Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.
Like Tree19Likes

Thread: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    9

    Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    Hey guys.

    I've recently got the G-Shock bug with a G5600e on the way right now. I love how tool like G's are and think they look awesome it a practical way.
    I have just a few questions/concerns and any input from you guys would be really appreciated. I realise that my concerns are probably unfounded or otherwise I would have found more information.


    1. I'm planning on using some JaysandKays nato strap adapters.
    Do you guys think that using adapters will cause premature wear on the plastic lugs? Has anyone really experienced broken lugs on a square?

    2. Has anyone ever heard of the buttons ever wearing out, breaking or getting loose?
    I tend to like simple designs as the less moving parts, the less chance of things getting broken.


    I imagine the buttons and the lugs are the main bits that can wear out as nothing else in the watch really moves. I'm aware about resin rot but I'm not really concerned about it as spare resins seem pretty plentiful and it'd probably take a very long time for the resin to get to that point.


    Thanks again guys.

  2. #2
    Member VIA4321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    529

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    1. No
    2. No

    Can’t go wrong with a solar G, once it is fully charged you just need to make sure it gets to sun bathe occasionally, don’t do what I did and shut one in a drawer and forget about it for 18 months, I managed to kill the rechargeable battery, it wouldn’t hold a charge after that, but a genuine CTL1616 battery was inexpensive and easily replaced and the watch was restored to its former glory.

    I have used Js&Ks and the OE Casio adapters and apart from being fiddly to install initially had no issues including catching my watch up on a door handle!
    I thought it would be mullered, fortunately although one of the spring bars was bent and had popped out a replacement bar easily sorted it.

    As you said they are a fantastic tool and like all good tools you learn to love them, appreciate them and sometimes take them for granted until you have an accident that would kill another watch and your G shrugs it off.

    Damage your G and you can easily replace most of the parts that are likely to wear, bezels and straps are easily sourced and swapped inexpensively.

    Worst thing : start with 1 x G and you soon develop an unhealthy obsession and end up with 5, 10 or 300!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio USA
    Posts
    141

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    Wouldn’t worry about a thing.
    I’ve used straps adapters in the past and never had problems.
    Never heard of buttons wearing out.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    9

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    Quote Originally Posted by VIA4321 View Post
    1. No
    2. No

    Can’t go wrong with a solar G, once it is fully charged you just need to make sure it gets to sun bathe occasionally, don’t do what I did and shut one in a drawer and forget about it for 18 months, I managed to kill the rechargeable battery, it wouldn’t hold a charge after that, but a genuine CTL1616 battery was inexpensive and easily replaced and the watch was restored to its former glory.

    I have used Js&Ks and the OE Casio adapters and apart from being fiddly to install initially had no issues including catching my watch up on a door handle!
    I thought it would be mullered, fortunately although one of the spring bars was bent and had popped out a replacement bar easily sorted it.

    As you said they are a fantastic tool and like all good tools you learn to love them, appreciate them and sometimes take them for granted until you have an accident that would kill another watch and your G shrugs it off.

    Damage your G and you can easily replace most of the parts that are likely to wear, bezels and straps are easily sourced and swapped inexpensively.

    Worst thing : start with 1 x G and you soon develop an unhealthy obsession and end up with 5, 10 or 300!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    Awesome.

    That is super reassuring to hear.
    I currently have some divers but I'm getting sick of constantly being worried about damaging them so I feel like a Gshock would be just perfect. Solar powered watches are just super, I have no problems with keeping them charged.


    Haha that's probably what's going to happen. Give me a month and I might just have a handful of G's to choose from.



    Here's another question - Do you guys bother with changing the gaskets and pressure testing them? I'd imagine with the cheaper g shocks it'll probably be more cost effective to just get a new watch (another reason to buy a watch!).
    Sid_Mac likes this.

  6. #5
    Member VIA4321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    529

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    Quote Originally Posted by hsc1 View Post
    Awesome.

    That is super reassuring to hear.
    I currently have some divers but I'm getting sick of constantly being worried about damaging them so I feel like a Gshock would be just perfect. Solar powered watches are just super, I have no problems with keeping them charged.


