G7900 2DR, Button swap.
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    G7900 2DR, Button swap.

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    First off, sorry for the pics. Only have my phone.
    Anyway, I felt the yellow was too much for my taste. So I ordered the light button and the start/stop button straight from Casio. Great service and price. $0.80 each button and $2.75 shipping.
    The grease I have pictured was used on the o rings, seals, and to help hold the c-clip in place before pushing it back on.
    I did the start/stop button first because the light button was on back order so they came in separately. Supposed to be 4-6 weeks, but came in three.
    I like the look a little better, what do you guys & gals think?
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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    Looks much better IMO - great work!

    cheers, Sedi
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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    All that work to maybe make the watch less water resistant?
    The MTG is retired and the 5600 too. Right now, the only working G-Shocks that I use and enjoy are the Riseman GW9200-1 and the GW6900-1

    If I can own a Rolex Submariner I would. I know they are tough too, their homages are tough. Trust me.

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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    Thanks Sedi.

    I don't see how it would be less water resistant. The new buttons came with new o-rings and I greased the gasket and made sure it was seated correctly before I put the case back back on.
    In all honesty, it wasn't that hard. Took maybe15-20 minutes (each button because I had no patience to wait for the light button to come in). I just used a small flat head screw driver to remove the c-clips. To replace it I used a little grease to hold it in place on the button, made sure the clip was flush with the inside of the case for stability and pushed slowly with the same flat head screw driver. It actually clipped on with less force than I expected. Maybe I just go lucky, but I am pleased with the results. I'm thinking about dying the wings black or dark grey to match the buttons and rivets.

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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    I forgot to give props to the members who contributed to threads like the following:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/how...on-711448.html.

    I actually opened up the case the first time and told myself ,"How the heck I'm I going to do this?" So I did a search and that's how I did it. The biggest piece of advice I found useful though was to put a little grease on the clip to hold it in place.
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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtaka1 View Post

    First off, sorry for the pics. Only have my phone.

    I like the look a little better, what do you guys & gals think?
    Great job, looks cool, now, you have to start saving for a proper camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by jtaka1 View Post
    I forgot to give props to the members who contributed to threads like the following:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/how...on-711448.html.

    I actually opened up the case the first time and told myself ,"How the heck I'm I going to do this?" So I did a search and that's how I did it. The biggest piece of advice I found useful though was to put a little grease on the clip to hold it in place.
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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    It looks MUCH better!
    Cheers!
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    Re: G7900 2DR, Button swap.

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Shocks Are Cool. View Post
    All that work to maybe make the watch less water resistant?

    Why? Did he leave a gasket out?
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