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    Re: Seeking balance between durability and price - M5610/DW5600 etc

    Quote Originally Posted by fwupow View Post
    The GW-5000 uses the new Steel Case & Caseback design. The lugs are very stout (wider than the original DW-5000 from 1983). If you tear a strap off, the springbar will bend and/or break, but it's highly unlikely that any of the lugs will be the least bit fazed.
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    The beefed-up lugs and the compatibility of the reissue screwbacks resin with the 5600E etc are two fantastic moves by Casio.

    If only they would release a regular series screwback DW5600E....
    Last edited by nj1; March 24th, 2014 at 21:01.
    GW-5000 : DW-5030C : DW-5600C : GW-5600J : DW-5600E

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    Re: Seeking balance between durability and price - M5610/DW5600 etc

    Quote Originally Posted by nj1 View Post
    I'm surprised no one has addressed this. You are misunderstanding how these watches are made. The GW-5000 case (front plate with lugs and backplate) is an all metal screwback, but the bezel is resin. The bezel on most G-Shocks is totally replaceable and just slips over the module casing. So on the GW-5000 the case is all metal, but the bezel and strap are resin. On most Gs, including the two you name atop the thread, the case is plastic and the only metal is the 4-screw case back.
    Many thanks for the clarification. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by nj1 View Post
    Re durability, well the DW-5600e is just as durable as the M5610 but the latter will go longer on the same battery so you perhaps mean longevity, not really sure. However, if you don't use the backlight much it's kind of a moot point.
    Yes, I was intentionally thinking of durability and longevity as two aspects of the same question.

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