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    Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    Hi,

    I have never read of a G Shock leaking water during swimming or diving.
    But has anyone ever had a leak whilst swimming or diving in their G Shock?

    Scott.

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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    not an g-shock but an old temputure watch and then i take the watch apart to let the circuit board dry up and then after it drys over night then i take the watch back to together and it works and only reason it got wet from little screw loose on back.

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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    Never. It should stay that way for a long time too.
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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    i am pretty new to g-shocks and the 2 that I have are new. When the time comes to get the battery changed I wondered if water leakage might occur after that.

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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by leepal View Post
    i am pretty new to g-shocks and the 2 that I have are new. When the time comes to get the battery changed I wondered if water leakage might occur after that.
    Certainly not if you get the battery changed by someone who checks and re-lubricates the gaskets. Or, of course, if you do the same thing yourself.
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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    You'll probably be fine as long as you put silicone back on the gasket. Or if your really paranoid.....buy a new gasket too.
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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    the last time I had a battery changed the shop said they couldn't gaurantee waterproofing (this wasn't a g-shock but it would be the same for all watches I guess). The watch was still very much waterproof but I didn't like the "we can't gaurantee" thing.

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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by leepal View Post
    the last time I had a battery changed the shop said they couldn't gaurantee waterproofing (this wasn't a g-shock but it would be the same for all watches I guess). The watch was still very much waterproof but I didn't like the "we can't gaurantee" thing.
    Probably because they didn't have pressure testing equipment. Any decent watchmaker should be able to do a pressure test, but not all will be able to test to 200m.
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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Probably because they didn't have pressure testing equipment. Any decent watchmaker should be able to do a pressure test, but not all will be able to test to 200m.
    I think that's right, I've always been told the same. The Watch Hospital (who have the equipment) won't guarantee the water resistance unless you have it pressure tested. It's understandable, especially with screw-on backs where you can't see if the gasket has been moved out of place while screwing the back on.
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    Re: Water leak in a G Shock - ever happen to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Graham View Post
    Hi,

    I have never read of a G Shock leaking water during swimming or diving.
    But has anyone ever had a leak whilst swimming or diving in their G Shock?

    Scott.
    I had a Casio digital, not G but rated 100m, which just gave up being waterproof after about 6 years - it was intact one moment and full of seawater the next. It had had one battery change without being tested thereafter but that was by no means just before it failed. I doubt this was a gasket failure because I would expect the watch to start leaking rather than fill up straight away because even with the gasket gone the back would be screwed tightly enough to slow water ingress to a trickle.

    If you look at this thread https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=72947 you will see three members who have had similar failures at 6-7 years of age. I think it is either the case splitting or the buttons failing.

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