Casio G-Shock DW-5600 Series

About the Watch in short. Representative of the iconic G-Shock square form factor with steel casing. Thus, the Japanese decided to give fans of the high-impact direction an opportunity to enjoy metal in their favorite case, while the price tag of the model is quite affordable – about $ 250. The inside of the case is made of polymer to absorb shock and reduce the total weight of the watch, and both parts of the strap are removable – the replacement process takes a matter of seconds. The capabilities of the GM-5600 module almost completely coincide with the DW-5600 – a stopwatch, world clock, timer, alarm clock, calendar and backlight with a blinking function.

Quick Content Guide

  1. Famous people wearing G-Shock DW-5600! *updates
  2. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in DW-5600 *the most distinctive features in details
  3. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. DW-5600 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. DW-5600 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. Other G-Shock DW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  8. G-Shock DW-5600 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  9. Official DW-5600 Specs *all details and for base version DW-5600E-1VQ

Famous people wearing G-Shock DW-5600!

Astronauts Bill Nelson and commander John Creighton are wearing G-Shock DW-5600
Music band Gorillaz’ is wearing G-Shock DW-5600

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Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

*some images are about G-Shock 5000/5600 cases, but the technology, approaches, concepts and philosophy remains the same for the whole G-Shock Model Range

Hollow case structure. Based on a realization that “shocks are not transmitted inside a bouncing rubber ball,” the structure was designed to let the module float inside the case, relieving shocks transmitted from outside. Today, the module’s shock resistance is realized through further technical innovations. But the revolutionary tough structure that gave G-SHOCK its origin began here.

All-directional covering. If the watch is dropped, the protruding bezel fully enclosing it absorbs the shock, protecting the buttons directly connected to the module and alleviating shocks from all directions. The bezel also guards the surface of the crystal. The band is curved stiffly at the point of connection with the case, moreover, enabling it to serve as a shock absorber and prevent direct shocks to the back of the case.

Protective cushioning of key parts. The crystal oscillator and other critical parts inside the module are guarded individually by cushioning material. Any strong shock to the watch causes immediate distortion of the cushioning inside the module, preventing contact failure and malfunction.

Japan Quality. Constructed with genuine quality, CASIO products provide truly practicable applications in which functionality and beauty combine. The leading-edge LSI technologies and skilled craftsmanship that give life to CASIO watches exemplify the quality Japan boasts in the world marketplace.
For CASIO, “faith in manufacturing” refers to an inexorable advancement of digital technologies and an uncompromising commitment to fine craftsmanship. This faith engenders unparalleled performance that not only elevates CASIO watches as close as possible to perfection, but that actually changes their wearers’ lifestyles.

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General Information

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Year of first Release2000
Module Number3229
Battery TypeCR2016 (G-Shock Batteries)

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Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

+ tough as nails and never needs servicing
+ it’s endlessly reliable, completely indestructible
+ practical, multi-functional and robust

– with a downside there’s so much goes on it’s sometimes hard to see all the detail

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DW-5600 Model Range *may be updated

*You may find updated information about colors on our G-Shock 2021 New Releases page →

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DW-5600 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock DW-5600 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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Other G-Shock DW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases

These are not all G-Shock DW Series. Here is a list of All G-Shock DW Watches →

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

From G-SHOCK, the watch brand that is always finding ways to incorporate world culture icons into exciting new designs, comes a selection of new Metallic Mirror Face models.
These new models are part of the Basic lineup that harkens back to the days of no-nonsense practical G-SHOCK styling in commemoration of the 35th G-SHOCK anniversary being celebrated in 2018. Base models are the DW-5600, which is a masterpiece of original G-SHOCK styling.

G-Shock DW-5600 on the wrist!

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Official DW-5600 Specs / Features *for base version DW-5600E-1VQ

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Mineral Glass
  • Shock Resistant
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Electro-luminescent backlight
  • Flash alert
    Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 00’00″00~59’59″99 (for the first 60 minutes)
    1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
    1 second (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 24 hours
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    Other: Auto-repeat
  • Multi-function alarm
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2039)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 2 years on CR2016
  • Size of case : 48.9×42.8×13.4mm
  • Total weight : 53g

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