Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

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    Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    Maybe one or two you know or can help:

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    Where did the term "Masters of G" originate? It's not a term you see bandied about too much except here.

    2)
    Why isn't that nice old-fashioned "G-chevron" (if a chevron it is, not too hot on shapes since my childhood) on more G's? Know the one I mean?

    3)
    If one were to have been so dumb (and not have read Sjors' clear instruction) to lose the "alarm spring" whilst changing a battery, is there a "quick and dirty" fix you could recommend to such a schmock? I can imagine that this person may already have tried bits of wire, old staples and the like.

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    Wink Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    1) The Masters of G series were a series released somewhere between 1997 and 2000. The basic versions were wordwide available, except for the Antman.

    Mebers of this family:

    Raysman, Gaussman, Mudman, Riseman, Gulfman, Fisherman, DW-8200 Frogman, Codename, Lungman, Wademan and Antman. (excuse me if I forget one).

    The DW-8200 Frogman was the suceeder of the DW-6300. Officially the DW-6300 was just a nameless model for divers, but everybody (including me) is calling it a Frogman too, since it has the basic shape already. The Frogman line is the only Master of G model that still is produced (although two generations further).

    2) No idea, but I would also like more EL designs, or at leat a "G". Not for reversed displays though...

    3) Yes, I have tried that. Just a piece of very thin constantane thread and I made a proper working spring out of that. Every once in a while you have to strech it a little, since it hasn't very good spring qualities...



















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    Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    Thanks Sjors, but what I MEANT to ask is what is the origin of the term "Masters of G"...

    Just don't hear that phrase much outside of here. Did Casio call them that officially?

    Kevin

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    Wink Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    I got the name of the old Official US G-Shock website. So it was the original name Casio gave this series, at least in the U.S. I believe the correct name is Master of G series, but I can't check that anymore.

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    Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

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    If one were to have been so dumb (and not have read Sjors' clear instruction) to lose the "alarm spring" whilst changing a battery, is there a "quick and dirty" fix you could recommend to such a schmock? I can imagine that this person may already have tried bits of wire, old staples and the like.
    break an old springbar and try using the spring inside it... the thinner the springbar the better

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    Wink Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    Superb suggestion Macs!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    If that works you're indeed a genius madmacs. I'll tell my friend and let you know how it worked out

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    Re: Sorry, a 3in1: Masters of G, G-Shock chevron and alarm tech question

    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    break an old springbar and try using the spring inside it... the thinner the springbar the better
    some works and some don't

    i've tried one that doesn't work (spring too big and can't fit the slot)

    but it definitely worth a try (especially if you already have some old springbars laying around)

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