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    GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    Well, the GWG1000 is being delivered tomorrow, so now which square?

    Same module, so nothing to discuss there. It seems the GW-5000-1JF is more sturdy and robust, where the GW-S5600-1JF is much lighter, and more techy with the carbon fiber.

    I'd appreciate all opinions.

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    Carbon fiber, hi tech, the best one!
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    Basically same watch, but very diffrent

    GW5000 has good weight being steel cased screwback, matte black resin which is also super soft and it's more undercover, small and black for daily use. But the S5600 is not screwback. It's even lighter then standard squares (not much, but still) and it has shiny carbon strap, which some find not comfortable and it's a bit long.

    Depends what do you need it for, GW5000 is better for daily use, bu S56000 has fun factor and it's definitely more special.
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    The GW-5000 is the "nicest" G-Shock that has ever been made, in my opinion. It really needs to be seen in person and worn regularly to really appreciate the fine details.

    The S5600 is definitely a flashier G-Shock, though I would put a DLC steel case over a carbon fibre band in terms coolness factor. And the 5000 strap is considerably more soft and comfortable than pretty much any other.


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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    If you want a G that some collectors may like, go for a screwback. If you want a G that you will like wearing longer, forget the screwback. Lighter is IMO better. The only disadvantage is potentially that after, say, half a dozen battery swaps, it's easier to strip the little screws on the non-screwback than it is to strip all the notches on the screwback -- and even then you can use a gag ball to remove the screwback. This is a ridiculously extreme example. I'd go lighter.

    Are you collecting safe queens or will you treat the watch with the utter apathy, if not contempt, that a G truly deserves? That's the question. I am a proponent of the latter, I hope you trash it for decades on end.
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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    I'm a screwback guy, so I cast my vote for the GW-5000.

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    I don't really need it at all. I have a 6900, a gd400, a rangeman & tomorrow a GWG1000 should arrive. I wear these all as beaters, but, as you can see, all the G's I have are the big, bulky ones. Just looking to get a square because I don't have one that's small. I really like the old-school look of the squares and the atomic/solar.
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    GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    The screwback will almost certainly be more appealing to more collectors and G aficionados.

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    No need to open the back.
    They are both solar.

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    Re: GW-S5600-1JF or GW-5000-1JF ? Help me decide

    Quote Originally Posted by drlvegas View Post
    I don't really need it at all. I have a 6900, a gd400, a rangeman & tomorrow a GWG1000 should arrive. I wear these all as beaters, but, as you can see, all the G's I have are the big, bulky ones. Just looking to get a square because I don't have one that's small. I really like the old-school look of the squares and the atomic/solar.
    Well if Solar/atomic is the only real requirement, why not get a GW-M5610 instead of looking at both of these?

    If you insist on either the carbon or the GW-5000, I'd just stop and think what you'd value more. The lightweight and extra flashiness of carbon-fibre, or the extra weight of the DLC coated screwback.

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