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There are a number of G-Shock models that have features that are found on the DW-5600. In fact, some have more than that. So why is the DW-5600 range so famous? Is it cause of its size? Price?

FYI the wife just bought me a DW5600 HR-1 for my 33rd Birthday so I am buzzing for it to arrive!
 

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The DW-5600 has been the legendary - signature model of G-Shock for decades. Next to it is the other sibling - the DW-6900. The base model DW-5600 has been upgraded with the latest features and functions, which can be found in a series of new models. Another reason why many watch enthusiasts love the DW-5600 is because of easily available spares like the module (the movement), the hard case, and the BNB (bezel and band). As a watch collector, a DW-5600 is a must-have. I call my DW-5600 'the morning watch' :giggle::whistle:. Semi-retired, my morning routine - is exercise, house cleaning, or gardening. My 5 cents WIS. Hoped you will love it.

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The DW-5600 has been the legendary - signature model of G-Shock for decades. Next to it is the other sibling - the DW-6900. The base model DW-5600 has been upgraded with the latest features and functions, which can be found in a series of new models. Another reason why many watch enthusiasts love the DW-5600 is because of easily available spares like the module (the movement), the hard case, and the BNB (bezel and band). As a watch collector, a DW-5600 is a must-have. I call my DW-5600 'the morning watch' :giggle::whistle:. Semi-retired, my morning routine - is exercise, house cleaning, or gardening. My 5 cents WIS. Hoped you will love it.

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There are a number of G-Shock models that have features that are found on the DW-5600. In fact, some have more than that. So why is the DW-5600 range so famous? Is it cause of its size? Price?

FYI the wife just bought me a DW5600 HR-1 for my 33rd Birthday so I am buzzing for it to arrive!
Because it cheap, has a lot of colourful LEs and made stylistically similar to first Casio G-Shock. It not the most popular Casio model. Though, i think it in top 7.
Plain DW5600 is not popular. Though it is forum favourite recommendation, there are not many of them in the wild.
For every 5-10 solar powered squares you will find 1 DW or less in "classic" colours. I see 5610 more than i see DW5600.
It makes about 0 sense to buy "plain" DW when extra 40$ get you solar, MB6, modern module and better strap. That, if you looking for function. LEs are different story. Nobody buying Mario themed DW5600 because of functionality. Mario is the main attraction and reason why people choose it.

It is cool retro watch to have and true to the roots as it can be. In this sense it total style icon. I think most purchases are driven by desire to have this archaic experience.
Which is totally fine. I love my calculator Casio watch and it gets most attention of any watch i have. Calculator part there is for the style and not really give any functional reason to buy it.

I have two. Plain and LE. Plain i don't wear much at all. LE gets more wrist time due to funky looks and higher quality of strap (less stiff, less sharp edges).
 

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Because it cheap, has a lot of colourful LEs and made stylistically similar to first Casio G-Shock. It not the most popular Casio model. Though, i think it in top 7.
Plain DW5600 is not popular. Though it is forum favourite recommendation, there are not many of them in the wild.
For every 5-10 solar powered squares you will find 1 DW or less in "classic" colours. I see 5610 more than i see DW5600.
It makes about 0 sense to buy "plain" DW when extra 40$ get you solar, MB6, modern module and better strap. That, if you looking for function. LEs are different story. Nobody buying Mario themed DW5600 because of functionality. Mario is the main attraction and reason why people choose it.

It is cool retro watch to have and true to the roots as it can be. In this sense it total style icon. I think most purchases are driven by desire to have this archaic experience.
Which is totally fine. I love my calculator Casio watch and it gets most attention of any watch i have. Calculator part there is for the style and not really give any functional reason to buy it.

I have two. Plain and LE. Plain i don't wear much at all. LE gets more wrist time due to funky looks and higher quality of strap (less stiff, less sharp edges).
I agree. I own several G5xxx but not a single D5xxx. Event though it's cheap, it's a throwback that holds no real attraction for me other than historical. This alone is not enough to motivate me to add it to my collection.
 

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The basic DW-5600E is not popular? :unsure: Amazon shows nearly 14,500 ratings for it. And that doesn't count the truckloads that are bought at Walmarts, Kohls, or the local PX on any military base.. I got mine on sale for around $30 some years back.
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It's popular because it's cheap, tough, has basic functions that ppl want, and won't break the bank if it needs to be replaced down the line.

And btw, this is the G I wear if going to be doing some rough activity where there's a good chance the watch can get smacked, hit, scraped, or otherwise abused. ;)

I'll also mention, for the newer guys who may not know - the DW range allows the light to stay on for as long as the light button is pressed..
 

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I agree. I own several G5xxx but not a single D5xxx. Event though it's cheap, it's a throwback that holds no real attraction for me other than historical. This alone is not enough to motivate me to add it to my collection.
I actually bought it just for collection.
Also it was first G-shock i was introduced to back in my student days. My friend bought one and was telling about how cool and indestructible it is.
I got DW280, though.

Totally memory lane thing. It kinda sits there with X-files, Friends and floppy disks.
 

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It's super comfortable to wear and designed to feel like it belongs on your wrist. What I mean is it doesn't get in the way. Funny thing is that at the time of its original release in 1983, it was considered a fairly large watch. First version was the DW-5000; and this year marks its 40th anniversary. Today it's the smallest G-Shock available.
 

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to me its the best looking.. super practical.. the shape makes it easy to wear in more occasions than the larger Gs.. and I dont need all the fancy features the other ones have.. my choice is always for the GWB/GMW variants cuz I like the added features they have over the basic square.. but you cant go wrong with any square IMHO..
 
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