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    Question Your record for longest G-Shock use

    I've been curious about this... the longevity of G-Shock modules. It always amazes me how many CASIO watches survive across the decades. More than any other digital watch, you can find them all the way back from the 1980's, still able to keep time today. But... often what happens is someone forgets about the watch and it sits for many years with a dead battery, resting... so that one day it can be revived. I've brought back to life quite a few. I often wonder if longevity has anything to do with use... meaning, if you have two DW-5600C's from the 1980's where one has been running since purchased and another was left with a dead battery for a couple of decades, will they both have about the same amount of life left, or will the "Rumpelstiltskin" one have less wear and last longer?

    Do you have any older G-Shocks in your collection that have been running steady since the day you got it, discounting the down time for battery changes? If so, for how many years has it been running?
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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    I've only been collecting G's for five years now.
    My first was a G7900-1
    It's still on its original battery and runs just fine
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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    My DW-9400 has been running continuously since being purchased in December 1998. In seventeen years it has had two battery changes, both done by me. It doesn't get worn too often anymore, but for the first dozen years of ownership it got daily use.

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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K View Post
    My DW-9400 has been running continuously since being purchased in December 1998. In seventeen years it has had two battery changes, both done by me. It doesn't get worn too often anymore, but for the first dozen years of ownership it got daily use.
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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    My DW-5200 has been running since I bought it in 1985. So, 31 years and counting. On his third battery. Cheers
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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    My DW-6900 has been running since 1996 (20 years), and it is still accurate and functions perfectly (including the backlight)
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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    My DW-6500 runs without problems since 1995...



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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    Had two 5600c but both with batteries replaced sometimes in last few years and DW6600 from 1995 on third battery. So no record here unfortunately...
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    My DW6900 served me well since 1996, went with me through 8 years of hard beating in the Army. Last 12 years it has been and also will be my daily beater at my job working for the Justice Department. Second battery now, always flawless. Very reliable. 👍👍👍 ☺
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    Re: Your record for longest G-Shock use

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    I often wonder if longevity has anything to do with use... meaning, if you have two DW-5600C's from the 1980's where one has been running since purchased and another was left with a dead battery for a couple of decades, will they both have about the same amount of life left, or will the "Rumpelstiltskin" one have less wear and last longer?
    My guess would be that the decay of the electronics has more to do with temperature and chemical exposure than whether the module is running or not. E.g. if the gasket gets damaged (e.g. in a battery change), the humidity that the module is exposed to probably makes a difference.
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