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    Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Hi,

    I took my G-shock to the local independent shop where I usually take it to get the battery changed. But this time they said they wouldn't guarantee G-Shocks, they've had too many problems with them. I was a bit surprised, so I took it to another independent around the corner, and they said that G-Shocks had been the bane of their lives for years, so they wouldn't do them at all any more, even without guarantee. Any other type would be fine, just not G-shock.

    I've never come across this before, so I went into H.Samuel to see what they had to say. Apparently, they could do any type of watch in-store, but G-shocks are "so complicated" they have to be sent away.

    What's happening all of a sudden? Aren't G-shocks supposed to be the industry standard for indestructible, 200m waterproof watches?

    Cheers

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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Sounds like laziness to me (not you, these watch places you refer to). Changing a G battery is usually elementary. Do the AC reset, maybe a little silicone for the o ring, screw the caseback on, done. Consider learning to do it yourself. Plenty of folks here can help you.
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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Change my own batteries, which has rarely happened as they are very efficient watches.

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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    Sounds like laziness to me. Changing a G battery is usually elementary. Do the AC reset, maybe a little silicone for the o ring, screw the caseback on, done. Consider learning to do it yourself. Plenty of folks here can help you.
    And don't turn it over while the case back is off, so you don't lose one of those little coil springs (if present).

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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Sjors thread is of great help if you decide to start changing your batteries:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f43/how...ock-19704.html

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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    I do DIY, and most can be done in 15 min if you are working on it slooooooooooooooooooooowly :)
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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Every cloud has a silver lining! You will care for your watch much more than those pseudo jewelers, and with a little patience, and a few rudimentary tools, it's also very satisfying doing it yourself. In addition to knowing it's done properly. I've been fortunate enough to never having to leave a watch in for battery replacement, and have a sideline of doing it for family & friends too
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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    I think these jewellers just dont know the ac reset thingy. They open the case, remove old batt, put in new batt, put case back... uh oh... watch not working... repeat process 2 more times, watch still not working... customer (who also dont know about ac reset) becomes mad coz jeweller broke his watch, jeweller scratches his head... customer leaves with non working g and posts it on ebay... then steelerswit buys em and gets a laugh
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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    i remember once going to a place, and a battery change was 12.99. a G was 19.99 due to the complexity. google is you friend and your wallet. watch several videos and then ask here, then take a leap and get a warm fuzzy feeling after you succeed.
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    Re: Why won't anybody change G-Shock batteries?

    Doesn't sound easy to me ....
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