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    G-Shock experts, need advice

    My G-Shock, which must be 12 or more years old and which I have abused to death has finally given up.

    One thing I loved about this watch was the band. Not the usual plastic (which I hate on my wrist) but a double fabric band with a Velcro band underneath, then an "over band" that snaps. Pics below.

    I know I can probably just put this band on a new watch, but it's awfully ratty after all these years and if I'm getting a new watch, I'd like a new band too. But I cannot find a G-Shock with a band like this anywhere. Do you G-Shock mavens know if this is still made and what it's called so I can hunt one down?

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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    you mean these?

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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by wuyeah View Post
    you mean these?

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    The band actually is still serviceable. I need a new watch and would like the same/similar band.

    MAY just buy a new watch and put on the old band -- but yeah, the band-to-watch attachment is a point of possible weakness. What's good is the old one doesn't use those plunger pins, but has solid bars as the attachment.

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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    well, those nylon strap watches are consider vintage. You prob not gonna find brand new today. try search G-2300, DW-002, DW-003, DW-004, G-Lide(vintage) will get you G-Shock with Nylon strap.
    There are G-Shock strap adapter can be purchased separately if you desire to put watches on strap.

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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    If you go to Amazon and look for Casio - G-Shock - Powerslide - DW-003X-9CV ,

    Someone is selling 3 of them new in the box with this same type band. $100 with bullbars included.

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    Vintage? who knew. Thought it was just old.

    mhammer, thanks. Don't think I can live with the yellow though. :)

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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    No problem, I have an old DW-003 that's my open-water SCUBA watch, I dread the day it dies on me. Try searching DW-002 on Amazon-they have a million different colors for sale, a lot of them new. Same band you like.

    EDIT: maybe not that band :) Sorry. But the guy who linked above found the ebay seller with that band. Plenty of other DW-003's too, actually, now that I look more.
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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    Try looking for a G-2900V ("V" is for velcro) - bought mine just last year so they are still to be found and not vintage but discontinued AFAIK.




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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    is your watch actually dead or just in need of a new battery/bezel/strap - you'd be surprised how far gone they have to be before they can't be recovered/restored ?

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    Re: G-Shock experts, need advice

    Tiktox in the UK ofers some variants of the strap you are looking for.

    Tiktox - Home » Casio Straps & Spares » G Shock Straps » Cloth & Velcro

    And i second the suggestion to maybe revive the watch - given the fact you still like it and don´t want some other watch anyways.

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