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Mens Casio G-Shock Alarm Chronograph Watch GW-M5600BC-1ER

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A fantastic sports watch from Casio, the all black construction gives it a nice fashion edge. Packed full of features, backed on the Casio G-shock, this is a brilliant sports watch at a great price. Tough Solar, Waveceptor, alarms, world time, chronograph complete the ultra tough look.

Specification
Brand: Casio
Alarm: Yes
Analogue/Digital: Digital
Backlight: Yes
Case depth approx.: 13mm
Case Material: Black Ion-plated Steel
Case Shape: Square
Case width approx.: 43mm
Chronograph: Yes
Clasp type: Deployment
Date Function: Yes
Day Function: Yes
Dial Colour: Black
Gender: Gents
Model Name: G-Shock
Month Function: Yes
Movement: Tough solar
Sports: Yes
Strap colour: Black
Strap Type: Metal bracelet
Water Resistancy: 200 metres
EAN: 5052210309263
Guarantee: 2 years
Packaging: Casio packaging
MPN: GW-M5600BC-1ER
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Specification
Brand: Casio
Alarm: Yes
Analogue/Digital: Digital
Backlight: Yes
Case depth approx.: 13mm
Case Material: Black Ion-plated Steel
Case Shape: Square
Case width approx.: 43mm
Chronograph: Yes
Clasp type: Deployment
Date Function: Yes
Day Function: Yes
Dial Colour: Black
Gender: Gents
Model Name: G-Shock
Month Function: Yes
Movement: Tough solar
Sports: Yes
Strap colour: Black
Strap Type: Metal bracelet
Water Resistancy: 200 metres
EAN: 5052210309263
Guarantee: 2 years
Packaging: Casio packaging
MPN: GW-M5600BC-1ER
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Past Reviews

Review date: Fri 30th August 2013
0 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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nice watch,pretty good.and the delivery was fast. ...................................................

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Review date: Tue 27th August 2013
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Initial impressions were that the case was smaller than I was expecting, especially when compared to my existing G-Shock. However the watch is quickly growing on me. It has a very durable rubberised finish creating a stealth appearance. The strap, which I would prefer to be slightly wider, is easy to adjust and comfortable. There are times when I feel it is a little cheap feeling, but I am used to wearing heavy automatic steel watches. The accuracy of the displayed time is very impressive, and I look forward to how it performs with foreign travel. Pleased overall and wouldc recommend to friends.

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Review date: Fri 23rd August 2013
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I bought this watch as a replacement for the one I lost and its brilliant! Perfect for working in the security industry and even in an office!

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Review date: Thu 15th August 2013
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Very pleased with my new Casio watch really like the black colour and metal black strap the white colour of the digital display . Only problem you have to pay to have links taken out of the strap.should be some way of getting watch straps altered for free

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Review date: Sat 10th August 2013
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Excellent watch: accurate, solar powered, what is not to like!
Display is a stylish reverse effect, but fairly easy to read & with cool way of lighting up when you raise the arm.
Recommended :

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Review date: Tue 25th October 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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The CASIO G-Shock line is immense. Actually, it has its own sub lines. You have all digital, digi-analog, and full analog; basic functions and special sensors; plain black and a myriad of color combinations; square casing, round casing, and asymmetric casings. And then of course there are special editions... When it comes right down to it, Casio is very skilled at milking the market. But putting that aside, quality is excellent and there are many reasonably priced models.

But for me, the DW5600 square casing epitomizes what a G-Shock is all about. No need for a hulking piece of rubber coated metal on your wrist to protect against impacts. Keep the watch slim and low profile, thereby avoiding a lot of knocks to begin with.

When I saw the GW-M5600BC, I instantly felt that "I want it" grabbing at me... and now that I own one, I felt compelled to write a review. It has already been reviewed a number of times, but each one has its own perspective and so here's my take on it.
The GW-M5600BC essentially echoes the visual design of the DW-5000/DW-5600 models. The retro styling of this model has the nice distinction of having a wrist band comprised of resin and metal segments. It's a very classy bracelet with spring locked clasp. The resin segments have a black matte pattern that contrasts well with the semi-gloss black metal segments. Spring pins secure them together, making it easy to perform adjustments. Also, the clasp features a micro position adjustment for more precise wrist sizing. Although the clasp has a rubberized bracer to help minimize scratches to the clasp, the metal segment immediately adjacent has a tendency to get scratched. Also, the segment gaps are large enough to allow sand to slip in between and narrow enough to help keep them there (meaning, it's a pain to deal with and so caution is suggested for those who wear this model while on a beach). But the clasp design fits nicely flush to the bracelet, so the wrist comfort is excellent.
Functionally, the GW-M5600BC is far more advanced than its ancestors.
Solar powered (with battery indicator and power-saving function).
5-band atomic (calibrates with all world atomic clocks, minus China)
World time selection (48 cities).
Stopwatch with a resolution of 1/100th of a second.
Countdown timer (max 60 minutes).
Five daily alarms (Alarm #1 has a snooze option).
Electroluminescent backlight.
Perpetual calendar (day and date are visible simultaneously, a big plus).
Waterproof to 200 meters, or about 650 feet.

