl. shipping) in 2010 (watch was released in 2008). Highest bid on Ebay. Offer was not open worldwide, so I got lucky.

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