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    Module Diff...........

    Can anyone tell me the diff between 3229 and 1545 please..................thanks / cheers p
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL H. View Post
    Can anyone tell me the diff between 329 and 1545 please..................thanks / cheers p
    3229 VS 1545

    The year on the calendar. 1545 ends in 2039 while 3229 ends in 2099.

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    Re: Module Diff...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Epal2Apol View Post
    3229 VS 1545

    The year on the calendar. 1545 ends in 2039 while 3229 ends in 2099.
    Thanks - doesn't make much diff for me then - I would be 90 in 2039 or 150 in 2099..cheers p
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL H. View Post
    Thanks - doesn't make much diff for me then - I would be 90 in 2039 or 150 in 2099..cheers p

    Check out you tube reviews by "fwupow" and "DougFNJ" - these guys cover modules quite thoroughly and are brilliant.

    I try to get the longest lasting calendar I can in my modules, as I give forethought to passing my G's on to family as an heirloom piece.

    For example I wear a 2013 30th Anniversary Limited Edition DW-5030C-1JR with module 3421 written on the case back. HOWEVER, module 3421 is actually EXACTLY the same as module 3229, yes also with auto calendar ending in 2099, significantly after we have returned to Mother Earth. The reason for this is, 'Casio had to redesign the case to fit module 3229 in the 5030C watch' (fwupow, you tube), and they labelled module 3421 on the case back of the 5030C watch, because unlike the 5600E watch the 3229 module is usually housed in, the 5030C watch has a rare and highly sought after screw back case available only in Japan (JDM).

    Module 3229 (3421) is also available in the beautiful, but budget 5600E Walmart model. The brilliant ferature of these modules, which carry on from the original 691 and 901 modules used in the 5600C's (1987-1996) is their ability to sub-display current time across other modes, like alarm and count down timer. Many G's do not do this to this day, including the exclusive DW-5000-1JF grail. My only beef with module 3421 and 3229 is that they dont have dual time. IMO world time, as on GW-5000-1JF is useless unless you are a rockstar and dual time is much more piratical for the majority of travelling business people, such as myself.

    I considered a DW-5000SP-1JR (1545 module) but didn't get one as the calendar expires too soon, so I chose the DW-5030C-1JR. My grail G-Shock and IMO the best G-Shock ever made is the DW-5600C from the late 1980's. Its has everything module 3229 and 1545 has except more, like dual time and better screen clarity. Sadly, the module on this piece will expire when I'm in my mid 50's, about 12 years time. This will of course not render the watch useless.

    Here's my beautiful DW-5030C-1JR screw-back case, with brick-wall background and with "PROJECT TEAM Tough" designation, just like the 12 G-Shock prototypes had, which were worn by the 8 G-Shock founding Japanese engineers from 1981-1983, for consideration Legendary... So when you say, 'it doesn't make much diff to you' concerning calendar expiry, you may choose to reconsider.


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    Re: Module Diff...........

    In regards to calendar "expiry", you can kind of circumnavigate this.

    I bought, got working, and sold on, an old Casiotron in the past. Basically the calendar had expired due to being so old, but if you Google a "2017 equivalent year" search for example, then www.timeanddate.com has a page that lists years before then that had the same calendar year. So for example 2017 has 1978, 89, 95 and 2006 as equivalent years you could use in your watch to match.

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    Btw, just an FYI -- the maximum calendar year supported has a work-around. You can set to an earlier year to match the day/date assignments. So, old module isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodamonkey View Post
    In regards to calendar "expiry", you can kind of circumnavigate this.

    I bought, got working, and sold on, an old Casiotron in the past. Basically the calendar had expired due to being so old, but if you Google a "2017 equivalent year" search for example, then www.timeanddate.com has a page that lists years before then that had the same calendar year. So for example 2017 has 1978, 89, 95 and 2006 as equivalent years you could use in your watch to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Btw, just an FYI -- the maximum calendar year supported has a work-around. You can set to an earlier year to match the day/date assignments. So, old module isn't an issue.

    Same thought, different poster.
    Anyways, this is good as long as the year is not displayed in the screen (LCD). The old DW-8500 with module 1441 and DW-8800 with module 1444 are some of the exemptions (that I know) because it shows the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Btw, just an FYI -- the maximum calendar year supported has a work-around. You can set to an earlier year to match the day/date assignments. So, old module isn't an issue.

    Sure, but it cant pre-empt leap years once expired right? Meaning date will have to be reset.
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    Not just leap year 2/28 or 2/29, but also mismatch of weekdays. Like 9/30 falls on Sat this year, but next year not same. Once auto cal expires in 2039, you have to find a year that matches the weekdays and leap.

    I love my G2900F very much, it also expires in 2039. I wish Casio will update that module too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert View Post
    Sure, but it cant pre-empt leap years once expired right? Meaning date will have to be reset.
    If I'm not mistaken, leap years happen every 4th year. Regularly.

    If you "roll back" to an earlier year, you're going to follow the same pattern on leap years. So it would be a non-issue.


    About year display, I never pay attention to it. So... still works. Some watches will show the year in 2 digits, which makes it more or less a meaningless number for daily use. Some, however, show the full 4 digits. And that will look a little odd. I tend to avoid those older watches anyway. One exception is the MRG-220. You can switch between display of the year and the locale.

    *REALITY CHECK* - we've got pretty much 22 more years to go as of this year (2017). Are we going to care at that point anyway?
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