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    Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    Anyone pushed their G-Shock into the next realm?

    For example, I was wondering, how long would a G-Shock taped to a freeway would last.


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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    From what I can tell with my limited experience with G's. If I break a G, I'm willing to bet that I will have either; drown, a serious injury, some burns, or be frozen. Basically, I'm willing to bet the human body is more fragile than a Casio G-Shock... while I'm not sure, I don't wanna be the guinea pig that tries it ;).

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    If a G-Shock breaks under use, your own life is probably in danger too.

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    You guys are assuming that the watch is being worn during that harsh treatment. That's not always the case. I've left watches (I didn't care about) in the car on hot days and frozen winter nights.

    Someone's daughter (I think it was Sjors) lost her Baby-G on a neighborhood street. It did not survive. It was probably run over sideways rather than flat. That kind of makes a difference I think. There were pictures of the remains, but they were lost in the great server crash of '03.

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    Yes, I made the assumption I would be wearing it. But under these other circumstances, I think a hammer, vise clamps (sp?), 18 wheeler ran over, going more than 200m under water, put in molten steel or glass. Basically, it would have to be in very extreme conditions in order to make one of these things fail, baring regular wear/tear.

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    Wot, no one willing to see if their G will take a bullet for 'em?!?

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    That's a cool idea, bluegum. I think, as someone said, that you'd want to plan it out carefully and attach it to the road surface in such a way that it couldn't be run over 'sideways,' though.

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    we have had G's that have been dipped in concrete and they have still been running but you cant press the buttons any more and also we have had one ran over sorry done a burn out on one and it was as good as new
    there have been test done but like someone said losted in the 03 crash they were pretty good too
    boiling freezing throwing of buildings
    so if anyone wents to do the test again knock yourselves out
    someone even taped one to a soccer ball and kicked it

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegum View Post
    Wot, no one willing to see if their G will take a bullet for 'em?!?
    You've piqued my interest. I do have one of my less frequently used Gs that I might subject to a bullet test. No one will be wearing it of course but I might just do it. I have a new .45 ACP that might be fun to test out on something besides the range. Maybe I try it with a .22 instead to give the watch a fighting chance.

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    Re: Just what extremes will make a G-Shock crack under pressure?

    Quote Originally Posted by natornate View Post
    You've piqued my interest. I do have one of my less frequently used Gs that I might subject to a bullet test. No one will be wearing it of course but I might just do it. I have a new .45 ACP that might be fun to test out on something besides the range. Maybe I try it with a .22 instead to give the watch a fighting chance.

    Should I get pictures if I do it?
    That's not a test, the watch has no chance with either calibre!

    Perhaps a 6 - 12 ft/lbs airgun would be a fairer test, forum rules permitting.
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