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Casio G-Shock Classic $66.82 + $8.24 Shipped ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU (in stock June 5)

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Casio G-Shock Classic DW5600E-1V
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6% cashback at Cashrewards

  • Crystal/Lens - Mineral
  • Size of case - 48.9mm × 42.8mm × 13.4mm
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2039)
  • EL Backlight with Afterglow,
  • Multi-function Alarm, 1/100 second stopwatch
  • Countdown Timer, Auto-repeat function, Hourly Time Signal, Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2039)
  • 12/24 Hour Formats,
  • Water Resistant - 200 Metres

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  • +2 votes

    This is my outdoors/hard work watch and it's been rock solid for years.

  • +5 votes

    It's a staple watch every watch collector should have.

    • +1 vote

      It's smaller than most G-Shocks so it's good for skinny wrists.

      • +3 votes

        Yes, I have skinny, wimpy Asian wrists and normally wear smaller watches like the SNK809 (37mm) and the DW5600 doesn't look too big like other G-Shocks.

      • +4 votes

        If you want a small and skinny G-Shock, just get a Casio F-91W.
        I've been treating mine like a G-Shock and no problems at all so far.

        • +1 vote

          Don't know why you got down voted, I know heaps of people with that watch that got 15 years out of one and only required a battery replacement. Not sure how much tougher than that you need your watch to be

        • +1 vote

          Coming from a cricket/tennis enthusiast. Mine is now 16 years old and still no match.

          Staple watch

        • +1 vote

          Yep, my one's still going well after quite some time.

          There's been a few times I've bumped the display on doorways/wall-edges, yet it still doesn't have any scratches.

        • +1 vote

          It is good, I have one of those too, as well as the 5600. One advantage of the 5600 is that it has a recessed screen, which means it shouldn't get scratched. Mine hasn't in 10 years and it's my hard use watch. Also, the battery in my 5600 is over 10 years old now! I still wear it when I'm working at night so that I can use the light on it to see what the time is. Long battery life is not uncommon for the 5600's. The 91 may be similar; I haven't had mine long.

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    Rocking my 1990s 1545 module DW5600 as I type. Changed battery once since I got it (it did get "lost" for a few year). My weekend/yard work watch and still looks new.

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      The resin on mine crumbled and I cant get it fixed. Mum bought me that in 93 or 94. Wish I could restore it.

  • +4 votes

    waiting for a deal for a tough solar version which is slightly smaller lug to lug

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for a reminder - just bought the MDV106-1AV Duro and the AE1200 world time.

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      Don't forget 6% cashrewards.

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        Yup! Did it as well. Been waiting for the AE1200 to go below $50. + shipping will make it $50 so I'll just get the duro as well which is closest to the cheapest to get the shipping free.

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    Can’t wait for mine to come in a couple weeks!

  • +2 votes

    Great price and not to rain on your parade WN, as I always appreciate your deals but as I've said in the past, while the DW-5600 was an iconic model in the G-Shock range, the module is just a bit too dated in 2021 and given the price difference between it and its more modern, solar-powered successor, the G-5600E, which while slightly more expensive will arguably last you twice if not three times as long as the DW-5600 on a single battery (thus much cheaper over time), makes the G-5600E by far and away the best G-Shock square, "beater" watch money can buy.

    • +1 vote

      slightly more? looks like double.

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        Currently yes, but it's been as low as $113.40 in the past. In any case, that's a small premium to pay given you'll probably get a good 10-20 years out of a G-5600E compared to around 5-8 years out of a DW-5600 on a single battery.

        • +2 votes

          $67 + $9 for 3 additional batteries = $78 over a 20 year period.

          • +4 votes

            @mapax:

            1. You're assuming a majority of people are changing their watch batteries themselves; they aren't, so your optimistic estimates there need to be multiplied by a factor of 10 for each battery change (~$90), which is what most watch kiosks/watchmakers will be charging (if not more). That works out to about $270 dollars combined for three battery changes, plus the $67 for the watch itself equals $337 over a 20 year period; significantly more than the usual $135 dollars or so that a G-5600E costs.

