G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up
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    G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    I bought this online from a trusted seller through the Shopee app (similar to our eBay and Gumtree in the UK) for a really good price the other week. It was listed as used but the watch and box looked new apart from the discoloured jelly that had gone yellow over a decade.

    I looked online and bought a new rubber bezel and straps from seller on eBay located in Manchester and within a week they had arrived in Thailand.

    So I took the opportunity to take a few photos to show just how bad the discolouration is (some call it patina but personally I’m not a fan):

    Here’s the watch untouched:







    Here’s a comparison with the ICERC Frogman and the transparent jelly in comparison to the 25th anniversary frosted jelly. Surprising what a decade brings in improvements to technology and materials:








    Replacement parts (yellow tint due to desk):



    Dismantled the parts. Springbar under each strap and four screws for the bezel. There was no dirt around the case which surprised me. This could have passed for an unworn watch:



    Old vs new jelly:









    An opportunity to take a look at the 2422 module on its own (note some clouding around the edges):





    Bezel fitted and test screen activated:



    End results:





    I’m glad I ordered the replacement jelly as it freshens up a ten year old watch. Tempted to dye the discoloured jelly but still deciding on a colour that will complement the gold case. Any suggestions?
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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Irf View Post
    I bought this online from a trusted seller through the Shopee app (similar to our eBay and Gumtree in the UK) for a really good price the other week. It was listed as used but the watch and box looked new apart from the discoloured jelly that had gone yellow over a decade.

    I looked online and bought a new rubber bezel and straps from seller on eBay located in Manchester and within a week they had arrived in Thailand.

    So I took the opportunity to take a few photos to show just how bad the discolouration is (some call it patina but personally Iím not a fan):

    Hereís the watch untouched:







    Hereís a comparison with the ICERC Frogman and the transparent jelly in comparison to the 25th anniversary frosted jelly. Surprising what a decade brings in improvements to technology and materials:








    Replacement parts (yellow tint due to desk):



    Dismantled the parts. Springbar under each strap and four screws for the bezel. There was no dirt around the case which surprised me. This could have passed for an unworn watch:



    Old vs new jelly:









    An opportunity to take a look at the 2422 module on its own (note some clouding around the edges):





    Bezel fitted and test screen activated:



    End results:





    Iím glad I ordered the replacement jelly as it freshens up a ten year old watch. Tempted to dye the discoloured jelly but still deciding on a colour that will complement the gold case. Any suggestions?
    Color it green!

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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    Great Pics @Irf!! Love the transformation, I would do Royal Blue Metallic!!!
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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    Donít color it at all. Itís the original. Just put it in a ziplock bag and store it with your other watch parts.


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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujoor View Post
    Color it green!
    What shade? Like the Kermit Frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbe View Post
    Great Pics @Irf!! Love the transformation, I would do Royal Blue Metallic!!!
    The problem with Dylon etc are that the shades can be hit and miss depending on the material and how bad the yellowing has already set in. I do like a brighter blue Frogman though and it would go well with the Gold module.

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    Donít color it at all. Itís the original. Just put it in a ziplock bag and store it with your other watch parts.


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    The replacement bands are already originals and Iím sure over time they will also turn yellow lol. Not that any of my watches are for sale. It even if this one was I donít think having the original yellow band would add any value over the replacement ones that look clear and fresh.
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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    A great restoration of swapping out the discoloured bands and bezel casing. I would not colour it for the watch looks fantastic as is.
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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    Looks great, just got 1 as well. It came with 2 new black band and bezel sets and gold screw set. Wear it proudly.

    Now you need one of these for the SO.





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    Re: G Shock GW-225E 25th Anniversary - Freshened Up

    Id dye it blue
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