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    GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    Having done more overtime than expected my plan has change a bit
    I need to know the exact time for work and I don't mind solar
    and I would like a 5600 square size watch and it MUST be easy to read inside and outside in all types of light
    this is going to be more than beater or a work only
    This is going to be my wearing 75% of the time watch, hopefully for years

    so is the GW500 1JF worth the hassle of importing?
    Would I get the same ease of use from the GWM5610 1ER, at half the price?
    Is the GWS5600 the middle price,middle of the road choice?
    they say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and they are not wrong
    I'm just very confused
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    Well they all pretty much do the same, I would say that the digits look a bit better on the gw-5000 and I suspect the GWS5600 well be the same since they have the same module. The GW-5000 has the most comfortable strap in my opinion.

    I would say that yes, you would get the same ease of use from the GWM5610 at half the price. Personally, I would buy the GW-5000 because I like the screwback and the resin, it is now my daily wearer, beater, etc. and I love it.

    It is not hard to import and if you order with Seiya or Katsu it will take less than a week to get to you. Also, I have yet to be charged import fees.

    Maybe you should do a poll haha

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    There is no hassle at all, took 2 minutes to order from Chino, and another 2 minutes to pay via PayPal after they sent me the payment request. Watch showed up in 2 business days.
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    Which watch are people going to be talking about in years to come? Which will you be proudest to show off? Which will a fan be keenest to see?

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew&7 View Post
    Which watch are people going to be talking about in years to come? Which will you be proudest to show off? Which will a fan be keenest to see?

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    +1!!
    Well said, the GW5000 will be the only one!

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    The GW-5000 is very expensive, relative to its brethren. It is the "top of the line" for standard G-Shock design. You can't buy better. If you have $400 to throw at this watch and don't mind it, for the exclusivity of this model and luxurious DLC coating, then get it.

    However, I would read Scooby's recent impressions of the GW-5000 he just got (actually, he got two). I think he sums it up very well. There are others on the G-Shock WUS forum that have gotten it and also feel like it was a good buy, worth the price. But if you're a bit more practically minded, and would feel more comfortable in the $100-$200 range, you would be better off with a different model.

    As for the GW-S5600, a number of people have said that the carbon fiber band isn't all that comfortable. It's also rather "loud", with all the wording imprinted upon it (actually embedded, as you can't strip it off without damaging the finish). It's not a popular watch, because of the high cost with a very basic module that is still bested by the GW-5000.

    Personally, I think the G-5600J is a terrific choice, for functionality and readability. I don't have one myself, because I've got too many G's as it is, but if I didn't have any 5600 model G's, I'd get one. It takes the 5600 design and stretches it out just a little, making the digits a little larger and slanted slightly to the right.

    One other thing... how good is your hearing? If you will use the alarm and alerts (beep tones) on your watch, then beware that some of these models are pretty faint. The GW-M5610 series is noticeably less loud than the basic DW-5600E.
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    GW-5000 is the one to go for. I've owned mine now for about 2 1/2 years and I still think it's a great watch and have never regretted buying it. I've also gone through that honeymoon period of when you get into G's and feel the need to buy all the ones you like. I could let all the ones that I have go now apart from the GW-5000, mainly due to its great build quality and weight / feel when it's on my wrist.
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    The GW-5000 is very expensive, relative to its brethren. It is the "top of the line" for standard G-Shock design. You can't buy better. If you have $400 to throw at this watch and don't mind it, for the exclusivity of this model and luxurious DLC coating, then get it.

    However, I would read Scooby's recent impressions of the GW-5000 he just got (actually, he got two). I think he sums it up very well. There are others on the G-Shock WUS forum that have gotten it and also feel like it was a good buy, worth the price. But if you're a bit more practically minded, and would feel more comfortable in the $100-$200 range, you would be better off with a different model.

    As for the GW-S5600, a number of people have said that the carbon fiber band isn't all that comfortable. It's also rather "loud", with all the wording imprinted upon it (actually embedded, as you can't strip it off without damaging the finish). It's not a popular watch, because of the high cost with a very basic module that is still bested by the GW-5000.

