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Week 15. I know...another late post. Considerably late...as I'm about to write up week 16 (but not as late as others ;-)). I really need to keep updating these with my daily thoughts instead of writing them all at once :roll:.

Anyways, on to the good stuff. The 5600C spent time on my wrist. Much appreciated time after wearing the solid steel Orange Monster.

A bit of repeated information from me: My wrist...it's 7.25" in diameter, and I usually wear bracelets loose enough to fit an index finger through. I wear rubber straps or nylon one-piece bands slightly tighter to prevent the head of the watch from flopping around on my wrist but not "tight".

I wore it for 4 days straight...then my Breitling arrived. So, the 5600C was knocked out of rotation it's last few days, but thru no fault of it's own.

Using a steel case with a steel screwdown caseback, the watch has some heft to it, but the bezel and strap being resin cut down on overall weight. It feels good on the wrist...substantial without being tiring. Of course...if you actually get tired from just wearing a watch...you need to get out more ;-). My 5600C uses the 901 module...so it's not as old as some versions which have the 691. I also don't have a serial on mine, so mine is probably from the mid to late 90s. No biggie to me...I bought it to wear it, not bow before it at a shrine :).

For the age of the watch, it's module is actully well rounded: one alarm (which can be set to a specific month/date); dual time (for a 2nd timezone); countdown timer ranges from 1 second to 24hrs (many now don't let you go to the second); large stopwatch (24hr capacity). Timekeeping shows in the dual time (of course) but also in the countdown timer mode. Because of the capacity of the stopwatch, timekeeping is not shown in STW mode. Also, this module uses the neat "reversion" function. When the mode button is pressed, the watch goes back to timekeeping instead of going thru the list of functions.

Oh...and the "REM" (REMinder). If you turn it on...it blinks at you. So, for me, not very useful. Actually...this is kind of a predecessor to the Time Memo function from some 300/700 series GW model Gs. It's supposed to remind you of something...but I would end up forgetting what it's supposed to remind me of ;-).

The only downsides to this module are the limited illumination of the very small bulb, and timekeeping not being shown in STW. But...the flipside is that the STW has a large capacity. And the bulb isn't a really big deal, because when your eyes are night adjusted, it's easy to read. Unless your bulb burns out...which would suck.

A big upside to this module is the contrast of the display is fantastic. Very veryclear digits.

Timekeping was rather good. Over 1 week, it only gained 3.5 seconds. So, I would guess that after a month, it would gain just over 15 seconds. The nice part is this module has a trim screw...so the accuracy can be improved if needed :-!. I just need to commit myself to purchasing a timing machine ;-).

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Looks like the 5600 is a keeper then. For now... ;-)
 

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Thanks everyone :-!.

Aye whtshadow, it is a keeper. In fact, I picked up a extra 5600C that needed some repair so that I can fix it and give it to my son...who's now 18mos old :).

And ben...I know what you mean. It's been 4 months already! Crazy...
 

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I'm not sure if you specified before, but how long do you plan on carrying out your experiment, Topher?
I thought it was until he made it through all of his watches. And since he started he has added several more, so you never know.b-)
 

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I'm in the midsts of restoring a 5600C-9V with the gold accents. I'll post some pics when it's done. I think I will really like it.
 

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I'm not sure if you specified before, but how long do you plan on carrying out your experiment, Topher?
I thought it was until he made it through all of his watches. And since he started he has added several more, so you never know.b-)
WhtShadow is right...I'll keep going until I've done them all :-!
 

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WhtShadow is right...I'll keep going until I've done them all :-!
If I counted correctly, he currently has about 19 weeks to go. :-x:-d
 

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