CASIO G-Shock DW-5600BB Review – Perfect Negative Screen Watch?

Do you want to buy one of the cheapest Casio G-Shocks that exists at the moment, the CASIO G-Shock DW-5600BB? I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now, and I can tell you what I think of this watch, one of the best Casio with a negative screen.

I have the CASIO DW-5600BB-1er version with a negative screen, but you have other options like the DW-5600BBN-1ER (fabric strap), DW-5600BBMA-1ER (positive screen), and of course more versions with a different color strap or dial within the DW-5600 range.

CASIO G-Shock DW-5600BB – Features and Functions

  • Shock resistant
  • Illuminator and flashing screen
  • Multiple alarm, hourly time signal
  • Multiple alarm, hourly time signal
  • 12/24 hour normal time display
  • Resin case and strap
  • Cristal mineral
  • Water resistance classification (20 bar)
  • The battery lasts about 2 years (CR2016)

It is one of the simplest Casio G-Schoks that you will be able to find, and this does not mean that you can submerge it to 200 meters, that it is resistant to shocks, and that it has a quite good battery life (they say that 2 years, but it will really be much more if you do not put the light or the alarms).

Both the strap and the case are made of resin, and the truth is that you don’t notice the watch at all at any time. Sometimes you are surprised to have it on you. The buckle looks a bit cheap…

CASIO G-Shock DW-5600BB review

The adjustment button is deeper than the rest, and at times it becomes difficult to press it (in general it also happens with the rest, although the problem may be me, I have big fingers and this is not one of the Casios with the larger box).

  • It has a case diameter of 43 mm and is 13 mm thick, making it a perfect watch for small wrists.

But what stands out, especially in this G-Shock DW-5600BB is its excellent negative screen. To say that it is legible is an understatement… look at the following photo:

G-Shock DW-5600BB is its excellent negative screen

I have the Casio G-Shock DW-5600BB-1ER and the Casio G-Shock GW-M5610 on my wrist, and neither has a backlight on. The difference in the visibility of the numbers on the screen is tremendous…. 

Without a doubt, this Casio 5600BB is one of the recommendations if what you want is to have an inverted screen with which you do not have to strain your eyes when looking at it.

And the backlight is quite well achieved, the problem is that you have to press the bottom right button to turn it on (it doesn’t have automatic light), something that becomes complicated at night when you can’t see anything.

More deficiencies? It does not have a solar charge, and the time is not synchronized by radio. It also does not have Bluetooth like other modern Casio models. Obviously, it does not have ABC sensors (barometer, altimeter, compass, and temperature).

If you can put up with these shortcomings, this watch has a very understated design, it’s cheap, and on top of that, it’s a really tough G-Shock.

Conclusion: Is the CASIO G-Shock DW-5600BB worth buying?

If you want a cheap G-Shock, with a good design (sober, elegant) and that has one of the best negative screens of the moment, this is your watch. 

It is resistant and can be submerged without problems in the sea and swimming pools. It has the basic features of any higher-priced G-Shock. Battery life is two years or more.

If you want a Shock watch with solar charging, radio time synchronization, sensors (ABC), or Bluetooth… you should look at other slightly more expensive G-Shock models. We especially recommend two models, the Casio GW-9400 Rangeman and the Casio G-Shock GW-5610 .

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