Casio G-Shock GM-5600 Watches

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. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GM-5600 *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GM-5600 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GM-5600 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. GM-5600 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Other G-Shock GM Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  9. Official GM-5600 Video *only from Casio Company
  10. G-Shock GM-5600 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  11. Official GM-5600 Specs *all details and for base version GM-5600-1
  12. GM-5600 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  13. Full Photo Gallery *various images

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.



General Information

Price190$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2019
Module Number3229 / Manual
Model RangeSTANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)
Battery TypeCR2016 (G-Shock Batteries)
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Other Divisions the GM-5600 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Square

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GM-5600 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for

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

PROs
+ “worth the money” value
+ amazing classic look
+ love that green strap and the quick release pins
+ simple, tough, classic, and has all the basic functions

CONs
– negative display
– metal bezel = scratch magnet
– why Casio doesn’t make their entire line Solar and Multi Band?
– wish they made at least one of the available models with positive display

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

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

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

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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)

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

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


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Official GM-5600 Video

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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!

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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

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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)

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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.)


Not sure about GM-5600? There are more G-Shocks!

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