I’m not much of a recent release G-Shock collector but when I did a search of current G-Shock models for sale I came upon this beauty; model DW-D5600P-8JF released in May 2014. I was instantly attracted to this watch because of the colors used. The grey reminded me of a similar grey used on a Nintendo Game Boy. Now believe it or not, but just a few months ago I was watching an actual Game Boy watch on eBay. That watch looked exactly like a miniature Game Boy, but with a grey band and a face that read the time. Unfortunately I had to pass bidding on that watch because the seller was unsure if the 20 year old watch still worked.
Although I was a little disappointed for passing up on such a nice Nintendo collectable, I felt I had made the right decision because eventually that watch would have broken into piece after a day with me (I’m not careful with how I treat my watches). This is why I love G-Shocks, because they can take a beating and still look pristine and fashionable. So when I saw this 5600 for sale, I felt like destiny had made this watch for me. It has the best of both G-Shock (quality watch) and Nintendo (Game Boy colors). Granted the watch also has a Miami Vice flavour with its turquoise, blue and hot pink highlights.
Another interesting feature about this watch is the return of the metal face protector (bull bars). This feature is a throwback to the DW5600ED model released in 1996. I don’t have any watch with a metal face protector and was always jealous that select Baby G’s carried this feature, so when I saw it on this model I was very excited. My only complaint about this watch is that the band does feel a little snug (on my usual hole), but that’s an easy fix by just wearing it a little looser. Other than that this is a great watch that I’m glad to add to my collection. Please note the version I have is model DW-D5600P-8JF (Japan release).