I wonder why these options differ so greatly in price.Much cheaper to just get the red lugged version over here on TikTox - 10591656 (10600351) GMW-B5000-1 Casio Resin Band - Tiktox
depending on which model you have see below for part numbersTx Dan
What is the part number?
Not only that, but Casio is making lots of weird styles and colors. They're churning them out like hotcakes.I agree Casio is making stupid amount of watches. To be honest, I dislike most G-Shock watches produced, I love squares though. But I wouldn't say this strategy has made their products worse. The strap really isn't a weakpoint, you either have to bend it like crazy or put it flat on the ground and jump on it. None of that will ever happen while on your wrist, so I don't see any problem.
Yeah, I've joined the failed resin strap club today. Mine is a black attachment model. My original 5600 is still on its original strap so a little disappointing. It was on my wrist, and I knocked the face against a draw as I walked past, certainly not a huge snack. It will be interesting to see what the price at my local watch dealer is...Well
I am a user that has the exact problem described! Bought the watch new in The Netherlands and after a while with totally normal usage the feable red plastic attachment just gave in, just like the picture. Totally crap if you ask me. Plus, no guarantee, booh Casio. Overthinking what to do now. New one will be the same problem. Attachments for Nylon have even weaker push pins  so maybe a 50 usd fake metal strap from ebay... very poor build!!!
I don't think it's so much a case of Casio intentionally designing the Full Metals not to accept standard 16 mm G-Shock resin bands, but rather a case of Casio intentionally designing the Full Metals to use the MUCH more robust (and IMHO "premium") three-points-of-contact screw bar system they ultimately went with. The head of the Full Metal (case/cushioning/bezel) weighs almost 80 grams, and that's a lot more weight than I would feel comfortable putting on two meager 16 mm spring bars, even before we add in the bracelet, which weighs another 80 grams.I wonder why the B5000 was intentionally designed to not be able to take the B5600 strap. Here's my B5600 (Kobe). It's one piece.