The dressier G-Shock I own

The GM-S5600 is the metal clad 38mm diameter equivalent of a square DW-5600 and I wanted to buy on the day it was announced.

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聽It's dressy enough to go out, G-Shock enough to endure, and unfortunately dark enough to be completely illegible unless there is a miraculous convergence of light and viewing angles. It's also a scratch magnet and its resin, aka plastic fantastic, strap can be a pain to wear in the summer.

That G-Shock shines 馃槑

Velomax

That G-Shock shines 馃槑

I try to keep it as scratch free as possible with a few drops of liquid glass now and then and I took this photo from an angle that mask the more visible scratches, but trust me that it is less shinny and much more scratched in person.

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I love mine 馃槏

Catskinner

I try to keep it as scratch free as possible with a few drops of liquid glass now and then and I took this photo from an angle that mask the more visible scratches, but trust me that it is less shinny and much more scratched in person.

I am not familiar with those metal GShock but every once in a while you can give them a rub with a Cape cod in case this isn't some sort of plated metal. The watch isn't particularly "well finished", as opposed to a Grand Seiko let's say, with super sharp edges (obviously normal at this price) or clean transitions between different types of finishing (which this doesn' have) so there is not much that you could mess up and superficial marks can probably be removed that way. That said, I am no expert on that technique and I only ever used it once out of curiosity on my Seiko 5 after stupidly roughing up the side by dragging it over my table, it worked really well and it's shiny like new!

Scratches on the watch concern me. I guess that鈥檚 one of the reasons I don鈥檛 wear my metal square as often as it deserves 鈥 there鈥檚 so much lovely shiny surface to scuff.聽

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MegaBob

I am not familiar with those metal GShock but every once in a while you can give them a rub with a Cape cod in case this isn't some sort of plated metal. The watch isn't particularly "well finished", as opposed to a Grand Seiko let's say, with super sharp edges (obviously normal at this price) or clean transitions between different types of finishing (which this doesn' have) so there is not much that you could mess up and superficial marks can probably be removed that way. That said, I am no expert on that technique and I only ever used it once out of curiosity on my Seiko 5 after stupidly roughing up the side by dragging it over my table, it worked really well and it's shiny like new!

I know of Cape Code and I have some at home. The case is a full stainless steel and not a plated one but the problem is that I know that 5 seconds after finishing the polish it will get scratched again.

I guess I could brush the top with a pad to give it a more scratch resistant finish and maybe it's something I'll do when I'll get too bothered by the scratches.

Oh so classy!聽