Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

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    Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    I was wondering if any G-shock module has jewels or thermo-compensation?
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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Don't think so. I'd be very pleasantly surprised if someone identified an up-market feature like that.
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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    While everyone is pretty sure that G-shocks are not thermally compensated rumor has it that Casio must have "other tricks up their slewe" since typical accuracy of G shock is way higher that what you'd expect of normal Quartz. This was reported multiple times and as far as I know nobody knows the answer for sure.

    I speculated way back that Casio might be using "fuzzy logic" to increase accuracy but that was demed "to complicated" to implement in simple watch as G-shock.

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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Forgot to mention "jewel" is term used for automatic watches to describes rubies that reduce friction... from that perspective "jewel" makes no much sence even in quartz analog watches let alone in digital watces so I'm afraid that you just wont find any "jewels" in casio lineup...

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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by duke4c View Post
    Forgot to mention "jewel" is term used for automatic watches to describes rubies that reduce friction... from that perspective "jewel" makes no much sence even in quartz analog watches let alone in digital watces so I'm afraid that you just wont find any "jewels" in casio lineup...
    This is incorrect. Analog quartz watches have hands, hands have friction points. Early quartz watches and modern, high-end analog quartz watches both have jeweled movements for the same reason mechanical watches have them, to reduce friction and wear. I'm not sure if any of the Casio line use jeweled movements, but I wouldn't be surprised if the $1000+ analog G-Shocks did.
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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by allanvalle View Post
    I was wondering if any G-shock module has jewels
    Why dont you take your MRG 7500 to pieces and have a look!

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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Here's an interior pic of a jewelled analog Casio:

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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Sorry, forgot to mention - this is an RKA-705 - the ugly Marlin I posted about earlier...

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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by XTrooper View Post
    This is incorrect. Analog quartz watches have hands, hands have friction points. Early quartz watches and modern, high-end analog quartz watches both have jeweled movements for the same reason mechanical watches have them, to reduce friction and wear. I'm not sure if any of the Casio line use jeweled movements, but I wouldn't be surprised if the $1000+ analog G-Shocks did.
    Well I do stand corrected than... thanks...

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    Re: Question: Are any G-shock modules jeweled or thermocompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by duke4c View Post
    Well I do stand corrected than... thanks...
    No worries. I was flabbergasted myself when I first learned about jeweled quartz movements. It doesn't seem logical at all!
    Last edited by XTrooper; August 26th, 2007 at 22:55.
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