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    Unhappy G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    I found a DW-9000 stewing in the wet sand of the Peconic bay out in Eastern Long Island. The band wasn't broken but it must've fallen off somehow. Who knows how long. It might've been floating around in the water, aided by the buoyancy of the cloth band, for years.

    Anyway, it was clear that this thing is dead beyond repair or even parts utilization. The main flaw was the last battery change. Whoever did it goofed on the gasket and water managed to get inside. From there it started to rust and bulge, making it worse. All screws are locked in tight... couldn't budge any of them. Had the gasket been properly aligned it might've survived even with a button missing (the peg was still in place). Always sad to see a G-Shock that didn't make it.

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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    That's my main issue with battery replacement... if you don't place the gasket correctly the watch will be damaged by water. I'll probably go in a shop when my G-Shocks will need new batteries. but still I'm not too confident in people I don't know, they can still screw up... maybe less often than me though. Stories like this make me appreciate more Solar powered watches.
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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    Seems pretty straightforward to change a battery on a non screwback watch, to me (check this post later in the thread for screwbacks: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/g-s...l#post43904581). Align the gasket, make sure no foreign matter winds up in the gasket channel or gets stuck to the gasket, make sure the gasket isn't too dry, place the backplate carefully, tighten the screws in an alternating fashion without over tightening or stripping, and "Bob's yer uncle".
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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    Just clean it,new battery and it goes on for another few years.... At least you can try.

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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    That's my main issue with battery replacement... if you don't place the gasket correctly the watch will be damaged by water. I'll probably go in a shop when my G-Shocks will need new batteries. but still I'm not too confident in people I don't know, they can still screw up... maybe less often than me though. Stories like this make me appreciate more Solar powered watches.
    All you need is some silicone grease, it gives you three advantages:

    - keeps the gasket in place
    - keeps the gasket ductile
    - keeps water away

    A properly greased gasket, will live for decades. make sure to tight screws always gentle and crosswise, that is all you ever need to do.


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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    All you need is some silicone grease, it gives you three advantages:

    - keeps the gasket in place
    - keeps the gasket ductile
    - keeps water away

    A properly greased gasket, will live for decades. make sure to tight screws always gentle and crosswise, that is all you ever need to do.


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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    All you need is some silicone grease, it gives you three advantages:

    - keeps the gasket in place
    That's a good thing... once I damaged a gasket in a screw-down caseback watch because it went out of place... also I'm not 100% confident the new one stayed in place because of friction. With non-screwback G-Shocks and grease it should be easier.

    - keeps the gasket ductile
    - keeps water away

    A properly greased gasket, will live for decades. make sure to tight screws always gentle and crosswise, that is all you ever need to do.
    I think *gentle and crosswise* should work, I also looked a couple of youtube videos, and I hope/think I can manage not to strip threads. In a couple years my first GS will need a battery so I'll be prepared... Thank you!
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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    I don't trust supposed experts to work on a G. They may be good with a snap back Seiko but not a G. If going to a store, go to one that sells shocks, and I don't mean Kohls or Walmart!

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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    I hope/think I can manage not to strip threads.
    Use a jeweler's screwdriver that rotates in the fingers and don't tighten with your wrist, tighten with your fingers; finger tight is all you need. I put the cap of the screwdriver's shaft against the pad of my index finger, insert the business end into the screw's slot, and rotate the screwdriver's shaft with my thumb and index finger till each of the screws are "finger tight".

    If you use the palm of your hand instead of the pad of your index finger there's a chance you'll put too much pressure on the blade in the screw slot (it's a natural thing) and blade will slip. If that happens you'll definitely need your watch to be properly sealed when you wash the blood off it.
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    Re: G-Shock watches that didn't make it...

    At your local auto parts store, purchase a tube of silicone dielectric grease. A few-ounce tube should last a lifetime. A little bit goes a loooong way. These watches are truly repair-friendly and very easy to maintain properly for many years. As mentioned above, finger-tight will do it. Stop when the screw bottoms. Not much to it.
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