Help ID this G-Shock, please?

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    Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Hello,

    Anyone know what G-Shock model # this is? Was/is this model intended for the U.S. or Japan market (or both)? Is it available brand new or is it a discontinued model?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    It's the DW-5600E, a very widely available watch. You can get one for under $40, shipped, in the US. Check on Amazon.com or eBay.
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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by citeniK View Post
    It's the DW-5600E, a very widely available watch. You can get one for under $40, shipped, in the US. Check on Amazon.com or eBay.
    http://www.amazon.com/Casio-G-Shock-...UTF8&s=watches
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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Looks like standard DW-5600E-1 commonly found everywhere so should be easy to find cheaply...

    Chepest I found on ebay was $50 shipped here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Casio-G-Shoc...|39:1|240:1318

    EDIT: Somebody beat me to it and at an even better price hehe
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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Thanks, guys. I did a little Wikipedia research and it looks like this one replaced the DW-5600C which originally came out in 1987. The only thing that kinda sucks with this model is, it looks like you can't get other time zones. From what I'm reading that feature was eliminated with the 5600E ... is that right? If so, is there another model that's close to this one that does offer multiple time zones? Not a huge deal, it's not a deal-breaker by any means... just kinda cool to be able to see the time in other countries.

    Any of you guys have personal experience with this particular model? Good or bad? I like this one because it's simple, retro, minimalistic ...
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    Wink Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    I think a lot of us have at least one in the collection. It's a kind of 3rd generation basic G-Shock when considered the 1983 DW-5000C as the 1st generation, which via the DW-5200* evolved into the 1987 DW-5600C the 2nd generation. Since then the 5600 number has been used for newer generations with this square shape (G-5600, GW-5600, GW-M5600).

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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    If your looking for that style, with the latest technology (atomic, solar, other time zones, etc.) then the GW-M5600 would be the ticket.

    Here is one on a composite bracelet from the GW-M5600BC

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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by WhtShadow View Post
    If your looking for that style, with the latest technology (atomic, solar, other time zones, etc.) then the GW-M5600 would be the ticket.

    Here is one on a composite bracelet from the GW-M5600BC


    Cool, thanks. Obviously the biggest difference between the two would be solar-powered vs. quartz .... ?

    Do you find the solar to be on par with quartz as far as accuracy?

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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSeattleWA View Post
    Cool, thanks. Obviously the biggest difference between the two would be solar-powered vs. quartz .... ?

    Do you find the solar to be on par with quartz as far as accuracy?
    Actually you are a little off base. They are all quartz. The atomic receives radio waves from the atomic clock in Ft. Collins, CO, to set the time automatically every night. If it does not synchronize then it is just as accurate as any quartz watch. The solar is used to charge the battery, thereby not having to worry about the battery dying. HTH!
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    Re: Help ID this G-Shock, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by WhtShadow View Post
    Actually you are a little off base. They are all quartz. The atomic receives radio waves from the atomic clock in Ft. Collins, CO, to set the time automatically every night. If it does not synchronize then it is just as accurate as any quartz watch. The solar is used to charge the battery, thereby not having to worry about the battery dying. HTH!
    I see! So you could say it's even more accurate than a non-atomic

    The solar/atomic appears to be just a bit larger in size compared to the DW-5600E .... ?

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