            2. It's not just in overall cost where the G-5600E competes; as I said, it's a much more user-friendly, modern and less clunky module to use with better, more readable font (which is hugely important for a daily beater watch) and more features than the DW-5600, which has not changed one bit since being released in 1996.

            I own both watches for the record, being a G-Shock collector, and since getting the G-5600E my old DW-5600 gets virtually no wrist time because it's just a clunkier, more old-fashioned and ultimately inferior version of the G-5600E which has well and truly surpassed it in all respects. I strongly recommend you watch this video review as there's really no arguing against the G-5600E being superior once they're compared side-by-side.

            I get the iconic appeal of the classic DW-5600 but there's a reason why Casio no longer produce so many other original G-Shocks from the early 90s that have been superseded by newer models; they're incredibly primitive, outdated, lack so many obvious improvements that Casio have long-since introduced and are really poor choices compared to newer models.

            This is one of those cases where it pays just to spend a little bit more to get a much higher-quality product that will last you a damn-near a lifetime essentially, and certainly longer than any other watch you can buy for $135 dollars or less.

            • +3 votes

              @Gnostikos: I'll offer another perspective and say that solar isn't always better than regular batteries.

              I use my G Shock square mostly when I'm doing manual work in the house/garage/yard and think I might scrape the watch I'm wearing. I don't wear it often these days, maybe every few months or so. The rest of the time it stays in the dark in the second drawer of my watch box.

              Solar would mean less battery changes, but you lose the flexibility of where you can store it.

              In this case, I'm ok with an occasional battery change in exchange for keeping the watch neatly out of sight. Bought my DW-5600E about 7 years ago and haven't had to change the battery yet.

              A more modern module and display would be nice, though.

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                @underscore:

                I'll offer another perspective and say that solar isn't always better than regular batteries.

                It literally always is, even in your use case.

                Solar would mean less battery changes, but you lose the flexibility of where you can store it.

                Not unless you're storing it away in the dark for an entire year.

                All solar-powered Casio watches have a Power Saving mode that can be enabled which puts the module into sleep whenever the solar cell is left in darkness for more than 60 minutes. In Power Saving mode, the display is turned off and all functions (alarms, timers, etc) are disabled save for time-keeping. It's basically like leaving the pilot light on in a gas water heater; it's consuming a minuscule amount of energy. In this state, most Casio watches can keep time and a sufficient power reserve for 6 months or more without any additional exposure to UV or artificial light.

                You're also exaggerating how much light exposure the typical solar cell on a watch needs; every single solar-powered Casio watch manual says virtually the same thing in regards to the amount of UV exposure required: 30 minutes of direct sunlight every month is all you need; maybe an hour if it's a cloudy day. The manuals state this assumes you're actually operating a lot of the functions on the watch regularly in a typical month and thus consuming the battery charge beyond the tiny amount need for quartz time-keeping; in my experience if you're only checking the time and not using any functions regularly, like the back light, alarms, timers, world time or tide graphs/moon data/sensors (if applicable) then the actual amount of UV exposure required is more along the lines of 30 minutes every 3 months.

                Finally, all solar-powered Casios have a power reserve indicator on the display which will typically show you a readout of Low/Medium/High for the battery charge and will display a warning when the battery charge level is getting too low (along with automatically putting the watch into Power Saving mode); I very rarely see the power reserve indicator on any of my solar-powered Casio/G-Shock watches dip below 'High', especially on the G-5600E since it's such a frugal module in terms of complexity and power consumption.

                For your needs, I'd wager the G-5600E wouldn't ever fail you.

                • +1 vote

                  @Gnostikos: Yeah I'm familiar with the power saving mode, I have a couple of Casio solar watches in my collection. One of which (protrek) I keep exposed to light because I found the power reserve on low after keeping it in the second drawer of a watch box.

