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    GW-5000-1JF vs G5600E-1 vs GWM5610-1

    I ordered all of these watches to see which was the best and I am not sure which to keep. Between the G5600E-1 and the GWM5610-1 I prefer the looks of the 5600. I don't care about the atomic time (I would if it was wave ceptor) but the solar is nice and it looks a little more true to the original with the red outline. Comfort wise they feel about the same on the wrist...the 5610 is a hair better. The screen on the 5610 is slightly nicer but when I compare the viewing angles the 5600 is slightly better, though that may be down to the less complicated display.

    As for the GW-5000, this is clearly the best looking. Side by side with the 5610 the 5000 has marginally bigger numbers but they have the same level of contrast. I am disappointed to find that the GW-5000 is the least comfortable on my wrist. The rubber...bumper(?) where the crown on a normal watch is, is cut very sharp and can dig into my wrist...I wonder if the edges will soften up a bit as the watch breaks in?

    Perhaps there is a solar powered non-atomic G-Shock that looks like the 5000 or one with solar and wave ceptor? I haven't ruled any of them out as the GW-5000 isn't quite the home run I was hoping it would be.
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    Re: GW-5000-1JF vs G5600E-1 vs GWM5610-1

    Wait.... Wave ceptor and atomic/multi-band 6 are not one and the same?


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    I thought the wave ceptor automatically adjusts the time based on your location...thought it was a different frequency but maybe thats a GPS watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonanza View Post
    I ordered all of these watches to see which was the best and I am not sure which to keep. Between the G5600E-1 and the GWM5610-1 I prefer the looks of the 5600. I don't care about the atomic time (I would if it was wave ceptor) but the solar is nice and it looks a little more true to the original with the red outline. Comfort wise they feel about the same on the wrist...the 5610 is a hair better. The screen on the 5610 is slightly nicer but when I compare the viewing angles the 5600 is slightly better, though that may be down to the less complicated display.

    As for the GW-5000, this is clearly the best looking. Side by side with the 5610 the 5000 has marginally bigger numbers but they have the same level of contrast. I am disappointed to find that the GW-5000 is the least comfortable on my wrist. The rubber...bumper(?) where the crown on a normal watch is, is cut very sharp and can dig into my wrist...I wonder if the edges will soften up a bit as the watch breaks in?

    Perhaps there is a solar powered non-atomic G-Shock that looks like the 5000 or one with solar and wave ceptor? I haven't ruled any of them out as the GW-5000 isn't quite the home run I was hoping it would be.
    Wow. Really??? That's the first time I've ever heard a complaint about rubber hurting when it digs into the wrist.... It's rubber. (or resin) Why don't you just cut it a little and take the 'edge off' if it bothers you?


    Quote Originally Posted by Bonanza View Post
    I thought the wave ceptor automatically adjusts the time based on your location...thought it was a different frequency but maybe thats a GPS watch.
    AFAIK, "wave ceptor" is the old term for g-shocks' radio (wave) reception - the newer term being Multiband 6. And it does automatically adjust the time based on your location - once you set your "home city."

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    GW-5000 not comfortable? Ummm....don't buy any other G-SHOCK then, because without a doubt my GW-5000 is light years more comfortable then the others by a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocddave View Post
    GW-5000 not comfortable? Ummm....don't buy any other G-SHOCK then, because without a doubt my GW-5000 is light years more comfortable then the others by a mile.

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    The only thing better about the GW-5000 in terms of comfort is that the strap is nicer but other than that it is heavier and thicker. It's still feels pretty light but the most noticeable difference is how sharp the rubber bumpers are...at least on the one I got. When you manipulate the straps you can definitely tell the difference between all three but on the wrist it makes no difference to me...the cheaper ones are so light that it doesn't really matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    Wow. Really??? That's the first time I've ever heard a complaint about rubber hurting when it digs into the wrist.... It's rubber. (or resin) Why don't you just cut it a little and take the 'edge off' if it bothers you?

    AFAIK, "wave ceptor" is the old term for g-shocks' radio (wave) reception - the newer term being Multiband 6. And it does automatically adjust the time based on your location - once you set your "home city."
    I could cut it I suppose but the rubber seems so precisely done...kind of a shame. Maybe I am hyper sensitive. I had a Zenith EP with a big crown that dug into my wrist and it drove me nuts. If anyone has the GW-5000 and the 5610 or 5600 feel the bumpers and see if there is a noticeable difference. I believe they still use wave ceptor terminology in some current model GPS models and thats where I think my confusion stems from.

    You have to tell the watch where you are...so it's not really automatic and it's more difficult to adjust the time than on a regular analog watch.

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    Wave Ceptor is just another marketing term for what is called Multi Band now. It’s radio-based and has only rudimentary use of your location, to disable nightly sync if you’re out of the atomic time radio towers coverage area. It doesn’t make it any harder to manually adjust time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonanza View Post
    I could cut it I suppose but the rubber seems so precisely done...kind of a shame. Maybe I am hyper sensitive. I had a Zenith EP with a big crown that dug into my wrist and it drove me nuts. If anyone has the GW-5000 and the 5610 or 5600 feel the bumpers and see if there is a noticeable difference. I believe they still use wave ceptor terminology in some current model GPS models and thats where I think my confusion stems from.

    You have to tell the watch where you are...so it's not really automatic and it's more difficult to adjust the time than on a regular analog watch.

    If you are talking about GPS models, then no, you do not have to tell the watch where you are. (that would kinda defeat the purpose of GPS!) A simple button press and the watch does that for you. And even if you did NOT want to use the GPS feature on a GPS g-shock, all you need to do is use the smart-crown and turn the second hand to your current home city - and the time updates from there automatically. You can do the same on any non-GPS, analog or ana-digi Casio with smart crown just as easily. Actually that is much EASIER to adjust the time that way than on a regular analog watch. All you do is point the second hand to your home city location and you're done.

    And I forgot earlier but remembered, Casio does use "wave ceptor" in its marketing for some of its GPS watches. The GPW-1000, for ex, Casio refers to it as a "GPS hybrid wave ceptor."
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