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As am getting older, I find myself preferring watches with larger digits. Not that I can't read smaller digits, but they are just easier on the eyes. I love the simplicity and classic look of the 5600. Which model has the largest digits? Thanks!
 

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I believe GW-5600j but it can only display the day OR the date so if you like to see both that is a drawback. After the 5600j the models with the 3159 module are probably the best, gwm5610 gws5600 some of the 5500 models or gw5000
 

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The question should be ''which square has the clearest display?'', since the digits size is basically the same size.

For bigger digits I would go with GD-350 model, but if you want square, 3159/3160 like Fer said have very clear LCD, the background is whiteish greyish and thick numbers are very easy to read.

 

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Another square (not a classic square however) with big digits is the G-7800. Most Protreks have much larger digits than G-Shocks - maybe that's an alternative. Of the current G-Shocks I think the GD-350 has the largest digits. Of all the G-Shocks I had so far - the G-3011 takes the cake:


The MTG-M900 (update of the MTG-900) has also pretty large digits.

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The question should be ''which square has the clearest display?'', since the digits size is basically the same size.

For bigger digits I would go with GD-350 model, but if you want square, 3159/3160 like Fer said have very clear LCD, the background is whiteish greyish and thick numbers are very easy to read.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have been looking at the GD-350. The reason I narrowed it down to the 5600's is that I want to put a bracelet on it. I don't think I can find a bracelet for the GD.
 
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A bracelet? So how about that one?:
Casio G Shock Men's Watch Digital Natural Face Silver Bracelet MTG M900DA 8CR 079767975227 | eBay
Bracelet already installed :-d and huge digits - much larger than any 5600 model.

cheers, Sedi :)
I have that watch, Walmart sells it cheap. It is top-heavy, unbalanced and slick, rotates around my wrist too easily as it tries to become bottom heavy by going upside down, face down. Additionally, the buttons are buried in complete surrounds, making them hard to push.

Under $65 delivered,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-MTG900-Mens-Digital-Solar-Power-Atomic-Time-Keeping-Sports-Watch-/171203992715?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item27dc8d9c8b
 

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The GW-5600 has nice big digits, and one of the clearest G-Shock displays. The lack of clutter on the timekeeping screen makes it extremely easy on the eyes. It also happens to be one of the strongest waveceptors at receiving a US time signal.

The GW-5600 can take a composite bracelet, but not the same bracelet that can be used on many other squares. This particular bracelet ( part number 91087855441 from the reverse display model - GW5600BCJ-1 ) is not easy to find.



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A bracelet? So how about that one?:
Casio G Shock Men's Watch Digital Natural Face Silver Bracelet MTG M900DA 8CR 079767975227 | eBay
Bracelet already installed :-d and huge digits - much larger than any 5600 model.
I put my MTG-900 on earlier today and am wearing it now. It does have the largest digits of any G I own and is easiest to read.

It was the first G I ever bought. and the second watch I purchased last January after not wearing one in years. I remember being surprised at how heavy it was and fell in love with it on the spot, but over the past year it got pushed to the back burner by all the other watches I acquired and I haven't worn it in ages.

I had forgotten how good it felt on my wrist and how much I liked it. The bracelet fits me perfectly after removing a link or two, which isn't always an easy thing to accomplish, and I never have a problem with slippage or it not staying in place.

I've heard other people talk about the chrome chipping but mine is as nice as the day I bought it. I know it's not among a lot of peoples favorites, but is one of the more underrated G's IMHO.
 

