Is the Casio G-Shock 5600 worth buying?

As you know if you’ve been reading my site for a while I’m a watch fan and particularly fond of Japanese watches from Casio and Seiko. I previously reviewed the G-Shock 5610 and at the time was heavily wearing an F-91 and found the 5610 to not be as comfortable so returned it and kept with my F-91.

I’ve been keeping my eye on the 5600 for a while and when I saw the Yoshirotten edition in one of my favourite colour ways I had to grab one and test it out.

I’m so glad I did, it’s not left my wrist… I’m not sure if all of the 5600’s have the same strap but this one feels marketably softer than the 5610 that I had previously and I can comfortably keep it on all of the time. This should also only get softer the more that I wear it so all good this time on the comfort front.

The screen is easy to read and the laser graphic behind is hardly visible, which is a good thing. The backlight is one of the best I’ve seen on a Casio and you get

  • Day
  • Month
  • Day
  • Time (in 12 or 24hr formats)

One thing that I like to see included is the addition of time continuing to be seen whilst running the stop watch, something you don’t get on all G-Shocks.

It goes without saying that a G-Shock can be worn wherever you want and will hold up fine. I haven’t tested this our for obvious reasons but I’m glad to have a watch I can wear and not worry about.

If you want a daily wear that you take take anywhere I can’t recommend this 5600 highly enough. At £109 this model is even on the expensive side, you can pick up a base 5600 for less than £70 in other places, just make sure it’s reputable as you’d be amazed at how many counterfeit Casio’s are out there.

A G-Shock is one of those inspirational brands for me, as a fan of space it’s been there with many an Astronaut and the spirit of NEVER GIVE UP.