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    Casio DW1000 Reunion

    The other night, when going through my storage drawer, I came upon my old Casio DW1000 (circa 1982). The battery in it had long ago died. I was about to toss the watch into the trash. I did some searches on WUS and the internet and became intrigued with the history of the DW1000. It came out in 1982 and was the predecessor to the G-Shock. I remember using my DW1000 in my bike racing days to time events. I had forgotten about it, and it had been safely tucked away for more than 30 years.

    The next day, I hurried down to my local watch repairman for a new battery. Good news: Once he installed the new battery, the DW1000 fired up and started running just as good as the day it was born. Bad news: While removing and reinstalling the caseback, the aged, but intact bezel cracked and crumbled. I was disappointed as I hoped I would have a working, intact, vintage DW1000 to wear.

    Nevertheless, I took my DW100 home thinking if I should toss it or not. I started cleaning and polishing it, and I began to start liking the results. How could I throw this trusty collectible away? I understand replacement DW1000 bezels are impossible to come by. Just asking, does anyone know of an aftermarket source for DW1000 bezels? Please PM me. Thanks for listening to my Casio DW1000 reunion story.
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    Nooooooo, don't throw it away! Nice looking watch. For future reference, changing the battery is very easy. You just need a $3 tub of silicon grease(lasts forever, unless you are Sedi), a $5 set of screwdrivers, and a $1 battery. And a clean pair of hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7cardcha View Post
    Nooooooo, don't throw it away! Nice looking watch. For future reference, changing the battery is very easy. You just need a $3 tub of silicon grease(lasts forever, unless you are Sedi), a $5 set of screwdrivers, and a $1 battery. And a clean pair of hands.
    Thanks for your reassurance and advice. Yes, I will keep my DW1000 for sentimental reasons. I see these watches are going for up to $300 on eB*y. I remember paying about $44 for it at my local drug store back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR1 View Post
    Thanks for your reassurance and advice. Yes, I will keep my DW1000 for sentimental reasons. I see these watches are going for up to $300 on eB*y. I remember paying about $44 for it at my local drug store back in the day.
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    Here's my Casio DW1000 on a rubber dive strap.
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    Re: Casio DW1000 Reunion

    Very classic watches!
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    Excellent. I'd wear that proudly!!
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    Re: Casio DW1000 Reunion

    ccm123 & jkpa,

    Thanks for your kind words. This is the watch that has renewed my interest in Casio G-Shocks. Since then, I have updated my collection with: AE1200WHD, DW5600E, GWM6510, and GLX5600-7...not that I'm addicted or anything.
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    Re: Casio DW1000 Reunion

    Hehe. After recently getting a new G-Shock I know what you mean. The fascination grows with every watch.
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    Re: Casio DW1000 Reunion

    Quote Originally Posted by jkpa View Post
    Hehe. After recently getting a new G-Shock I know what you mean. The fascination grows with every watch.
    GMTA. I see you have a Casio GWM5610 and Seiko SKX781. The only problem is deciding which ones to wear. Enjoy them in good health.
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