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In stop watch mode, the left most digit is smushed to fit on the LCD... Not a big deal though, since you would never notice it in normal time keeping mode. :-d
 

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I was considering the 5600 solar. Any reason why you purchased the 5610 instead?
The G-5600E is "just" solar -- the GW-M5610 (and most other models with a GW- prefix) are solar/atomic, which means that they will use radio reception to synchronize each night with that region's atomic clock. Thus, as long as the owner lives in an area where there's a transmitter (North America, Europe, and western Asia) and good radio reception they'll never have to adjust their watch because it "drifted" a few seconds off in the course of a month, and in North America and Europe the watch will even automatically adjust twice a year for Daylight Saving Time!

Based on some other threads, the OP is a little obsessive about having the EXACT time on his watch, so he wanted the atomic feature.
 

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Yes, and there was a GW-M5600 some years ago.

See comparsion here:

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/gw-m56xx-its-siblings-short-survey-2728978.html



The G-5600E is "just" solar -- the GW-M5610 (and most other models with a GW- prefix) are solar/atomic, which means that they will use radio reception to synchronize each night with that region's atomic clock. Thus, as long as the owner lives in an area where there's a transmitter (North America, Europe, and western Asia) and good radio reception they'll never have to adjust their watch because it "drifted" a few seconds off in the course of a month, and in North America and Europe the watch will even automatically adjust twice a year for Daylight Saving Time!

Based on some other threads, the OP is a little obsessive about having the EXACT time on his watch, so he wanted the atomic feature.
 

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Yes, and there was a GW-M5600 some years ago.
Yes, if the question was "why purchase the GW-M5610 instead of the GW-M5600?" the short answer would have been "The GW-M5610 is a newer model, features Multiband 6 reception instead of Multiband 5, and more places probably have the newer version in stock."

Since eruption mentioned the "5600 solar" I'm guessing that he hadn't considered the solar/atomic version!
 

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In stop watch mode, the left most digit is smushed to fit on the LCD... Not a big deal though, since you would never notice it in normal time keeping mode. :-d
Of course, Mr Persion, it is there in normal timekeeping mode. While it is not that noticeable for the first 20 hours a day, for four it is. In fact I'm just looking at it, albeit in WT mode, it is 22:18 UTC.
 

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Of course, Mr Persion, it is there in normal timekeeping mode. While it is not that noticeable for the first 20 hours a day, for four it is. In fact I'm just looking at it, albeit in WT mode, it is 22:18 UTC.
It's only there in "normal timekeeping mode" in places that normally use the 24-hour clock -- which IS most of the world by both area and population. ;-)

The 24-hour clock makes more sense, but there are still HUGE areas of the world that would rather use "AM" and "PM." :)
 
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