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    changing batteries

    hi i have a G2900-1V and am soon to get a DW5600MS-1 and a also a GW-M5600BC with a resin strap.

    i love them and my question is can i change the batteries in them myself?

    i notice that the DW5600MS-1 has a very short battery life (2 year battery) compared to my G2900-1V (10 year battery) and would like to know if you change the batteries yourself or if you need to send them to a professional or take them to a watch store/jeweler to have them changed?

    Many thanks

    Happy new year

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    Re: changing batteries

    Piece of cake! Just make sure you don't touch the battery with bare hands.
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    Re: changing batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by Forfend View Post
    Piece of cake! Just make sure you don't touch the battery with bare hands.
    ok thank you

    why shouldn't you touch the battery with bare hands? do you need gloves?

    does changing batteries yourself affect the waterproofness of g-shocks?

    many thanks

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    Re: changing batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by georgemason View Post
    ok thank you

    why shouldn't you touch the battery with bare hands? do you need gloves?

    does changing batteries yourself affect the waterproofness of g-shocks?

    many thanks
    Not if you're careful. You should probably inspect and lubricate the gasket or even just replace it when you open it up.

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    Re: changing batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by georgemason View Post
    ok thank you

    why shouldn't you touch the battery with bare hands? do you need gloves?

    does changing batteries yourself affect the waterproofness of g-shocks?

    many thanks
    your skin have natural oils that can corrode the battery when it oxidizes through the electrical current. you can use gloves if you want. most people just hold and install the battery through a clean piece of wiping cloth.

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    Re: changing batteries

    thank you

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    Re: changing batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by Yang1815 View Post
    Not if you're careful. You should probably inspect and lubricate the gasket or even just replace it when you open it up.
    thanks

    is a gasket the same as an o-ring?

    presumably each different model has a different gasket? are they easy to find in stores?

    what should i lubricate it with?

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    Re: changing batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by georgemason View Post
    thanks

    is a gasket the same as an o-ring?

    presumably each different model has a different gasket? are they easy to find in stores?

    what should i lubricate it with?
    yep, pretty much an o-ring. real easy to spot once you removed the plate. It's entrenched and lined around the perimeter of the case. Silicone Grease is what you should lube it with. It can be found in any hardware store, usually in the kitchen/faucets area.

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    Re: changing batteries

    You'll find a couple of helpful threads in the 'Articles & Tutorials' section.
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