GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

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    GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    I own and have worn a GW7900b-1 for months and the four screws that are big and on the surface/face of watch are tight. I recently received a new GW7900-1 and the four screws are not tight. So before trying to tighten them I just did a little research and see that they are not screws at all but pins. Can anyone please confirm this as true and let me know what holds them in place...something must if they are not threaded. I have a disdain for things that are only cosmetic and am considering removing them but am uncertain of how deep the holes are and what will be exposed. So if anyone is familiar with this model I'd really appreciate your comments...and maybe if you've done a mod or two and have photo of the watch without the screws that would be great.
    I appreciate any help offered.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    It's been well-documented in the forum that they are cosmetic. They press-fit and a number of members have noted that they can be a bit loose - one or two have superglued them.
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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    I thought this would have been common knowledge by now...

    but yes, the screws are purely cosmetic.

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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    I'm not sure what is holding them in place, but they are not there just for cosmetic reasons. They are put there to take hits, so that your bezel and crystal don't have to. I know I have hit my watch on numerous occasions, and it would definitely have some battle scars to show for it, if it wasn't for those four screws. Ultimately, it's your choice whether or not to take them off, but I don't see any reason to.

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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    Yep, they'll just leave 4 holes on the bezel. Who would want that?

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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    Thanks for all your posts! And that is a good point about them helping take hits and so not being purely cosmetic. If the holes were very shallow I may take them out and let the bezel take the hits like a 6900 but if they are deep and somehow attached to something in the hole I think I'd leave them alone. Anyone with photos of them out or any experience with them let me know if you have a sec.
    THanks again for those that posted already. Appreciate it!
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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geopro View Post
    Anyone with photos of them out or any experience with them let me know if you have a sec.
    THanks again for those that posted already. Appreciate it!



    Pics of the screws




    I would leave the screws in :)
    Last edited by sspartan; March 9th, 2011 at 22:00.

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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    That was very cool of you to take time to post those photos! That was exactly what I was hoping to see!
    After seeing that, I think I will have to leave them in place.
    Thanks again for your time and to all that posted...that is what makes this forum so great, the members are the best I have had the pleasure of interacting with of any forum I frequent....quality individuals on here. Thanka again!
    SUA SPONTE

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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    Not related to G's but I see your screenname is sspartan and you're in NY. My father is from Sparta, so we're not just Greek, but Spartan. Small world, getting smaller, thanks again for your help!
    George
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    Re: GW7900-1 The 4 screws are cosmetic and really pins!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geopro View Post
    Not related to G's but I see your screenname is sspartan and you're in NY. My father is from Sparta, so we're not just Greek, but Spartan. Small world, getting smaller, thanks again for your help!
    George
    Hi George, yes both of my parents we born in Sparta, Greece. I was born here in the good old USA.

    Yia sou
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