If you are reading these reviews you are at that point where you need some rational reasons to justify this baby, because, honestly, you are looking at the DW5600 or the GWM5610, and you think 'WTF is the deal with this guy here, it's almost the SAME watch, why on Earth would I spend 3x that amount"... well, my friend, you only have to do that if you want to have the honor of owning Mankind's ULTIMATE TIME KEEPING WRIST TOOL.
Let's get the basics out of the way first.
Stop being proud that your mechanical watch "only lost 3 seconds today", we are in 2014 FFS. And you don't even have to settle for the already good quartz +-15 second MONTHLY accuracy either. This guy here is the pinnacle of human achievement* in timekeeping. Every night it syncs itself with an atom hundreds of miles away. Perfect time all the time, because that's what you want from your watch, pure undistilled, no BS time keeping. You look at the screen and you connect to the universe heartbeat itself.
Secondly, the connection with the universe doesn't stop there. It's a Tough Solar, so it has solar panels that collect the energy released by hydrogen atoms fusing together 92,960,000 miles away... think about this fact for a moment.
Ok, now you are like, "yeah, elargentino, but the GWM5610 does all of this already..." oh, I'm sorry, what if we encase this engineering marvel inside a stainless steel vault so it becomes indestructible? What if we also coat the vault with a polished Diamond Like Coating so you can see your own wrinkles decades from now? What if you remove all the flashy loud colors too, so you can wear it everywhere with anything (with this price you are going to want to)? What if we use a higher quality, suppler, urethane for the bezel and strap so it's a pleasure to your wrist and fingers? What if we put this marvel together in Japan so Casio's best employees and tools can work their magic? what about that?
So, do Future You a favor if you like this style of G-Shock, wait and save a bit more, and get it. Future You is going to be really happy and glad that you did,
*if you live within radio sync range
Casio GW-5000-1JF is made in Japan . The screw back is employed in a profound metal case. First model DW-5000 have changed to Manual 6 . The good soft urethane of a feeling of wearing is adopted as a resin band.