G-Shock announced the DW-5610SU-3JF (list price 12,000 JPY), DW-5610SU-8JF (12,000 JPY), and DW-5610SUS-5JR (16,500 JPY) for a February 2020 release. These models feature a layered, double-molded resin structure resulting in the case being a different color than the bezel. This confirms that the different color of the bezel is the resin color, and not paint. This is a “utility color” series which is inspired by military and service colors.
The DW-5610 has slightly different dimensions than the DW-5600, but this is barely noticeable at 48.9 x 43.8 x 13.5 millimeters versus 48.9 x 42.8 x 13.4. Internally, the features are the same as the DW-5600 and include a stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm, flash alert, and EL backlight with afterglow. The “10” in the model name appears to refer to the double-molded case style.
The inclusion of two interchangeable bands with the DW-5610SUS-5JR leads us to believe that the DW-5610 series has quick-release bands like the GA-2000 and the GA-2100 . (Update: All three models have quick-release bands.)
Update: The DW-5610SU-3, DW-5610SU-8, and DW-5610SUS-5 are also being released in other Asian countries in February 2020. The DW-5610SU-3ER and DW-5610SU-8ER will be released in Europe.
Black bezel with green case and band.
Black bezel with gray case and band.
Black bezel with brown case and camouflage face. This watch includes both a black nylon and brown resin band and has the Japanese model code DW-5610SUS-5JR, with “JR” usually denoting limited edition status.
Several European e-commerce sites revealed the new G-Shock DW-5610 series which will be launching with three models: the DW-5610SU-3 (left), DW-5610SU-8 (right), and DW-5610SUS-5. These watches utilize the classic square case and feature cases and bands that are a different color from the black bezel. (The effect is somewhat reminiscent of the glossy bezel and matte case of the titanium GMW-B5000TB-1.) Surprisingly, this is the first time we’ve seen this kind of combination on DW-5600 watches, and it opens up all sorts of possibilities for future releases. (The upcoming GA-2110SU and GA-2100SU models will also utilize this style with black and camouflage bezels.) Some sites have described this style as a “layered bezel.”
The DW-5610SU-3 has a black bezel with an olive green case and band, and the DW-5610SU-8 has a black bezel with a gray case and band. Pictures of the DW-5610SUS-5 have not been revealed yet.
Based on the specs we’ve seen on the various e-commerce sites, it appears that the DW-5610 has the same internal functions as the DW-5600, and the “10” possibly signifies the bezel style. (The upcoming GA-2110SU-3A and GA-2110SU-9A also have a black bezel with a different colored case, while the GA-2100SU-1A has a camouflage bezel.)
This post will be updated when official information is available.
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