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    the "brand new" look

    Hello everyone! I am a newbie here. I understand that brand new G-shock watches (ex. dw6900) comes with a powder coat that gives it the flat non-glossy look on the surface. Will the powder coat and flat look fade and become shiny through regular wearing of the watch?

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    Re: the "brand new" look

    in my experience it stays with the 'matt' finish, but it is pretty hardwearing..

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    Re: the "brand new" look

    They're not powder-coated, that's the natural finish of the matt resin. Very well-used examples sometimes get buffed to a bit of a shine.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: the "brand new" look

    Thanks for answering my question lee172 and tribe125.

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    Re: the "brand new" look

    Hi Gshockfan,

    I wear all my g-shocks including my prized 95' black gold frogman.

    Scratches can't be prevented and you just have to be a little extra careful when you wear the more expensive models.

    cheers~
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    Re: the "brand new" look

    Quote Originally Posted by GshockFan View Post
    Hello everyone! I am a newbie here. I understand that brand new G-shock watches (ex. dw6900) comes with a powder coat that gives it the flat non-glossy look on the surface. Will the powder coat and flat look fade and become shiny through regular wearing of the watch?
    A shiny lustre will emerge after many years of wearing. I have experienced this with the antman.

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    Re: the "brand new" look

    After more than 10 years of wear, this 6100 of mine has a bit of shine...

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    Re: the "brand new" look

    skyhook, thanks for the tip in caring for the watch and for sharing your experiences with G-shocks. Tom P, thanks for showing me a picture of how a G-shock worn for 10 years looks like. To all wondering why I am asking this question, it is because I just bought a new Batman G-shock. I am afraid that wearing it regularly will make the natural matt look fade in time. Now that I have inputs from you fellow G-shock owners, I guess I will wear my Batman G-shock sparsely so as to maintain the look.

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    Wow, you have the Batman model. great! maybe you should try to get a face protector for it....

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    Thanks Sjors! Hmm face protector...nice suggestion. Where can I buy or find one?

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