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    Carbon fiber case digital

    Are there any all digital watches with a carbon fiber case? Any announcements?

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    Re: Carbon fiber case digital

    Hm...

    Lets define case first.
    There is the inner (rather invisible) case and the outer elastic bezel.
    There are some carbon band watches like GD-200 and GW-5600.
    You may get a better tensile strenght form this straps.
    There is not much value in making the soft elastic bezel with carbon fiber (because there is no need for tensile strenght).

    BUT: the inner casing of the plastic Gs (even the entry level models like DW-5600E) appears to me to be glass fiber added PUR.
    Its not exactly carbon fiber but close enough for watch purposes! ;)
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    Re: Carbon fiber case digital

    The GWR-B1000 series have Carbon fibre reinforced resin cases but I'm not aware of any current G-Shocks with a full carbon construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    BUT: the inner casing of the plastic Gs (even the entry level models like DW-5600E) appears to me to be glass fiber added PUR.
    Its not exactly carbon fiber but close enough for watch purposes! ;)
    That’s awesome! Do we have confirmation that it’s glass-fiber reinforced resin? Apparently glass fiber wears out the molds much fast, so it does impose a running cost on the manufacturing.

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    Re: Carbon fiber case digital

    I tested on an old 5600E again:
    - The surface of the case has the rough structure
    - when cutting the material with a kn ife you get this grinding noise of cutting through the fibers.
    So im very sure that there is glass of some sort in this cast.


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    That’s awesome! Do we have confirmation that it’s glass-fiber reinforced resin? Apparently glass fiber wears out the molds much fast, so it does impose a running cost on the manufacturing.
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    Awesome! Thanks!

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    Re: Carbon fiber case digital

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    Hm...

    Lets define case first.
    There is the inner (rather invisible) case and the outer elastic bezel.
    There are some carbon band watches like GD-200 and GW-5600.
    You may get a better tensile strenght form this straps.
    There is not much value in making the soft elastic bezel with carbon fiber (because there is no need for tensile strenght).

    BUT: the inner casing of the plastic Gs (even the entry level models like DW-5600E) appears to me to be glass fiber added PUR.
    Its not exactly carbon fiber but close enough for watch purposes! ;)
    i think he might be referring to the new carbon core models, which so far have all been analog/ana-digi
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    Re: Carbon fiber case digital

    $400 bucks for a case that says, "LARVAE". OK, that's what my eyes told me at first. Plus, maybe it's just me, but the original case is a thing of beauty. I used to crave it in metal, but having seen the thread with the custom one a few days ago, I will stick with matte resin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabat View Post
    $400 bucks for a case that says, "LARVAE". OK, that's what my eyes told me at first. Plus, maybe it's just me, but the original case is a thing of beauty. I used to crave it in metal, but having seen the thread with the custom one a few days ago, I will stick with matte resin.
    The aesthetics of the DW-6900 in general are baffling to me. Some of the questions I’ve asked myself: “Why does it look like that?” “How did this become popular?” “People like this thing?”

    At this point I’ve spent enough time being mystified by it that it’s *maybe* starting to grow on me.

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