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    GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    This week I swapped out the Torx "screws" on my GW-7900 for the Plastic "rivets" found on the G-7900.

    I must say, I much prefer look of the plastic rivets rather than the screws and they don't get snagged on jackets and shirts like the screws.

    Also they don't rattle like the screws! The screws didn't rattle much but just enough to annoy me!


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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    my screws don't rattle but i dont like how they stand proud of the bezel. At the moment I have a spare set of black plastic rivets with the demise of my 7900a-4 - so thanks for the reminder.

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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    Yes, the plastic fake rivets are better, more of a piece with the piece. Kev55, what caused the demise of your 7900a-4?

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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    Just did the same to mine as well. The "screws" never rattled for me, just prefer the black rivets more. Anyone have a problem losing the rivets? Not sure if I want to glue them in but I don't want to loose them.
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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    Mine don't rattle either. I like the look (design) of the torx ones better so I just painted them with some testor's flat black model paint.

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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    Quote Originally Posted by woodt3 View Post
    Just did the same to mine as well. The "screws" never rattled for me, just prefer the black rivets more. Anyone have a problem losing the rivets? Not sure if I want to glue them in but I don't want to loose them.
    You don't need to glue the plastic rivets - I never heard of anyone losing them anyway. I never had any rattling from the stainless rivets either, just decided to swap them. Much more about all this in the 7900 appreciation thread.

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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    I simply removed my decorative screws.

    Nothing looks better than nothing.

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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    Quote Originally Posted by konafan View Post
    Yes, the plastic fake rivets are better, more of a piece with the piece. Kev55, what caused the demise of your 7900a-4?
    hi konafan, according to Shocker the 7900s have a poor reputation, unbeknowns to me and Sedi. See posts 6,7,8,9 in this thread https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/bla...ac-617604.html. The light and beep functions worked, but the LCD was dead and remains so.
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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    oh, that's no good especially after only 10 months - and I guess for you Amazon means Amazon USA. Oh well, you have some spare red resin for another project I suppose...

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    Re: GW-7900 Torx "screws" vs G-7900 rivets

    I own a GW-7900-1ER since 1 week now. And I noticed that the module is rotated clockwise in the housing. It's not much and hardly visible, but I noticed. I don't know if it is worth the effort to send it back and hope to recieve an other one. Because I have done some googling and I find a lot of pictures of that type with the same issue, I found some G7900 with rotated module's too. Everthing else does work fine. So I guess I just use it where it is for, a workhorse :) and try to not be bothered by the issue. Are there some people here that have the same issue?

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