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  1. #1

    Have you ever broken a G-Shock??

    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.
    G-Shock Spares Wanted

    The Collection:GW-200Z Frogman, G-300LV-7AJF, Giez GS-300C-1B, G-2500, DW-5025B-7ER, DW-5200C-1, DW-5300-G9V, G-5500MC-8JF, G-5500R-1DR, DW-5600C-1, GW-M5600-1JF, Tokyo Design Project x DW-5750BR, DW-5900C-9, DW-6000GJ-1, DW-6100J-1, DW-6100CF-3JF Addict, DW-6500GJ-1B Skyforce, DW-6600, DW-8400G-1 Mudman, G-9100R-4 G-Rescue Gulfman, GW-9200-1ER Riseman, GW-9300-1DR Mudman, DW-9350MSJ-2T Raysman, DW-9700NK Gulfman

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    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...

  4. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by disavowed View Post
    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 Of course be interested to know if someone has taken a hammer to one

    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.
    G-Shock Spares Wanted

    The Collection:GW-200Z Frogman, G-300LV-7AJF, Giez GS-300C-1B, G-2500, DW-5025B-7ER, DW-5200C-1, DW-5300-G9V, G-5500MC-8JF, G-5500R-1DR, DW-5600C-1, GW-M5600-1JF, Tokyo Design Project x DW-5750BR, DW-5900C-9, DW-6000GJ-1, DW-6100J-1, DW-6100CF-3JF Addict, DW-6500GJ-1B Skyforce, DW-6600, DW-8400G-1 Mudman, G-9100R-4 G-Rescue Gulfman, GW-9200-1ER Riseman, GW-9300-1DR Mudman, DW-9350MSJ-2T Raysman, DW-9700NK Gulfman

  5. #4
    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!

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    me i have never broken one but this guy did haha.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBp7K...ure=plpp_video.........i cant help but laugh everytime i see this video....feel bad for the watch though


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    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
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    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.
    GW-S5600-1JF + GW-9300GY-1JF + G-9000-8V + GW-9010-1ER + AWG-100-1AER + ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by macspite View Post
    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...
    G-Shock Spares Wanted

    The Collection:GW-200Z Frogman, G-300LV-7AJF, Giez GS-300C-1B, G-2500, DW-5025B-7ER, DW-5200C-1, DW-5300-G9V, G-5500MC-8JF, G-5500R-1DR, DW-5600C-1, GW-M5600-1JF, Tokyo Design Project x DW-5750BR, DW-5900C-9, DW-6000GJ-1, DW-6100J-1, DW-6100CF-3JF Addict, DW-6500GJ-1B Skyforce, DW-6600, DW-8400G-1 Mudman, G-9100R-4 G-Rescue Gulfman, GW-9200-1ER Riseman, GW-9300-1DR Mudman, DW-9350MSJ-2T Raysman, DW-9700NK Gulfman

  10. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by seanobsdot View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olivier View Post
    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!
    G-Shock Spares Wanted

    The Collection:GW-200Z Frogman, G-300LV-7AJF, Giez GS-300C-1B, G-2500, DW-5025B-7ER, DW-5200C-1, DW-5300-G9V, G-5500MC-8JF, G-5500R-1DR, DW-5600C-1, GW-M5600-1JF, Tokyo Design Project x DW-5750BR, DW-5900C-9, DW-6000GJ-1, DW-6100J-1, DW-6100CF-3JF Addict, DW-6500GJ-1B Skyforce, DW-6600, DW-8400G-1 Mudman, G-9100R-4 G-Rescue Gulfman, GW-9200-1ER Riseman, GW-9300-1DR Mudman, DW-9350MSJ-2T Raysman, DW-9700NK Gulfman

  11. #10
    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...

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