My G-9100 Gulfy's strap is starting to get a bit uncomfortable. The situation where too loose or too tight is enforced. Not only that after a while, the strap has started to get a bit stiff. Therefore, I ordered a G-9300 Riseman strap from my local distributor which cost about US$16 after conversion. But as you know the label printing on the Riseman differs e.g "Tough Solar" and "Twin Sensor" while mine being the standard Gulfman has "Rust Resist" and "Dual Illuminator".
I tried placing orders for the G-9110 series but these have "Tough Solar" and "Rust Resist" (okay, maybe yes for the latter). Also here in Malaysia, the G-9110 series are considered limited editions at the moment and the replacement straps and bezels set cost a bomb (around US$70) and take awhile to get here from Japan (3 months at least and they don't keep stocks). I might as well go for the standards and invest the cash for another G later.
Anyway, my questions are:-
1. Can the silk printing (Casio calls them) be remove immediately? I know they would wore off in due time but for how long?
2. Can it be remove safely and if by solution and in the long run would the resin compound have any effect e.g expediting resin rot?
3. or should just leave them alone........
G-Shocks all the way