Looking for a 5600-- some questions

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    Looking for a 5600-- some questions

    This would be my first digital since my $15 Timex from several years ago. It's nice, but I've been eyeing the G's for a little while now. I've narrowed it down to a GWM or a GW, but I can't figure out the difference. What does the GWM have that the GW doesn't? How do their sizes (the watches themselves) compare?

    Also, what do the numbers and letters at the end of the model ID describe? For example, Amazon sells a GWM5600-1CR. I've also seen a -1JF. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
    My Collection:
    Casio G-Shock GW-M5600-1CR
    Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay 5J21-0A10
    Seiko SKX031
    Seiko blue Atlas SKZ209
    Seiko Spirit GMT SBQJ015
    Seiko SKX781 Orange Monster
    Seiko SCVF001 titanium diver
    Seiko SBDX001 Marinemaster 300M
    Grand Seiko GMT SBGM027
    Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
    Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Rolex Submariner-date 16610
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
    Stowa Flieger Original 1
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa Marine 6425
    Tudor Pelagos 1
    Tudor Heritage Chrono

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    Re: Looking for a 5600-- some questions

    The GW-M5600 and GW-5600 have different modules:
    GW-M5600:
    http://ftp.casio.co.jp/pub/world_man.../en/qw3063.pdf
    GW-5600:
    http://ftp.casio.co.jp/pub/world_man.../en/qw2924.pdf

    explanation of model numbers:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/1255309-post2.html

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    Re: Looking for a 5600-- some questions

    Thanks for the link.

    So there's no real difference in features between a GWM5600-1 and a -1JF other than whether the model is a Japanese or export model? If so, why do the Japanese models cost about 50% more?
    My Collection:
    Casio G-Shock GW-M5600-1CR
    Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay 5J21-0A10
    Seiko SKX031
    Seiko blue Atlas SKZ209
    Seiko Spirit GMT SBQJ015
    Seiko SKX781 Orange Monster
    Seiko SCVF001 titanium diver
    Seiko SBDX001 Marinemaster 300M
    Grand Seiko GMT SBGM027
    Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
    Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Rolex Submariner-date 16610
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
    Stowa Flieger Original 1
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa Marine 6425
    Tudor Pelagos 1
    Tudor Heritage Chrono

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    Re: Looking for a 5600-- some questions

    G-Shocks tend to be more expensive in Japan I guess - maybe it's also because of the strong Yen. Don't know really. In most cases there are no differences between a Japan and export model - but there are some exceptions to that rule. Especially on models with alti/baro or thermometer functions - those only have the metric system when they are Japan domestic market models. There are also sometimes diffences in design. For example the G-8000-1ER is black with a positive display - the G-8000-1JF is black with a negative display.

    Greetings, Sedi
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    Sedi

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