Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

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    Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    Inspired by Sedi - I bought a TLC Mudman bezel for my GW-9010 mudman. It arrived last Tuesday, and of course I removed the black and installed the Red! The newly red clad mudman spent each night in the same spot on my dresser where it syncs at 12:05 each morning since I bought it. However with the red bezel it did not get a sync in any of the 5 days since it's bezel transplant. All of it's atomic friends synced as normal sitting right next to it. So, Saturday afternoon I removed the red bezel, hit the sync button on the now naked module, and got a level 3 sync (during daylight hours none-the-less). Then I slipped the red bezel on, and couldn't get more than Level 1, and an error. I then put the black bezel back on and last night it synced at 12:05 a.m. just like normal.

    So the question is - Is there anything in the red bezel that could interfere with the sync?

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    Interesting phenomenon. I have no idea what would cause that
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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    No idea what would be causing that, unless the red bezel was made from lead or something. Very interesting, indeed.

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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    The atomic sync signal is of such a low frequency, I really doubt that the bezel could affect it. My guess would be that the bezel applies some kind of minute pressure to the case, somehow affecting the receptor?

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    Cool Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    I am electromechanically incompetent so I have no idea, unfortunately.

    However, I always have thought that the GW9010 might look better with either a black bezel/red strap combo or a red bezel/black strap combo so I hope you post some pics if you can get the kinks worked out.

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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    :oops: that's strange indeed - my GW-9010 works just fine with the red bezel - no problem syncing at all. And I really can't imagine that putting the bezel on can put enough pressure on the case to interfere with the functions of the watch. I don't think putting on the bezel puts any pressure on the case at all .
    Oh some pics of mine:



    Mine didn't sync last night but only because I left it in the countdown-mode.

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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    Just wanted to share the continuation of my test. 5 Days ago I put the Black bezel back on my Mudman - and it has synced every night at either 12:04 or 12:05, so on the first try.

    Yesterday I put the Red bezel back on when I got home from work, and wore it all evening. Set it on the nightstand by the window with atomic: Riseman, Gulfman, GWM-5600, and MTG-1000. All synced at 12:04 am this morning - except the Mudman in its Red Bezel.

    I'm lining them all up on a west facing (toward Colorado) window sill tonight.

    Maybe this is why Casio doesn't have this Red material on any of the Atomic / Wavereceptor watches

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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    The reason it won't sync with the red bezel is because Casio are known to use a lead based pigment in their red colouring for resin. All that lead acts as a shield and hence inhibits the signal from reaching the sensor.

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    Re: Effect of Bezel on Atomic Sync

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonJade View Post
    The reason it won't sync with the red bezel is because Casio are known to use a lead based pigment in their red colouring for resin. All that lead acts as a shield and hence inhibits the signal from reaching the sensor.
    I was joking. Just in case Casio decide to sue me.

    Are you sure you had the watches in exactly the same position and orientation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonJade View Post
    I was joking. Just in case Casio decide to sue me.

    Are you sure you had the watches in exactly the same position and orientation?
    Proving my electromechanical incompetence, I actually believed you and went searching for the model number of the G9000-8V so I could suggest buying one of those bezels and dying it red with RIT or Dylon in order to circumvent the supposed "lead shield" you described....

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