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Casio G-Shock GW5600J-1 Operation Manual

Casio g-shock gw5600j-1: user guide
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Getting Acquainted
Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out of your
purchase, be sure to read this manual carefully.
• The initial factory default Home City setting is
the watch is initially configured to receive the time calibration signals
transmitted in Japan. If you are planning to use the watch in North America, be
sure to change the Home City setting. "To set your Home City" for more
• This watch does not have a time zone that corresponds to the Greenwich
Mean Time differential of –3.5 hours. Because of this, the radio-controlled
timekeeping and World Time functions will not display the correct time for
Newfoundland, Canada.
Keep the watch exposed to bright light
Bright Light
Solar cell
• The watch continues to operate, even when it is not exposed to light. Leaving the
watch in the dark can cause the battery to run down, which will cause some watch
functions to be disabled. If the battery goes dead, you will have to re-configure watch
settings after recharging. To ensure normal watch operation, be sure to keep it
exposed to light as much as possible.
Battery charges in the light.
Bright Light
Solar cell
(Converts light to
electrical power.)
Rechargeable battery
General Guide
• Press C to change from mode to mode.
• In any mode (except when a setting screen is on the display), press B to illuminate
the display.
Radio-controlled Atomic Timekeeping
Month – Day
Hour : Minutes Seconds
Current Time Setting
This watch adjusts its time setting automatically in accordance with a time calibration
signal. You can also perform a manual procedure to set the time and date, when
• The first thing you should do after purchasing this watch is to set your Home City,
which is the city where you will use the watch normally. For more information, see
"To set your Home City" below.
• When using the watch outside of the range of the U.S. and Japanese time signal
transmitters, you need to adjust the time manually as required. See "Timekeeping"
for information about manual settings.
To set your Home City
City code
Operation Guide 2924
(Tokyo). This means that
The electricity generated by the solar cell of the watch is
stored by a built-in battery. Leaving or using the watch where
it is not exposed to light causes the battery to run down.
Make sure the watch is exposed to light as much as possible.
• When you are not wearing the watch on your wrist,
position the face so it is pointed at a source of bright light.
• You should try to keep the watch outside of your sleeve
as much as possible. Even if the face of the watch is
only partially blocked from light, charging will be reduced
Battery discharges in the dark.
Timekeeping Mode
Press C.
This watch receives a time calibration signal and updates
its time setting accordingly. The time calibration signal
includes both Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time
(summer time) data.
• This watch is designed to pick up the time calibration
signal transmitted in the United States (Fort Collins,
Colorado) and the time calibration signals transmitted in
• The U.S. time calibration signal can be picked up by the
watch while in North America*.
The term "North America" in this User's Guide refers to the
area that consists of Canada, the continental United States,
and Mexico.
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A until the city
code starts to flash, which indicates the setting screen.
2. Use D(east) and B(west) to select the city code you
want to use as your Home City.
• The following are the city codes for major cities in
North America.
: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas,
Seattle, Vancouver, Tijuana
: Denver, El Paso, Edmonton, Culiacan
: Chicago, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth,
New Orleans, Winnipeg, Mexico City
: New York, Detroit, Miami, Boston, Montreal
• Note that this watch does not have a city code that
corresponds to Newfoundland.
3. Press A to exit the setting screen.
• The actual level at which some functions are disabled depends on the watch model.
• Frequent display illumination can quickly run down the battery and require charging.
The following guidelines give an idea of the charging time required to recover from a
single illumination operation.
Approximately five minutes exposure to bright sunlight coming in through a
Approximately 50 minutes exposure to indoor fluorescent lighting
• Be sure to read "Power Supply" for important information you need to know
when exposing the watch to bright light.
If the display of the watch is blank...
If the display of the watch is blank, it means that the watch's Power Saving function
has turned off the display to conserve power.
• See "Power Saving Function" for more information.
About This Manual
World Time Mode
Stopwatch Mode
• Normally, your watch should show the correct time as soon as you select your Home
City code. If it does not, it should adjust automatically after the next auto receive
operation (in the middle of the night). You can also perform manual receive or you
can set the time manually.
• If you are in an area that does not use Daylight Saving Time (summer time), turn off
the DST setting.
Time Calibration Signal Reception
There are two different methods you can use to receive the time calibration signal:
auto receive and manual receive.
• Auto Receive
With auto receive, the watch automatically picks up the time calibration signal three
times a day at midnight, 1:00 a.m., and 2:00 a.m. For more information, see "About
Auto Receive".
• Manual Receive
Manual receive lets you start a time calibration receive operation with the press of a
button. For more information, see "To perform manual receive".
• When getting ready to receive the time calibration signal, position the watch as
shown in the nearby illustration, with its 12 o'clock side facing towards a window.
Make sure there are no metal objects nearby.
Resin Band
• Make sure the watch is facing the right way.
• Depending on the model of your watch, display text
appears either as dark figures on a light background, or
light figures on a dark background. All sample displays
in this manual are shown using dark figures on a light
• Button operations are indicated using the letters shown
in the illustration.
• Each section of this manual provides you with the
information you need to perform operations in each
mode. Further details and technical information can be
found in the "Reference" section.
Alarm Mode
Countdown Timer Mode
Metal Band



  Summary of Contents for Casio G-Shock GW5600J-1

  • Page 1 MO0606-EA Getting Acquainted Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out of your purchase, be sure to read this manual carefully. • The initial factory default Home City setting is the watch is initially configured to receive the time calibration signals transmitted in Japan.
  • Page 2: Signal Receive Troubleshooting

    • Auto receipt of the calibration signal is designed to be performed early in the morning, while you sleep (provided that the Timekeeping Mode time is set correctly). Before going to bed for the night, remove the watch from your wrist, and put it in a location where it can receive the signal easily.
  • Page 3: Alarms/Countdown Timer/Stopwatch

    The alarm tone sounds at the preset time for 10 seconds, regardless of the mode the watch is in. In the case of the snooze alarm, the alarm operation is performed a total of seven times, every five minutes, or until you turn the alarm off.
  • Page 4: Power Supply

    Important! • Storing the watch for long periods in an area where there is no light or wearing it in such a way that it is blocked from exposure to light can cause rechargeable battery power to run down.
  • Page 5 • If you leave the watch in the Alarm Mode for two or three minutes without performing any operation, it returns to the Timekeeping Mode automatically. • If you leave the watch with a flashing setting on the display for two or three minutes without performing any operation, the watch exits the setting screen automatically.
  • Page 6: City Code Table

    • The auto light switch is turned off automatically whenever battery power is at Level 3. • Wearing the watch on the inside of your wrist, movement of your arm, or vibration of your arm can cause frequent activation of the auto light switch and illumination of the display.

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