I have always liked black and white G's. (For example, I'm a fan of the Brooklyn Circus and DQM 6900s -- both of which have versions of this color scheme (lack of color scheme?)). So I have looked longingly, on and off, at the GWX-5600B-7 since its release late last year.
I was put off, though, by the fact that the GWX-5600 stopwatch only runs 59'59" and countdown timers only run 99'. They are designed, obviously, for surfing and other athletic uses. I tend to use my G-Shock STW and CDT for more prosaic purposes -- timing long drives; setting "deadlines" for myself in the office, etc. So these short durations are a definite negative for me. Still, I really like the look of this one and I do have plenty of other choices on days where I know I'm going to want a longer STW and/or CDT.
I saw one yesterday at a shop in a subway station -- one of those "only in NYC" kind of places, there is a barber shop, a shoe shine and repair guy and a watch repair guy who also sells G's, Citizens, Seikos and Pulsars. He had this one for 20% off -- about the same or maybe $10 less than it goes for on eBay right now. I couldn't resist! (What else is new?)
Sedi has a great review and pictures of this watch here.
Here are a few more shots I grabbed this morning on the way to work:
In the subway station: