Okay all, I have a question..Is there a reason to choose a DW5600C, off the web somewhere, plus the spare bezel, band, battery, new seal, and have it restored to as like as new condition as possible, versus just getting a brand new DW5600E model? I'm thinking the 5600C choice is based on having a nice example in your collection, sentimentality..
I like the 'Indiglo' backlight feature actually more than the straight small bulb light on the 5600C. But a lot of people feel there's better quality on the screw down caseback and buttons. Plus dealing with an older module, who knows what it's been put through, or how long it would last under use.
I live in a very hot, humid, dirty, environment, and I'm hard on my watches. I'd be planning on the G Shock lasting a lot of years with a lot of hard use. You can take a vintage 6309 Seiko diver and probably restore it to like new cosmetically, but I hear the movement can still be 'tired', and it's NOT really a good idea to dive with them, even with new seals, because of caseback warpage over time and use, crown tubes, etc.
I don't like the looks of the 'Spike Lee' edition, or the 'dot' displays on the upper right of the newer models. it reminds me of the old 'dot matrix' printing. So, basically I see those as my choices.
There's never a 'perfect' watch... What are your thoughts guys?