Actually, this is not the original box. When I ordered this Basic Black G-Shock, Dale at Ace Jewelers asked me what kind of box I wanted. He had also this box with a carbon print. Well, it's something different and actually I think it fits pretty well with the smaller G-Shock.
A frequently reported problem with G-Shocks is the recessed top left button. Actually this is not a failure, but a good design idea. The recessed button prevents accidental change of time setting after the button is accidentally hit.
The Basic Black theme is looking great, but unfortunately for me, it’s not easy for photographing. First of all a normal camera thinks that the black parts should be as light as average objects, so you have drop the exposure time sometimes with 2 full stops. Then the is dust. Dust particles are everywhere and on most G-Shocks you can remove almost all dust easily, while the remaining particles usually don’t disturb much. My photo’s are from real watches. I try to do most 50 Gs shots out of the hand to create a more live feel, but on this one I got a lot of frustrating results. In real, dust particles on this watch (considered under normal circumstance) are not or hardly noticeable, but with the macro shots of this one, every dust particle looks like a light bulb. So please, if you look at the pictures, bear in mind that most pics are macro photo’s. I’ve tried to remove dust as far as I could for every photo, but it was almost undoable. Sorry.
The DW-5600BB functions similar as all basic DW-5600 models. Since it is a pretty recent model, released March 2012, it has the new 3229 module. It has the same looks as the old 1545 module. The only difference is the internal calendar. While the old 1545 module had an internal calendar programmed from 1 January 1995 until 31 December 2039, new modules have an internal calendar programmed from 1 January until 31 December 2099. Well, that’s for now a long way to go… I still remember my father telling me in New Year 1975 (I was 8 years old and we were standing in the kitchen) that in 25 years it would be the year 2000. It looked so far away, but we have passed that milestone already 12 years ago. In that light, 27 years might not look that long anymore (or does this simply say: “You’re getting old, Sjors”).
The DW-5600BB around my 7.2" wrist.The 24 hour Stopwatch. It simply does what it has to do. No laps for runners, but it can record time up to 1/100th of a second. It also has a Split Time, so you can view elapsed time of an event or time two finishers.
This is Lilian. I saw her walking here in the hall and thought she was perfect to fit my DW-5600BB. I think it suits better around a small wrist than around my big wrists.
Ace Jewelers in Amsterdam, which are also the G-Shock Forum sponsors. I bought it together with my Breezy Colors GA-110SN-3. Great guys to deal with, just like the other G-Shock sources that you can find in the menu on the right (unfortunately only in web view, not in mobile). It seems that this model is only released in Japan and Europe as it is sold here for only €89,99. Somehow the price for this model is almost double if you find on in Hong Kong or Australia, which is a bit ridiculous for an almost basic DW-5600 model. Unfortunately this model is as good as sold out in Europe too. If you are looking for one, try G-Stock in Spain. They seem till to have them and currently and for a good price too!