Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

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    Question Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    And, when did the whole face protector thing start?

    It would be cool to have them on all G-Shocks as an added bonus, and if you don't want them on there. They easily come off.

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    personally I wouldn't be willing to spend more money for something that I never will use. I never liked the look of those things, and I never did understand the purpose of face protectors on a watch, which is already better protected, than 99% of all other watches.

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    "Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?"

    Because they look very poor and I would never use it.

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    Quote Originally Posted by sml View Post
    "Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?"

    Because they look very poor and I would never use it.
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    And it´s a redundant bumper for the bumper.

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    I have used a face protector on my 5600E because it came with the ocean grey 5025 but I took it off after a couple of days. I didn't like the look and so I'm selling mine to make somebody else happy. Win-Win-Situation.
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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    Because it turns them into the Volvos of G-Shocks.

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    I wouldn't mind having face protectors for my 5600s in fact, i'm thoroughly searching every watch store i see here in the Phils. for protectors because the 5600's crystal seems more exposed than other G-Shock models. It might get scratched easily or even break in some situations.
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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    So all G-Shocks should come standard with a protector for the... protection??

    What would keep the face protector safe?

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue UT6 View Post
    So all G-Shocks should come standard with a protector for the... protection??

    What would keep the face protector safe?

    You could protect the protector by adding some rubber hose over the wire like its done at older baby-Gs.
    But then of course the rubber or resin hose is exposed to rot.

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    Re: Why don't they make face protectors mandatory on all G-Shocks?

    I think that the face protectors are a good idea on some models, especially the DW-5600. There isn't much resin between the harsh world and the crystal of a DW-5600.

    But does a solar Frogman or G-2300, or new Gulfan really need a face protector? No, not really.

    It does drive me crazy that face protectors are made out of steel and painted black. The paint wears off sooooo easily. They should be molded from something that is inherently black in color.

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