The Casio GW M5610: A Feature Packed Gem in a Classic Design

Everyone knows Casio's watches are reasonably priced, tough, reliable timepieces. The casio gw m5610 is no different.

I've a soft spot for G-shocks. I've had three. My current favorite has taken a serious pounding for a couple of years.

The m5610 is a similar beast. Its features include: 5 alarms, automatic timekeeping, an auto calendar and stopwatch countdown timer. It's excellently priced, and a design nod to the 1983 Casio G-shock.

After reviewing the m5610 I can tell you, it is an excellent timepiece. It has everything I love about these watches and its throwback to the original dw 5000 design inspiration makes it that bit different.

We're going to breakdown the Casio G-shock gwm5610 and look at its features, functions and design. Want to know more? Let's get stuck in!

Features

The Casio G-shock gwm5610 has all the digital watch functions and features of a Mudman or Rangeman in a different (and cheaper) package:

Preview
Casio Men's G-SHOCK Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1)
Crystal
Mineral Glass
Water Resistance
200 Meter
Case / Bezel/ Strap
Resin
World Time
29 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off
Calendar
Full auto-calendar with day/date (to year 2099)
Approx Battery
10 months normal use. 26 months stored
Japanese Quartz movement
Module 3159
Accuracy measurements
±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
Size of case
46.7×43.2×12.7mm
Total weight
52g
Special Features
Electro-luminescent backlight, Tough Solar (Solar powered), Auto receive time calibration reception, Multi Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Calibration Signal - Germany, England, United States, Japan(2), China, 1/100-second stopwatch, Countdown timer, 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), 12/24-hour format, Button operation tone on/off, Power Saving (display goes blank to save power)
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Preview
Casio Men's G-SHOCK Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1)
Crystal
Mineral Glass
Water Resistance
200 Meter
Case / Bezel/ Strap
Resin
World Time
29 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off
Calendar
Full auto-calendar with day/date (to year 2099)
Approx Battery
10 months normal use. 26 months stored
Japanese Quartz movement
Module 3159
Accuracy measurements
±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
Size of case
46.7×43.2×12.7mm
Total weight
52g
Special Features
Electro-luminescent backlight, Tough Solar (Solar powered), Auto receive time calibration reception, Multi Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Calibration Signal - Germany, England, United States, Japan(2), China, 1/100-second stopwatch, Countdown timer, 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), 12/24-hour format, Button operation tone on/off, Power Saving (display goes blank to save power)
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Design

The Casio gwm5610 is, if not a direct descendent, definitely a blood relative of the first Casio G-shock version release from 1983, the dw 5000. So it has a square case with cut-off corners. And keep in mind it's a design that you love or hate. Unlike most of its type, this looks like a simple digital timepiece. But it's not.

With watch functions like Tough Solar charging, 200m water resistance and shock resistance, this baby will take a beating and keep on ticking.

It comes in different colors, but in this review I'll stick to the gwm5610 1 with the black case and red line around the display. (although, check out the version with the white strap you can get on import.)

Comfort

The Casio G-shock gwm5610 is one of the most comfortable model G-shocks I know of. It's very thin at under 13 mm, and this combined with the way the strap overlaps the case on the underside gives it an excellent fit.

Another bonus for comfort is the weight. At 52 grams this is a light G-Shock, almost the lightest on offer. And combined with its thinness, makes this a good option for slim wrists.

The resin band is flexible and comes with enough holes to fit any sized wrist. I have found a G-Shock resin band to be extremely comfortable, and they have continued to last without going brittle for many years.

Dial

The dial is busy. That's what we expect from this kind of digital watch. But this one is not as busy as some. There is a lot of writing around the LCD screen. It says protection as another nod to the original. It mentions the multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping, water resistance and identifies the buttons. But the display itself is reasonably clutter free and very easy for navigation.

Conclusion

The G-shock gwm5610 is a classic piece with all the functions and features you could wish for on your wrist. World time zones, it's comfortable, has style and is based on a classic. The Japanese quartz movement is accurate. It's everything you expect from the name and more.

If you're looking for one, you can find it on Amazon.

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