Sunday, May 31, 2009

DW-5600EG-9V


This a review of the DW-5600EG-9V. This is the same watch as the DW-5600E-1V. In fact they are actually the same watch with minor differences. It has the same basic module, 1545. This watch was first issued in 1996. However, this model is harder to find. I believe the production run for this model is lower as compared to its brother, the DW-5600E-1V. Additionally, the replacement bezel is also harder to find (at least here in Taiwan).


Basic Specifications:

Module 1545
Timekeeping Mode: Hour, minutes, seconds, am/ pm, month, date, day of week (time display switchable between 12-hour and 24-hour format)
Calendar System: Auto-calendar from 1995 to 2039
Alarm Mode: Multi-function alarm, hourly time signal
Countdown Alarm Mode (Timer): measuring unit: 1 second, input range: 1 second to 24 hours, auto repeat and repeat function
Stopwatch Mode: measuring unit: 1/100 seconds (first 60 minutes), 1 second (after 60 minutes), measuring capacity: 23 hours 59 minutes 59.99 seconds, measuring modes: elapsed time, split time and two finishes
Dimensions: 43 mm X 49 mm, height: 13.5 mm


I guess I don't really have to do a review of this watch as it will be same review of the DW-5600E-1V which I did earlier. I will however point out the differences between the 2.


The first difference that we can see is the bezel itself. The lettering 'PROTECTION' and "G-SHOCK' on the DW-5600EG-9V is rendered in gold, whereas in the DW-5600E-1V, it is white. Also the line around the perimeter of the crystal is also rendered in gold. On the DW-5600E-1V, it is silver.



The background on the DW-5600EG-9V LCD is also in gold. Although the background is in gold, I find the display clearer as compared to the silver background of the DW-5600E-1V.



The buttons on the DW-5600EG-9V are also rendered in gold. The photograph below shows the difference between the 2 watches.


Both watches share the same band. However the buckle is different. Again the buckle on the DW-5600EG-9V is rendered in gold. Both buckles are made in Indonesia. However, there is no lip on the tang rest on the DW-5600EG-9V buckle. The photograph below shows this.


I like this watch but because it is getting harder to locate here in Taiwan, this watch gets little or no wrist time. It is as comfortable as its brother.


One more photograph of the 2 watches.

4 comments:

  1. Finally, the twin brother of "SPEED" is here.....what a awesome collection dude!

    yschow

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  2. Hi yschow,

    More to come. Enjoy the stay.

    Regards,

    Ivan

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  3. Hi nice review,
    I was surprised it was from my home country,
    it does pretty rare here in indonesia too,
    wear in good health :)

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  4. Hi Slashdot,

    Welcome to the blog. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

    Regards,

    Ivan

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