The butttons on this model remain a bit small and don't protrude as much as on the original DW-5600, so there is a bit more effort required to operate the watch functions. The caseback is secured by four partially recessed screws rather than a screw threaded caseback, but the chizeled design is attractive. Although the casing is covered in hardened rubberized material, the core of it must be a fairly thick steel, as the watch has some decent heft to it--much nicer than the super light weight of a nearly all plastic watch.

Casio went with a reverse or "negative" display on this model, meaning that the whole LCD face is black with "blank" segments used to construct the informational displays. It's more difficult to read than a positive LCD display, but then it makes for a stealthier appearance. That was Casio's cosmetic theme, as the "Protection" and "G-Shock" inscribed lettering has a dark gray paint (instead of white) to avoid drawing attention. The all black theme, except for the stainless steel buttons, works really well. From a distance, the screen looks completely black and does not scream "DIGITAL WATCH".
I find I'm able to read this watch in most conditions, except in dim light. But thankfully there is illumination available. Casio incorporated an auto-illumination feature. When tilting the watch in a way that suggests the wearer is looking at the time, it activates the illumination for almost 2 seconds. This can end up using a lot of energy if participating in activities that cause the wrist to rotate a lot, so Casio provided an option to turn it off. So, it's really best to keep it off if you're going to be moving around a lot.
Because this is a solar powered watch with secondary battery, Casio decided to be conservative in some respects. The illumination stays on for 1.5 seconds (would be much nicer to have 3 seconds) and all alarms function for only 10 seconds, at a reduced volume compared to non-solar models. Actually, the chosen frequency of the audible alarm is a problem for some people who have minor hearing loss or tinnitus. Casio should have chosen a lower frequency, but perhaps that would require more power to achieve the audible level they felt would be sufficient. Personally, I find the alarm almost useless unless I am in an extremely quiet environment and take the watch off. It's a bit frustrating, as I find the countdown timer useful. So, I'm forced to glance at it periodically to be sure I haven't missed the zero count. Note that the sound is much lower from the back and sides, so be sure you have the front facing you. If there was a DIY modification to increase the sound with only a minor increase in power consumption, I'd do it. Unfortunately, the only thing I've found so far is that a higher voltage battery would have to be used, which wouldn't be compatible with the solar function.

Overall, I really like the design job Casio did with this watch. The stealthy black appearance, reasonable heft, convenient clasp bracelet that is comfortable to wear, and useful design of the 5600 model casing makes this an enjoyable watch to wear. I'm not surprised it has become the "go to" watch for a number of owners who've posted about it on-line. It certainly has for me. It's partly due to the band, which is so easy to put on and comfortable to wear.

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Review date: Sun 9th October 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Fantastic G SHOCK watch, that has the look of the 80s with the latest technology inside.The reversed b/w display makes the watch stand out in a good way not like all the same old ones around LQQKS great too I wouldn't buy any other make of watch anymore, & I wouldn't buy one without solar power or radio control as they work so well, the solar display shows Low / Medium / High (L-M-H) charge leave on the screen & is Radio control too it s everyday without fault. & always keeps the watch up-to date so you never have to change or the time even for Daylight saving time (both solar & radio control work without missing a beat) & the watch LQQKS SO GOOD ON. I have three G SHOCK watches now all are Radio controlled, solar powered ones

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Review date: Wed 28th September 2011
4 Out of 6 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Superb watch, at a very nice price! It has many useful functions, best casio I have ever had, my cousin wants to buy 1 now!!!

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Review date: Sun 25th September 2011
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Finally my first G-Shock. Well, actually i wasn't really into the GS until I discovered this model. It's not too big, but still it has something which makes the watch look unbreakable. Must be the reversed b/w display. You have to like it, because it's not very practical. I think it gives this watch that special touch which it needs, as I found the normal 5600 a bit boring. Actually, because the watch itself is a bit timide in contrary to other GS's, you can easily wear this watch welldressed.. it even looks sharp.
recommended.

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Review date: Thu 8th September 2011
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

This is my first digital watch, this is my first new watch, until now I've only been interested in old manuel watches from 50 and 60. In January I'm about to do a life long dream, I'm spending a couple of month in south america traveling and hopefully making a documentary! For this I need a watch that can stay on my wrist at al time, no matter what!!! so some important features are durability, waterproof, low maintenance and an al black watch.

