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Hi all,

After about a year of contemplating I finally caved and ordered a GW-5000.

I have been wearing my 5610 almost exclusively for the past year or so and the lug to lug width is slightly too small on my 6.75 inch wrist.

Tonight I put on my 5600 and was surprised at how much more room i had in the wrist area.

Is the 5000 going to give me more wrist room than the 5610?

Thank you for your help!
 

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Yep, it will wear exactly like the 5600, so you will be pleased :) ... [Edit: exactly like the 5600 regarding that lug measurement; there will naturally be a _slight_ overall difference in how it sits when you compare the effect of 5000's screwback to a common 5600 backplate.] The slightly larger (than 5610) bezels of 5600/5000 are interchangeable, no size difference. So you can also mix and match and fit a wide variety of 5600 bezs if you get the bug of customizing your 5000, hehe.
 

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The 5000 fits almost the same as the dw5600e. Maybe half a mm taller. They both fit me great on my 6 3/4 inch wrist where I could not get a comfortable fit because of the shorter lug to lug on the 5610. I have no idea why Casio made the 5610 and variants slightly smaller than all the other squares going back to 83. I wish they had made them the same size as bezels would all be interchangable and parts swappable.

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Awesome, that's great to hear! Thanks all!

What are your views or experiences with screen protectors for the face? Every gshock I've worn daily has gotten at least one scratch on the mineral crystal and I'm thinking of putting a screen protector on the 5000 when it arrives.
 

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Awesome, that's great to hear! Thanks all!

What are your views or experiences with screen protectors for the face? Every gshock I've worn daily has gotten at least one scratch on the mineral crystal and I'm thinking of putting a screen protector on the 5000 when it arrives.
I have installed a few bought from a seller on Ebay. The protector I added onto my 5000 has stayed secure and is just barely peeling at one of the edges. That said, it's barely perceptible and does a great job of protecting the screen discreetly.

I bought mine from a seller called standigo.
 

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I have installed a few bought from a seller on Ebay. The protector I added onto my 5000 has stayed secure and is just barely peeling at one of the edges. That said, it's barely perceptible and does a great job of protecting the screen discreetly.

I bought mine from a seller called standigo.
Ah, incidentally, I tried to find this seller already when reading about it in some earlier post of yours. Thanks for the tip, it's nice to know there are protectors readily available for this model - but I haven't been able to locate the seller : \ ... Googling ebay and "standigo"... pretty much only leads back here. Is there a specific product name/description I can try searching? I found some on the US Amazon, don't know if it's the same protector type, but it's from a seller that doesn't ship all the way to northern Europe.

I'm usually not that interested in screen protectors, but I figured what the heck, I've put together my "ultimate g-shock" :) and I'm planning on using it daily for years to come, without babying it at all, so I'll much rather just replace the screen protector every few years instead of some central part of the watch itself. Especially if the protector is practically invisible when it's on the crystal. It would be veeery cool if there were some gorilla glass type of protectors specifically for square G-Shocks, but I don't think there are any ready made ones for sale anywhere?
 

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Ah, incidentally, I tried to find this seller already when reading about it in some earlier post of yours. Thanks for the tip, it's nice to know there are protectors readily available for this model - but I haven't been able to locate the seller : \ ... Googling ebay and "standigo"... pretty much only leads back here. Is there a specific product name/description I can try searching? I found some on the US Amazon, don't know if it's the same protector type, but it's from a seller that doesn't ship all the way to northern Europe.

I'm usually not that interested in screen protectors, but I figured what the heck, I've put together my "ultimate g-shock" :) and I'm planning on using it daily for years to come, without babying it at all, so I'll much rather just replace the screen protector every few years instead of some central part of the watch itself. Especially if the protector is practically invisible when it's on the crystal. It would be veeery cool if there were some gorilla glass type of protectors specifically for square G-Shocks, but I don't think there are any ready made ones for sale anywhere?
I've had mine on my GW-5000 since maybe early May. I don't baby my GW-5000, so it's often showered with, bumped against things, and worn frequently to the gym while I train with weights. The protector hasn't slipped off since and it's hardly noticeable. For around a few bucks, these protectors provide so much bang for every buck.

Here's the link on fleaBay. I have no idea where gorilla glass protectors, if they exist, are sold, however.

My 5000 with the protector installed:

GW50000.jpg

classic5000.jpg

(slight peel at the top left corner)
 
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