Was cleaning out my drawer and found my old ICERC 5600K G-Shock and since it was one of those Tough Solar's, it was obviously deader than a doornail. As you can expect, I couldn't find a CTL1616 battery anywhere so I ordered one from americanperfit.com but being the impatient ass than I am and reading from the forums that a CR1616 would work, I went ahead and put one in and Yippee!!! it works (thanks to the excellent FAQ that was posted on the forums).
Now, I need to know if anyone else has done the same and whether you've noticed any problems? It says on the CR1616 package not to charge so will the watch try to keep charging the battery now and will it blow up on my wrist!!!
So far, one whole day has passed without an explosion. Will it eventually spoil the watch you think? I know, curse me for a fool, but I really wanted to use it. Joining these forums has made G-Shock crazy again and I'm going to dig through my closet to see if I had stashed any of my old G's in there. I know I have a Frogman somewhere, hope it isn't a Tough Solar