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    GW 5000 Question

    I own three 5600 models. A dw5600 H screwback, a dw5600E , and my favorite the gw 5600j. The 5600j get the most wrist time. Not fond of the band and as far as I know i'm relegated to just the standard band on that model due to antenna housing. i'm a football coach and never take a watch off. I've looked at the gwm 5610, and the holy grail the gw 5000. The 5610 is currently 99 bucks on amazon with the 5000 considerably higher. Is the band on the 5000 really that much more comfortable? I prefer not using any strap adapters on a g and am willing to pay for comfort. I know it sound crazy but i guess most of us are.

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    It really is.

    Though I wouldn't consider the strap alone to be worth the price of entry. If you aren't interested in the steel DLC case and having a JDM model the 5610 is probably a better bet. They have the same module so you could always put the GW-5000 strap on it and have a solid watch.
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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by wingtcoach View Post
    I own three 5600 models. A dw5600 H screwback, a dw5600E , and my favorite the gw 5600j. The 5600j get the most wrist time. Not fond of the band and as far as I know i'm relegated to just the standard band on that model due to antenna housing. i'm a football coach and never take a watch off. I've looked at the gwm 5610, and the holy grail the gw 5000. The 5610 is currently 99 bucks on amazon with the 5000 considerably higher. Is the band on the 5000 really that much more comfortable? I prefer not using any strap adapters on a g and am willing to pay for comfort. I know it sound crazy but i guess most of us are.

    The GW-5000 band is softer and more comfortable. But it is also one of the cheapest parts of the watch. You can buy a GW-5000 band from pacparts for $16, and put it on a DW-5600E or GW-M5610, and have the same feel as the GW-5000 for just $16. And you don't have to deal with the difficult to press buttons of the GW-5000.
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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    [QUOTE=wingtcoach;7710690]The 5600j get the most wrist time. Not fond of the band and as far as I know i'm relegated to just the standard band on that model due to antenna housing.

    As far as I can guess, you're stuck having to use the asymmetrical strap that only fits the GW-5600J and the DW-56RTB Referee Timer because Casio had a bunch of Referee Timer straps left over and they designed another watch to use them. (The DW-56RTB isn't atomic and doesn't have an antenna housing, so why DID they design the strap that way?!)

    Quote Originally Posted by wingtcoach View Post
    The 5610 is currently 99 bucks on amazon with the 5000 considerably higher. Is the band on the 5000 really that much more comfortable?
    As others have said, the biggest and most expensive difference between the two models are the screwback metal case and the DLC coating -- the upgraded strap is merely a bonus!

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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    Get the band from the 5000, put it on your 5600.
    Then get the GW-5000 if you like your screwback, the 5000 is the modern solar/atomic, DLC coated screwback,
    maybe the best watch Casio makes. You won't regret it.
    Of my 77 G-Shocks, the 5000 is on my wrist now as I take my son to Yale orientation, as I wanted a watch that did not attract attention, but I know it is special as I use it.
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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Get the band from the 5000, put it on your 5600.
    Then get the GW-5000 if you like your screwback, the 5000 is the modern solar/atomic, DLC coated screwback,
    maybe the best watch Casio makes. You won't regret it.
    Of my 77 G-Shocks, the 5000 is on my wrist now as I take my son to Yale orientation, as I wanted a watch that did not attract attention, but I know it is special as I use it.
    My DW-5600e competes for wrist time with my GW-5000 because it slightly edges the 5000 in comfort. The 5600e with the 5000 strap installed becomes extremely light, wrapping snugly around the wrist. A worthy subtle upgrade to the venerable DW-5600e.

    And congratulations. You must be extremely proud.
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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    I am really leaning toward pulling the trigger on the 5000. Can anyone give me a recommendation who to buy from?

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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    The big three: Seiya, Higuchi, or Chino.

    I bought mine from Chino watches, mostly because Seiya-san was on vacation, but I was impressed with their service.
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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    Well i bit the bullet. Ordered the gw5000 from chino. I don't really know how the order process goes but I'm guessing they send me instructions on paying through PayPal. Is that correct?


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    Re: GW 5000 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Of my 77 G-Shocks, the 5000 is on my wrist now as I take my son to Yale orientation, as I wanted a watch that did not attract attention.
    Well done your son!

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