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What to do with this old G-Shock?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by tobyk1989, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. tobyk1989

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    Ok so I bought this G-Shock about 8 years ago possibly a bit longer. It's my second G, my first one had a rubber strap and it was eaten by petrol/oil/other chemicals I deal with when working on cars at home and my actual job. This one I had been keeping for good until the rubber strap one gave up.

    It's had quite a beating since I started using it all the time, I've had to replace the clasp twice and every time I wear it now it seems the pins holding the links together break.

    It's well overdue a battery change so along with the failing strap is there anything I can do while its apart for sprucing it up a bit? Or is it generally accepted for a G to show a bit of patina?

    Anyway - pics!

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  2. tobyk1989

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    Any recommendations for straps/bracelets I'm all ears. I don't deal with nasty stuff anymore either.
     
  3. CatherineM
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    Most Gs that get tossed are due to the resin falling apart with no replacement available. You don't have that problem with an all metal one. You could buff it with a bit of metal polish and a dremel. Put it on a Nato strap, and replace the battery. Make sure you put some silicon grease on the o-ring in the back to keep it water proof. It should be good for another 8 years.
     
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  4. tobyk1989

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    Well that's exactly why I got rid of my first one. Is there such a thing as a rebuild kit or is it literally just the back o ring seal needing a regrease on reassembly?
     
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    Nice site, but all I need is a band for my DW-6800. Seems that model does not exist anywhere.
     
  7. Rocacid

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    It's in the UK but they ship internationally I've never used them though.
    http://www.tiktox.com/dw-6800-ref-031.html
     
  8. ran23
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    well, I know I got it stateside. thanks.
     
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    thanks, Anytime is closed. some say no to DW-6800, or not parts avaiable. Time Up Wtches looks like a winner, will check further with them.
     
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