    Haha that's probably what's going to happen. Give me a month and I might just have a handful of G's to choose from.



    Here's another question - Do you guys bother with changing the gaskets and pressure testing them? I'd imagine with the cheaper g shocks it'll probably be more cost effective to just get a new watch (another reason to buy a watch!).
    Never have bothered to change the gasket, I have however made sure that I use silicone grease around the seal.
    Apart from a bit of pool swimming/showering my watches do not get that wet, certainly to no depth. Never had an issue with water ingress.
    A new seal, like most spares, is easily sourced and cheap if you were worried, but a solar G shouldn’t need to be opened for 10-15 years or more unless you plan to modify it.
    If you’re worried about diving and water/pressure proof of the watch try to find a full metal cased screwback model, a GW5000 would be fine for casual diving. Casio/G-shock market some great proper dive watches, but their size has always put me off.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Time4Playnow likes this.

  7. #6
    Member Knives and Lint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Seattle(West)/Florida(NSB)
    Posts
    3,168

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    First off, welcome, and congrats on the purchase. You bought a great watch, and I think you will be well pleased. As for dispelling your concerns, I have linked a video blow that can perhaps be of some help.



  8. #7
    Member sticky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    51,874

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    No and no. In all the years I’ve worn a watch with a respectable WR I’ve never changed the gaskets or had it pressure tested. May I also add that none of my watches has ever let water in.
    Time4Playnow likes this.

  9. #8
    Member Steelerswit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    9,755

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    With G's, the only thing to worry about is trying not to buy another one.... Or 5~

    Sent from Capt Kirk's Communicator
    Call Sign - Wit
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post
    the benevolent caretaker of a halfway house for recovering G-Shocks.
    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post
    And the grand rehabilitator strikes again.

  10. #9
    Member Time4Playnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    US of A
    Posts
    7,358

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    No and no. In all the years I’ve worn a watch with a respectable WR I’ve never changed the gaskets or had it pressure tested. May I also add that none of my watches has ever let water in.
    But what you didn't mention is whether any of your Gs are ever exposed to water...

    Steelerswit likes this.
    Casio G-shock
    MRG-G1000B-1ADR, MTG-B1000TF-1AJR, GWR-B1000X-1A, GMW-B5000TFC-1, GMW-B5000D-1, GMW-B5000GD-9, GMW-B5000G-1, GWF-D1000MB-3JF, GPR-B1000-1, GPR-B1000-1B, GWG-1000-1A, GW-9400-1, GW-9400DCJ-1, GW-9400BTJ-8, GW-9401KJ-3JR, GW-5000-1JF, GW-B5600FB-4JR, GW-B5600HR-1, GXW-56BB-1JF, GW-3000M-4A, DW-5035D-1B, DW-5600BB (x2), DW-5600E (x2), DW-5600EG-9V, DW-5600CL-1, GW-M5610TR-7JF, DW-5600MS, GLS-5600CL-1, GLS-5600CL-3, DW-6930, GA-100MM-8A, G100BB-1A, GLS-6900-9JF, G-8900SC, GD-350-1B, GD-400-9CS, DW-6900MS, GD-120CM-4, GD-X6900CM-5, GLS-8900CM-2, GW-002KA.
    Casio Protrek/Pathfinder
    PAG-240B-2, PRW-2500R-1, PRW-3100FC-1JF, PRX-8000T-7AJF.
    Casio AE-1200 (x2)
    Casio W217H-1A
    MDV106-1A
    MTD1080-7A

  11. #10
    Member Steelerswit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    9,755

    Re: Help me dispel some unfounded concerns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    But what you didn't mention is whether any of your Gs are ever exposed to water...

    Let's not even get into shower discussions

    Sent from Capt Kirk's Communicator
    Time4Playnow likes this.
    Call Sign - Wit
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post
    the benevolent caretaker of a halfway house for recovering G-Shocks.
    Quote Originally Posted by kubr1ck View Post
    And the grand rehabilitator strikes again.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •