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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Hey, I will try that, jkchua, thanks a million!

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Yes, I have personal experience (a DW-6600) with swimming with a standard backplate with only 3 screws tight. Water will get in, the screen will fog, when you take the plate off you will have to use a hairdryer to dry the insides. That's my experience.

    It would be worth a try to melt the plastic a little and then try and re-thread the hole as suggested above.

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Probably, but definitely not as much as with 4 screws.

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    If you do a little searching, there is a thread in the "How To" forum that explains how to fixed a hole with stripped threads. IIRC, it involved using some powdered fiberglass or plastic and some epoxy. The thread explains it quite well.

    Actually, it was a quick find. Here you go. Click here!

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    This is just another reason to have an all stainless steel case with a screwback bezel on all G-Shocks. You will never have to worry about stripping any holes on those cheap made in Thailand G-Shocks.

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Thank you everyone, really. Now I think I'll manage to fix the watch. I'm going to try the hot stick procedure, because I wouldn't know where to find fiber glass in the first place, but if doesn't work I'll give it the other one a try too.

    Take care, pals,

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by godizded View Post
    Thank you everyone, really. Now I think I'll manage to fix the watch. I'm going to try the hot stick procedure, because I wouldn't know where to find fiber glass in the first place, but if doesn't work I'll give it the other one a try too.

    Take care, pals,

    G.
    Good luck.

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy View Post
    You will never have to worry about stripping any holes on those cheap made in Thailand G-Shocks.
    This could become irritating. Correction - it's been irritating for some time.

    Perceptions of quality is hardly an off-limits subject, but you've stated your opinion often enough, and I'm not sure that its repetition isn't actually now designed to irritate.

    I'm going to delete further references. Editing could take too much of my time, so the whole post will go.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    This could become irritating. Correction - it's been irritating for some time.

    Perceptions of quality is hardly an off-limits subject, but you've stated your opinion often enough, and I'm not sure that its repetition isn't actually now designed to irritate.

    I'm going to delete further references. Editing could take too much of my time, so the whole post will go.
    I was merely trying to stay on topic so please don't get irritated by me posting about the low quality of the resin watch cases and the high quality of the all stainless steel screwback watch cases. What I posted was related to the issue in the topic.
    Last edited by Percy; April 4th, 2009 at 21:57.

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    Re: Is a DW-6900 with three screws still water resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    this could become irritating. Correction - it's been irritating for some time.
    +1
    Last edited by sspartan; April 5th, 2009 at 00:04.

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