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    Question What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    I noticed on both the bands for GMW-B5000 and MTG-B1000 some sort of red connection parts are used. I wonder what is the red part for? Is it an emergency release in case the wearer's wrist is caught? Or is it some sort of shock absorption material? Any idea?

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    From forum post: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/gm...707645-36.html

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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    Looks like a styling cue.
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    I think the red parts are to further insulate the watch, in other words, more shock absorption material. I think it was added since the metal construction of the watch may make it slightly more susceptible to shock than your typical resin square. That said, I think the extra padding is just a safety precaution and is likely still pretty shock resistant due to its "floating" module design.
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    As Ottovan mentions, the red resin part of the LAYERED construction...
    The G-STEEL’s layered guard structure featuring a double bezel construction of stainless steel and resin developed with NANOALLOY® technology offers a mixture of protection and impact absorption.

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    As Ottovan mentions, the red resin part of the LAYERED construction...
    The G-STEEL’s layered guard structure featuring a double bezel construction of stainless steel and resin developed with NANOALLOY® technology offers a mixture of protection and impact absorption.
    On my GST 310d the red color is black..
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    I think the red parts are to further insulate the watch, in other words, more shock absorption material. I think it was added since the metal construction of the watch may make it slightly more susceptible to shock than your typical resin square. That said, I think the extra padding is just a safety precaution and is likely still pretty shock resistant due to its "floating" module design.
    That may be true for the GMW, since the red part is part of the lug where the screw bar goes through. But the one for the MTG-B1000 does look like some sort of breakaway system to minimize injury in case the watch is caught and pulling on the wearer's wrist with strong forces.

    From this diagram you can see a metal end piece is connected to the lug with a screw bar. Then the band is secured to the end piece with 3 screws.
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Wong View Post
    That may be true for the GMW, since the red part is part of the lug where the screw bar goes through. But the one for the MTG-B1000 does look like some sort of break away system to minimize injure in case the watch is caught and pulling on the wearer's wrist with strong forces.

    From this diagram you can see a metal end piece is connected to the lug with a screw bar. Then the band is secure to the end piece with 3 screws.
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    Oh, I thought you were referring mostly to the red layer underneath the metal bezel. I'm inclined to agree with you. If it were a metal connective part, the watch may not detach easily if it were caught in machinery. Casio's design team likely thought of safety as they designed these watches, which is awesome considering G-Shock's blue collar origins as a watch designed for folks who do may work in construction.
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    Woah, what's wrong with the forum? I made a post here and Otto replied to my post, then suddenly both posts are gone!
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    I think the red parts are to further insulate the watch, in other words, more shock absorption material. I think it was added since the metal construction of the watch may make it slightly more susceptible to shock than your typical resin square. That said, I think the extra padding is just a safety precaution and is likely still pretty shock resistant due to its "floating" module design.
    Ok, here I am typing my post again, since the one I posted minutes ago disappeared for unknown reason. What Otto said may be true for the GMW, since the red piece is part of the lug where the screw bar goes through. The MTG-B1000 however, it does look like some sort of breakaway system to prevent injury in case the watch is caught and pulling on the wearer's wrist with strong forces.

    The diagram below shows a metal end piece is connected to the MTG-B1000's lug via a screw bar. Then the band is secured to the end piece with 3 screws.
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    Re: What is the red part use for in new G-Shock resin band designs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Wong View Post
    Woah, what's wrong with the forum? I made a post here and Otto replied to my post, then suddenly both posts are gone!
    LOL I thought I was going crazy. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed. I was basically agreeing with you since I didn't realize you were mostly referring to the red connective part. I thought it's likely a nod by Casio designers at G-Shock's blue collar origins: creating a failsafe in case the watch gets caught in machinery.
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