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

    Hi, guys!

    Got one of these yellow DW-9600's last week from ebay.de. It's my first Japan made G-shock and it was very cheap and it's gorgeous. (By the way, thanks for the article, Sjors!).

    http://50-gs.blogspot.com/2009/03/14...in-motion.html

    However, when I changed the battery I noticed one of the four back screws was damaged. I don't know how to explain this in english properly, but you know, you put the screw in the hole and it goes all the way down, and you can turn it using the screwdriver all you want and it keeps turning and turning and you realize that it's not attaching the back plate to the watch.

    Now my question: Are the the other three screws enough to keep the watch waterproof? The band also presses the back plate against the watch, so I guess it helps, right?

    Or should I keep it away from water? Anybody has tried swimming with a G-Shock that only has 3 screws left?

    Thanks in advance.

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

    Water resistance will be compromised, but it's hard to say by how much.

    Swimming might be a bit risky, but the rain shouldn't get in.
    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?

    Yep, I'm sure it's rain safe, because it feels hermetic. Then again, when I bought the watch I inmediatey thought how cool would it look this yellow thing on the beach during summer. :(

    By the way, I meant DW-6900, sorry for the mistake.

    Thanks, tribe.

    G.

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

    First of all congrats on your great purchase !!

    Off topic: I also read the article on 50 G's and after that I started searching for the same watch, but I wasn't able to find one the Net...
    How in the world did you manage to find one??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Darqua View Post
    First of all congrats on your great purchase !!

    Off topic: I also read the article on 50 G's and after that I started searching for the same watch, but I wasn't able to find one the Net...
    How in the world did you manage to find one??
    Try www.ebay.de . I've just checked and I've seen some of them. As Sjors said, keep watching, 'cause you can get 'em pretty cheap.

    Problem is most sellers don't have paypal accounts and pages are in german. But you can try to contact them sending messages in english. It worked for me.

    Good luck, mate. The watch really ROCKS!

    G.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by godizded View Post
    I don't know how to explain this in english properly, but you know, you put the screw in the hole and it goes all the way down, and you can turn it using the screwdriver all you want and it keeps turning and turning and you realize that it's not attaching the back plate to the watch.
    You call the threads in the hole "stripped." Nice 6900 though, I don't think I've seen a yellow one like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by godizded View Post
    Try www.ebay.de . I've just checked and I've seen some of them. As Sjors said, keep watching, 'cause you can get 'em pretty cheap.

    Problem is most sellers don't have paypal accounts and pages are in german. But you can try to contact them sending messages in english. It worked for me.

    Good luck, mate. The watch really ROCKS!

    G.
    I can imagine it rocks!!
    But what searchterms do you use on ebay.de, because when I type 6900H for instance I only see a watchband thats for sale..

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

    >But what searchterms do you use on ebay.de

    Use just "G-Shock". Lots of sellers don't label the articles properly.

    There's also a yellow DW-6600 right now, so you can choose. :)

    G.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by henxing View Post
    You call the threads in the hole "stripped."
    Thanks. Now I know another meaning of the word besides... you know.

    So nobody has a personal experience on the three-screwed matter? Then maybe I'll be the first one when summer comes, 'cause this baby was born for swimming, I look at it and I can tell.

    Wish me luck!

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

    I bought a used G and noticed this kind of problem too with one screw and brought it to a Casio service center for cleaning, batt and gasket replacement. What he did to the screw was he inserted a heated (by a cigarette lighter) stick type thin metal something through the screw hole for a couple of seconds then screwed the screw back, no more lose thread feel screwing the screw back on.

    I tested the watch for water resistance by leaving it under a bucket full of water for a couple of hours and the watch survived it
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