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    How REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    I have decided to test to the limit a poor G-Shock , the model I have choosen for this test is the DW-9052



    Frozen during 48 hours at -18C



    Boilled in hot water (100C) for 10 minutes



    Temperature cycle test : -40C/+70C rapid variation and 1 hour to top/min temp : 5 cycles :



    Vaccum test : watch in a vaccum chamber (normally used for thin film coatings) for 24 hours and return to ambiant pressure



    Gas pressure test : the watch is pressurised at + 2 Bars, then return to ambiant pressure



    Cryogenic test : the watch is vaporised with a coolant agent giving peak temperatures at -65C



    Washing machine test : the watch get a full cycle in a waching machine :



    Diving test : the watch is regulary test during my dives, max depth -40 meters (picture here taken in a diving pool at -20 meters)



    compression test : I drive my range rover over the G-Shock (click to read the video)



    and guess what ?

    The G-Shock perfectly survive to ALL thoses tests !

    JM
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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    Thanks for sharing that Jean-Michel

    Now would you do those tests to your other dive watches.
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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    Quote Originally Posted by jean-michel View Post
    The G-Shock perfectly survive to ALL thoses tests !
    And until the last test might also have been the cleanest G-Shock on the planet.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    What I didn't expect it to survive was the boiling water test.
    Amazing result !

    This far exceeds the old Timex advertising slogan "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking"

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    WOW Jean Michel,

    You have guts driving over your rare millitary G-Shock. Looks like nothing had happened though.

    Thanks for sharing your test.

    Cheers,

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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    While nothing as extreme as your tests I can relate my own "unofficial/unwanted" freeze test. I used to keep some of my watches on top of the refrigerator to keep them out of the way and away from the kids. Well it seems my GW-1500 was a little too close to the edge of the door and I opened the freezer and it fell into the icemaker bin. I looked for that watch for quite some time (everyday listening quietly on the hour for the signal) and finally after 2 months had past I was cleaning out the ice bin and found it. Took it out, rinsed off the ice crystals and put it on. Hadn't missed a beat.
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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    WOW Jean Michel,

    You have guts driving over your rare millitary G-Shock. Looks like nothing had happened though.

    Thanks for sharing your test.

    Cheers,

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    Nope this is NOT my military DW-9000 but a simple DW-9052 ;)

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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    Could anyone tell me when the DW-9052 first come into production?

    I've done a bit of searching but haven't managed to find anything.
    They still display them on the US and international Casio site but I can see them on the Casio.jp site.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    As I posted recently when I bought mine, indefatigable research by Resinbandit suggests 2000/2001.
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    Re: how REALLY tough is a G-Shock (torture inside)

    Cheers Jean-Michel!

    Thanks for sharing! Makes me proud of having my G-Shocks!

    Been thinking of getting a DW9052-1 and those pics have done it for me.
    Just bought one from the bay
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