Have you ever owned a G-Shock 5600?
I’m gonna have to admit I haven’t
Here’s the perfect recipe for a product that’ll make you rich. First, you need a well-known brand - like G-Shock for example. Then you need a clothing brand with a cool name that makes it sound like they’re in entirely different business altogether - like ‘Daily Paper’. Then it’s paramount that your product has a name with an ‘X’ in it. There you go: introducing the G-Shock X Daily Paper.
When I first learnt about the existence of this watch my first question was “what/who is Daily Paper?”. As it turns out, Daily Paper (for some reason I‘m tempted to call it *The* Daily Paper) is an Amsterdam-based streetwear company.
G-Shock took their most popular model - the DW-5600 - and then they added the Daily Paper logo right above the digital screen, on the case back and the rubber band. The result is quite cool. Even though, I’ll be honest, I don’t know if it’s worth the extra cash they’re asking for it.
A standard DW-5600 costs anywhere between 80 and 100 euros (around the same in $ and £), while this is priced at €149.
Spec-wise, the DW-5600Daily21comes in with the same features as any other 5600 - a world time function, alarms, 20 bar water resistance and a chronometer.
The 5600 is G-Shock’s flagship piece. It basically started the brand and over the last 38 years, Casio has introduced about a million different variants. What do you think of this one?