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    Thailand manufacture

    My newest 9000 is from Thailand, is that better than China, worse than or no difference at all?

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    Re: Thailand manufacture

    A google search of this question brings up a lot of discussions as can be seen >>>HERE<<<
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    I think the automated process can be important more than people and country

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    My M5610R is from China, 9400J from Thailand and both my 9200J and 1000G are from Japan. Honestly, no diff to me as they're all awesome!
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    Re: Thailand manufacture

    Quote Originally Posted by rmeron View Post
    My newest 9000 is from Thailand, is that better than China, worse than or no difference at all?
    I think in most cases, there's no difference. But I suspect because Thailand has higher humidity, some moisture got trapped inside the watch during manufacturing (see below). You can easily test this by taking the watch out to the cold.

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    Re: Thailand manufacture

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    I think in most cases, there's no difference. But I suspect because Thailand has higher humidity, some moisture got trapped inside the watch during manufacturing (see below). You can easily test this by taking the watch out to the cold.

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    Yes! that happened to my G-7900, also made in Thailand. It has to be really cold though, cold enough to frost the hairs in your nose, and it rarely gets that cold where I live. Not to be concerned about it though, the watch is #1 quality.
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    Re: Thailand manufacture

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    I think in most cases, there's no difference. But I suspect because Thailand has higher humidity, some moisture got trapped inside the watch during manufacturing (see below). You can easily test this by taking the watch out to the cold.

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    I would think casio would be operating a climate controlled facility regardless of location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabat View Post
    Yes! that happened to my G-7900, also made in Thailand. It has to be really cold though, cold enough to frost the hairs in your nose, and it rarely gets that cold where I live. Not to be concerned about it though, the watch is #1 quality.
    As I remember that picture was taken outside at approx. 15F (-9C), so yes it has to be very cold for that to happen. It also happened one another time when I was on an airplane, which the cabin pressure (~23 inHg) was lower than sea level atmospheric pressure (29.9 inHg). The G9000 fogged up inside, when I splashed it with cold water while I was washing my hands in the lavatory. So I guess with lower pressure, it happens with higher temperature.

    Once the watch get back to warmer temp, the fog disappears, so I am not too concern either. Especially this not a solar watch and less susceptible for that moisture to be trapped between the solar panel and the crystal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpietras View Post
    I would think casio would be operating a climate controlled facility regardless of location.
    Unless they do it like Intel, see below. But I don't think Casio, they are manufacturing watches up to that kind facility standard.
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    Re: Thailand manufacture

    CASIO quality assurance is top notch. Yes, seeing Japan always carries a little extra "cachet", but honestly there's really no perceptible manufacturing or parts difference between China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan. Korea is a slightly different story. For a while, some CASIO's were made there. I noticed machining of the back plate wasn't quite as good. And LCD's weren't quite as crisp as models made elsewhere. But functionally? Still a G-Shock.
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