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Need DW-5600E Gasket?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by SuzukiGS750EZ, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ Loaded Pockets

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    So, I'm having some issues. I found condensation in my only watch, a Casion G-Shock DW-5600E. The gasket in the back was not in good shape and had a tear from who knows what. Looking online I can't justify paying $0.58 and $4.97 for shipping on an O-ring that's lighter than a grain of sand. What do I do? I need the watch for work, but for now I just have to use my phone. Frustrating!
     
  2. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Have you tried ACE hardware? Is the gasket an O ring? They have a large selection.
     
  3. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    It's a large o-ring, but thinner than most. I don't know if it's neoprene or rubber or what. I'd rather not chance it lol
     
  4. sl66ICEcuba

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    I would just get lazy and use a liquid gasket, use a thin bead of the stuff. Stuff like RTV high temp gasket holds up really well on my cracked engine block on one of my bikes, should be fine for this. Easy to pry off after.
     
  5. Soosh

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    Dude, this is a specialty part. It's not just an o-ring or something. It's shaped to fit the caseback and the case. You're going to dick around gluing your watch, it's still going to leak or at least never have the water resistance for which it was designed, and in the end it's going to leak and you'll have an irreparably dead watch.

    Either cough up five bucks for the proper part or chuck it in the bin and buy a new watch.
     
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  6. wave180

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    contact Casio service center and apply silicon grease before installing it.
     
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  7. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    Did I ever mention doing this? I know well enough to replace a part and not rig up a waterproof watch. Just didn't know if anybody had better sources or something.
     
  8. Soosh

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    Sorry, just going off of some of the terrible advice you were given.

    I don't see gaskets on their site right now, but Tiktox is pretty awesome for Casio parts. I picked up a couple of spare straps and bezels for my GW-5000-1JF when I first got it from them. I hope the first sentence of this paragraph is okay, but I'm not going to post the link for fear of getting modwhacked for deal spotting.
     
  9. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    I shall look into it, thank you. If I had more than one watch or they needed to be replaced more often, shipping wouldn't be an issue. But I would have to buy 10 gaskets to match the shipping. Just not worth it in my mind.
     
  10. ox71

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    There are a few more good places for casio seals, I think pacparts and casiosalesusa can get your watch parts, but tiktox is good
     
  11. Cprrckwlf

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    Contact Casio service first, sometimes you get the right person and they will send something out as a courtesy. After that check with local jewelers that do watch battery replacement. If that fails just pretend it's a (not completely unreasonable) $5 gasket with free shipping.
     
  12. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    contacted casio, waiting for a reply. thanks guys. Worse comes to worse, i'll epoxy it together and throw the watch out when the battery dies (JUST KIDDING)
     
  13. KnoxButler

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    My limited experience with buying parts online is that the warehouse with the part you need, doesn't usually have a wide variety of shipping options available to them. So weather your part weighs less than a grain of sand or half a pound, it comes in the same size package. That's probably why shipping is so expensive. But you could look into ordering a spare band and or other spare parts you may need in the future and possibly get them shipped to you at the same $4.97 shipping cost. Although it doesn't really answer your question or solve your problem it does make the shipping cost more worth while.​
     
  14. KnoxButler

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    Double post, Sorry.