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Casio G-Shock DW-5600E-1VER
Casio G-Shock DW-5600E-1VER.
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Casio G-Shock DW-5600E-1VER

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The DW-5600E is the longest-selling G-Shock and a direct heir to the original G-Shock from 1983. The 5600 series was introduced in 1987, and in 1996, it was upgraded with an electroluminescent backlight, hence the E. Contrary to what you would expect from such a legacy model, it's also the cheapest one available.

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The DW-5600E is the longest-selling G-Shock and a direct heir to the original G-Shock from 1983. The 5600 series was introduced in 1987, and in 1996, it was upgraded with an electroluminescent backlight, hence the E. Contrary to what you would expect from such a legacy model, it's also the cheapest one available.

The DW-5600E is the first watch by any company to survive the Guinness World Record test of driving a 24.97-tonne truck over the watch. It has the basic functions you would expect from G-Shocks and, surprisingly, one of the more comprehensive alarms of the bunch. If you don't need World Time, Bluetooth connection, or tide graphs, this is probably the watch for you.

The suffix 1VER means the color code (1 for Black), and VER denotes export models. The various regions are most often just packaged a bit differently, and the manual language varies.

Technical Specs

Casio wristwatches have so much in common that finding the right one for you may be difficult. Here are some simple facts:

  • Width: 42.8 mm
  • Height: 48.9 mm
  • Thickness: 13.4 mm
  • Weight: 53 g
  • Battery / Life: CR2016 / 2 years
  • Water Resistance: 20 BAR / 200 m
  • Made in China
  • Module: 3229

Features

These are features that may require clarification and may not be found on all models:

Mineral Glass

Actual glass with heat treatment to prevent scratches. All G-Shocks have at least a mineral glass; the more expensive ones have a sapphire layer on top of it.

Countdown Timer

The timer can be set with 1-second increments for up to 24 hours.

Stopwatch

Stopwatch with 1/100th precision to 60 minutes and 1-second precision to 24 hours. Displays elapsed time and can be toggled for split times and 1st and 2nd places.

The split time in Casio watches means freezing the elapsed time on the screen while the stopwatch keeps running in the background. E.G. if you run 1:36 laps with a steady pace, your first split time will be 1:36, the second one 3:12, then 4:48, and so on.

Multi Alarm Clock / Hourly Signals

You can set hourly time signals on or off, and the watch has a multitude of alarms: daily alarm, daily alarm for one month, alarm at a specified date, and a monthly alarm. You can enable a flash alert to blink the backlight independently of the beeps.

Calendar to the year 2099

You don't have to check the date setting of this watch each month: leap years, Februaries, and Biblical events are covered for a very long time – automagically.

Backlight

The electroluminescent blue-green backlight is an upgrade over the original dim LED backlights. Fixed afterglow at 3 seconds. Higher-end models of today have something they call the Super Illuminati.

Made by Casio

The first invention by Tadao Kashio was the yubiwa pipe: a ring that allows you to smoke a cigarette hands-free and all the way to the end. Tobacco was expensive in war-torn Japan (because WWII), and people had their hands full of work, so this was exactly what the market wanted. With the profits from the pipe, Kashio could fund the development of Casio's first electro-mechanical calculator.

High intelligence and flair for business combined with this sort of diligence could not have led to anything but the success Casio has achieved. The company has been the first mover too many times to mention. Let's skip the list this time.

Being the first mover has not sacrificed quality: many people still use Casio wristwatches they bought 40 years ago, and they have gained the trust of NASA, numerous special (and non-special) forces, law enforcement, paramedics, and so on. Another long list. The TL;DR is that all of these are damn good, pick any one you like!

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