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    What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    Been looking for one since I bought 3 of them in 2006 or so. Back then they were hard to come by in the US and probably why I never bought one. At the time though I don't recall them costing any more than the standard face model. Problem is now the GW5600 is discontinued. What watch is now out there to fit my requirements, basically I just want the the GW5600 black face.

    The GX-56K-3HDR has what I want but is not atomic and costs $170USD from what another member of this forum mentioned in a thread making it more than double of what the old GW5600s cost and I will not spend that kind of $$$ on one just for the black face.



    The GWM5600 is everything I'd need EXCEPT it is not black faced, and the price is $120 which seems more than what the older GW5600 cost.



    The GWM5610 is everything I'd like EXCEPT it has a goofy 2-tone white black tuxedo finish. That AND the price it $300-$400 on ebay. The GW5600B-1J black face version was under $100.

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    I got the GX-56 Orange Atomic Solar one and I like it. Should be interesting if you can find any that match the color combination you are looking for.
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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    I just looked it up and the GX-56 is NOT atomic and also many complaints about the display size not being any larger than the 5600 even though they could have increased the display size due to them not using the atomic feature, and also the price is at least $200. What's the reason this is twice what the GW5600 cost and it has a huge con with no atomic time, also the orange is good if you are a 12 year old girl.

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    I bought this GW-M5610BC-1JF shipped from Japan for $285. It is subdued - No (Tuxedo :) white lettering and is Multiband 6 and on the bracelet. GREAT Watch -Ronbo

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    I'm still amazed at the sticker shock... $285 for a Casio? I'm still thinking a black faced model should be right around $100 USD just like the GW5600s were. I think during the holidays of 2006 I bought 3 of them for around $50-$60 after a 10% off discount from JC Penny's. Even though mine wasnt the black faced reversed display, I don't think there should be a $200 extra premium just for that display.

    I'm having trouble finding an old thread I remember reading years ago where people were using polarizing film to make a reversed display. I may bite the bullet and mod mine instead of getting gouged price wise.

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    ...also the orange is good if you are a 12 year old girl.
    LOL you'll be surprised how many F17 members have the Rescue Orange GX-56. I think the lowest priced 6-Band atomic negative display with all black resin you get in the US is the GW-7900B-1 for $150.

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    How about GWX-5600, GRX-5600, G-5600KG and you buy extra black resin.

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    Thanks, for the above but only the different colored ones would work as my requirements are absolutely atomic and solar and black display. The more I am finding the frustration of this combo for under $100, the more likely I will just reverse the display of the GW5600s I already own.

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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    Thanks, for the above but only the different colored ones would work as my requirements are absolutely atomic and solar and black display. The more I am finding the frustration of this combo for under $100, the more likely I will just reverse the display of the GW5600s I already own.
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    Re: What model to buy wanting a black reversed face GW5600

    Now at a stand still modding my GW5600 to a reversed display. Module is hard wired in and the film does not come off like the tutorial displays on a non solar, non atomic DW5600...

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