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5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, but...., 4 Sept. 2012
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This review is from: G-Shock Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Digital Display and Black Bracelet strap GW-M5610BC-1ER (Watch)
170 pounds for a digital watch that looks like it costs 20 quid? Yup, but this watch is worth it. (edit: it now about 110 pounds.)

I was drawn to G-Shock as I love the look of retro watches. I've been wearing an F-91 "Taliban Watch" for the last 6 months since the strap on my Omega broke, and I'm too lazy to fix it (And get an extra half link put in because I got fat since I turned 21). The F-91 is like a terminator. It absolutely will not stop. But it does look a little bit weedy. I'll be honest now - I actually wanted a watch that looks like a Navy SEAL bit of kit.

So I was looking at the rubber strap versions of the 5600 series and them bam! I saw this metal bracelet version with an inverted display. I had to have it. All the reviews of the non-inverted 5610 apply to this piece, so I'll discuss what makes it different: the stealth-ninja-badassness of the strap and black face.

The Bracelet:

It's made of painted metal links alternating with resin covered metal links, and a metal clasp.

You can buy this on its own for 70 pounds, so you can see where your extra money has gone. It is easy to adjust for size, as all the links are held with spring bars that can be pushed in with a safey pin. For my eyes, the bracelet would look better if it was 1 mm or so wider, but I can live with it. I also think the bracelet makes it look more grown up than the plastic strap.

The Display:

The Inverted display is a bit difficult to read in low light. Actually it's impossible to see at all. However, the auto back light function (where the display lights up automatically when you tilt your wrist) negates any problems once you learn to gesticulate your arm to get it to light up. The solar cell around the display varies from black to silver depending on the viewing angle, which slightly spoils ths stealth vibe. Meh.

To any one in their right mind, 170 pounds should be too much to pay for a plascticy digital watch. But if you buy one you'll see where each of your pounds have gone.
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Initial post: 22 Dec 2012, 16:30:04 GMT
N. Messenger says:
Hi there
If you have time check back, is this now the correct pic of the watch you have shown here at Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2013, 23:45:09 BST
Hey,

I have checked, and the picture has been changed. I edited my review to remove my comments relating to this.

GT

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013, 16:46:45 BST
N. Messenger says:
Thanks for your reply.
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