Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.
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    Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    Hi, I had a quick search around and didn't find anything but does anyone know what's going on with this?



    The area started small but is definitely growing!

    Watch has been worn everyday for about 3 years and it's had a pretty hard life!

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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    That's odd. I wonder if you have a bad gasket or something, and water is getting inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    That's odd. I wonder if you have a bad gasket or something, and water is getting inside.

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    It really is odd! I don't think it's water as the dark area is made of of flecks on the LCD.

    Maybe the LCD is on the way out? Who knows... defo odd though!

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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    Is the black spot on the LCD itself or on the inside of the crystal?

    My first though would be the bad gasket, so some moisture got inside. But it's weird that it's black like this
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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    Oh no... NO!! This is exactly what I had been fearing. The mystery CASIO "black hole" G-Shock. Something about the LCD composition lends itself to change properties under the right environmental conditions. Your watch... your G-Shock... is creating a micro black hole! You better take this to a lava pit somewhere and dispose of it quick, or else this whole sector of the galaxy will be in great peril!!




    All kidding aside, did you leave your watch exposed to bright sunlight on the dashboard of a car for a very long period? I've seen this kind of thing happen with a Timex under those conditions.
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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    All kidding aside, did you leave your watch exposed to bright sunlight on the dashboard of a car for a very long period? I've seen this kind of thing happen with a Timex under those conditions.
    Nope, watch was on my wrist pretty much 24/7 before this happened. Started in December too, in the UK, not exactly the hot time of the year!

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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    I gotta believe that this is moisture related. The black spot is right were condensation would build up on a cold day.

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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    I gotta believe that this is moisture related. The black spot is right were condensation would build up on a cold day.

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    Ah you've got a good point there! The watch misted up when out in the cold (5C and below) from new. The case has never been opened. I googled and apparently as long as it didn't worse this was nothing to worry about.

    Ah well! I have a GW-7900 and G-2000 to keep my wrist warm!

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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    I'd open her up and see if it can be cleaned off of the crystal. What have you got to lose? If it does clean off, set it into a closed Tupperware container of dried rice for an evening, and let the rice absorb any excess moisture, before reinstalling the caseback.

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    Re: Odd black area in the centre of G-shock module.

    Might be some damage to the polarizing filter of the LCD as the LCD itself seems to be fine - no leaking or something like that.

    cheers, Sedi
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