Which is the best way to preserve the G S

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    Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    with or without battery?
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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Do you mean removing the battery for long-term storage?
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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Do you mean removing the battery for long-term storage?
    exactly...i mean if you got 8/10 G-Shock ( or more let me say a collection) how do you "stock" them?
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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    My feeling is that my collection needs to keep time. I wouldn't be interested in a collection where all the watches were dead.

    I keep all my quartz watches alive with their batteries, and mechanicals and automatics I run every couple of weeks or better.
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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    ok but if you decide to collect them? and you want to be sure that they will keeep on working after several years?

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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    My original G-Shock still hasn't had a replacement battery since early 1988. The bezel and strap and plastics are much more likely to be a problem than the battery and electronics. Relax, and feed your Gs!

    Which G-Shocks do you have so far?
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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    I would assume the best way to manage them to prevent resin rot would be to take out the batteries throw them in a sealed bag with a dessicant satchel for a few days to make sure there is no water at all then maybe vacuum seal them in plastic bags to eliminate all the air. I would then store them in a temperature controlled environment like a basement or cellar in a fire proof safe away from all light. Then 30 years later you can pull them out throw a battery in and rock some sweet perfectly preserved Old-school G-shocks!!! Hmmm not which model to throw in the "time capsule?!!"

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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    Casio:
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    GW-5600

    6600 G Shock (2, one brand new and another one used by a IDF)

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    Men's BN0000-04H Eco-Drive Professional Diver Black Rubber Strap Watch

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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctorsti View Post
    I would assume the best way to manage them to prevent resin rot would be to take out the batteries throw them in a sealed bag with a dessicant satchel for a few days to make sure there is no water at all then maybe vacuum seal them in plastic bags to eliminate all the air. I would then store them in a temperature controlled environment like a basement or cellar in a fire proof safe away from all light. Then 30 years later you can pull them out throw a battery in and rock some sweet perfectly preserved Old-school G-shocks!!! Hmmm not which model to throw in the "time capsule?!!"
    I would be a little wary of dessicant you may find it might just accelerate ageing. I would just store them in a cool place out of sunlight, as exposure UV is certainly a factor. I am a little fearful that anything that aggressively removes moisture, may do the same to the resin, after all that`s what we see with "Resin Rot" the hardening and fracturing of the resin due to drying...

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    Re: Which is the best way to preserve the G S

    I would keep them running, myself.

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