I have recently started adding some classic styles to my G-Shock collection. My newest acquisition is the GW5600J-1. I absolutely love the form factor of this watch. I have 6.75" wrists and this is the only G Shock that I actually forget that I am wearing because it is so comfortable.
I also like the very bold time display. There are only two things that I have an issue with. First, the strap is much longer than any of my other G-Shocks (including my GLX5600 G-Lide which shares a similar form factor). Is there any option to buy a shorter strap or is cutting it down my best (and only) option?
Second, I would prefer if the big blank space in the upper left corner of the display was filled with something...anything. I don't need the day of the week up there, but at least put the alarm indicators in that space. It just seem (purely aesthetically) that this empty space could have been better utilized.
I have my eye on adding a GW-M5600-1 to my collection. This has a more balanced display with the day in the upper left, although I prefer the color scheme of the GW5600J-1. What other differences are there between these two models? Does anyone know if the strap is the same length as the GW5600? Any other models I should consider that share the same case style and features?
Thanks so much