Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

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    Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    After retiring your G Shock after 5 or 10 years, do you store it with the battery in the watch with it still running or remove the battery?

    Is there any advantage to the lifetime of the watch by doing either?

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    Re: Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    I would let the battery in and check its state regularly as long as the battery is a fresh one or still running. I'd never leave an empty battery in for a long time though.
    I've done so with my DW-5700C-1V without problems.

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    Re: Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    I think if the battery's been in the watch a number of years, and it's going into long-term storage I'd consider removing it.
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    Re: Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbai View Post
    I would let the battery in and check its state regularly as long as the battery is a fresh one or still running. I'd never leave an empty battery in for a long time though.
    I've done so with my DW-5700C-1V without problems.
    i do the same

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    Re: Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    i had 3 old Casio's (non G's) that had been dead for a while, ive since removed all of the batteries, just in case of leakage.

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    Re: Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    I'd do the opposite and get some new gaskets (little silicone on the new gaskets) and new batteries and get them all up to snuff for the storage. Turn off any alarms or flashing you have on and store them that way. Then, if you ever want to take them out and wear them, sell them or trade them or simply play with them a bit, they are good to go.

    That's just me though, I'm a weirdo.

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    Re: Retiring a G Shock - battery in or out?

    Personally, if you're intending to store it and forget about it for years, then battery out is the only way. Otherwise you risk returning to a ruined watch, with battery gunk everywhere

    If you're intending keeping it with your other watches, then i'd leave the battery in. Check it at least every quarter and has been said, disable any battery drains (alarms, hourly beeps etc)

    The only problem, to my knowledge, is the possibility of a leaking battery ruining the watch, though like i said, check it every few months and you'll soon spot a waning battery.

    Rusty

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