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    Fuzzy 30th!

    Nope, THAT fuzzy 30th was 20 years ago!!

    I just had an offer accepted on this on the 'bay:



    It was this photo that peaked my interest:

    A quick Google search led me to this:

    The seller said that it had no battery and he "just wanted rid". So I put in an offer of £10 whole pounds, he had it starting at £5 so I figured a low offer would probably get it, and it did!

    I guess I will most likely be going to Casio UK for new resins, but their prices are usually pretty good.

    I'll post more when it arrives.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    google is a good friend!

    nice score
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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    so weird, this is the second one of these ive seen in two days. hadnt seen them since their release before that.

    the initial blue series def. didnt get the love they deserved, so many nice, understated models in that batch
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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Nice score!
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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Well, as usual Casio UK spares department have come up trumps!

    The bezel was only just over £7, the strap was a different beast all together, I'm assuming expensive because of the keeper on these.

    £43 for that!

    Still, looking on a couple of sites, the Casio price is pretty good!!

    3-4 weeks wait now as they're not in stock.

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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Quick question - I've got the watch now but not had time to take the resins off. However I have had a quick look at it and it appears to have had what looks like superglue either applied or spilled on it just on the right side of the crystal around the 4 0'clock position. It doesn't impact into the time telling area but I obviously want to remove it.

    I've seen on Google that acetone can be used, but is it ok to use this on the mineral crystal and plastic/resin watch body?

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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Quote Originally Posted by sodamonkey View Post
    Quick question - I've got the watch now but not had time to take the resins off. However I have had a quick look at it and it appears to have had what looks like superglue either applied or spilled on it just on the right side of the crystal around the 4 0'clock position. It doesn't impact into the time telling area but I obviously want to remove it.

    I've seen on Google that acetone can be used, but is it ok to use this on the mineral crystal and plastic/resin watch body?

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    depends if its eaten into the glass or not but id prob just try scratching it off with a razor blade first. superglue is pretty brittle so if it hasnt bonded properly it could just chip off. acetone wont do anything to the glass (have used it on some stubborn grime before) but use it sparingly as to not have it soak into the seal around the crystal. same for the case, i havent had any adverse reactions to the resin but that only with a damp cotton tip.
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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Good luck @sodamonkey, look forward to seeing the end result soon
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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetsu Tekubi View Post
    depends if its eaten into the glass or not but id prob just try scratching it off with a razor blade first. superglue is pretty brittle so if it hasnt bonded properly it could just chip off. acetone wont do anything to the glass (have used it on some stubborn grime before) but use it sparingly as to not have it soak into the seal around the crystal. same for the case, i havent had any adverse reactions to the resin but that only with a damp cotton tip.
    Cheers, I'll probably be looking at it tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Re: Fuzzy 30th!

    Quick update on this one -

    I don't know exactly what the stuff on the crystal was, but def not superglue luckily!

    It was clear, but soft and sticky. Once I'd taken the resins off, and made sure the watch was water tight I chucked the whole lot into hot soapy water and 5 minutes later after a quick toothbrush scrub it all came off no problem.

    I did have one bit of bother with it though:

    The metal plate below the battery in this photo was raised up from the module by about 1mm. It went back down flush with no issues. "Great", I thought, "Good to go!". Nope!


    It all fired up with a new battery, second battery though as the first I tried was a dud. However, when attempting to set the Home position for the hands the Sub dial didn't move with the button press, the main hands were fine so not a button contact issue.

    I nearly gave up, then had a thought to just see if the hand was stuck at all. So I pushed it around a couple of times with tweezers. Bingo! All working now as it should.

    As mentioned previously, I'm just waiting on new resins from Casio UK, but for now it's clean and back together:



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