The other features of the watch was a bonus. the only thing i don't like is the metal bracelet. I'd rater have a rubber strap that is more adjustable.

I dislike that the backlight doesn't stay on when you change mode. auto light dont work as good as i thought.

But looking at the price, this watch is worth every penny.

and buying it online saved me an other 50 £... So I'm pleased!

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Review date: Tue 30th August 2011
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Really good looking watch! I live in Alaska and can't purchase this locally, so I was very happy to see it available from watchshop. Took some time to get the watch band adjusted to my wrist but eventually I was able to find the right fit by removing links and adjusting the clasp.
I did not realize that the multiband sync will not work here in Anchorage, AK as we are too far away from Fort Collins, CO for it to receive a signal. So that's a consideration if the radio sync is important to you.
Otherwise the features are great, the low profile is awesome and I haven't found that the reverse display is too hard to read as the auto light feature works great.
Haven't had it too long yet, so I can't say how durable it is, but it's a G-Shock!

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Review date: Thu 23rd June 2011
4 Out of 7 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

A great watch with all the standard Casio features. It is discreet by G-Shock standards thanks to the (relatively) slim module and reverse display; it's hopefully no less robust.

The "BC" strap, formed from black resin-and-steel links, makes this model unusual and is particularly comfortable on the wrist if, like me, you dislike classic leather or plastic straps.

The radio controlled time update worked perfectly; between this and its solar powered battery, the watch should require virtually no maintenance!

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Review date: Wed 22nd June 2011
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I'm 51 years old and have owned Casio digital watches, on and off, since they first took the market by storm over 30 years ago.

I thought I'd found my ultimate, no-nonsense, no-maintenance watch when I purchased a GW-M5600-1ER solar atomic. However, a doubt remianed at the back of my mind about the durability of the resin strap, the Achilles Heel of many Casio watches.

One glimpse of the GW-M5600BC-1ER was enough to persuade me to buy one. This watch shares the same functionality as the GW-M5600-1ER model but with a 'negative' (grey on black) LCD display and a composite (plastic outer link/stainless steel inner link) bracelet.

The latter should prove far more durable than a resin strap and give peace of mind into the bargain. It's child's play, as other reviewers have remarked, to adjust the length by removing links. You need nothing more than a straightened paper clip to compress the spring bars. There are also four holes at the clasp for fine adjustment of the length.

The negative display is a little harder to read at a glance than the usual black on grey LCD. On the other hand, it does lend the watch a more sophisticated air, especially in combination with the bracelet. The display/bracelet combination also means the watch wouldn't look incongruous with a suit, in my view at least.

My only suggested improvement to Casio would be to fit a non-reflective glass if possible. That would go some way to improve the legibility of the watch in daylight and would also make it look more 'stealthy' and in keeping with the case and bracelet.

The price is about 50% higher than the GW-M5600-1ER but I'm sure most people will agree it's worth the extra. It should prove money well spent in the long term by not having to replace straps.

I think the following tells you all you need to know:

Am I happy with my purchase? YES

Would I buy one again? YES

Would I recommend it to others? YES

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Review date: Sun 12th June 2011
3 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

1) Nice looking and lightweight on wrist.
2) Tough, you check the time not if its still intact.
3) Flick of wrist light, very cool.
4) Solar powered with power indicator, nice.
5) Radio controlled, can be auto calibrated daily.

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Review date: Fri 3rd June 2011
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Well made, quality feel. relatively easy to understand functions. Unusually I had to make the stap smaller rather than bigger (8 inch wrist) Auto backlight feature is brilliant ! (Bring watch to eyel evel to read it and the backlight switches on automatically)

Display can be a little difficult under certain lighting conditions and certainly not quite as easy to read as the traditional black on white . However Casio don't make a digital with solar power and radio signal time correction. "You pays your money - you takes your choice"
Overall - a good buy.

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Review date: Mon 9th May 2011
1 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Pictures: front wrist shot (top left), rear shot with G-Shock "panel" and push-button clasp (top right), size comparison (bottom) next to a G-5500TS-8 (left, yellow) and G-6900EW-7 (right, white)
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GW-M5600BC-1

This is a different take on the classic all-resin 5600 G-Shock many of us know. Think of this as a hybrid, combining the normal plastic body and bezel of a 5600 with a composite metal/plastic bracelet. It is all black with a negative display which gives the watch a stealthed-out look. The negative display is quite crisp but, as with most negative displays you may have trouble reading it in poor light conditions. Negative displays are a style feature first and foremost, if you require a digital watch with instant readability get a positive display. The EL backlight is bright and should compensate for poor visibility. It glows a nice blue-green.

