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rutteger
2012-01-25, 20:05
I mean properly smashed one and / or made it useless? I've busted a fair few watches, cheaper Casios and Swatches to name a few but other than the odd keeper and module (thanks to my DIY effort ;) ) I've not done more than scratch the glass a little.

disavowed
2012-01-25, 22:02
No - couldn't do that to something I dig...

But I must say - after joining here a few weeks ago and digesting a lot of the great info here - I was saddened to read that there are Vintage G-SHOCKS with bezels that fall apart over time (as with the DW-5300 - which by the way has never happened to any that I have owned...)

Didn't think a G-SHOCK would/could be so G-FRAGILE...

rutteger
2012-01-25, 22:07
No - couldn't do that to something I dig...

But I must say - after joining here a few weeks ago and digesting a lot of the great info here - I was saddened to read that there are Vintage G-SHOCKS with bezels that fall apart over time (as with the DW-5300 - which by the way has never happened to any that I have owned...)

Didn't think a G-SHOCK would/could be so G-FRAGILE...

I meant accidental breakage rather than on purpose :eek: Of course be interested to know if someone has taken a hammer to one :D

Some of the resin does rot on the older Gs indeed. Think it's a specific batch of resin, lots of the DW-5300 and DW-5500 have had resin rot issues where as many earlier watches (such as the DW-5200) have no resin rot problems. Suppose the resin is meant to be easily replaceable anyhow.

disavowed
2012-01-25, 22:26
Ah... my bad.

And glad to read the resin isues are limited to basically 2 models...

Like I said - your forum is a great place to get info and answers - thanks!

seanobsdot
2012-01-25, 23:07
me i have never broken one but this guy did haha.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBp7KARoYBE&list=FLDQb47ssNwI2OtC4GuxkDoQ&index=8&feature=plpp_video.........i cant help but laugh everytime i see this video....feel bad for the watch though


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBp7KARoYBE

macspite
2012-01-26, 01:00
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I have had resin rot on a DW-6600 (which I used as a dive watch, whether sea water has an effect I have no idea) and a DW-003, provenance unknown.

One of the theories is that exposure to UV accelerates the ageing process - not good news for tough solar

Olivier
2012-01-26, 12:33
If this guy try to test any other watches, results should be worst!!
Some stress tests are impressive but this one shown on this video stupid.

rutteger
2012-01-26, 12:46
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I have had resin rot on a DW-6600 (which I used as a dive watch, whether sea water has an effect I have no idea) and a DW-003, provenance unknown.

One of the theories is that exposure to UV accelerates the ageing process - not good news for tough solar

Certainly more than the two models mentioned of course. These models (and others of a similar vintage) do seem more effected than others though. Be interested to know if there is any difference is resin formulation over the year...

rutteger
2012-01-26, 12:48
me i have never broken one but this guy did haha...............i cant help but laugh everytime i see this video....feel bad for the watch though



My word. I did expect to see similar on youtube but that is classic.


If this guy try to test any other watches, results should be worst!!
Some stress tests are impressive but this one shown on this video stupid.

Have to agree it's perhaps not representative. If your watch is experiencing that sort of stress then I suspect you should worry more about your arm / wrist being broken!

disavowed
2012-01-26, 15:30
Look at it this way - it took cinder blocks and a baseball bat behind a grown man's swing to damage the crystal and module.

Worthy of the name G-SHOCK to me...

m4a1_90
2012-01-27, 17:44
+-2 months ago, I had done few 'tough test' to my G-9000-3V.
i threw it from 2nd floor building (+-20meters) to the ground = no problem
smashed it on the wall. my body 3-4 meters from the wall = PROBLEM
the watch and glass was not broken. just had few scratches.
all the display disappeared . but the light still functioning
sent it to service center. haha

rutteger
2012-01-28, 19:21
Surviving 20 metres is impressive! Did Casio fix it under warranty :eek: