Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

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    Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Thought I would briefly give you my initial likes and dislikes on the above subject watch:

    Watch is smaller then it appears in the photo illustrations and this is GOOD because it can be worn in more social settings, and fits nicely under shirt sleeves!

    Also GOOD, is the solar and atomic functions which work flawlessly in Central Florida, even while the watch is being worn.

    I've seen complaints that the time function is blocked out in the stop watch mode, but to me, this is GOOD, because the numbers are visible even in dark conditions.

    One of the BAD things is the rubber strap, as Casio's go this is a rather expensive watch, and should have a better strap.

    Another BAD thing is the buttons which are almost countersunk and too small to quickly change a mode. Try to rapidly start or stop the Stop Watch function in situations, where it might be required to do so.

    Just my thoughts guys, but, don't misunderstand me I still like the watch!

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    Hi Dick,

    Thanks for your opinion. I believe the digits are about the same as the G-5600 (I hope). If so, one of theBESTthings on the G-5600 is that it has the largest digits, very good for fast reading and also for the elderly eyes amongst us. About the buttons... Try a mudresist model and compare that with your GW-5600 The price you pay for mud resistance is the rubber cover over the actual buttons, so pushing buttons is not too easy if you are not used to the watch

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    Question Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors
    ...Try a mudresist model and compare that with your GW-5600 ...
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    Sjors,

    Are the GW300 or DW9052 series buttons of this type, or do you mean specifically a Mudman?

    Thanks

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    I mean specifir the Gausman, Raysman, Mudman and new Mudman models...

    The GW-300 and DW-9000 series modles have covered buttons and you must also get used to them. Fact is that buttons like that are very good covered for impacts. Again, you pay a price for shock resistance. I actually have a fake G-2000. One of the facts you can easily find out poor construction is that there is that the buttons not need to be forced into the case. Actually G-Shock buttons are double sealed, which causes the buttons to be pushed harder than other not extreme waterresist watches.

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    Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Quote Originally Posted by DickJ
    Another BAD thing is the buttons which are almost countersunk and too small to quickly change a mode. Try to rapidly start or stop the Stop Watch function in situations, where it might be required to do so.
    agree

    i thought the watch is just slow in respond to button input

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    Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Thanks guy's for the feed back! When I find a place to buy a Mudman, I guess I'll buy one. Good watch hunting to all. Dick

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    Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Quote Originally Posted by DickJ View Post
    Also GOOD, is the solar and atomic functions which work flawlessly in Central Florida, even while the watch is being worn.
    Sorry for the bump on this old thread.

    But, I thought this was very interesting.

    Is that true?

    You can calibrated your atomic watch even if you are wearing it?

    I can't even do that with my G-Shock MTG-9300.

    I have to take it off and stick it in a window.

    It would save me the effort to even do all that.

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    Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    I wear mine to bed every night and it syncs up no problem.

    Great watch. Very happy with both of mine.


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    Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Wow, thanks for the answer back.

    Do you know how many times I've gotten "ERR" from my MTG-9300 not calibrating right.

    I find that feature to be so annoying.

    Now, I don't have to be bothered.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Observaton of a newly purchased GW5600J

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Shocks Are Cool. View Post
    Is that true?

    You can calibrated your atomic watch even if you are wearing it?
    It varies depending on location and atmospheric conditions. My Forester (and the MTG900 I tried before it) normally only synchs at 3-4am if I stick it in a particular window, but one night it synched at midnight, on my wrist, while I was washing dishes. It might just like the metal sink better, but I haven't had it in that area consistently enough to tell.

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