Just by browsing through our store, you can tell that we have a thing for carbon fiber watches. As of now, we currently have nine different watches that can be purchased directly from us. So it should be of no surprise to you, that when we first got wind of Casio’s two new carbon fiber watches, well, we got a little giddy. Just a couple months ago, Casio released two new watches from their GW-S5600 series; the GW-S5600 and the GW-S5600B.
Besides the physically attractive characteristic of carbon fiber, these watches are now stronger and lighter than your average Casio watch which is known to be multi-functional with shock and waterproof capabilities. While we’re usually used to just the face of the watch being carbon fiber, the new GW-S5600 series also sports a carbon fiber band. Special features of the watches include radio-syncing for time accuracy and solar charging. This means, no batteries!
The GW-S5600 was released on June 30 for about $340 US dollars while the GW-S5600B was released on July 31 for $362 US dollars. The difference between the two watches is solely based on colors, the GW-S5600 includes a black/white LCD while the GW-S5600B includes a black/black LCD with red trim. Both pieces will only be available in a limited run of 1,500 pieces per style. Unfortunately you’ll only be able to buy it in Japan as well, unless you can find a company that imports them into the US.