Black to Basics.
Nope, that wasn’t a typo. The G-5600E-1 is a completely black watch, with gold, white and blue writing, and looks like any old watch. Casio did that for a reason, to show that you shouldn’t judge a watch by its cover!
The watch has lots of interesting features, which will keep you interested for years to come! One of these features is called “Tough Solar”.
Tough Solar combines the toughness you’d find in a normal Casio watch, with solar panels that are so powerful, they can get energy from the tiniest amount of light. So come rain or shine, as long as the panels get some light, they will keep charging!
The display itself is quite large too, so if you have bad eyesight, this should help you. And if it gets too dark, simply turn on the backlight and you’ll see the numbers clear as day!
With people complaining that some watches are pretty heavy, Casio put in some extra effort, making this watch 50.5 g without skimping on the features!
There are lots more features but if we were to describe them all, there’d be tons of pages. For the full list though, please see below!
- Mineral Glass
- Shock Resistant
- 200-meter water resistance
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- Electro-luminescent backlight
Full auto EL light, afterglow
- Solar powered
- World time
29 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, daylight saving on/off
- 1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Input range: 1 minutes to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- 5 daily alarms (with and 1 snooze alarm)
- Hourly time signal
- Battery power indicator
- Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark.)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery operating time:
11 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
27 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
- Size of case: 46.7 × 43.2 × 12.7 mm
- Total weight: 50.5 g
- EL:Blue Green
Wonderful watch in the classic styling. review by NEIL M on 17/07/2017
In the past I have owned Pro treks but keep coming back to the classics. This watch has all you would ever need and I love the tough solar and world time. The size of the watch is perfect for those of us with skinny wrists and is lightweight and comfortable to wear.
It is the only watch you will ever need and I highly recommend it!
Don't underestimate the basics review by Zack D on 26/12/2016
This is a great watch. I've always hated going to the jeweller and having the batteries changed every year or two. Thanks to this watch all I need to do is stay out in the sunlight. If there's none to be found I just turn on my lamp and put the watch under it for a few hours.
I don't need too many features so I'm happy to just use the solar power, and the numbers are very large and visible. Easy to use and I didn't need to spend hours reading the instruction manual...
A bit blocky for my tastes review by Joseph S on 30/11/2016
While I appreciate the tech here, I just don't like the design. Got this as a birthday present but haven't worn it for a while, it just looks pretty old (I get that's how it's supposed to look but still). There are other solar powered watches here that look more like regular watches.
That being said, I gotta praise the screen size and number size. It's large and easy to read. I also get a good use out of the low battery indicator, since with my other watches my only "indicator" was when the battery dies and nothing works!
No more changing batteries! review by Josh A on 24/11/2016
So glad I bought this watch. It's horrible always having to change batteries (especially since I have to pay extra for the pressure test...)
Solar means no more worrying, and there's even an indicator that tells me when it's close to running out of power (hasn't happened once yet).
200m water resistance is great as well since I love to swim but don't want to take the watch off.