Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

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    Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

    I like the size of the 5600 series, and have a battery powered one coming, but I would really like a 5600 that has the solar function WITHOUT the atomic function. Is there such a model? There are so many variations, I have not found the right model number if there is one.

    Another question is can the atomic function just be turned off if I just get one with both?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

    Sure - the G-5600 is solar but not atomic:
    G-SHOCK - Watches - Products - CASIO
    Just under the GX-56.

    edit: yes, the atomic reception can be turned off.

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    Re: Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Sure - the G-5600 is solar but not atomic:
    G-SHOCK - Watches - Products - CASIO
    Just under the GX-56.

    edit: yes, the atomic reception can be turned off.

    Greetings, Sedi
    EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks. Now comes the choice of color.

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    Re: Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post
    ...can the atomic function just be turned off if I just get one with both?
    I can see the appeal of a solar-only model, as they're cheaper and not everyone lives in a reception area, but I do wonder.. should you have gotten one with atomic, why would you want to turn it off? It doesn't really do any harm, does it? Not criticism this, just curiosity:)

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    Re: Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

    Quote Originally Posted by darth_barf View Post
    I can see the appeal of a solar-only model, as they're cheaper and not everyone lives in a reception area, but I do wonder.. should you have gotten one with atomic, why would you want to turn it off? It doesn't really do any harm, does it? Not criticism this, just curiosity:)

    Paul
    Mostly because I go to areas that don't have reception in Europe. The solar watch without atomic feature just seems like a perfect simple G-Shock.

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    Re: Is there a 5600 that is solar, but NOT atomic?

    Actually, I did order a G-5600A-3DR for a good price. I thought I was getting one with the atomic feature. There are many sites that say it is solar as well as atomic. From the above link, it seems that it is only solar (and specially considering the price) and there is a good bit of misinformation in the advertising of these watches. I see they are more popular than I thought at first, since many of the sites I've seen advertise them as having the atomic feature as well. I wonder how many have bought these hoping for the atomic feature to find they are only solar.

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