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    Unhappy G-Shock Problems...

    Hi folks!

    After a hiatus of over 8 years using mostly diver's and military watches, I've decided to "return to the digital-watch-fold". First stop, check out my beloved Gs from the 90s.

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    Their bezels all crumbled like relics from an Indiana Jones movie! The local Casio Service Center says of the three they only have a replacement bezel for the DW-9050 (which has other problems BTW). So is it R.I.P. Gulfman and Riseman?

    Any reliable places to get replacements for them? How much would it cost?

    Back to my DW-9050. I replaced the battery but now the Illuminator won't work! My only G with a replaceable bezel and now the EL's non-functional! Could I have damaged the module in some way? Everything else seems to be working fine.

    Darn these Gs. I thought they were supposed to be tough?! My other 10 year old Casios (F-105, Forester, etc.) which were subjected to the same use and abuse are still functioning with no problems whatsoever.

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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    Does the 9050 make any noise either? My guess is that you lost the small spring when changing the battery, thus the EL doesn't work now.

    And resin rot is quite common. I'm not sure of replacements though.
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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    i saw at least one riseman bezel on tiktox.com recently. and that model is definatley worth restoring. the 9050 should be repairable. although i wouldnt put too much money into that one. it's not very valuable.

    as for the gulfman - you need to either find a bezel, or sell it to someone who has a bezel!
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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    The 3 of them are classic vintage models. Finding the bezels can be difficult, but not impossible. Congrats and good luck.

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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    Thanks for the replies folks! Looks like tiktox may be the only solution to my dilemma right now. A bit pricey, sigh. I'm afraid I'll have to hold off restoring these for the moment.

    Sad to hear that bezels can be a problem for us G owners. I wish Casio would extend the "toughness" part of Gs to indestructible bezels as well. Sure these guys want to make a buck, but come on! At least continue to make replacement parts!

    Anyway, I'd like to own a functional G-Shock once again (no replacement ML-2016 for my G-2300! Way to go Casio Philippines! ). Can anyone recommend a resin model that won't succumb to bezel rot?

    Does such a resin G-Shock exist at all or am I too accept the inevitability of resin rot in all models?

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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    very classic!

    yes, hate to see them discontinued and made the resell price a lot higher....

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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    "Anyway, I'd like to own a functional G-Shock once again (no replacement ML-2016 for my G-2300! Way to go Casio Philippines! ). Can anyone recommend a resin model that won't succumb to bezel rot? "

    Dear Tsarli,

    I could help you with the ML-2016 battery if you are interested. During my last visit to my dealer friend, he said he has the ML-2016 rechargeable battery. I will check with him again.

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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    If the bezel is made of resin, it will rot.
    Maybe the environment in the Philippines is forcing it.
    I own some 14 years old Gs with intact bezels, but these are rarely worn and stored in a dark cool place (drawer).

    So for you climate the only solution might be a MRG model, which of course have no resin bezel.
    If you buy a DW-5600E, you might be save for spare parts since bezels for this model are available almost everywhere. But resin will also rot on this basic model.

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    Re: G-Shock Problems...

    Thanks MountainMike! I'd be interested to find out how much your dealer friend is selling his ML-2016. Hope it isn't too expensive.

    I think you may be right d2mac. I've noticed that very few G-Shock owners living in temperate countries ever complain of resin rot. It's always us folks who live in the tropics. The humidity here does take it's toll on a lot of stuff. leather products, camping gear, etc. I think they called it "jungle rot" back in World War 2.

    Excellent suggestion on the DW-5600 series, I don't think I'll have any problems finding parts for that model. I've owned at least a couple of those back in the 90s. It's probably high time I got myself another one. Thanks for your inputs everyone! :thanks

    p.s. I hope Casio comes out with a special "Jungle/Tropical Rainforest Edition" G-Shock. I'd be first in line for that one!

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