The matte resin bezel is nice, but contrasts slightly against the mostly glossy bracelet. The composite bracelet puts a little weight on to the classic design, but not much. It's about 90 grams, 20 grams more than my bigger white 6900, but on the wrist this difference is negligible. The bracelet is also slightly narrower than a standard 5600 resin strap. The main disadvantage of this bracelet is that you can't size adjust it easily on-the-fly as you would with a regular buckle strap. However adjusting the bracelet first time to fit your wrist is pretty straightforward. Each link is held in place with a spring bar and it's just a matter of pushing one side of the spring bar down with a small tool and popping the link out. I was able to do this by myself without any fuss.

The module in this is solar and atomic (multi band 5). The battery charges via a light source, and can go into powersaving mode in very low light. A few hours of light every few days is enough to keep the battery level topped up. As with most solar G-Shocks it does not need to be in direct sunlight. Normal daylight is adequate, which is good if (like me) you are worried about your G's resin prematurely discolouring or cracking from the effects of UV light. It automatically syncs its time each night depending on your home city setting and the distance you are from 1 of 5 atomic clock radio signals located in the UK, Germany, Japan and US. The manual suggests placing the watch on a windowsill at night for optimum reception, but I usually just leave it on a bookshelf a few metres away from the nearest window and it syncs perfectly.

All in all a very nice little watch, a little more "dressier" and modest looking than some of Casio's other G-Shock lines (Crazy Colors and Hypercolor come to mind). A good combination of casual and formal, and doesn't immediately scream out that its a digital watch.


First released back in 2008, the GW-M5600BC-1 is now officially discontinued by Casio.

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Review date: Fri 6th May 2011
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent "Stealth" G-Shock with impressive features....

My first G-Shock, and I'm very pleased with it! It's certainly not as big or as "in your face" as some, but still has a substantial presence.

Perfect for wrist sizes of 6" and over, the metal / resin strap is easily adjusted with a pin or paper clip to remove links, and the clasp has several adjustment holes to "fine tune" the exact fit.

The "stealth" inverse display (light numbers on black background) won't be to everyone's taste, and isn't as easy to read as the "normal" display (see the GW-M5600-1ER if you want the same watch with normal display), but it's one of the main reasons I bought it - it looks great! The auto EL back-light takes care of low light situations anyway (tilt your wrist to activate).

Feature-wise it has all you'd expect (stop watch, alarms, day/date, world time, 20bar water resistance etc) and a few extras you wouldn't, such as auto-time calibration via a radio signal broadcast by various atomic clocks across the globe (UK, Europe, US, Far East all seem to be covered). Here in the UK the watch seems to check itself against the time signal at around 2am, but you can force it to at any time.

The solar-rechargeable battery is another nice feature, and the display shows Low / Medium / High (L-M-H) charge level. I've not seen it below High so far.

All-in-all a nice introduction to the G-Shock range that I thoroughly recommend!

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Review date: Mon 2nd May 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The GW-M5600BC is not as thick as its brothers and has the classical squared G-shock case, without losing its sturdiness the watch is a beautiful combination of steel and resin, harmonically combined together. Instead of a rubber strap there’s a perfect bracelet that alternating resin and steel links makes the watch easier to be worn by every kind of wrists and helps the skin to get rid of the sweat.

The mineral glass is slightly recessed into the case and this is paramount to avoid scratches.

Navigating through the functions is easy as usual in every Casio watch.

The connection to the atomic watches in the world is useful but not, in my opinion, essential: after having owned more than a dozen of Casio watches I saw they are always very accurate in keeping time, regardless of the model, from the simplest to the most complete.

The reverse dial is very nice and very well lit by the back light. May be that in poor light conditions the black dial doesn’t help a lot in term of readability but with so good a back light available this is not so important.

It is beyond my comprehension why only the minutes and not the seconds can be set for the countdown.

One feature that this watch lacks (it is present in at least one other G-shock) is the possibility to indicate the period in the 24 hours during which the hourly time signal has to work. This would prevent the watch from beeping in the night when you are probably more interested in sound sleeping.

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Review date: Tue 26th April 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

great watch. heavy accurate and classy.

speedy delivery and great customer service from watchshop

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Review date: Mon 11th April 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great service across the board, very happy with the watch and the price. Would have no hesitation in buying from The Watch Shop again!

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Review date: Sun 10th April 2011
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Recieved the watch day after ordering.. excellent service from Watch Shop would definately recommend to anyone.



So far so good on the watch, looks / feels pretty solid, excellent colour which makes it even more appealing. Would I buy the watch again? I'd probably say No - Simply because I would not need to - It really feel good. In short, if you never want to buy another watch.... ever... Buy this one - it is pretty solid!!!!