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Context is everything, and this subject has spanned three threads now. :)

It sounds like the OP wants to take the bracelet off his GW-M5600BC-1ER because he "love(s) the bracelet, hate(s) the reverse display, and the fact that the battery/capacitor [may or may not be] dying." In this thread, he was trying to find other watches that he could put on that bracelet: https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/strap-replacement-5600s-961915.html#post7176572

I mention that the battery "may or may not be" dying because in this other thread ( https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/solar-vs-non-solar-g-s-do-you-prefer-961914.html ) he says "Perhaps I abuse my batteries too much. I wear my G's 24/7. Who knows how many times a night the auto backlight goes on when I move my arm. :)" and hasn't answered any questions about actively charging them in the sun. I strongly suspect that all those watches really need is a week in the sun to bring them back to life, but....

At this point, the OP has apparently decided he would rather put his existing bracelet on the 5600 with the largest digits -- except Buzzbait is correct:

The GW-5600 can take a composite bracelet, but not the same bracelet that can be used on many other squares. This particular bracelet ( part number 91087855441 from the reverse display model - GW5600BCJ-1 ) is not easy to find.
The GW-5600J shares the same asymmetric strap as the DW-56RTB "Referee Timer," which is different from most of the other 5600's symmetrical straps. It's not a good fit for the OP's current bracelet -- if you try to mount a "regular" 5600 strap on a 5600J and put the "J" strap on a "regular" 5600, one won't fit and one will fit loosely and "swing" on the hinge pin. (It's been over a year since I saw that firsthand, and can't recall which combination won't fit and which is "loose.")

IF the OP wants to re-use the bracelet he has now, it probably IS a question now of "which 5600 has the clearest display?" rather than one of size. If instead he wants to consider other models with larger digits....

The MTG-900 DOES have an enormous display and comes from the factory on a bracelet. However, as the two links above prove, there are currently TWO MTG-900's on the market: the "old" MTG-900 with the "Time Memo" feature and the "new" MTG-M900 that has the countdown timer instead. Both features have their admirers, but anybody considering a "900" in 2014 should probably do their homework, look closely at the pictures, and make sure they're buying the version they really want! :)
 

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Sure -- once I saw the "here's another G with a bracelet" I thought we should try to consolidate the threads!

TL;DR version from above:

OP currently has a G-Shock with a 16mm lug bracelet, dislikes the watch, but still likes the bracelet.

OP wanted a new watch to fit said bracelet.

OP narrowed his choices down to the 5600 line (we think!) and is now trying to select one particular 5600.

:)
 

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What about the DW-56RT? Always meant to get one of these, seems like it has pretty large digits.
Pics stolen from Google images

Also comes in white
 

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DW -56 RT is not super easy to find now days at a good price :-(

The green one was cool
 

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Thanks to everyone for all the great feedback, analysis, and suggestions. You guys are correct. I would love to be able to reuse my bracelet and I have any affinity to the looks of the 5600's. The suggestion of the MTG is interesting. I may just buy one for the heck of it but I'm still on my quest to put my bracelet on a 5600.
 

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The GW-5600 has nice big digits, and one of the clearest G-Shock displays. The lack of clutter on the timekeeping screen makes it extremely easy on the eyes. It also happens to be one of the strongest waveceptors at receiving a US time signal.

The GW-5600 can take a composite bracelet, but not the same bracelet that can be used on many other squares. This particular bracelet ( part number 91087855441 from the reverse display model - GW5600BCJ-1 ) is not easy to find.



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Is it the same bracelet as this watch? I have this particular watch. I could just buy a positive display model and put on the bracelet:

 

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Is it the same bracelet as this watch? I have this particular watch. I could just buy a positive display model and put on the bracelet:
No -- different bracelet, as mentioned above:

The GW-5600J shares the same asymmetric strap as the DW-56RTB "Referee Timer," which is different from most of the other 5600's symmetrical straps.
The 5600j and 5600/5610bc use different bracelets.
Exactly!


From the Resources section, here's a chart showing which 5600 models share which parts. Your "normal 5600," symmetrical 16mm bracelet matches the models circled in red:

5600_Series.jpg

From that list, you'll need to decide which (if any) special features you would want -- solar, solar/atomic, tide and moon data, screwback vs. panel back. :)
 
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