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I want to know if anyone has ever used synthetic grease on their lug holes on Casio G-shocks.
I've seen images that over a long period of time the friction between the springbar and the lug hole will eat away at the lug hole.
This happens with both metal cases and especially resin cases.
I would think that greasing up the lug holes will reduce friction between the springbar and the resin lug hole and increase the useful lifespan of your Casio G-shock watch.
Am I correct to assume this or will using synthetic grease on the resin lug holes of my Casio G-shock make it worse?
 

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Nope.
 

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I do I use a non harmful petroleum product silicone lube.....I use it on my spring bars (To prevent them from rusting and seizing), I use for the caseback sealing gasket (To prevent shrinkage, drying, cracking, and to help improve water resistance), I also use a light coat on the lug holes to help with the friction. Haven't had any problems and been holding up for years.

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I do I use a non harmful petroleum product silicone lube.....I use it on my spring bars (To prevent them from rusting and seizing), I use for the caseback sealing gasket (To prevent shrinkage, drying, cracking, and to help improve water resistance), I also use a light coat on the lug holes to help with the friction. Haven't had any problems and been holding up for years.

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I also use silicone lube to lubricate the gasket, but I've never even thought about lubricating the springbars to prevent them from rusting and seizing.
How do you lubricate the springbars to prevent them from rusting and seizing? Do you dump the entire springbar in lube?
 

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I also use silicone lube to lubricate the gasket, but I've never even thought about lubricating the springbars to prevent them from rusting and seizing.
How do you lubricate the springbars to prevent them from rusting and seizing? Do you dump the entire springbar in lube?
I just dap a little on my finger and just lightly lubricate the entire spring bar until fully coated. I also do this to the band buckle and helps it be more loose and swivel better.

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I just dap a little on my finger and just lightly lubricate the entire spring bar until fully coated. I also do this to the band buckle and helps it be more loose and swivel better.

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Thank you so much for your reply.
I'm going to do this with all my watches--I want them to last for a long time.

P.S. Can you also tell us what brand of grease you use?
 

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Thank you so much for your reply.
I'm going to do this with all my watches--I want them to last for a long time.

P.S. Can you also tell us what brand of grease you use?
Your welcome....It really does work great. I basically coat everything that is metal/steel i.e. button shafts, caseback screws, bezel screws, etc.....just remember a light coat not to heavy. Here's what I use


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Not on the bars. Never had any trouble there. I do lube any screws that thread into the resin with a tiny bit of silicone grease, though, and pay attention not to over-tighten them.
 

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but why??? :-s

of all the thousands on Gs on here, ive never heard of anyone saying, "oh noes! my springbar broke out of my strap cos it wasnt lubed enough!" if anything, the lube will make the springbar slip out easier. also lube isnt going to stop the bar "denting" the edge around the hole.

also greasing the springbars? again, why? thats not going to prolong the life of the watch. sure in 10 years after some heavy use it could make it a tad easier ie. take a couple seconds less to get the bar out but thats only if you wear it alot but judging from this babying im guessing you'll sooner sheild it from a stiff breeze :p
fair warning, youre only a couple steps away from being -that- guy that has a screen protector on his G along with cut up bits trying to protect the corners of the bezel :roll: :rodekaart hahaha (yes, true story, theres a pic on here from someone doing just that)
 

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Crickey, just a smear of Wombat grease should suffice~

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but why??? :-s

of all the thousands on Gs on here, ive never heard of anyone saying, "oh noes! my springbar broke out of my strap cos it wasnt lubed enough!" if anything, the lube will make the springbar slip out easier. also lube isnt going to stop the bar "denting" the edge around the hole.

also greasing the springbars? again, why? thats not going to prolong the life of the watch. sure in 10 years after some heavy use it could make it a tad easier ie. take a couple seconds less to get the bar out but thats only if you wear it alot but judging from this babying im guessing you'll sooner sheild it from a stiff breeze :p
fair warning, youre only a couple steps away from being -that- guy that has a screen protector on his G along with cut up bits trying to protect the corners of the bezel :roll: :rodekaart hahaha (yes, true story, theres a pic on here from someone doing just that)
I'm not trying to "baby" the watch.
The goal is to lubricate the lug holes to prevent friction and prolong the useful life of the watch, since some G-shocks models usually become discontinued in a couple of years.
 

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I'm not trying to "baby" the watch.
The goal is to lubricate the lug holes to prevent friction and prolong the useful life of the watch, since some G-shocks models usually become discontinued in a couple of years.
nothing to do with babying, its these weird pseudo science/psycological things ppl do to try and make their watches last longer, esp. over a non issue like lug hole wear!
say it out loud, LUG. HOLE. WEAR.


ironically, the biggest cause of lug hole wear if any is frequent removal and replacement of the springbar, so every time you grease it up its taking years off what youre trying to avoid! tho even without lube, youd need to do many many removals and do them poorly to cause any damage and even then it doesnt make the watch unusable to the point you need to buy a new part!

even if you did have to replace the case its likely to be the last thing youd need to after replacing everything else. the very worse case scenario where some how youve bored out the holes on your watch yet the rest is still completely ok, all youd need to do is get slightly bigger springbars for a few cents. thats IF that ever happens and im talking a HUGE if. save yourself alot of time and stressing over nothing, enjoy the watch as is instead of trying to find "i guess that kinda make sense" ways of "fixing" it. thats my way of thinking anyway but its your watch so if you have to throw salt over your shoulder each time you look at the time or keep it in a oxygen tank, who am i to argue? :)
 

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Not on my plastic cased Gs. But I usually spray some white silicone grease on the metal cased. I also spray the spring bars and make sure some silicone grease reaches the spring. I also put tiny silicone grease on the band hole just to hold the spring bar during installation.
 
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