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G-Shock 5000 U Series including GW-5000U-1

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A reliable source has a new "Speed Model Series" listed for July 2021 in Japan. Though not all of the details are available, it includes three GW-M5610U models, one GW-5000U, one GW-S5600U, and one G-5600U, for a total of six watches.

Upon further searching, we found that the GW-M5610U-1 and GW-M5610U-1B (as the GW-M5610U-1ER and GW-M5610U-1BER, €129 each) are listed on some European retailer sites. We also found a search result for the GW-5000U-1 (as the GW-5000U-1ER, €299) from an official European G-Shock site, but that page is not currently active. The original source has a GW-S5600U-1JF listed, but we could not find any other results for this or a G-5600U. No images are currently available, but they should be soon.

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If some of these are going to have classic colorways and positve displays, it's batshit that a GWB5600 isn't included in the lineup.

But you know me, I'm always down to see what casio does with the squares 🔲🔳🔲🔳
 

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If the GW-5000U has the same look (color scheme of the crystal) as the original DW-5000 then I am interested. I hope it has a non DLC case (like the original DW-5600C)
 

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I have some pictures, here you go:
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Something to note is that it says LT instead of R.EL on the LCD. And it says LIGHT instead of EL BACK LIGHT on the frame. We can guess that the module has changed to a different type of light, but that is not confirmed.

For me most interesting is the European model GW-5000U. Because GW-5000 is not currently offered in Europe. Good news.
 

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Maybe U stands for update or upgrade. If it's just a light upgrade, which I'm thinking it probably is now, that explains the absence of a GW-B5600.
 

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Maybe U stands for update or upgrade. If it's just a light upgrade, which I'm thinking it probably is now, that explains the absence of a GW-B5600.
Yeah I think you're right, because otherwise they look exactly the same. That's a good upgrade IMO.
 

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Wait -- hold up. Is there a new GW-5000 variation coming out!? Stop taking my money, Casio :cry:
 

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I really like mine... but it may jkust be a marketing gimmick to get more sales.
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Yeah I think you're right, because otherwise they look exactly the same. That's a good upgrade IMO.
I am old, at least feel old, and my vision isn't what it used to be, but I too see no difference in outward appearance. The only option that could be of any use to my would be current time in all modes or CDT settable to the second along with 20 second alarm tone.
 

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I am old, at least feel old, and my vision isn't what it used to be, but I too see no difference in outward appearance. The only option that could be of any use to my would be current time in all modes or CDT settable to the second along with 20 second alarm tone.
Adding a 3-second option on the light would be useful as well.
 

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Adding a 3-second option on the light would be useful as well.
Would rather have a "hold the button for the light to remain on until the battery dies or you let go" option, truthfully, like the DW-5600. You hold the button for as long as you want, and it the light stays on for about a second after you let go.

EDIT: This would be the PERFECT time to use the redline crystal from the GW-M5610 and put it on the GW-5k so that I can finally buy one to replace my GW-M5610. If Casio really wants my cash for another square, give me a GWM-5610 in a steel case like I wanted when I bought the plastic one to begin with.
 

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I have some pictures, here you go:
View attachment 15960846 View attachment 15960847 View attachment 15960848
Something to note is that it says LT instead of R.EL on the LCD. And it says LIGHT instead of EL BACK LIGHT on the frame. We can guess that the module has changed to a different type of light, but that is not confirmed.

For me most interesting is the European model GW-5000U. Because GW-5000 is not currently offered in Europe. Good news.
Well that is a super disappointment. I was hoping for a GW-5000 that had a crystal that make it look like a DW-5600C or at the least a GW-5000 with the crystal of the GWM-5610. There is no point in spending money on that one over the regular GW-5000.
 

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Has anyone seen information that the existing models (GW-5000, GW-M5610, etc) are discontinued?
I noticed a discontinued badge on the GW-5000 on Chino Japan about a week ago. I was thinking maybe I should grab one, but if the new one looks as good and is really an upgrade, probably no need to rush.

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I noticed a discontinued badge on the GW-5000 on Chino Japan about a week ago. I was thinking maybe I should grab one, but if the new one looks as good and is really an upgrade, probably no need to rush.

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Oh wow. I'm glad I stored a second model for safe keeping years ago (still haven't had to use it). I guess this GW-5000U is the successor model we've been waiting for. I really hope there's more aside from LED light.

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