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I just got a GW-5600 for Christmas and it's a great watch. I know that it's radio controlled but not sure where the wire runs. Can I shorten the strap? Will I cut the wire?

Now that I think of it, Can I turn off the beeps when scrolling through the various modes? I didn't see that option in my manual. Thanks.
 

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Cool! I got one last week, too. I cut off the strap, with a pocket knife, between the first and second holes on the strap. I have not found a way to turn off the button beep, and the manual does not indicate a way to do so.

I don't know for sure, but my guess is that the antenna is built into the watch's movement.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Trigger.

I can confirm that the aerial is not in the strap, and that you can't turn off the 'beeps'.
 

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After market dw5600 lower straps (the longer one without the buckle)
that Watch Station, etc. sell will fit the gw5600. The top strap won't fit
because the case shape is a bit different. The strap was long for my wrist so I use the
after market strap for the lower strap and it fits well and is shorter than the stock strap.
 

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After market dw5600 lower straps (the longer one without the buckle)
that Watch Station, etc. sell will fit the gw5600. The top strap won't fit
because the case shape is a bit different. The strap was long for my wrist so I use the
after market strap for the lower strap and it fits well and is shorter than the stock strap.
Thanks for all the help. I did shorten it and it worked great. I used a razor and some sand paper to make it smooth and used used the end of the watch strap that I cut off as the template. Worked great! Thanks for the help and the warm welcome. This is a way cool forum!

Have a happy New Year!
 

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Thanks for all the help. I did shorten it and it worked great. I used a razor and some sand paper to make it smooth and used used the end of the watch strap that I cut off as the template. Worked great! Thanks for the help and the warm welcome. This is a way cool forum!

Have a happy New Year!
That's clever, using the end of your strap as a template.

Hey, mods, you should find all the threads on strap-shortening and place them in a "how to."
 
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