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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    If you do look for spare parts, and you live in the USA, Pacparts is a good website. Or you can always call Casio parts division and ask them (I don't have the number offhand)
    Hi again,
    thanks for all the info, it is very helpful. If the GW 5000 resin is softer than the DW-5600E resin....does it mean the DW's resin gets dents more easily, whereas the GW's rubs off easier? That's the impression I have about plastic or rubber, regardless of what product we are talking about. Softer: wears faster but will not "chip off". Harder: less prone to discoloration but may get dents. For example, I've seen a DW-5600C bezel, very deteriorated and dented, like it had little holes. I believe it will be very difficult to get "holes" in our GW's resin. I am just trying to decide whether I should go for the DW's or the GW's resin for the spare parts. Oh, and I'm in Canada, not the US :)

    thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgerardo View Post

    Hi again,
    thanks for all the info, it is very helpful. If the GW 5000 resin is softer than the DW-5600E resin....does it mean the DW's resin gets dents more easily, whereas the GW's rubs off easier? That's the impression I have about plastic or rubber, regardless of what product we are talking about. Softer: wears faster but will not "chip off". Harder: less prone to discoloration but may get dents. For example, I've seen a DW-5600C bezel, very deteriorated and dented, like it had little holes. I believe it will be very difficult to get "holes" in our GW's resin. I am just trying to decide whether I should go for the DW's or the GW's resin for the spare parts. Oh, and I'm in Canada, not the US :)

    thanks!!!
    No the dw-5600e is not hard enough to dent or chip. It is only slightly different from Gw-5000 resin. Vintage models can chip or dent over time because over many years the resin gets stiffer and harder

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I'm in.

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    ^^^ congrats chris!!!
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    Looks great Chris! Congrats!
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Hi there! Here are some things I wanted to share with you.

    1. As for the scratches, I now what happened...cause it happened again. There is one wall at home where I hit the watch on (huh, twice), and this wall has a quite rough surface. So it's not the watch fault....it's me liking it so much that I wear it at home. Such a geek, haha!

    2. Now about the syncing...maybe you noticed this too, but I live in an area where the signal is poor (Quebec), however, when I leave the watch upside-down.....no problems with syncing at all!!! So it may work for others too.

    3. Somebody asked before, is this a watch you'll wear in a date? Well I did, and the girl did not necessary like it. But when I said that I like its retro style ("oh yeah now I can see that" she said), that it reminds me of my childhood (which is true), and that it is different from most of the typical watches out there (I didn't go into the tech-details though, really not necessary)...then she was definitely more interested than before....and now I'm not talking about the watch :)
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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    If you do look for spare parts, and you live in the USA, Pacparts is a good website. Or you can always call Casio parts division and ask them (I don't have the number offhand)
    Hi Kung-f. Like you said, pacparts has the spare parts and they are quite cheap. Do you know then why they are so expensive on a japanese site like Seiya? He has the strap for 46 and the bezel for 36 dollars. Is there any difference? Maybe the spare parts offered by seiya are made in Japan and the others elsewhere? I may ask him, but first I wanted to know what you guys think. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgerardo View Post
    Hi Kung-f. Like you said, pacparts has the spare parts and they are quite cheap. Do you know then why they are so expensive on a japanese site like Seiya? He has the strap for 46 and the bezel for 36 dollars. Is there any difference? Maybe the spare parts offered by seiya are made in Japan and the others elsewhere? I may ask him, but first I wanted to know what you guys think. Thanks.
    No difference at all. Parts in Japan are expensive because the dollar vs yen has lost a lot of value and Pacparts is a Casio distributor so they buy the parts cheap, Seiya probably pays more, Seiya selling parts is analogous to someone on ebay selling the strap, which will cost about 30-35 because they have to add their cut of the profit.

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I´m in for quite a while, I fear... Those pics are from 2010 already

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    Re: GW 5000 1JF owners report here

    I'm in for a slightly used one bought on WUS for $300. Now I'm set for G-Shocks for life I think.
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