Casio G-Shock GM-5600 Watches

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.

Important Information

  • Price — 190$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
  • Year of first Release —  2019
  • Module Number — 3229 / Manual
  • Model Range — STANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)
  • Other Divisions the GM-5600 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the link
  • Battery Type — CR2016 (G-Shock Batteries)

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

PROs
+ “worth the money” value
+ amazing classic look

CONs
– negative display
– metal bezel = scratch magnet

Feedback from Experts *based on comparison info with similar watches by price, model range, etc.

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ electro-luminescent backlight Afterglow
+ Auto-Back Light

CONs
– no Radio-controlled feature
– no World Time
– only 2 years battery
– no Data Memory


GM-5600 Model Range *may be updated

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


The most distinctive specs of GM-5600 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Steel bezel (uses resin for the case interior and stainless steel for the bezel cover, creating a look of elegance while maintaining light weight and a great fit to the wrist)


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

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


Official GM-5600 Video

Official Marketing Focus from Casio

Introducing a new selection of models that adds metal parts to the design of the square-face 5600 Series G-SHOCK, the watch that has been revolutionizing personal timekeeping since 1983.
These new models use resin for the case interior and stainless steel for the bezel cover, creating a look of elegance while maintaining light weight and a great fit to the wrist. Light-on-dark LCDs further add to the overall chic look of these timepieces.
These new 5600 Series watches maintain the original G-SHOCK concept while improving overall timekeeping quality, designs, and comfort.


G-Shock GM-5600 on the wrist!


Official GM-5600 Specs / Features *for base version GM-5600-1

  • Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Electro-luminescent backlight
    Afterglow
  • 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 : 49.6×43.2×12.9mm
  • Total weight : 73g

GM-5600 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches


GM-5600

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2019

2019

2018

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

 ±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

Light

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Full-Auto Illuminator

Electro-luminescent backlight

Alarm

Multi-function alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

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

1/1 min. – 24 hours

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)

Stopwatch

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

Elapsed time, split time and final time are measured with 1/100-sec accuracy. The watch can measure times of up to 24 hours.

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 59’59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

No

Yes

World Time

No

Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world

29 time zones (48 cities), daylight saving on/off

Auto-Back Light

Yes

Yes

No

Data Memory

No

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

2 years on CR2016

Solar Powered CTL1616

5 years on CR2025

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

49.6×43.2×12.9

52.5x46.4x15.6

51.4×46.8×15.5


Full features (if you want to know more)



GM-5600 Replacement Band (Strap) *availability
We think it is very important (before buying a new watch) to know if there will be some choice as for replacement bands for GM-5600 (in future or even now). So we made a research and you shouldn’t worry about your future as the bands are available for buying.

starting from 73$ on eBay →
starting from 48$ on PacParts →


Recent News about GM-5600 

All Casio GM-5600 News →


You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in GM-5600 mean?

The watch is good for swimming but not for deep diving.

What does Steel bezel in GM-5600 do?

It uses resin for the case interior and stainless steel for the bezel cover, creating a look of elegance while maintaining light weight and a great fit to the wrist.

What model range does GM-5600 belong to?

STANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)

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