Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

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    Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    I hydro'd and negative'd this 5600 a week or two ago. I haven't had a chance to get down to the Casio place and get a new bezel, screws, and band.

    I got impatient and decided to go ahead and reassemble it with the old beat up parts.

    It all went back together fine, but I accidentally ran it into a doorway and the bezel exploded into the three pieces you see here. I'd not have realized it except one of them hit me in the foot.

    So, is this due to resin rot, or what? I wore this watch for about 5 years daily when I was younger and it saw a lot of time outdoors (lots of camping, hiking, etc).


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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    Yeah, looks like the result of normal resin aging to me. I've had a few vintage strap keepers crumble on me like that. When the straps and bezels stop being pliable and get that smooth shine to them, that's when you know it's getting to that point.
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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by sl8763 View Post
    Yeah, looks like the result of normal resin aging to me. I've had a few vintage strap keepers crumble on me like that. When the straps and bezels stop being pliable and get that smooth shine to them, that's when you know it's getting to that point.
    So, that shine on the resin straps and on the watch band is a sign that they will crack or crumble very soon?

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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by dimitribouras View Post
    So, that shine on the resin straps and on the watch band is a sign that they will crack or crumble very soon?
    yes, and the resin feels somehow harder and more stiff when you touch it. but the funny thing is how they kind of fall apart within one blink of an eye. not slowly, more like an quiet explosion. very strange.
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    Yep, happened to my 5600C too. Luckily you can buy a refurbish set still.

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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    A few years ago I bought a 5600 from ebay intact, I knew from the photos that the bezel and band were on their way out but it was way cheap, sure enough I hardly got it from the box and it crumbled like vintage cheddar!
    It's as good as new now though with some nos parts
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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    I'm hoping that Casio will still be making the DW5000A, DW5200, DW5600C and the DW5600E resin bezels and resin bands down the road.

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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    Hey Sjors,

    Congrats on Netherlands win! Terrific stuff - Schneider and Robben look great and Kuyt played well.

    Back to subject:
    Is this Resin Rot caused by UV exposure over time?

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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghobbit View Post
    Back to subject:
    Is this Resin Rot caused by UV exposure over time?

    Accelerated by UV exposure (and other things) but would eventually happen anyway. Polymers effectively 'dry out' over time.
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    Re: Catastrophic Resin Rot Failure?

    Are the modern G poymers more resistant to rot? (I would hope they are not less resistant)

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