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    Haze in G-Shock glass/crystal

    Recently got a good deal on this vintage dw-5900, only problem is that it's got a bad haze behind the glass/crystal. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? Or do I need to get another glass?

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    have you opened her up yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    have you opened her up yet?
    Not yet....still waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully it can be cleaned

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    Re: Haze in G-Shock glass/crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by ruizjaime26 View Post
    Recently got a good deal on this vintage dw-5900, only problem is that it's got a bad haze behind the glass/crystal. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? Or do I need to get another glass?

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    Nearly all these and other watches from this era, have this problem. There is some sort of out-gassing from the plastic insert and this accumulates on the crystal and other surfaces. Casio must have changed the composition of these inserts at some point.

    Yours is about the worst I have seen though.

    Luckily it can be cleaned up. You need to remove the module and then just soak in warm soapy water and then direct jets of water at the crystal and insert until most or all of the deposits are gone. It can take 15 minutes or so to do this.

    I have done it a few times, the last one being on this old Jason. Posted about it here.



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    Good job Mitch!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch100 View Post
    Nearly all these and other watches from this era, have this problem. There is some sort of out-gassing from the plastic insert and this accumulates on the crystal and other surfaces. Casio must have changed the composition of these inserts at some point.

    Yours is about the worst I have seen though.

    Luckily it can be cleaned up. You need to remove the module and then just soak in warm soapy water and then direct jets of water at the crystal and insert until most or all of the deposits are gone. It can take 15 minutes or so to do this.

    I have done it a few times, the last one being on this old Jason. Posted about it here.



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    Thanks I feel a whole lot better now I was getting worried and thinking I was going have to drop $30 for a NOS crystal/glass.

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    Re: Haze in G-Shock glass/crystal

    I had something like that with a '90's Casiotron reissue.

    I was afraid the display was permanently clouded.

    But a quick wipe on the inside cleared it right up.

    It wasn't nearly as bad as yours, but the mineral itself was fine.
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    You see, to me, that watch is bin worthy! Can't wait to see the 'finished' photo...
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    Re: Haze in G-Shock glass/crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenWatch View Post
    You see, to me, that watch is bin worthy! Can't wait to see the 'finished' photo...
    Going to be awhile since I barely ordered the Brazil resin for it

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    Re: Haze in G-Shock glass/crystal

    The only problem is that you may wipe out the lettering in the process. Don't use too much hot water.

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