Regulating A G-Shock
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    Regulating A G-Shock

    I bought this G-Shock DW-9000 with a 1659 module from a seller on E-bay a while ago because I liked the look of it and I had not got one in my collection of 'Shocks'. I liked it when I got it but I was surprised to see that it was gaining a full second a day!!! Amazingly enough, if it was a regular windup or automatic analogue watch we would probably accept it as a great watch an brag about it, but a quartz G-Shock, not way! Casio say that they accept no more than +-15 per month for accuracy, and this watch was gaining about 30 seconds a month, totally unacceptable.




    I have read about regulating a quartz watch many times so I thought that I would give it a try in this watch, after all what I got to lose, it only cost me a few pounds.

    I opened it up and found the trimmer capacitor screw but I had no way of knowing which way to turn it, so I tried anti-clockwise and left it for a few hours to see what happened. It turned out that I was right about the direction and after a few more tries I found the right spot. I put a small dot near the slot on the screw to help me with the fine adjustments.



    After a few fine adjustments I have worn the watch now for three days and I would like to tell you how much it has lost or gained , unfortunately I can't because the amount is so small that I can't measure it. I used 'Time.is' to set it and I estimate that it has gained about one tenth of a second in that time.
    I am really pleased with myself right now and all I can say is if you have a quartz watch going fast or slow the it might be worth you time having a go to fix it, its cheaper that taking it to a watch repairer and better than just throwing it away.
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    Re: Regulating A G-Shock

    Good to know. Mine's just barely​ within the range I find acceptable for accuracy and runs fast, so at least I'm never late.

    Congrats on the improved accuracy!

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    Re: Regulating A G-Shock

    Benrus:
    I ordered a 9000 like you.
    Opened the box and promptly returned it to seller for refund.
    Accuracy wasn't off putting. I just didn't like the watch.
    I own 4 G Shocks. Too small for my wrist. Hard to read digi
    read out, etc etc etc. You can't win em all.

    Lou Snutt

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    Re: Regulating A G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by arogle1stus View Post
    Benrus:
    I ordered a 9000 like you.
    Opened the box and promptly returned it to seller for refund.
    Accuracy wasn't off putting. I just didn't like the watch.
    I own 4 G Shocks. Too small for my wrist. Hard to read digi
    read out, etc etc etc. You can't win em all.

    Lou Snutt
    I know exactly what you mean, sometimes the display is so small and cluttered that you need a magnifying glass to find out the time. These are my two all time favourites,





    Bright and uncluttered and VERY easy to read. I love them both.
    Benrus.
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