Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?
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    Question Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    Was looking for a dw5600eg so i can use its bezel and band for my recent dw5060d purchase and wham! Its price is 25 dollhairs more than the $40 dw5600e.

    whats up with that wus masters? Its basically the same watch right? Are the bottons real gold (i doubt) on the dw5600eg? Is it a discontinued model? Is it made in japan? did i miss something?

    Tia.

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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    The gold model is less common today and the prices grew higher.
    Im not shure if it is still made and for which markets its currently released.
    10 years ago you were able to find both versions for the same price all over the internet.

    The differences are:
    -different dial print
    -gold tinted LCD
    -gold plated buckle and buttons
    -gold tinted resin text


    My one is made in Thailand.
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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcohS-G View Post
    Was looking for a dw5600eg so i can use its bezel and band for my recent dw5060d purchase and wham! Its price is 25 dollhairs more than the $40 dw5600e.

    whats up with that wus masters? Its basically the same watch right? Are the bottons real gold (i doubt) on the dw5600eg? Is it a discontinued model? Is it made in japan? did i miss something?
    The DW-5600E is the "basic model" and EVERYBODY who's selling it is in competition with each other (in brick-and-mortar stores AND the entire internet) so the price goes down.

    Fewer places sell the "EG" version, so they don't have to drop the price as far.

    (Amazon claims that the MSRP for the DW-5600E is $69.95 and the MSRP for the "EG" Is $79.95, but they also claim that the EG is water resistant to 100m, so obviously they don't know everything. )

    If you only want the resin for your DW-5060D, just buy the resin from Pacparts: Casio DW5600EG-9V (3229) Parts and Accessories

    $14.57 for the strap, $7.00 for the bezel, $4.95 shipping and handling in the US = $26.52 total.
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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    The DW-5600E is the "basic model" and EVERYBODY who's selling it is in competition with each other (in brick-and-mortar stores AND the entire internet) so the price goes down.

    Fewer places sell the "EG" version, so they don't have to drop the price as far.

    (Amazon claims that the MSRP for the DW-5600E is $69.95 and the MSRP for the "EG" Is $79.95, but they also claim that the EG is water resistant to 100m, so obviously they don't know everything. )

    If you only want the resin for your DW-5060D, just buy the resin from Pacparts: Casio DW5600EG-9V (3229) Parts and Accessories

    $14.57 for the strap, $7.00 for the bezel, $4.95 shipping and handling in the US = $26.52 total.
    thanks for the link master, but my mind cant seem to put down $27 for parts of a watch that retails for $40 :D (but honestly, id like a complete watch because i want a spare module too lol)

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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcohS-G View Post
    thanks for the link master, but my mind cant seem to put down $27 for parts of a watch that retails for $40 :D (but honestly, id like a complete watch because i want a spare module too lol)
    Actually, you just WANT that watch to retail for $40, but it's $68.94 on Amazon right now. If you could find it for sale for $40, you wouldn't have started this thread!

    (And the strap for the DW-5600E is only $11.12 at Pacparts, so they -- and Casio -- are apparently charging more for the "EG" strap because of the less-common gold buckle.)
    Last edited by Mike K; January 11th, 2016 at 19:23.
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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    If you are patient you can find em new for closer to $50-60. An ebay dealer just sold their last one for $50shipped, looks like skywatches.com.sg is sold out too. I guess most are shipped from Singapore

    As far as the price difference compared to the 'E', you are talking about a company that sometimes charges +$100 more for new colors of existing models.
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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcohS-G View Post
    Was looking for a dw5600eg so i can use its bezel and band for my recent dw5060d purchase and wham! Its price is 25 dollhairs more than the $40 dw5600e.

    whats up with that wus masters? Its basically the same watch right? Are the bottons real gold (i doubt) on the dw5600eg? Is it a discontinued model? Is it made in japan? did i miss something?

    Tia.
    You basically answered your own question.....supply vs. demand. Ya gotta pay to play, if you want different options.
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    Re: Dw5600eg $25+ premium over the dw5600e?!?!?!?

    Ive heard that casio is using impoverished kids in asia to manually paint and polish the bottons and buckle of the dw5600e so that they can call it the dw5600eg. the unfortunate kids are paid in food rations of rice and water for every 1000 watches they paint. Poor kids. People stop buying the dw5600eg now and save the kids!

    Can someone help me spread this rumor (that i totally made up) hahaha

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