G-Shock DW5600 battery life


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My friend has a DW5600 that I purchased in 1988. The housing and band have long since crumbled off but the watch itself is still running. He's never changed the battery in the watch. The light is just barely visible when activated but it does light.

Has anyone else experienced such a long run on their G-Shock battery?

He also has a DW6600 which he bought in 1994, that battery died several years ago. Again on this one the rubber housing is also cracking and falling off. Does anyone else have their housings falling apart?

btw he tried to upload a couple of pics of my DW5600 but they didn't show up.