A G-shock for the Dead Sea

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    A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who, the same as me, never takes his Casio digital watch off, and when I asked him about his "watch wearing uptime", he said he had taken his watch off when he was on holiday at the Dead Sea.

    The water of the Dead Sea is well known to be highly corrosive for its very high concentration of salt, so he did not want to risk entering the water with his watch on.

    Which made me think about it, what I would do if I were to enter the Dead See... I probably would not do it with my PRW-1500, as I really really do not want to ruin it. As I, on the other hand, really do not want to stay without a watch on my wrist, I would probably take in my old DW-9300: this is often attributed as "mud resistant", as it is completely enclosed in a layer of plastic, so I imagine it could survive. Or I would buy a new watch for that, where, I think, a mudman would be a good choice.

    What do you think about entering the waters of the Dead See with a G-shock? Any particular type you think is suitable for that? Has anybody done that? What were the results?
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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    You can always get the Gulfman The button shafts, screws and backcover are made of titanium so they are rust resistant. Stainless Steel can still rust if exposed to saltwater for long periods.

    More on titanium
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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by bmar560 View Post
    You can always get the Gulfman The button shafts, screws and backcover are made of titanium so they are rust resistant. Stainless Steel can still rust if exposed to saltwater for long periods.

    More on titanium
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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    Great now I have to add a titanium watch to my collection for going to the beach


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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    Don't forget the Frogman is all titanium as well, except the buttons I believe, but most are not going to take their $400 watch to the beach or diving. Most will look at it through the protected glass case. Actually some that do use it for diving have complained about the display too small to read while diving.

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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by SquishyPanda View Post
    Great now I have to add a titanium watch to my collection for going to the beach
    There's a G out there for every ocassion ahhaah

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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    I would take a low cost one there and try it. Knowing that it would be just another way to test the durablity, how could I go and not let it go for a good swim?
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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    I think we need a new G Shock tough test I vote the new Frog its got DLC that should protect it right


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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by bmar560 View Post
    You can always get the Gulfman
    It sounds like a great tough test for the Gulfman. I'd like to see if there would be any effect from the Dead Sea.

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    Re: A G-shock for the Dead Sea

    Stainless steel cased watches~cheers!

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