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Review date: Sun 10th April 2011
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

It's an excellent watch. YOu can sincronize hour and date every night. It's very easy to adjust the bazalet.



It's a very good choice.

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Review date: Thu 10th March 2011
1 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Firstly I am a fan of G-Shock watches. This version is one of many in the 5600 / 5000 series and is that of a negative display and resin / metal composite bracelet. It is an ode to the classic retro G Shocks, however with the new modern technology such as the "tough solar" and atomic syncing, which this model will do from 5 different transmitters all over the world, meaning that where ever you are, you will always have the exact time set. Owing to the negative display, this watch is very black, and very stealthy. It looks cool.



In the past, many people have complained about not really being able to read the negative display, however, this is a newer model and I have to report that it is in fact very clear and very legible. If you are doubtful over getting this due to legibility I hope I can put your mind at ease and say to you it wont be a problem.



Moving on to the bracelet, a nice job was done here. I thought at first that it was a little narrow for my largish wrist, but not at all in practice. The resin/steel mix links look well together, and the matt finish of the resin complements the stealthed out matt finish of the watch. The clasp is fine and perhaps most importantly this was the easiest bracelet to adjust I’ve ever found. It took all of five minutes to remove a couple of links, size the watch and make a micro-adjustment to the clasp. The clasp is a fold-over double locking button push type and I’ve never had this kind of Casio clasp deploy accidentally. Also importantly, it is extremely comfortable when adjusted to fit. It has little rubberised strip with a G Shock label where your wrist is likely to meet desk or laptop when e.g. typing to protect against wear which is a functional design touch. To be honest, you'll find the bracelet will rub against the surface you type on unless you're careful, notwithstanding the rubberised strip. This would never bother me, even if a little bit of wear does show on the clasp as my watches are intended to be worn.



As you cycle through the watch modes, you start with the home screen. This displays the time day and date in MM/DD format. It also has a battery charge indicator showing low medium and high. It also shows an indication for if it received the atomic time at last sync and whether or not the power save mode is on. Next comes the world time screen which lets you scroll through 48 different time zones. One bad thing I have found it that you can only scroll one way, you can not go backwards through the list, so miss your desired time zone and you have to cycle through the whole lot again. Not a feature I really use much so no real bother. Next is the stop watch which shows hours minutes and seconds, up to 24hrs I believe. Next is the countdown timer, which is limited to only 60 minutes and then comes the alarms screen where you have options for setting an hourly beep, 4 daily alarms, and one snooze alarm, one more press and you are back to the home screen.



Overall to sum up, I really like this watch. I also own a GW-5000 which is a much more premium product (and priced accordingly)however, the real world differences between these two are so minor, that this watch, at this price seems a real bargain. I fully trust that it will last many years, and i'd happily get another one at the drop of a hat.

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Review date: Thu 10th March 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent brand, excellent contrast but blue light should be stronger.



In the other hand, its hard to found a place to get signal to sync the watch but when u found it once, always sync fine.



Really good looking and extremely comfortable.

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Review date: Mon 7th March 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

First off the service from watchshop was fantastic. I ordered this watch on Friday morning and it was delivered on Saturday morning. I live in Northern Ireland and some other online shops reckon this is a whole world away and like to charge extortionate fees for delivering items over here.



As for the watch, I bought it to replace my 7 year old G-Shock. There's nothing wrong with the old one it's just a bit tired looking, that's why I wanted another G-Shock. This is a very nice watch indeed, the bracelet strap feels classy and is a nice change from the resin or canvas straps on most other G-Shocks.



I'm very pleased with my purchase and would recommend watchshop to anyone.

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Review date: Mon 7th March 2011
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Sorry my English is not so good.



Good price



Fast shipping



beautiful watch



Thank you for all



Greatings from Germany, Freiburg



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Review date: Sat 5th March 2011
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Very happy with the watch. Just what I wanted. The display is simple, easy to read in various light conditions and the backlight is effective in the dark. Have some reservations as to the way the clasp fixes the bracelet, at the moment it is fine but I wonder how effective it will be in a few years.

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Review date: Sat 5th March 2011
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

It is an amazing watch when you first look at it: classic style same with the fist G-shock of casio! It's enoughe to own this watch for your whole life!!!!

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Review date: Mon 28th February 2011
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

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Although I do not regularly wear a watch any more since many years, I recently looked up what new types are on the market, because I needed one especially for outdoor activities. So I came to the Casio 5600 series which is basically the same I had as a child more than 15 years ago. The functions and the handling are also more or less the same, which speaks for the very well done design. But in addition to the classic funtions, the new GW-M5600 features some great improvements like radio time and a solar charged battery. This makes the watch very accurate and independend and thus eliminates the main disadvantages my old digital watches had in my eyes. Combined with the classic G-Shock benefits like high mechanical resistance I think that this type is close to the perfect digital watch now (ok, it does not have an integrated cell phone or GPS but we are still speaking of a watch!).

