Casio G-Shock GW-M5610 Watches

About the Watch in short. Classic square G-Shock with some expensive features. Externally, the model is not much different from its prototype DW-5600 – a fully electronic dial and a characteristic shape of the case. The only difference is the availability of more expensive functionality, namely solar power and radio time synchronization. Now you can forget about the periodic replacement of the battery, because the watch has a special panel that picks up daylight and converts it into electrical energy that feeds the battery. If you travel often, it is not necessary to manually translate the time – all the work will be done for you by synchronization on radio waves. Basic functions, such as an alarm clock, timer, stopwatch and world time, will come in handy. At night, the dial is illuminated by a powerful automatic backlight.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GW-M5610 *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GW-M5610 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GW-M5610 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. GW-M5610 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Other G-Shock GW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  9. G-Shock GW-M5610 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  10. Official GW-M5610 Specs *all details and for base version GW-M5610-1
  11. GW-M5610 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  12. 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

Price100$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2012
Module Number3159 / Manual
Model RangeSTANDART DIGITAL (This Line includes Digital G-Shocks that are the best in “price/quality” category. Usually have traditional digital functions.)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
Buy Battery on Amazon →
Other Divisions the GW-M5610 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Square
G-Shock Solar

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GW-M5610 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
+ great price
+ tough Solar
+ atomic time
+ comfortable
+ very light
+ brilliant design
+ shows the day and month
+ keeps perfect time on account of daily long wave radio time synchronisation
+ totally maintenance free

CONs
– the buttons can be a little tough to push and generally need to be done with the tip of one’s fingernail
– the tone of the alarm is quite faint on all solar-powered G-Shocks so anyone intending to use this as an alarm to wake them up in the morning needs to be a light sleeper

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

PROs
+ very accurate. Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)
+ Full-Auto Illuminator
+ 5 daily alarms
+ solar powered
+ Auto-Back Light

CONs
– no Hourly Time Signal

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GW-M5610 Model Range *may be updated

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

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GW-M5610 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

GW-M5610RB-4

The Listing of All G-Shock GW-M5610 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of GW-M5610 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)

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

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


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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

The GWM5610 possesses Tough Solar and Multi-band 6 Atomic Timekeeping technology housed within an even slim profile octagonal case. Non-Stop Tough Solar Power provides energy via a small solar panel combined with a large-capacity rechargeable battery that enables a variety of energy-hungry functions to operate smoothly. Black resin band digital watch with neutral face.


G-Shock GW-M5610 on the wrist!

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Official GW-M5610 Specs / Features *for base version GW-M5610-1

  • Full-Auto Illuminator
    Automatically deactivates the Auto EL backlight function when surrounding light is sufficient, and activates it under dim light or dark conditions.
  • Shock-resistant
    Shock-resistant construction protects against impact and vibration.
  • Solar Power
    A solar cell provides power for operation.
  • Radio signal reception (EU, USA, Japan, China)
    Whether in Europe, North America and Japan or in the outer reaches of Canada, Central America and China – once the watch has been set to the local time, it receives the relevant signal and shows the correct time wherever you are. In many countries, it also sets itself automatically to summer and winter time.
  • World time function
    Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world.
  • Stopwatch function – 1/100 sec. – 24 hours
    Elapsed time, split time and final time are measured with 1/100-sec accuracy. The watch can measure times of up to 24 hours.
  • Timer – 1/1 min. – 24 hours
    For fans of precision: the countdown timers help you to remember specific or recurring events by giving off an audible signal at a preset time. The time can be set to the nearest minute and up to 24 hours in advance. Ideal for people who need to take medicines every day or those who do interval training.
  • 5 daily alarms
    The daily alarm reminds you about recurring events with an acoustic signal at the time you have set. This model has 5 independent alarms for flexible reminders of important appointments.
  • Snooze feature
    Each time you stop the alarm, it sounds again after a few minutes.
  • Button tones on/off
    The button tones for using the mode button can be turned off. This means that the watch no longer beeps when switching from one function to another. Preset alarm or countdown timers remain active when the button tones are deactivated.
  • Automatic calendar with Date, Day and Month
    Once set, the automatic calendar always displays the correct date.
  • 12/24-hour timekeeping
    Times can be displayed in either a 12-hour or 24-hour format.
  • Mineral glass
    The tough mineral glass resists scratching.
  • Resin case
  • Resin band
    Synthetic resin is the ideal material for wrist straps thanks to its extremely durable and flexible properties.
  • Buckle
  • Battery level indicator
    An indicator shows the current battery level.
  • Water resistance classification (20 bar)
    Perfect for free diving without scuba gear: the watch is water resistant up to 20 bar according to ISO 22810.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    46,7mm x 43,2mm x 12,7mm
  • Weight
    approx. 51,7 g

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GW-M5610 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

DW-D5500

GW-M5610

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2014

2014

2012

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

Light

Electro-luminescent backlight

Electro-luminescent backlight

Full-Auto Illuminator

Alarm

3 multi-function alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

3 multi-function alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

5 daily alarms

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute incrementsand 1-hour increments)
Other: Auto-repeat, progress beeper

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)
Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper on/off

1/1 min. – 24 hours

Stopwatch

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Other: 5-second countdown auto start

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Other: 5-second countdown auto start

Stopwatch function – 1/100 sec. – 24 hours

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

Yes

World Time

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

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

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

Auto-Back Light

No

Yes

Yes

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

5 years on CR2016

10 years on CR2025

Solar Powered CTL1616

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

48.8×46×12.7

45.4×46.2×13.6

46.7x43.2x12.7


Full features (if you want to know more)

DW-D5500 Wiki

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GW-M5610 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 GW-M5610 (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 115$ on eBay →
starting from 12$ on PacParts →


Recent News about GW-M5610 

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You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in GW-M5610 mean?

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

What does Tough Solar in GW-M5610 mean?

CASIO’s original solar-charging system that converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.

How does Radio-controlled Watch in GW-M5610 work?

This is additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate.


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