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    GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    I really like this watch. First would only charge to "M", then read "LOW", now it is dead. Local jeweler did not have a CTL 920 and claimed he could not source one readily. Google turns up one vendor, zip on Amazon or Evilbay.

    Has anyone had any luck finding one of these, or dealt with the one seller that Google can find? I got so frustrated I ordered a 9052 to tide me over.

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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    When you do get it, save yourself a few bucks & replace it yourself! It's easy and you'll take much care of your watch than a stranger... The inside will look like this...


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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    Thanks for the replies. That is the one vendor I could find, so they must be legit, right? I will order one up and see what happens.

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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death


    I didn't think a battery would cost that much :D
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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    I didn't think a battery would cost that much :D

    $22, wow....

    It is $12.88 from Pacparts, so it is worth shopping around. BUt they would need to special order it, and that could take a few weeks.

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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    $22... kinda expensive battery

    When you do get it, save yourself a few bucks & replace it yourself!
    well, I think it's a sure way to get condensation in your g-shock until you'll replace battery in a completely dry zero-humidity room :)

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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan.b View Post
    $22... kinda expensive battery


    well, I think it's a sure way to get condensation in your g-shock until you'll replace battery in a completely dry zero-humidity room :)
    Welcome to the forum mate, but your first comment is sooo wrong!! I've been replacing batteries in watches for over 35 years (I'm quite old!), and have never had an issue. That includes G Shocks and other highly 'water resistant' watches. You vastly overestimate the sensitivity of a well designed watch. Many people on this forum wouldn't dream of giving their pride & joy to someone else to mess around with...
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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    Thanks.

    Maybe I am wrong, but I say things based on my own experience and from what I saw and heard.
    I have read plenty threads about "dew point" and other stuff and my simplified conclusion is that it's better not to open watch until you are 100% sure that your actions wouldn't cause this issue.
    You're saying that your watches have no condensation behind crystal at all. My guess: you don't have such issue because you haven't used your wristwatches at really low temperature (-30 C and below). Am I right? :)

    Pardon my english, hope you'll understand what I mean.

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    Re: GW-2500B Died a Slow Death

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan.b View Post
    Thanks.

    My guess: you don't have such issue because you haven't used your wristwatches at really low temperature (-30 C and below). Am I right? :)

    Pardon my english, hope you'll understand what I mean.
    Gotta confess my friend - I've just come inside where it's -2c out at present, but no, it's never dropped to -30C, unless of course you count the atmosphere after an argument with my girlfriend
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