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Hands-On: Casio G-Shock GM5600SN-1 ‘Tokyo Nights’ Rainbow Watch

Continued mastery of electro-plating over steel impressed the individuals at Casio to maintain making cool, colourful watches like this explicit model of the metal-cased G-Shock GM-5600 referred to as the GM5600SN-1. Most of the “rainbow IP” (ion-plated) watches from Casio are a bit extra high-end and sometimes very restricted of their manufacturing. At simply over $250 USD, this GM5600SN-1 is among the many cheaper price factors I’ve seen for a few of these lovely colour rainbows for the wrist that our colleagues in Japan have been having quite a lot of enjoyable making over the previous few years.

This colour scheme on the GM5600’s 43.2mm-wide metal case (12.9mm-thick) begins as an aquamarine blue that turns darkish earlier than it lightens into first a purple after which golden yellow glow. It is a good vary of the colours attainable with an electro-plated remedy however the uniform gradient may be very properly performed and, in response to Casio, is impressed by the look of Tokyo at night time, which mixes the brightest lights with the deep blues and blacks of night time.




Casio pairs the rainbow IP steel case with a gentle purple colour for the LCD display digits and places the watch on a conventional black polyurethane G-Shock strap. The case is water resistant to 200 meters with a mineral crystal over the display. The standard G-Shock motion is battery-powered with a two-year operational life and your traditional listing of options that the model’s retro-collection of watches all have. Ultimately, I’d prefer to see increasingly more of the watches with this fashionability additionally embrace Casio’s photo voltaic charging and Bluetooth-connected quartz modules.

As a every day put on, beater watch, or simply one thing enjoyable and unpretentious, the DM5600 in resin and now the GM5600 in steel are wonderful decisions. That mentioned, this explicit GM5600SN-1 is definitely a bit extra high-end than your customary style Casio, given its color-treated steel case. However, this is a superb worth for a watch whose practicality isn’t going wherever quick, and whose on-wrist attention-grabbing means will final for years to come back.


The oblong design echoes these from the unique G-Shock watches within the mid-Nineteen Eighties, an angular look that persists as very fashionable subsequent to a few of the extra round-cased fashions that G-Shock can also be well-known for. In the event you don’t have already got a rainbow IP watch by Casio, I like to recommend you look into one quickly. This reference GM5600SN-1 is a superb selection for its in any other case very sensible positioning. Value is $260 USD. Study extra on the Casio G-Shock web site right here.