Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.
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    This is a real strange one. This is only visible when the back light is on. It’s under the glass and looks like either a hair or some sort of scratch but it’s not visible at all when the back light is off.

    I could live with it but as it’s brand new I think I’ll just return it for a replacement. It was bought from Amazon so shouldn’t be a problem.
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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    Wierd. I'd return it.

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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    I have arranged a return snd replacement with Amazon that will be with me tomorrow. Second time lucky
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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    Weird Indeed.
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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    That's awful; I'm sorry that your first G-Shock isn't defect-free. Know that such defects are not common with these G-Shocks. Definitely get it replaced.
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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    That would bug me too. Glad you noticed it pretty early, though. Otherwise, do you like the model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir-Guy View Post
    That would bug me too. Glad you noticed it pretty early, though. Otherwise, do you like the model?
    Yes I do I think it’s perfect for the intended purpose and more. The only niggle I have and it’s me not the watch as I have this quite often with straps is that one hole is a little too loose and the next one a little too tight. Ideally there’d be one in the middle of them. On leather straps I do exactly that and punch a hole in between but I’ve never tried that on Resin. Either way I’ll get used to it as I wear it more.

    When I say too tight I mean it makes me just a little more aware that I’m wearing the watch when I move my hand than I would ideally like. The next hole along and the watch starts to rotate around my wrist just that little bit more than I would ideally like. That’s sort of why I was asking if owners changed the strap on the other thread and the combi bracelet with links and micro adjustment might be the answer if I can’t adjust but from what I read that’s not a particularly easy thing to do even with a good spring bar tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyman99 View Post

    Yes I do I think it’s perfect for the intended purpose and more. The only niggle I have and it’s me not the watch as I have this quite often with straps is that one hole is a little too loose and the next one a little too tight. Ideally there’d be one in the middle of them. On leather straps I do exactly that and punch a hole in between but I’ve never tried that on Resin. Either way I’ll get used to it as I wear it more.

    When I say too tight I mean it makes me just a little more aware that I’m wearing the watch when I move my hand than I would ideally like. The next hole along and the watch starts to rotate around my wrist just that little bit more than I would ideally like. That’s sort of why I was asking if owners changed the strap on the other thread and the combi bracelet with links and micro adjustment might be the answer if I can’t adjust but from what I read that’s not a particularly easy thing to do even with a good spring bar tool.
    I have a vague notion that I’d like to produce a buckle with micro-adjustment holes, or more likely just a set of three or four buckles with lengths that differ by 1.5mm. There’s no technical obstacle. Maybe Jay’s and Kay’s would take the idea as a suggestion and be able to work something out with their suppliers.
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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    There are the famous G-Shock strap adapters that allow you to use a nylon pull through strap with the watch.

    Jay&Kay make and sell them and there are the ones that Casio offers with some of their G-Shock squares. A set of strap adapters that came on a Casio DW5600 or its brethren. I have a set of of adapters from a Casio G-Lide GLS-5600 on my GWM-5610

    Here is an amazon page with what I am talking about

    https://www.amazon.com/Adapters-Conv.../dp/B07GSVKKLN
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    Re: Oh dear. My new GW-M5160 is faulty.

    I would send it back. A new one should be defect free. I kind of had the same sensation with the band at first. I like a little tight vs a little loose. I used the hole on the strap that felt a little tight and either it has broken in or I just got used to it.


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