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5.0 out of 5 stars For me, the best watch in the world., May 9, 2007
Way back in 1982, I bought one of the first Casio 5000 models. It was incredibly accurate, easy to use, had a countdown timer (which I used a lot) and seemed set to last for ever. In 1988 I crashed my motorcycle, and smashed the crystal on my watch. I threw it in a drawer, bought a new cheap casio (with less functions) and carried on. 3 years later I found the smashed one in the back of the drawer. It was still working and only wrong by 15 seconds! I've had various other watches since then, (really missed the countdown timer), but the Casio G-shocks were all way too thick to suit me. I really fancied the new Solar Powered and Atomic Clock synced Casios, but they were still too thick (and didn't have a countdown timer).
Then I found the GW5600J. Based on the old 5000 series, Atomic, Solar Powered, 5 alarms and a countdown timer, full backlight. And the same style and thickness as my old 5000! Not thin, but not ridiculous either.
I've had it a week now, I love it, I expect it to last the rest of my life (this sucker is tough), and neat, clear, easy to use and accurate!
If you like digital watches (as opposed to analog), this is the one.
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Initial post: Dec 17, 2012 7:11:13 PM PST
Sundancerguy says:
To me Brian Henderson is the man when it comes to comments! I wanted a slim G-shock Casio with a small footprint, solar-powered, with atomic-time, a countdown timer (it's amazing how many times I use a countdown timer at the gym and in the sauna, steam, and spa), and a back-light. He covered all the bases with zeal and enthusiasm--good going!

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 7:55:24 AM PST
Fun going down memory lane with Brian. But more specific info about this particular watch would have been nice. What are it's features and their capabilities and limitations? My history with Casio also goes back to the 1980s; I switched to Timex which, by comparison, was feature rich. I recent returned to Casio, buying an inexpensive G-shock. Same old problem: features thin-on-the-ground.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2013 5:51:25 PM PST
It's still going strong, I rely on the atomic clock syncing, and on the solar power. I use the countdown timer still. My phone alarm(S) has replaced the alarms on the watch. I really don't use the other features much, so if I ever do - I have to read the manual. :).
My SEIKO railway watch sits in a draw, I feel naked without this Casio.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 12:56:19 AM PDT
Still have the broken one? I'm curious as to how it's keeping time compared to a solar/atomic.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 12:56:57 AM PDT
If you want to know the features why not just read the feature list provided by amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 5:37:07 PM PDT
I believe I threw it out in 1992... :)

But it was only 15 seconds out after three years...
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