Especially the ...BC-1ER version with the dark background convinced me because it just looks cool and has style. It dous not look like a child's watch or something you wear for sports only. You can carry this one to any occasion, business as well as outdoors.

First I was afraid that the display was too hard to read. Well, compared to the standard with black numbers over bright background you have to look a little bit sharper, but its not a big problem. I also tested it in the sun wearing sunglasses, also no problem, even a little bit better due to my high contrast glasses. In low light situations the automatic illumination solves the problem.

So in my eyes a good purchase which I do not regrett. I'm really looking forward to use this watch.

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Review date: Wed 23rd February 2011
2 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I now know why this Casio watch is almost always sold out !!

A distinctive and subtle G-Shock watch, I cannot fault this watch at all, I would definately recommend this watch to all.

The face is not big, compared to other G-Shock watches, and I'm sure will become a 'classic' model in the near future....

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Review date: Mon 21st February 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I choose this watch,because of it simlicity,it is almost looking like the old flat casio watch but this design is a bit mordernise and wrist full,and it functions of the date alarm etc has not change but i



just like the way it looks.



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Review date: Fri 14th January 2011
4 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Lovely watch,receives radio signal in Athens Greece.And the dial it is not difficult to read at all.

Great shop and great service also!

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Review date: Fri 24th December 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

After a few days with the watch I can confirm it's exceeded expectations. I haven't taken it off once and it hasn't missed a single automatic time update.



The strap is comfortable and although the inverted display (black background 'white' digits) makes seeing the face in low light difficult the backlight soon resolves this.



An excellent watch that feels well built and isn't as bulky as other Casio models however retains a full set of features. If it's not clear already I'd recommend it

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Review date: Tue 21st December 2010
4 Out of 6 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

great service will use watch shop again very quick delivery time and delighted with the casio watch

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Review date: Sun 12th December 2010
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

This is a tool that shows your character and style.

Better said:

"Show me your watch and I tell you who you are."

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Review date: Thu 2nd December 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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(The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

This is an "anti-watch". It is not nice, it's not noticeable. but it is attractive.

The clock tells your character. I love this clock very much. it is a phantom in my arm.

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Review date: Thu 2nd December 2010
0 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I received the order on time, very reliable service.

I recommend the watchshop to everyone.

Thank you.

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Review date: Mon 8th November 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Watch was exactly what we had hoped for. Son in law delighted with it - got major brownie points in "the mother-in-law isn't such a witch after all" stakes!

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Review date: Sun 7th November 2010
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent watch. Made very robust and with an appealing style, unlike many watches out there. Can be a bit awkward seeing the reverse display in low lighting, but that's what the backlight is there for after all. Nice having the watch sync the time everynight. Well worth the pricetag.

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Review date: Sun 7th November 2010
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I was unsure of this watch but after looking at a few reviews and video reviews I decided to get it. It is a lovely watch, the pictures don't do it justice, much nicer version of the g shock than the old plastic ones. Used it a few times surfing and it's been great, can't fault the watch at all or the really efficient service from the website.

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Review date: Sat 6th November 2010
1 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The watch is excellent. As long as you follow the instructions all the functions are easy to set up. It is always good to know that you have exactly the right time, all the time.



I like the automatic illumination but it doesn't work every time that you want it, so you have to rotate your wrist a couple of times to get it to work. The only other thing that let's the watch down is the alarm. It is quite quiet and I have missed it a couple of times. That said I would buy another one tomorrow, no hesitation.

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Review date: Sat 6th November 2010
1 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent product, not as bulky as other Casio G-shock watches.

It has style, class, and this strap is awesome.

I would buy it again.

Negative points, it is hard to see the time when it's dark, but you have autoLight for these cases. (Auto EL)

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Review date: Thu 26th August 2010
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Extremely comfortable and good-looking watch. Easy to adjust the bracelet and set-up the atomic time regulating. Not always easiest to see the time, but you can angle the face to read.

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Review date: Wed 25th August 2010
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great watch - Im travelling to Peru for a month and wanted a watch that is 1) Stealthy (wont attract unwanted attention in poor areas)

2) Solar powered so I can rely on it 100%

3) Water Resistant to 2oo metres so ok to swim and take part in all activities.

The G Shock Chronograph Watch GW-M5600BC-1ER is all of those things and at a great price.

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Review date: Fri 6th August 2010
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent product. Nice watch very usefull



Good delivery in France only 4 days



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Review date: Wed 4th August 2010
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Prompt delivery of item.Very happy with product build and quality.Was worried the strap was going to be a little chunky but it is great.adjusting the strap lenth was easy as there are spring loaded pins.

