Modified G-Shock 5600s

gshock 5600I shall now shame my children. I’ve quietly made some youtube videos in which I review bluetooth headsets and digital watches. Yep, I’m that big of a geek. Today I go public with my inner geekdom by sharing modifications to the venerable Casio G-Shock DW-5600E.

The imperfections with that model, for me, are:

  1. The recessed adjust button is too hard to push.
  2. The watch is too bulky to fit under the cuff of a long sleeved shirt.

I modified the watches’s bezels in order to address these imperfections. I give props to the badass blog Watch Space as inspiration.

Now run and hide, children. Here comes the video.

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8 comments

  1. Hi,
    The silicon band you want has a deployment fitting, not a buckle and it lies flat on the wrist, so will fit under your shirt cuff no problem – see my watchspace.wordpress website for the images – under August 6th Post G-Shock Deployment.
    I like your removal of part of the G-Shock shroud to access that silly Adjust button – looks like it works just fine – good job!

    1. Watch Space is an awesome blog! I will definitely check out that band!

  2. Nice video! I received a 5600E as a gift. I like Casio and own several of their slimmer watches. This is essentially what I was looking for – modifications for the watch! I’ve geeked out and made modifications to watches before. Removing the rubber bumper should be easy and not permanent, so that’s great.

    FYI I believe you embedded your playlist rather than the video of interest. I had to skip ahead one video to find it.

    1. Thanks. I’ll double check the link and edit. Thanks!

    2. PS: I switched to this band and, as watchspace mentioned above, it helps with the shirtsleeves and looks good. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ACTRME/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      1. Thank you! I was just following up on watchspace and found some details. I think I’ll try a few combinations of watch band and rubber shroud on/off, see what works best.

        Video looks right now too.

  3. Thank you! I was just following up on watchspace and found some details. I think I’ll try a few combinations of watch band and rubber shroud on/off, see what works best.

    Video looks right now too.

  4. Solution #1. Open up and hack the w-800 to add the CDT feature. You can find the instructions on how to do this via google/youtube/watchuseek. w800 module has the CDT installed but it is disabled by Casio for this model.

    Soution #2. Cut notches in a thinner nylon or rubber band for the 5600. I use a 24 mm two piece nylon band (Maratec style rather than Nato style) which is quite low profile. And I add back the bezel cover with the adjust button cut out. Bezel cover does not add much thickness and also helps cover up any rough edges from the notch cuts.

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