Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7
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    Question Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    Yeah I was just wondering where the difference is.. They look the same except for the backplate. Is the G5600A-7 just older?
    Maybe you know it ^^.

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    Second one does not have atomic multi band 6 time keeping
    Most of the time if you have "W" in model number
    It means its atomic time keeping
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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    Quote Originally Posted by FJay Iceberg White View Post
    Second one does not have atomic multi band 6 time keeping
    Most of the time if you have "W" in model number
    It means its atomic time keeping
    Thanks. That´s all? isn´t it older. I´m not sure. Nevermind! :)
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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    If you want to check the release date of a particular model, there's Consumer Electronic Parts and Accessories at PacParts, Inc. and List of Every G-Shock Model - G-Shock Wiki | casio watch resources, which seems to stop at 2011.

    Pacparts shows them both first being released in 2009.

    The big difference is the "W" (which indicates "atomic timekeeping") and the "M" which indicates that it's a newer model with Multiband 6, which receives signals from six transmitting towers around the world. (Earlier atomic watches were designed to match the tower in particular market regions, like one model for the US signal and another version for the UK and/or German signals.)
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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    The GWM5600 was multiband 5, the GWM5610 is multiband 6.
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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    Use the https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/560...s-1538554.html

    The G5600 is module 2597 (first released 2002). It has no atomic time, but solar only. It has no world time, no DST and no mute functions either. It has a 100h stopwatch and 100h timer.

    The GWM5600 is module 3063 (first released 2008). It has band 5 atomic time and solar. It has world time, DST and mute functions. It has a 1000h stopwatch, but only 60min timer.
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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    Quote Originally Posted by matt999 View Post
    The GWM5600 was multiband 5, the GWM5610 is multiband 6.
    Thanks -- you're right! I always forget about the Multiband 5 models, even though I own a Multiband 5 GW9000 (which does NOT have an "M" in the model number, either.)

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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    Quote Originally Posted by watch_geek2014 View Post
    Use the https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/560...s-1538554.html

    The G5600 is module 2597 (first released 2002). It has no atomic time, but solar only. It has no world time, no DST and no mute functions either. It has a 100h stopwatch and 100h timer.

    The GWM5600 is module 3063 (first released 2008). It has band 5 atomic time and solar. It has world time, DST and mute functions. It has a 1000h stopwatch, but only 60min timer.

    Sorry to interrupt but you're talking about the wrong watch. G-5600A-7 has 3160 module not 2597. The first release of G-5600 has this infamous module 2597. It is easier to spot because there's a tadpole like figure at the 10 o'clock position which serves as battery indicator.
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    Re: Difference between GWM5600A-7 and G5600A-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse.IT View Post
    Sorry to interrupt but you're talking about the wrong watch. G-5600A-7 has 3160 module not 2597. The first release of G-5600 has this infamous module 2597. It is easier to spot because there's a tadpole like figure at the 10 o'clock position which serves as battery indicator.
    Good catch. See the tables are not perfect, misses a variant there or there. Only with comments like this will make it better.

    Module 3160, so it's a variant of the G5600E, first released 2009. So it does have world time, DST and Mute. But both the stopwatch and timer been down graded to 24h only (from 100h in the original G5600).

    That's thing about Casio watches, never perfect functions. Like the GWM5600 here, why the 60min timer?! If only if they do a 24h timer there, it'd be a perfect watch. Perhaps they do that to make you buy more than one.
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