Setting the radio controlled time took a little reading but considering I won't be needing to update dates or times again until 2099 the five mintes it took is acceptable!!The rubber effect on the strap is a great touch as well.Even in low light the watch charges up but really hasn't gone under 95% since I got it a week ago.Even wearing it more than my Tag now!

All in all a solid great watch!Only regret is I didn't buy it before.!!!!!!!!!!!

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Review date: Mon 26th July 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I bought this watch because my last watch broke and I decided I needed something more invincible. the G-shock is excellent because the thin rubberised layer on the face prevents scratches and the watch itself is solid.



It is very effective underwater and the automatic time tuning is excellent. it is easy to re-program this watch to update your region and to use all of the features, (it is not like some watches that require the instruction manual for everything you wish to do!)



this watch is drop-proof and virtually indestructable and you don't have to worry if you take it on a motorbike because it is not affected by the vibrations.



Very good value for money as this watch is solar operated and so does not require any expensive batteries. I am glad to spend a fair amount of money on this watch because it will serve me for a long time and shows no signs of wear after about 3 months of ownership.



I give this watch 5 stars for its impeccable features, ease of use and reliability.

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Review date: Tue 1st June 2010
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great watch and great service, arrived next day as promised. Had the watch just over a week now and it is exactly what I wanted - very accurate with the time signal updates, I just forget about it.

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Review date: Thu 27th May 2010
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great watch and great service.

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Review date: Fri 21st May 2010
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great value, quality watch. Highly recommend this G-Shock. Love the look of it, it suits any occasion. Strap was easily adjusted by myself as it uses spring loaded pins throughout the strap.

Fantastic!!!

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Review date: Sun 16th May 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I really wanted a G-Shock with an inverted display as my next watch. However, most of the inverted display (military edition) G-shocks are fairly big in size, difficult to wear at work and slightly expensive (Gulfman, Mudman, Frogman etc).



I then came across the GW-M5600BC-1ER. It has all the features I wanted and present in those larger and expensive G-Shocks - Tough Solar panel, Multiband (syncs time with radio controlled towers), Water-Resistant (20 BAR), World Clock, Alarm....!



Besides the features, I love the black military edition. It's one of those special editions which could be passed onto generations.



The bracelet is quite unique too - its a metal and resin combination and is quite comfortable to wear.



The other unique feature of this watch is the backlighting. In the dark, when pointed towards yourself - the backlight is activated for a second.



I really love this watch and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a G-Shock with all the latest technology from Casio and which can be worn at work too.



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Review date: Wed 12th May 2010
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Beautiful watch very thin for a gshock.

You notice figerprints stains on the glass against the blak background

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Review date: Wed 12th May 2010
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Why buy a new watch at all? My old Casio, a similar model from 15 years ago has, and still gives faithful service, however part of the chunky protective casing has broken away, and as I get increasingly long sighted the black image on a grey background becomes increasingly difficult to see.

So why this particular model? I hoped that the light figures on a black background would be easier to see, and it is, the higher contrast image is much better in daylight. Almost unexpected is the success of the backlight in poor lighting. The old watch had that, but it lit up the grey part of the screen, now where the figures light up against a black background it is far more contrasty and definitely better. As I'm long sighted I don't use glasses to drive, indeed with them on I cannot clearly see the road. The 'clock' on the Sat Nav is also a grey background and though a touch further away difficult to pick say 6 from 8 from 0 at night. The backlight on the watch just lasts long enough to read. I've found setting the backlight to come on as I tip my wrist not a lot of use, obviously my wrist doesn't tip as the designer's.

The reset from digital radio signal works fine, but I am in a high location and any radio station can be pulled in here on a length of wet string!

The alarm is easy to set as long as you can remember the correct sequence. I often set it to ten minutes before a station in case I nod off on the train.

I like the strap fixing, two small catches to press to release, I have caught the strap on my old watch and had it snap open. Watchshop offered a set the strap size service which as I bought mail order I couldn't take advantage of. There is as far as I can see nothing in the instruction manual on how to do it, though it takes only minutes to do once you've worked it out.

Do I like it, yes I do. At the moment the display is big enough, and I'm a big bloke so a big watch doesn't look out of place. But as I get increasingly long sighted the next one will need a bigger display again. As mobile phones have got smaller and smaller so have the keys and display. In the last year or two some makers have woken up to those whose close vision isn't up to minute keys and screens. So Casio, you can produce a light figure on a black screen, now for my next buy please can we have a face that isn't any bigger than this watch, but that can be set so that normally if just displays the time in the biggest figures that will fit. Us 'old uns' are an inceasing percentage of the population, an increasing percentage of the 'market'



Frank

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Review date: Wed 21st April 2010
3 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

A great service from Watchshop, the best internet price, clear reviews and amazing service. Received email updates to track the order, and had the bracelet adjusted to the correct size when ordering.



