The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)
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    Hallo folks!

    After wearing my GW-M5600 today i thought it would be a good idea to sum up the GW-M56XX modules line and its siblings, the G-5600 and its posh uncle, the GW-5000.

    First the GW-M5600 and a group shot:



    Lets begin with the left most, the GW-M5600.
    It was the first wave of GW-M5600
    It was Multiband 5 (EU/US/JPN)
    This watch came out around 2008. Its module number is 3063.
    When I saw this, a classic 5600 design with the DW-5000 red stripes and a full solar-atomic capability, I needed one!
    The main recognition feature is the "-" between the date and month.
    Main functions:
    - 999h STW
    - 60min CDT, not repeating, time is displayed in this mode
    - World time
    - 5 Alarms and hour signal, time is displayed in this mode
    The modes are in this order:
    Time->WorldTime->STW->CDT->AL

    Some years later Casio updated the GW-M5600 module and created the second wave.
    Lets start with the second from left, the G-5600E with module 3160
    Like all second wave modules we can see a dot or comma between date and month.
    The G-5600E is basicly a GW-M5610 without atomic and with the DW-5600E color scheme.
    Features:
    - 23:59h STW
    - 23:59 CDT, not repeating
    - World time
    - 4 Alarms + snooze
    Mode order:
    Time->Worldtime->AL->STW->CDT

    The third from left is the current GW-M5610
    The features are like in the G-5600E, but with Atomic receiver with module 3159.
    The Atomic receiver was updated to Multiband 6 (EU/US/JPN/CN)

    The most right watch is the GW-5000
    This is a dream for many of the G-shock addicts because of its combination of classic design, metal housing and atomic-solar features.
    It has the same module 3159 like the GW-M5610 and the same features.

    Some comparation of the backplates:

    The GW-M5600 and the GW-M5610 (right) have the same backplate style, a brushed cast-iron like design
    For the G-5600E there is the classic stamped metal backplate (middle).
    And of course on the left the screw back of the all metal GW-5000 housing.

    Some finishing words regarding the resin spares compability:
    While GW-M56XX and G-5600E share the same band and bezel, the GW-5000 features the slightly different bezel of the DW-5600E but again the same strap.

    My favourite watch of the bunch is the GW-M56XX since its full featured and less precious.
    Im more reluctant to scratch a 300$ watch then a 100$ one.
    Last edited by d2mac; February 4th, 2016 at 23:27. Reason: Added Multiband Information
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Thanks for the review and comparisons, very helpful and informative.

    I owned a 5610 in the past and now have the 5000 (which I absolutely love) I would remiss if I did not make the observation that the bands are also different material and not just the bezel.

    Have a a fabulous new year.
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Nice write up!
    I would like to ask something.. I have this G5600 that sports a different module than the G5600E. It shaped like the gw5600j, also solar but has a funny battery gauge in a shape of a fireball.. Will post picture when i have the chance. It was the last piece i got for 2015 though.. Ü

    hawlrite!
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Nice collection!
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Nice write-up and I now know which one I have.
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Very useful post, d2mac. THis could save people a lot of cash, as they will be able to instantly zero in on only the Gs they need to get, instead of getting a redonculous number of them... Ah, who am I kidding. They'll likely end up buying more of them.

    Very evil post, d2mac...LOL!
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Interesting to see that the GWM-5600 (multiband 5) has a few advantages over the 5610.
    It also happens to be the watch that I borrowed for a day and then triggered my obsession with G-Shocks :)
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    Re: The GW-M56XX and its siblings, a short survey. :-)

    Yes, the first G5600 and the GW-5600J are very different and i didnt include them in my writeup.
    The GW-5600J was a 2-band receiver and was only able to catch US and Japan signals.
    Even the housing was different enough to have no compabilities to the DW-5600E nor the GW-M56XX in bezel or strap.
    I cant go more deeply into these models because i dont own one.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeaVis PaLigis View Post
    Nice write up!
    I would like to ask something.. I have this G5600 that sports a different module than the G5600E. It shaped like the gw5600j, also solar but has a funny battery gauge in a shape of a fireball.. Will post picture when i have the chance. It was the last piece i got for 2015 though.. Ü

    hawlrite!

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