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    Bad smell new gshock

    Hey guys, yesterday i received my new gw 5030c from amazon. As soon as i opened the box i noticed a very strong smell of the resin. I just can describe it as a kind of "new car smell" but very intensive. I have worn the watch the whole day but the smell is as strong as before. I also own a gw-m5610 and a ga-100 and none of them smelled bad out of the box. Do you have experiences with gshocks that smell very toxic? Is it normal and nothing to worry about?
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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    Quote Originally Posted by dekay View Post
    Hey guys, yesterday i received my new gw 5030c from amazon. As soon as i opened the box i noticed a very strong smell of the resin. I just can describe it as a kind of "new car smell" but very intensive. I have worn the watch the whole day but the smell is as strong as before. I also own a gw-m5610 and a ga-100 and none of them smelled bad out of the box. Do you have experiences with gshocks that smell very toxic? Is it normal and nothing to worry about?
    Thanks for your answers.
    What is the serial number of that 5030C?

    Sometimes the smell can be intense if it is fresh out the factory. Usually goes away within a couple of weeks.

    EDIT: I just realised there is no GW-5030C so it is not a solar and therefore do not have a serial. You mean the DW-5030C right? If so it can not be fresh out the factory since it is discontinued. But there is some softer resin mixtures that smell more than the harder ones. So perhaps the DW-5030 have the softer resin mix.
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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    Yes you are right. Sorry i meant the DW-5030C. I can't find a serial number on the screwback. I think only my GW-M5610 has a serial number.Thanks for your quick response. I hope the smell will go away over the next days.

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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    "How do I eliminate this smell from my G-Shock?" is a question that comes up around here A LOT, although it's often about smells other than the factory resin smell. Cigarette smoke, cologne/aftershave, gas or diesel fuel, the list goes on.

    Here are a couple of threads on the subject (the first on goes for 13 pages): https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/how...ll-534770.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/rem...ke-912129.html

    Some of the solutions include coffee grounds, baking soda, sunshine, chlorinated swimming pool water, Febreze, activated charcoal, ozone generators, soap and water, and there are plenty of other ideas in those threads (which link to even more threads!) Hopefully one of those fixes will work for you!
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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    The resin is a higher quality, softer resin. You will realise the immediate difference if you touch say, a DW-5030 or GD-100PS, versus a regular GA-110. I'm the complete opposite of u. I find that special smell (which I can't find in other regular resin) very alluring. I don't wear my DW-5030 because to me, I want a piece of 5000 to be kept pristine for memory sake. But I take it out from time to time, just to smell the resin. It's addictive to me lol.
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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    Whatever you do, don't lick it.
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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    Thanks for all your replies!
    I hope i will get used to the smell and maybe i will even find it alluring after some time

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    Re: Bad smell new gshock

    LOL OP give it a good lick and tell us what it tastes like.



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