                  Keeping it in the dark I feel like I need to keep an eye on the battery level and wear it or put it in the sun. Not a huge inconvenience but less convenient to me than swapping a battery. I like not having to think about my DW5600E until I want to wear it or find it with a dead battery.

                  My other solar watch (Oceanus) I wear more often and love that it's always running, always accurate, packed full of features and needs basically no maintenance.

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          my 5600 is still going strong on the original battery - over 10 years now. Many folk end up having to replace their solar watch batteries due to over charging or leaving flat - some don't last long at all. Although I don't know about the 5600e specifically. Ah, just read in your post about the charge indicator; that is handy, my casio AQS810W-1AV doesn't have that. If it did I'd try to keep it at medium charge.

          Oh, rechargable batteries for the casios are more expensive by 2x to 4x, and there don't seem to be any available from well known manufacturers.

          Sheesh; I just checked my watch manual for the 810 - it does have a charge indicator! I have to cycle through the mode button.

  • +2 votes

    I bought my 8 year old son a classic Casio digital watch, it turned out to be the exact model Osama Bin Laden wore and a favourite within al-Qaeda - I found that interesting. lol

    • +2 votes

      Also the watch Obama wore.

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      apparently the 91 was / is popular with bomb makers :(

      • +1 vote

        nothing sinister about it, that's only owing to it's reliability

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          of course

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      I also bought one of the basic/classic ones for my 8 year old, hes super excited to get it.
      not sure if this helps anyone but the f105w is a slightly upgraded model from the terrorist edition, almost same as original just way better backlight. hope this helps someone.

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    Hmm, should I get this or the MDV106 thats basically the same price? I know theyre different styles but idk.

    • +2 votes

      Why not both?

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        Gotta save that money. Both seem like great staples and while I do plan do some free diving with the watch i choose, i cant see one or the other being better suited for the task.

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          Fair enough. In that case, I think the MDV106 is slightly more versatile, assuming your wrist is large enough for it. With a change to a leather strap or the bracelet from Aliexpress, it can also be dressed up a bit.

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    It's 100 dollars now…

    • +1 vote

      It says $66.57 for me.

  • +2 votes
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    dammit watchnerd. I’m trying to save money

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      But a watch helps you make more money because you won't be late for work.

      • +2 votes

        But my work is suffering because my arms are weighed down with three watches on each wrist, adding another one will make the situation even worse!

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, I was convinced to buy from the video in the description!

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    I think its time to buy this watch.

  • +1 vote

    Just in time for my sons birthday. Great find! Thanks

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    This deal is available today only for an extra $5 cashback.

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    Does anyone have a recommendation of where to buy genuine replacement bands for older G Shock models? This post had got me thinking of pulling my old G Shock out for a wear and noticed the band now needs replacing.

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      eBay.

      Just search the model number of your G-Shock (you can find it on the steel case-back) and add the word band/strap after it.

      Plenty of generic imitation resin straps and genuine Casio ones; the generic ones are usually about half the price of genuine ones.

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    Bummer I’m so annoyed I missed this

    • +1 vote

      This one is still available for just under $70 + 6% Cashrewards.

      Also this one but it's not a G-Shock.

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      You're in luck, price just dropped to $67.99.

      • +1 vote

        thanks your a legend! just ordered!

        interesting the listing has 2 different watch faces on it, do you know if thats a mistake? one says fox fire, the other listing image doesn't?

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          Fox Fire is the Japanese domestic version, same unit, different screen printing. You will get the Illuminator version (I'm guessing)

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            @Limbot: thanks. fingers crossed I get the fox fire one :) but either is great.

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    Anyone get a "undeliverable" status from Amazon?

    In the orders tab mine says arriving 2nd July

    When you click tracking info it says :

    Unfortunately, a problem occurred during shipping and we had to cancel your delivery. The package is being returned, and we will issue a refund within 3 - 5 business days after the return is processed. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.