Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

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    Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    My DW-5300 was purchased quite recently and I've not yet worn it swimming / in the sauna. Is it worth having the watch checked for water resistance or will it be okay? Not sure if there are seals that need checking on the Casios with age (but I think I read something to this effect in the manual for my 910).

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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    Best to have them checked and replaced, especially with such an old (or rather vintage) model

    Wouldn't want to get any moisture or water into these watches at all
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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    Many thanks! Who would be the best person to carry out this check? I'm in the UK and I'm not sure I'd trust the average Casio stockist to carry out this task. Are the seals, etc. standard on all models?
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    Wink Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    I believe it's best to let your G tested every three years on the seals if you are swimming or diving with it. The DW-5300 isn't a real vintage (Casio just filled in the gap between the DW-5200 and DW-5400 later. That explains the EL on this modle too. Still it's a quiet older basic model, so I can recommend a water resist test if you are going to submerge it,

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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVD Connoisseur
    Many thanks! Who would be the best person to carry out this check? I'm in the UK and I'm not sure I'd trust the average Casio stockist to carry out this task. Are the seals, etc. standard on all models?
    Not sure where to go in UK, sorry :oops:

    In the meantime, if you need to go swimming with the watch, maybe use a ziplock bag for the watch first... just kidding :-D
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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    Many thanks for your swift responses. I'll definitely play safe and keep it out of water until it's been tested and had the all clear!:thanks
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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    if its your beater, then i wouldn't bother. it probably won't have any problem with a dip in the pool (given if all the seals are intact and in good condition)

    (but i would stay away from sauna regardless the age of the watch)

    but if its a G that have some value to you, or you plan on doing some diving with it, i would definitely get it pressure tested

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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    Frank is spot on (as always!)...No exposure or submersion in hot water. I am ashamed to say that I've ruined three excellent dive watches by wearing them in a hot shower.

    When cleaning or rinsing a watch please use cool or lukewarm water, never hot and never the steam of a sauna.
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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    Thanks again! I must admit, the only watches I wear in the sauna / steam room are my Omega, my Tag and my new Casio 910. I've checked the temperature of the watches (by touch) and they've never been more than slightly warm (the steam room isn't filled with billowing steam, it's quite a mild experience / the sauna is like being out on a hot day and is free from steam, etc). I'd certainly not put the watches in contact with steam.

    I'm very careful with my watches - when I'm in the shower I only use a low temperature water on them, although I do use the shower gel to give them a quick clean and quickly rinse off which I know some would regard as reckless.

    Although the DW-5300 is my cheapest watch, I've been searching for a good one for a while before I found it so I intend to take care of it. They don't seem very readily available thesedays and the numbers are only going down. I may risk a dip in the pool with it as the condition seems very good.
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    Re: Is it necessary to check my vintage G-Shock for water resistance?

    I always think they're tougher than you realise as long as you screw the case down properly and don't pinch the seal and have the seal replaced when it gets old and stiff.

    I'm also in the UK and may need to find a good Casio stockist soon or figure out where to send one in so I'll let you know if I do :)
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