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I have a few questions I would like to ask:

1) If I remove the bezel from the watch, it will still be waterproof, right?

2) How do I clean the screen of the G-Shock (not LCD) of all smudges and debris? I've tried using a microfiber cloth, but some stubborn specks remain.

3) What dull object would you recommend to pry the bezel of the watch? I was using a flathead screwdriver, but it scratched my watch.

4) One last question. How do you remove the plastic buckle from the DW6900-1V? It doesn't seem to be held together by a spring bar.

All answers would be appreciated, thanks!
 

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1) If I remove the bezel from the watch, it will still be waterproof, right?

Yes it will -the seals are inside the watch casing for the buttons, just don't press them whilst underwater or all bets are off.

2) How do I clean the screen of the G-Shock (not LCD) of all smudges and debris? I've tried using a microfiber cloth, but some stubborn specks remain.

A cloth alone won't do it - spray it with some liquid, like the 'cleaning solution' for optical glasses is prefect. There are specialist 'watch' liquids for sale but in my opinion, 'ordinary' stuff will do the job fine.

3) What dull object would you recommend to pry the bezel of the watch? I was using a flathead screwdriver, but it scratched my watch.

I can usually pries the bezel off with just the pressure from my thumbs, if you're using any tool, go with plastic to avoid the risk of slippage & scratching the watch!

4) One last question. How do you remove the plastic buckle from the DW6900-1V? It doesn't seem to be held together by a spring bar.

I'm almost positive that it is held in with a solid bar - you have to 'stretch' the 2 prongs holding it onto the strap and release it that way.
 

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3) What dull object would you recommend to pry the bezel of the watch? I was using a flathead screwdriver, but it scratched my watch.
I can usually pries the bezel off with just the pressure from my thumbs, if you're using any tool, go with plastic to avoid the risk of slippage & scratching the watch!
A stupid, probably rhetorical question that still needs to be asked -- Specv534, did you remove the screws holding the bezel on before trying to pry the bezel loose? (If you're trying to take the bezel off the same DW-6900 you mention in #4, there are four screws you'll have to remove first [and as I said, you may already have taken them out.])

Like StephenWatch, I've been able to pry bezels off GW-6900's and DW-5600's with just a fingernail to get it started.
 

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Same here. I've took apart quite a few Gs and I don't recall ever having to use anything but my hands.
 

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I did unscrew the 4 screws, and successfully removed the bezel, however, I was not able to do it with my hands alone. I tried but I wasn't able to pull it over the buttons. I resorted to an eyeglass screwdriver, which left a slight mark on my watch.
 

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I have a few questions I would like to ask:

1) If I remove the bezel from the watch, it will still be waterproof, right?

YES

2) How do I clean the screen of the G-Shock (not LCD) of all smudges and debris? I've tried using a microfiber cloth, but some stubborn specks remain.

Q-Tip, spray glass cleaner on one side, rub around, use the other (dry side) to wick up all the moisture. Continue until smudges are gone

3) What dull object would you recommend to pry the bezel of the watch? I was using a flathead screwdriver, but it scratched my watch.

Fingernails

4) One last question. How do you remove the plastic buckle from the DW6900-1V? It doesn't seem to be held together by a spring bar.

Some buckles have a bar that you press in on one side with a very sharp object like a pin, and it will pop out. Other, more difficult buckles need to be pryed open from the inside. Insert needle nose pliers on this type (can be wrapped in tissue to prevent scratches) and pull them open. Most buckles are the former type, easily removed with a pin in the side hole

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I did unscrew the 4 screws, and successfully removed the bezel, however, I was not able to do it with my hands alone. I tried but I wasn't able to pull it over the buttons. I resorted to an eyeglass screwdriver, which left a slight mark on my watch.
If you first "hook" the bezel in place over the buttons on one side, with care you can pull it over the buttons on the other side with just your fingers. It's not hard, specially if you start with the C and D buttons' side - leave the A nd B buttons side for last because the A button is recessed and easier to slip the bezel over. More then certainly the bezel will end up pressing the buttons while your slipping it over them, but that's not a problem.
 

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I always remove the plastic buckles and exchange them with steel ones. I simply cut them with pliers - I won't use them again anyway.

cheers, Sedi :)
 

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Use latex gloves to manipulate yellow ones, or wash your hands before start, and please avoid screwdriversss.
 
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