It was a GW1200
It was a GW1200
Not saying that pressing buttons underwater will always do damage to your watch but it might be one of those things where you chose to do it at your own peril?
Much like clothing warnings that say "Dry Clean Only" and you toss it in the washing machine anyway but it comes out looking, feeling and wearing normal.
So the final word is....
Sounds like it's one of those things where you technically shouldn't but it probably won't matter if you do. Unless it does.
Aren't the "disposability" and "affordability" of G's just two of the reasons MOST of us started down this route with them to begin with? (Sure as heck wasn't for "collector value" like you would a higher end watch of some sort).. I guess that's why I bought a few of each 6600's, 6900's, and 5600's -- so if I just happen to press a button while wearing one in the shower or underwater and it crapped on me, I can just toss it in the gutter and go buy another I think I bought 3x 5600's for a little over a $100 bucks total out the door. Can't say I have as carefree an attitude with any of my higher end timepieces!
Although, I'd probably reserve this discussion for rarer, more collectable G's...just out of curiousity, what's the earliest evidence of ppl starting to have that "collector's" mentality to begin with??
All high end stuff is in safe dep boxes at different banks because I NEVER wear them anymore...almost forget where these watches are because I only wear G's now!
6239 (silver, standard/non-Paul Newman dial)
116520 x2 (white, Y serial)(black, K serial)
16520 x2 (white, A serial)(black, L serial)
16613 x2(blue, S serial)(blk, W serial)
16660 (matte dial)
16600 (Z serial)
16600 (F serial)
16610 (P serial)
16610 (A serial)
16610 (L serial)
16800 (matte dial)
16800 x2 (white gold surrounds)
14060M (P serial)
16710 (blk/blk, A serial)
1675 (pepsi, matte dial)
16570 (white, W serial)
SMP Bond Auto
SMP Bond Quartz
SMP Bond Chrono
Speedmaster (Cal. 321)
Planet Ocean 45.5mm (blk)
Chrono Avenger M1
Sinn U1, Marathon TSAR, MMT Blackwater (x2), various Seiko auto and qtz divers, Luminox and Trasers, Suunto D9, Suunto Mosquito, G-Shocks, Timex, etc...
Crusader Mk1148 • CWC RN Diver • Damasko DA36 • Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox (1960s) • Longines Evidenza • Mido Commander • Omega Speedmaster • Tutima Flieger Chronograph 1941 • Tutima Pacific • Wempe Zeitmeister
Argh press it without fear, I have been doing so for quite a while and nothing really out of the ordinary occurs.
Even for one of my older ones that went down deeper than usual, I got to admit some moisture fog appeared on the glass. But just as I am thinking I have to repair it, the moisture goes away and it goes back to looking normal within the hour, I take it down again and moisture appears again then dissappears (to be honest this only occurs when diving and I do press the EL and other buttons underwater, I suppose with auto EL this should no longer be a problem).... and when the day finally came when I went to Casio to get a batt change and pressure test, I told Casio about it, and later they told me nothing out of the ordinary had happened to my G shock. It is still with me.
PS : I also use that G shock's stop watch to tell me when I can run of the sauna like a man stepping on hot coals and plunge ass over tea kettle G shock and all into ice cold water. And yes it is still with me.
Last edited by BIG G; March 17th, 2008 at 15:58.
When I was on a swim team, (mid-late 80s) I used my DW-5200 to time some of my laps. I was pressing buttons all the time in and out of the water.... at least at the surface. Never gave me any problems.
When I was a kid and teen, I had casios and citizens, and ALWAYS played with buttons underwater. I have NEVER had a flooded watch. I have had a stolen Casio calculator and a stolen Citizen Acqualand. Got VERY sad.
They can rest in peace...
TAG Heuer :
2000 Classic auto -silver
S/EL Leather auto -ss/gold
Formula 1 -1st edition -green
Carrera -1st re-issue -solid gold
Monaco -1st re-issue
I pressed function and light buttons on my g-2900 under water hundreds of times and it's still working fine without any problems.
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