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)
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.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.
I would not use Chino as a barometer for if the GW-5000 is discontinued. He sometimes marks watches he decides not to sell anymore as discontinued. I asked Seiya about 3 days ago if the GW-5000 was discontinued as he was sold out. He said no it was not discontinued and that he was getting more in shortly. Sure enough last night i got an email saying they were now in.
i am glad that the new watch has the features you are looking for. I never knew how much folks wanted those features.As an American, the date is perfect for me. Plus the lack of time showing when using other features never bothered me.Other nifty stuff: long press of the mode change button (1 sec or more) will return to the main time display from any mode. Even the stopwatch will indeed show the current time also after one hour has passed, and it just switches from minutes-seconds-hundredths to displaying hours-minutes-seconds, on the fly, keeping the current time visible in the small display. This is really great !
Also, you can switch the date format between MM DD and DD MM !
Wahhh, basically there's no other way to go about this, I will need to get a GW-5000 like this.
Celebrating the covid shots by getting a watch is a good idea. It is a milestoneI'd say it would be really weird if no retailer carried this watch in the USA, as it's a non-JDM one and a very significant one in the Casio lineup.
I absolutely agree; for me, it being a JDM was realistically more like a hindrance (as in, it was more difficult to get ) than a reason / plus side getting the GW-5000. I got it because it was the best watch for me at the time - and in turn, now that the update turned out to be this good, the only thing making me question getting the new one is: my trusty GW-5000 is on my wrist every day, and it works awesomely well, still, of course. And I've been through a lot with it already, it's been my "pandemic watch" all this time, for one thing (who would have known we'd have some of those, eh), and it's also been on my wrist through some important career developments and projects and... well, you get the idea. Definitely not selling that one, even if going with the updated one as a daily.
Might seem like an odd or overly sentimental thing, but I've thought about updating this watch like "stepping out of the pandemic times" and so on, getting my second covid shot at the end of August and in a way breathing a sigh of relief in that sense; it might be a nice symbolic time to start measuring the "new time" on a "watch for the new times" like the GW-5000U
Let us know how it goes with Chino. I have heard good things about him. I am sticking with Seiya, if I have to wait a few weeks for this new watch. It is not like I don't have a GW-5000 alreadyI'm also inquiring with Chino for a GW-5000 thanks to your post. Sorry, Seiya-san, but you are sold out at the moment 😢
It is not as if i baby my G-Shocks, I am not concerned about dinging up my G-Shock while wearing it. I simply want a pristine watch to arrive to me so that i can dirty it up. I have had G-Shocks where the folded manual and other paperwork scraped the bezel up because they were banging about and yes it is a let down when you eagerly waited for your new G-Shock to arrive only to find it has a bunch of scratches on the bezel due to the manuals roaming free (some of these manuals have staples that hold them together)G-Shock Advertisements: "These are the toughest watches EVER!!! LOOK, you can RUN THEM OVER WITH CARS and they WON'T BREAK. Gahhhhh, TOUGH!!!"
G-Shock owners: "I'd rather not have those pieces of paper resting against my G-shock. The paper might scratch the resin."
It could be you got one that is a little less sensitive. I have noticed that not all G's seem to be equal in time sync sensitivity. Even with several of the same. Case in point, i had 5 GWM500 3 months ago( i got them for $25 plus tax each) which i got for gifts. 3 of them synced right up at 2am, one synced up at 3am and the 5th did not sync unless itwas moved to another windowHmm, the new GW-5000U (module 3495) seems to have somehow weaker sync signal detection compared to older models? I have several GW, GAW and GST models in same case and they all get the signal every night at the same time. 5000U is not getting the signal from the same inhouse location (near window), but only from the balcony.
As I'm living on the edge of the German sync signal coverage range, even a small differences in the circuitry might affect this? Has anyone noticed similar issues with the new 3495 module?
Otherwise, this GW-5000U-1JF is fantastic G-Shock 🎃
What does the Russian day of the week look like? I find it odd that Casio would offer a watch with several different day languages without offering Japanese (despite this being also sold in japan and Casio offering the Lineage with a digital Kanji day option)As requested by ComplexCarb, some pics of the watch in CDT and Stopwatch mode.
I have applied a cheap protector I bought from eBay so there is a plastic film on the watch lol
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Thanks for the pic. It is sad Japanese is not used.I tried toggling for the Russian option and saw PYC which I assume was Russian.
No idea what the Russian equivalent of Tuesday is lol
I would also like to use the kanji for day of the week, but it's not available.
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Nice!!!GW5000U-1JF just arrived from Chino Watch, good price and free shipping. I ordered on Monday and it arrived to me in the states via DHL this afternoon. I haven't purchased from them before, but based on this experience I recommend them, their website is a little janky but they had great communication the whole way through.
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So is the buckle different also? the GW-5000B buckle looks smaller. How is the original buckle and tang from the GW-5000 strap compare with the new GW-5000U strap? I am hoping it is all the same since I was counting on using a GW-5000 bezel and GW-5000 strap as replacements down the line when the ones on the watch get torn up. I also hope the bezel screws on the GW-5000U are the same as the GW-5000 bezel screws (or at least close enough to work) as I have a spare set of GW-5000 bezel screws for it.My original 5000 was more like yours. I replaced the original buckle with a GW-5000B (negative display) buckle. That model had a DLC buckle that I liked a lot and sourced from PacParts a few years ago.
The size of the new GW-5000U buckle is slightly larger than the originals for some reason.
I am more concerned with ability to use the spare brand new bezel and strap (and if need be the screws) that I bought for a GW-5000 on the GW-5000U. I plan on getting rid of the GW-5000 (I see no need to keep both the GW-5000 and GW-5000U) but want to keep the spare strap,bezel and screwsBuckle of the GW-5000U is definitely larger. The screws appear to be the same. I'm sure you can use older buckle and tang for the U model but haven't tried yet.
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