tough solar g-5600a-3
in july 2009, casio introduced a whole new line-up of colour variations to the gw-m5600. these were essentially colour updates to the multi-band 5 models: gw-m5600-1jf, gw-m5600bc-1jf and the somewhat limited gw-m5600r-1jf.
available in white, yellow and dark green, it was soon revealed non-atomic versions sporting tough solar will also be available. these became the colour variations for the recently released g-5600e, the refreshed and updated version of the classic dw-5600e.
the dark green g-5600a-3 was my favourite in the set and after picking up the white and yellow versions earlier this week, my regular shop at the bencoolen finally received the the final piece in the collection.
upon receiving the actual watch, i had a pleasant surprise.
the g-5600r-3 has a very lovely and permanent blue/green hue in the display even when the backlight is not activated. this is reminiscent of the old g-viper g-5600gh-8jf, another watch that is also a classic in collectors’ circles.
the colour of the bezel and straps closely resemble the dw-5600fs-3jf (hero). here’s a quick comparison:
a recap of my recent tough solar acquisitions: