so today I had the pleasure to fetch my DW-5600MS from the post office which kind of puts a stop to my "5600 buying spree" over the last few weeks/months which included the following:
I wanted a little variety in the modules and functions and also design-wise. So I think it's time to present the current state of my 5600s. Let's begin with the newest addition - the DW-5600MS (edit: please ignore the incorrect date - I just noticed I forgot to set it correctly - I only set the time when I got it not taking into account the time-zone change from Hong-Kong to Germany):
the PVD buttons:
some group shots (the DW-5600WC "FIFA" is missing - looks like my wife lost it):
and a little more detail:
DW-5000SL and DW-5600MS:
The negative displays together:
I'd say the MS is the best, followed by GLS and then GWX.
Black and white:
That's it for now. It was kind of fun to order that many different versions of basically the same model - it give you a new look everyday while maintaining the same "feeling" while wearing them. Most of them are also very different considering the features. I'm lucky I still got the "old version" of the MS with the normal buttons (since there already are "Made in China" DW-6900MS I think the DW-5600MS will be next). I assume that the new ones will also have the IMO stupid design change made on the GWX-5600 which makes the buttons only useable by using my fingernails - this makes an easy-to-use model almost unuseable. I wonder what Casio was thinking. So should I feel the need to get some more 5600/5000 I's start looking for the older versions - preferrably "Made in Thailand" or with "Japan" on the back - not that I think the quality of the newer "Made in China" versions ain't good - it's just the stupid decision to make the shafts of the buttons shorter. But for now I'm all good anyway. Currently wearing the new MS of course. I have to say the oldie but goldie 1545 kind if grew on me - didn't like it much when I got my first one but now it's one of my personal favourites. So the "Spike Lee" and MS will probably get the most wrist-time in the next few days...but wait - tomorrow my DB-37 will probably arrive .