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    Question customization, tritium

    I know some of you have done significant customization to your watches. Has anyone entertained the idea of adding tritium vials? The vials can be purchased on their own ($20-$25USD each) the watch taken apart and vials glued in place. I imagine one could even place grooves in the face of the watch with a dremmel tool or something for them to sit in.

    Just wondering as it seems we'll never see a g-shock with tritium.
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    Re: customization, tritium

    That would be very cool....

    but sounds like a hell of a task.

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    Re: customization, tritium

    It does sound like a hell of a task, and you'd need to check the clearance.

    I find them more than a bit ugly myself, but they are certainly effective.
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    Re: customization, tritium

    Clearance, good thing to keep in mind I wasn't even thinking of that. It's just a thought that I'll most likely never act on. I know there's a guy here or someone I was referred to from here that re-lums watches. I forgot what he said when I asked if he added tritium but it wasn't something he did so I let it drop. I've never even removed a module so this is a big leap for skills I don't yet even have (and most likely will never have) but I keep looking at my Luminox wishing something like that would be available on a Casio. Especially the cool new Colormark series I just discovered.
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    Re: customization, tritium

    @ nate,

    can you provide me a link or adress where those vials can be purchased?


    regards, holger

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    Re: customization, tritium

    I'd like to see tritium vials on a couple of G-Shocks too. I'm not sure about a DIY job, but I think Casio could easily fit vials on the G-100 instead of the raised hour markers round the edge of the dial.
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    Re: customization, tritium

    I found the vials on eBay. Just search "tritium vials" and you'll see them. Odd how a little speck of one of those vials could cost nearly $5 to ship ...wait, most of that is the "handling" <wink wink>

    I checked out the clearances on my watches. It looks like clearance would be the issue. Not only from face to hands but from hands to crystal and also between the hands themselves. I don't think any of mine have what I'd deem a big enough gap to even mess with.

    The Luminox I have has a separate band around the movement that has the vials in it and the hands have a space in the middle of them that the vials are secured in so there isn't that much space needed. DIY would require putting one on top of the hands unless you really want to customize things by altering or changing the hands. Way to much for a first time project for me I'd say.

    All black Giez with blue or green trit lights would be sweet though.
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    Re: customization, tritium

    If you are planning on DIY, this might be a little less of a hassle to get than tritium.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...litary+g-shock

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    Re: customization, tritium

    i wonder how will the water resistance be after opening the watch like that?

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    Re: customization, tritium

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendragon View Post
    i wonder how will the water resistance be after opening the watch like that?
    As long as you use a little silicone grease on the o-ring it should be no problem.

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