The watch is awesome, all black with reverse digital display and the tilt function for the auto LED, which is a winner. It has a solar panel charger on the face to charge the battery, with an indicator and easy to use waveceptor technology so the time is already adjusted. It looks amazing, very stealthy and a clear winner for function, price and looks. I spent two months looking for the right watch and this was it.

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Review date: Sat 23rd January 2010
4 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

A timeless classic G-Shock bursting with the latest solar/atomic technology. The reverse display and stealth black case give a more contemporary look, but the display is harder to read in very low light. Fortunately the backlight is excellent and can even be set to activate automatically when you tilt the watch toward your face. The resin/steel composite bracelet on this model deserves a special mention too. It's very comfortable with a 4 position micro adjustable clasp for a perfect fit.



Pros:

Classic G-Shock styling and functionality

Solar Powered

Atomic time Sync (5 band)

Excellent backlight

Excellent composite bracelet

Compact size by G-Shock standards



Cons:

Reverse display poor in low light (compensated by backlight)

Buttons harder to press than some G-Shock models. Not possible to operate with gloves



Conclusion:

One of my favourite watches! Discreet enough to be worn with a suit and tough enough for any sport or action on land or sea.



Ordering online from Watch Shop UK was simple, with free next day delivery. Excellent service, they even offer to adjust the bracelet, and a great price too. Highly recommended.



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Review date: Fri 22nd January 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Very cool watch. Best parts are the back light which comes automatically when wrist tilted to face and the quick release strap which is easy to adjust.



Really pleased with purchase and WatchshopUK delivered really fast so all round top notch buy.

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Review date: Tue 12th January 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I bought this watch to replace my original G Shock watch purchased in 1983 (Which still works perfectly). This new watch remains true to the original iconic design of the G Shock but has the fantastic “Tough Solar” and “Wave Ceptor” updates making it maintenance free.

The G shock has inspired my love of watches over the last 27 years during which time I have spent thousands on Swiss made pieces of craftsmanship and design, these however wait patiently in their cases for the odd day out while the G shock takes pride of place on my wrist on a daily basis. I work outdoors in sometimes very demanding conditions; the G Shock has never let me down. This new model will now be a worthy successor and I have no worries that it will stand up to the challenge as well as the original bought all those years ago!

I like to do my homework before making a purchase and I have to say that the Watch Shop offered the cheapest price by far and the fastest delivery. I am very impressed.

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Review date: Thu 3rd December 2009
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

This is a fantastic piece of retro looking Casio engineering brought into the 21st century. Took it out of its tin, specified London as its home city and Hey Presto! it was up and running. It looks good and feels good on my wrist.Well done to Watch Shop UK for beating another on-line sellers price and delivering next day. Super service. Will recommend your company to friends.

Thank you. Ray Dodd.(PS where's my gift bag)?

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Review date: Mon 19th October 2009
1 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent watch, feels good on the wrist, easy setup with time signal, already charged, thanks to Watch Shop UK for adjusting the bracelet - spot on, and thanks for price matching, all in all, excellent service and amazing delivery.

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Review date: Thu 15th October 2009
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Vintage look with all the updated technology i.e. tough solar and multiband are the main advantages. Very well made timekeeping piece.



The online shopping system is brilliant. Fast delivery with extensive communications and support services. Initially I forgot to mention about wrist adjustment in my original order, but I sorted it out thru their online ticketing system. The system also keep you informed with the order status. They even lowered the price for me using 'Price Match Policy'.



Well done WatchShopUK!!!

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Review date: Sun 6th September 2009
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

An updated classic with an amazing bracelet. very comfortable and looks the part too. Syncs everynight, and to my amazement the watch came with a fully charged battery, since its a solar powered watch the good people at wtachshopuk charged it i reckon. The service was impeccable and having a live support was tremendous.

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Legendary Japanese electronics company Casio is loved for its range of innovative and reliable watches. Casio offers both digital and analogue wristwatches for men and women in a variety of styles and colours For example, G-Shock Casio watches are perfect for keen sportspeople, thanks to their durability and excellent time keeping. Meanwhile, the classic unisex Casio watch is offered in a variety of colours and materials, adding a little retro flair to any outfit. Though simple, the design is iconic, and an absolute must for any watch lover's collection. The brand also produces a range of high-quality, professional watches ideal for those who lead an adventurous lifestyle. The premium pieces are mud and water resistant, and include accurate compasses to help keep you firmly on the trail. Explore the full range of Casio watches, or browse the full digital watch collection.

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