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    G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    This is the first time i worked on those models and i must say, it is a complex watch...

    First of all i removed the capacitor to avoid any future malfunctions of the radio-controlled module:







    The lume i used was Superluminova C3 for hands and custom blue lume for the dial:






    Module luminized and ready for installation back in the case:





    The stock gasketd has been replaced by one made of Viton:





    And this is how it looks and glows with new lume:










    Thank you for watching!
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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    Looks so cool mate, it was hard remove the module from the watch, were did you get the lume? i´m thinking on doing that to my 3500.

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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    What a lovely set of 'how to' photos - well done on a terrific looking mod. Couple of questions...

    When you said you removed the 'capacitor', did you mean the battery?
    What is the advantage of using a Viton gasket over the original Casio one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardomfs View Post
    Looks so cool mate, it was hard remove the module from the watch, were did you get the lume? i´m thinking on doing that to my 3500.
    Thank you, the lume is from RCTritec switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenWatch View Post
    What a lovely set of 'how to' photos - well done on a terrific looking mod. Couple of questions...

    When you said you removed the 'capacitor', did you mean the battery?
    What is the advantage of using a Viton gasket over the original Casio one?
    Yes, solar watches do have capacitors instead of batteries.

    Since this are solar models, they will not be serviced often (like battery powered watches which will be serviced after the battery be comes empty), so thats why a viton gasket makes sense (it will withstand betther acids and salt during a long period).
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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Yes, solar watches do have capacitors instead of batteries.
    Never realised that. Have replaced a 'battery' before in a solar module (a CTL1616), never knew they were called capacitors and not battery's.
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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    Nice mod! I always thought the lume was the weakest feature on my 3000. Yours looks great.
    When was it ever a question of need?



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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    thats nicely done!
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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    Where do you find the Viton gaskets? Very interested.

    Dave.

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    Re: G-SHOCK GW-3000 with some mods

    Angelo:
    I have a 3000 bb 1 which is a 50th wedding anniversary from my kids and grandkids.
    Cost $200.00+ online.
    You have bigger cajones than I to for the modding. But I will say it was a very successful
    endeavour on your part. Congrats and Kudos WIS.

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