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Its a tough one with pics, most of mine are close up, but if i took a slight distance/body pic it would not look big(if makes sense lol)
I will attempt to show with a couple of pics of the 56
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OK?
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The 5600 feels and looks small, but i admit it is because i am use to the larger G's. But in general i do agree, the 5600 is in proportion. :)
Yes, King looks enormous from any angle. But oddly enough, the froggy doesn't look too big on you
 

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Yes, King looks enormous from any angle. But oddly enough, the froggy doesn't look too big on you
its more than how it looks, its how it wears. the gwg muddy is a beast but wears very comfortably on smaller wrists. the 56 also wears fine, mainly cos it isnt actually that big, looks can be deceiving.

here's a size comparo ive posted before, from smallest to biggest.

G8900 - 55.1×52.5×16.3mm
GX56 - 55.5 × 53.6 × 17.5 mm
GDX6900 - 57.5×53.9×20.4mm
GWF1000 - 58.3 x 52.8 x 18.0mm
MTGS1000 - 58.6 x 53.5 x 15.5mm
MTGG1000 - 58.8 × 54.7 × 16.9mm
GWFD1000 - 59.2 x 53.3 x 18.0 mm
GWG1000 - 59.5 × 56.1 × 18.0 mm
GPRB1000 - 60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
GPW1000 - 66.0 ×56.0 × 18.1mm
GPW2000 - 66×57.1×18.2mm
 

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But of course to setup such shot requires more work, plus some may be shy to show that much. ;-) That's why we don't see such shot as often in WRUW threads. Most just take the shot with ease using the other hand and in close-up to show maximum watch details.
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doesnt take any extra work, you just need a mirror ;) i dont think its much to do with shyness either, i for one want to see a nice close up of a watch (being a watch forum n all lol ) not a distant shot with an arm and hand filling most of the frame while the watch is barely visible.
 

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its more than how it looks, its how it wears. the gwg muddy is a beast but wears very comfortably on smaller wrists. the 56 also wears fine, mainly cos it isnt actually that big, looks can be deceiving.

here's a size comparo ive posted before, from smallest to biggest.

G8900 - 55.1×52.5×16.3mm
GX56 - 55.5 × 53.6 × 17.5 mm
GDX6900 - 57.5×53.9×20.4mm
GWF1000 - 58.3 x 52.8 x 18.0mm
MTGS1000 - 58.6 x 53.5 x 15.5mm
MTGG1000 - 58.8 × 54.7 × 16.9mm
GWFD1000 - 59.2 x 53.3 x 18.0 mm
GWG1000 - 59.5 × 56.1 × 18.0 mm
GPRB1000 - 60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
GPW1000 - 66.0 ×56.0 × 18.1mm
GPW2000 - 66×57.1×18.2mm
For me it's more about the height/thickness than anything else.

I like the overall design of the king, aside from the size.
 

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its more than how it looks, its how it wears. the gwg muddy is a beast but wears very comfortably on smaller wrists. the 56 also wears fine, mainly cos it isnt actually that big, looks can be deceiving.

here's a size comparo ive posted before, from smallest to biggest.

G8900 - 55.1×52.5×16.3mm
GX56 - 55.5 × 53.6 × 17.5 mm
GDX6900 - 57.5×53.9×20.4mm
GWF1000 - 58.3 x 52.8 x 18.0mm
MTGS1000 - 58.6 x 53.5 x 15.5mm
MTGG1000 - 58.8 × 54.7 × 16.9mm
GWFD1000 - 59.2 x 53.3 x 18.0 mm
GWG1000 - 59.5 × 56.1 × 18.0 mm
GPRB1000 - 60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
GPW1000 - 66.0 ×56.0 × 18.1mm
GPW2000 - 66×57.1×18.2mm
Thanks for the info..........quite disappointing to find out the king.......is not actually the king! Heck its not even the joker by the looks of things :)
 

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Thanks for the info..........quite disappointing to find out the king.......is not actually the king! Heck its not even the joker by the looks of things :)
The GX56 / GXW56 used to be the biggest G-Shock. That was until the large watch trend kicked in 6 or 7 years ago. Started with the release of XL series Gs (GD, GDX, GA, etc) and peaked with the GPW1000, which is still the G with longest lug to lug distance. Now seems the trend is going back down in size, partly due to the continuous complains of the traditional watch size crowds.
 

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The GX56 / GXW56 used to be the biggest G-Shock. That was until the large watch trend kicked in 6 or 7 years ago. Started with the release of XL series Gs (GD, GDX, GA, etc) and peaked with the GPW1000, which is still the G with longest lug to lug distance. Now seems the trend is going back down in size, partly due to the continuous complains of the traditional watch size crowds.
Interesting, thanks for info. I am kind of in the middle, i like discrete at times, other times i like BIG. For me(just imo) G shocks should be pretty bold and in your face. The Rangeman you mention is certainly HUGE and not one for an under the sleeve wear!. Its to be shown off(not that you have much choice lol).

