DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

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    Picture DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison



    The DW-5600C (left), compared to the newer DW-5600E.

    My 5600-C is a Japan "A" model with module 901, the 5600E is Malaysian made with the 1545 module



    Superficially they are very similar. The main difference is the protective ridges on the bezel of the 5600-E.







    The tradition screw back of the steel-cased 5600C compared to the 5600E's screw-plate back. The 5600C is a considerably heavier watch. I find the 5600E more comfortable to wear and have the strap a notch snugger than the 5600C. On the wrist, the older model has the feel of a classical dive watch on a rubber strap.



    Side view. The "set" button on the DW-5600C is smaller than the other buttons.

    As some of the button functions were changed for the 1545 module, changing watches can be a little irritating! The EL backlight on the 1545 is far superior to the old "lightbulb" in the 901 module. It is a pity Casio dropped the handy REM feature for the useless "AUTO-EL" in the 1545. The dual-time feature was also dropped completely in the 1545.



    (I apologise for the irritating reflections in the last pic.)

    Hope you enjoyed!

    Kevin
    Last edited by bughammer; March 12th, 2006 at 18:34.

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    Re: DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

    Excellent post Kevin.

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    Re: DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

    Kevin
    That reveiw was excellent!!B-)

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    Great information ...inspired me to p/u a DW5600C

    Kevin, awesome review, it inspired me to buy a vintage DW5600C today. How hard are they to come by? I am trying to figure out if I had beginners luck or if they are common??:oops: If I may, are they usually priced higher than the new 5600's.

    Lastly, are bezels and parts available for the 5600C? I really dig the screw down back and the fact that I kept hearing how heavy they were.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Re: Great information ...inspired me to p/u a DW5600C

    What exactly is the "REM" feature?

    Bucky

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    Re: DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

    Hi Kevin:

    Excellent photos and information presentation.:gold My first G-Shock was a 5600C. I sure enjoy the current EL on my newer 5600s over the old dim diode.
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    Re: DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

    Thank you all for the kind words.

    The manual for the 901 module can be found here .

    Kevin

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    Re: Great information ...inspired me to p/u a DW5600C

    Hi Rob,

    the used 5600Cs I've seen seem to a bit more expensive than new 5600Es. About USD 50 for a used 5600C was a figure I heard bandied about.

    If you do a forum search on "DW-5600C bezel" there are a few sources. Nothing too straightforward it would appear. I suspect that in its day it was cheaper to ditch the watch and buy a new one, they must have been made in huge quantities.

    Mine will need a new bezel and strap in the near future too (while I'm at it, if anyone can help out [I live in Germany] please let me know).

    Kevin

    Quote Originally Posted by r-rod
    Kevin, awesome review, it inspired me to buy a vintage DW5600C today. How hard are they to come by? I am trying to figure out if I had beginners luck or if they are common??:oops: If I may, are they usually priced higher than the new 5600's.

    Lastly, are bezels and parts available for the 5600C? I really dig the screw down back and the fact that I kept hearing how heavy they were.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Re: DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

    Here's a question for you module guys. What is the difference between the 901 module and the 691 module. From what I understand, both were used in the 5600c.

    thanks.

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    Re: DW-5600C and DW-5600E photo comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Patrick
    Here's a question for you module guys. What is the difference between the 901 module and the 691 module. From what I understand, both were used in the 5600c.

    thanks.
    Others will be sure to have more details, but the 691 module is the older of the two and takes a smaller battery (or was it the other way around - confused...)

    Kevin

    ("691 uses CR2320 (large), 901 uses CR2016 (small)" acc. to http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Dojo/5286/5600-2.htm)
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