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    Found a DW-5300

    My mom has a little shrine where she keeps pics and little things of my dad. It's been there for at least 7-8 year, I don't know why I didn't see it before. She said I could have it and I'm sure he wouldn't mind. Anyway, I just changed the battery and going to buy some adapters and throw on a Zulu.
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    Re: Found a DW-5300

    nice find .................looks to be in good condition.
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    Not bad, really. But better don't try to take off the bezel - it might crumble to pieces if you do. Maybe a little Vinylex can freshen it up. Some member here swear by it.

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    Re: Found a DW-5300

    someone used vinylex on a mudman 8400 men in khaki i purchased and the buttons have torn, makes the resin softer it seems. i expect the other covers on it to tear any time. i don't worry about my others, the bands seem much stronger left as is too. . .

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    One of my all time favorite models, gonna look great with those strap adaptors and a nice Zulu, as for the mudman, the buttons are subject to tear as that is a design flaw from Casio, it seems the button covers are to thin and the buttons are to hard to push with your finger, which is what will cause the button covers to tear or come apart. I have Vinylex on over 50 G's and at this very moment they are all in pristine condition, keeps them soft and plyable, no harsh chemicals to deteriorate the G-Shock resin. Excellent product, been using it for about a year and a half since I read and found out about it.

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    Re: Found a DW-5300

    Yeah, I was pretty pleased with my find. I think it's a great looking watch. Plus, it was my fathers.
    Where can I purchase Vinylex if I decide to try it? The bezel is in pretty good shape, but you can tell it's old. You know when it starts to hase that sticky resedue.
    Also, those adapters say they can be used with 22mm or 24mm zulus. So does that mean if I use the 22mm I have there will be 2mm gap?
    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Found a DW-5300

    Quote Originally Posted by jtaka1 View Post
    Yeah, I was pretty pleased with my find. I think it's a great looking watch. Plus, it was my fathers.
    Where can I purchase Vinylex if I decide to try it? The bezel is in pretty good shape, but you can tell it's old. You know when it starts to hase that sticky resedue.
    Also, those adapters say they can be used with 22mm or 24mm zulus. So does that mean if I use the 22mm I have there will be 2mm gap?
    Thanks guys.
    Probably ebay would be a good idea to get Vinylex. In my experience the 22mm leave a very small gap while the 24mm straps are almost too big. 23mm would probably be the perfect width. On the G-Shocks that already have adapters installed (like the G-7710CL) the Casio strap is 23 mm wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Not bad, really. But better don't try to take off the bezel - it might crumble to pieces if you do. Maybe a little Vinylex can freshen it up. Some member here swear by it.

    cheers, Sedi
    Damn... My father had it on a clip attached to a chain. I guess he used it as a pocket watch. My son was holding it by the chain and I guess it cracked part of the bezel. No prob, some gorilla glue and it looks okay. However, in the process, I was going to remove the bezel (should have took your advice) to glue it, but decided just to glue it to the case since I'm not going to find a new bezel. In the process, while removing one screw and replacing it after changing my mind, the resin by the screw cracked. I guess I screwed it on to tight. Oh well, just glued the two small pieces back and it looks okay now. Anyway, I think you were right. If I did remove the bezel, it probably would have crumbled to pieces which I couldn't fix.
    On a good note, I used some 303 aerospace protectant and it looks great.
    Will post pics when my adapters come in. Hopefully today.

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    Re: Found a DW-5300

    Finally got my adapters yesterday. Had the zulu already, but I think it would look better with a black zulu and PVD buckles.
    Hope the bezel holds up because I really like this watch.
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    See the crack by the word protection. That whole piece broke off when I was trying to get the pin in place and the adapter slipped out. Just glued it back in. I still think this watch looks cool. A little bigger and tougher looking than the 5600.

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