    Personally, I think the G-5600J is a terrific choice, for functionality and readability. I don't have one myself, because I've got too many G's as it is, but if I didn't have any 5600 model G's, I'd get one. It takes the 5600 design and stretches it out just a little, making the digits a little larger and slanted slightly to the right.

    One other thing... how good is your hearing? If you will use the alarm and alerts (beep tones) on your watch, then beware that some of these models are pretty faint. The GW-M5610 series is noticeably less loud than the basic DW-5600E.
    It's alot of money-including import tax(according to a tax calculator) the GW500 works out at £321.46-which is too much to be honest,a GWS5600 is £261.38 which is to much for something that is uncomfortable
    so on that basis,can someone recommend a g-shock for under £200 that is understated,is digital,is easy to read,is solar and atomic,has a goodish alarm,not too big and can be bought in the uk?
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    I would suggest gwm5610 which is considerably less than the other two and you can get in on amazon.uk and possibly other places if you do look around which would eliminate the hefty import tax.

    Amazon.co.uk: Used and New: Casio GW-M5610-1ER Wave Ceptor Radio Controlled G-SHOCK Mens Digital Resin Watch

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF or GW-M5610-1ER

    Two atomic solar options in addition to the GW-M5610 include:

    GW-6900-1ER is a great alternative for £71.09:

    Casio GW-6900-1ER Men's G-Shock Radio-controlled Digital Resin Strap Watch: G-Shock: Amazon.co.uk: Watches

    Images from Watch-Tanka:
    GW-6900-1JF ƒJƒVƒI G-SHOCK ƒ..ƒ‹ƒ`ƒoƒ“ƒh6ƒ^ƒtƒ\[ƒ‰[“d”gŽžŒv ƒ^ƒiƒJŽžŒv“X

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    Another is the GW-7900-1ER which also qualifies for the Amazon.co.uk Father's day discount code: FATHER15

    G-Shock Men's Quartz Watch with Grey Dial Digital Display and Black Resin Strap GW-7900-1ER: G-Shock: Amazon.co.uk: Watches

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    My personal ranking of the three would be:

    1. GW-M5610-1ER - Slim, classic square design
    2. GW-6900-1ER - Classic 6900 design, a bit larger
    3. GW-7900-1ER - Rescue model with more functions that you possibly need and the largest of the three

    More images of the GWM-5610 from Watch-Tanaka:
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    The GW-5000 is definitely the top tier of the current 5000/5600 design in a solid stainless steel case screwback with DLC coating. It's discreet, professional looking with nice weight when worn and great substantial feeling when handled. It masks as an everyday G-Shock until you flip it over and where it's true beauty lies. The resin strap is the most comfortable of all my G-Shocks. I scoffed at it's premium price tag at first but it was definitely worth the investment.

    The GW-S5600 (limited production of 1500 units) has a similar dial graphics to the GW-5000 but in polyurethane case with a 4-screw brushed titanium case back plate. The GW-M5610 has a brushed stainless steel case back plate and different dial graphics but the display is exactly the same.

    The black translucent jelly case and carbon fiber polyurethane strap is uniquely different. It's extremely lightweight and I forget I'm wearing it on my wrist. The wrist side of the carbon fiber encased polyurethane has a soft matte finish and I'm in the minority where I find it quite comfortable. It's stiff at first but the strap has conformed to my wrist with a couple of wearings. The graphic text on the strap puts off some people but it's done tastefully and is more discreet than the GW-S5600B with negative display. My GW-S5600 display is actually a bit sharper than my GW-5000 and surprisingly cased in China - go figure.

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    I think for most individuals the GW-M5610 offers the best value. Where the GW-S5600 is a niche piece showcasing unique material construction and the GW-5000 is historic piece that combines the best elements of past and present.

    Good luck with your search and looking forward to photos of your new G-Shock!
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