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    DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    Hello all,

    A piece of the back of the case of my DW-5600E ripped off, and I was wondering if this will alter its water resistance?
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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    wow, how did that happen?

    that part of the case should not affect the water resistant because the caseback is pressing against the gasket for water resistant, and its pressing straight down, not at an angle, the caseback / gasket does not press against that missing part.

    Disclaimer: having said all those, the only way to be sure is a pressure test. If your life is going to depends on the water resistant of the watch, I would pressure test or replace the watch. :)
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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    Doubt that it affects WR. The parts that affects WR are the gaskets that you find under the steel backplate. The resin probably doesn't really contribute to it at all. Though it looks like it may be uncomfortable.

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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    Thank you both!

    Not sure exactly how it happened. It is my gym watch and lives in my gym back when i am not wearing it. I just pulled it out and noticed that rubber piece had ripped off.

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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    Good excuse to buy a new one
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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    If it's a gym beater anyway I wouldn't worry too much about it.
    It is rather surprising that it happened though.

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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    Adds character, makes it look like a go to watch, nothing worse than someone who suffers from scratch and dent anxiety.

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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    That's an odd place for a G-Shock to break off a piece of the resin case. I bet you that the resin in that location was weak and it broke off when something hit that part of the resin watch case.

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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    Thanks for all the help guys!
    Just an update. Went swimming and showered with it and it is good to go.
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    Re: DW-5600E - Damage to back of case, does this affect water resistance?

    It is a good excuse to get a new one. But like what our other Gschokers have pointed out, it won't affect WR that much. I won't worry much about it unless you're planning to dive 100+ meters with it.
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