First time poster here, though I have been browsing this forum on and off for years.
I'm considering buying a GW5000. I had originally considered the GWM5610 as I like the retro look and the idea of never having to wind a watch appeals (I have a couple of rarely worn mechanicals that need to be wound every time I wear them). However, the only other G that I've owned is an AW591 and expect that they share the same kind of strap. The AW591 strap was pretty terrible- stiff, clunky and on a small wrist it left huge gaps at corrugated section by the lugs. I mitigated this somewhat by re-molding in hot water, but overall the strap was still unpleasant enough that I quickly replaced it with a softer NATO style band.
I've read that the strap on the GW5000 is much more supple. Can anyone confirm that this additional flexibility also applies to the sections of strap by the lugs, and that the straps don't have the "small wrist overhang" problem that accompanies stiffer G-Shock watch straps?
Or perhaps I am wrong about the strap on the GWM5610- is it comparable to the AW591 in stiffness?