I do love the 5600/5610 squares, but it would be nice for a square bang in the middle of the 5600 and 56(unless the 5000 is the one, as dont own one yet). That would be perfect for me, some chunk, but not 56 type square chunk. I do enjoy wearing the king though, that was my 1st square as well. Its you guys that have got me onto the smaller 5600 etc flavours(which i thank you all for) :)
 

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For me it's more about the height/thickness than anything else.

I like the overall design of the king, aside from the size.
thats the thing tho, the height is still at the bottom end of the scale relative to other models. it just looks a little bulkier because of its squared off edges.


Thanks for the info..........quite disappointing to find out the king.......is not actually the king! Heck its not even the joker by the looks of things :)
haha exactly! ive been saying it from the beginning! at best its the overweight janitor in the palace of actual "kings" haha

for some weird reason, ppl always try to give something a cool nickname to make it cool or make them cool by association for having one. someone incorrectly called it a king and of course everyone jumped on it, even tho it wasnt the king and didnt stay the king. bit like how the beige/sand 9000 mudman keeps getting called a stormtrooper when it doesnt have white or black! lol
at best, these days the king is just the king of squares, which isnt hard since theyre tiny lol
 

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The GX56 / GXW56 used to be the biggest G-Shock. That was until the large watch trend kicked in 6 or 7 years ago. Started with the release of XL series Gs (GD, GDX, GA, etc) and peaked with the GPW1000, which is still the G with longest lug to lug distance. Now seems the trend is going back down in size, partly due to the continuous complains of the traditional watch size crowds.
not quite. the gwf1000 was released the year before, bigger, badder and quite the literal tank, still is to this day. the ga100/gd100 was released before the 56. the 56 rode the wave of big watch popularity spurred on by many others. it is popular amongst fans but id like to see comparative sales figures, the poor neg displays and tiny digits were def. an achilles heal and may not have resonated as well with the general buying public.

i dont think the traditional watch crowd has any say in Gs or are listened to by casio, theyre not the target market. casio has done larger watches from the beginning (no shortage of smaller models either) and thats not going to change, all theyre doing now is releasing a greater variety of (slightly) smaller models to fill that gap in the market, business 101.
 

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thats the thing tho, the height is still at the bottom end of the scale relative to other models. it just looks a little bulkier because of its squared off edges.



haha exactly! ive been saying it from the beginning! at best its the overweight janitor in the palace of actual "kings" haha

for some weird reason, ppl always try to give something a cool nickname to make it cool or make them cool by association for having one. someone incorrectly called it a king and of course everyone jumped on it, even tho it wasnt the king and didnt stay the king. bit like how the beige/sand 9000 mudman keeps getting called a stormtrooper when it doesnt have white or black! lol
at best, these days the king is just the king of squares, which isnt hard since theyre tiny lol
100% agreed, the edges is what makes it look bigger/thicker.
The king might be not that tall compared to other models, but that's definitely not the case when compared to regular squares; which is primarily what I wear.

Maybe I'm a bit extreme, but I think even the 6900 is a little too chunky for my liking (even though I have one and love it ).

And I'm not a small guy:
I'm 6ft 2 in. tall, with a 7in. flat wrist.
 

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100% agreed, the edges is what makes it look bigger/thicker.
The king might be not that tall compared to other models, but that's definitely not the case when compared to regular squares; which is primarily what I wear.

Maybe I'm a bit extreme, but I think even the 6900 is a little too chunky for my liking (even though I have one and love it ).

And I'm not a small guy:
I'm 6ft 2 in. tall, with a 7in. flat wrist.
and thats the thing, the key words are "to your liking". body size and wrist shape doesnt or more so, -shouldnt- stand in the way of what you like, even tho ppl let it happen all the time.
 

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Its a tough one with pics, most of mine are close up, but if i took a slight distance/body pic it would not look big(if makes sense lol)
I will attempt to show with a couple of pics of the 56
Too big
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OK (imo )
View attachment 14843733

Frogy
Too big?
View attachment 14843743

OK?
View attachment 14843749

The 5600 feels and looks small, but i admit it is because i am use to the larger G's. But in general i do agree, the 5600 is in proportion. :)
 

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Its a tough one with pics, most of mine are close up, but if i took a slight distance/body pic it would not look big(if makes sense lol)
I will attempt to show with a couple of pics of the 56
Too big
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OK (imo )
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Frogy
Too big?
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OK?
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The 5600 feels and looks small, but i admit it is because i am use to the larger G's. But in general i do agree, the 5600 is in proportion. :)
You see, that's where I differ: I think the 5600 fits you absolutely perfect; whereas the King is too big, imo.
 

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5600 is too small for me on my 7.5" wrist. I do like the watch though and have tried it on many times in shops, but i just cant get past its size.
I have a G-7800 that wears bigger, but even this i find a tad too small.
The only square ish watch that i wear now is a GD-350.
 

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Small watches look poncy on a man period ....
The bigger the watch, the smaller it will make a person's wrist look. It's called the "poncy effect"

It reminds me of a little boy trying on Daddy's watch. I for one am thankful that the oversized watch craze/trend has died out

 

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