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I love this Ti square. Now, while I don't plan on taking it on any rough-and-tumble shenanigans or changing the way I treat it, that is to say with utmost care, it'd be nice to have some peace of mind, or perhaps an idea of baseline durability. There's been comments of considerable wear on the DLC coating reported by some. Would love to hear/see how it has held up for other owners over the past couple months, and an idea of how 'adventurous' you are with yours.

Mine is an introvert baby, spends its days mostly by the plush pillowy watchbox, i.e. no wear yet.
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I don't have the ti model, but I have the DLC steel bezel on my steel square for over a year and it's 99% perfect. If you get the light to hit it just right you can see a spec or two of silver on some of the corners/edges, but that's it. I hasn't seen anything crazy, but when I'm doing yardwork or home projects or out fishing or whatever it's the way I wear. A few weekends ago it scraped against a rusty dumpster while I was throwing out some trash, didn't scratch it.
 

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I don't have the ti model, but I have the DLC steel bezel on my steel square for over a year and it's 99% perfect. If you get the light to hit it just right you can see a spec or two of silver on some of the corners/edges, but that's it. I hasn't seen anything crazy, but when I'm doing yardwork or home projects or out fishing or whatever it's the way I wear. A few weekends ago it scraped against a rusty dumpster while I was throwing out some trash, didn't scratch it.
That's seriously impressive! Unscathed against a rusty dumpster?! 😳👍
 
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A few that have come for sale that were worn in the wild and not case queens have shown dings and scratches. Maybe less dinged up than regular stainless models, but not without signs of wear. It's a G and it should be worn as such imo.
 

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Mine are not safe queens, are in my (still messed up!) rotation, and are still what I would describe as “minty”......

I am pretty good with my watches, but would certainly not describe them as babied......so far, so good!

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Mine still minty.
 

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Hmmm... looks like I “need” (lol) to pick one up to test this. My steel square looks a little rough for only a few months’ wear. I inevitably beat up everything I own.


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Glad this topic came up. I've had great luck with DLC on knives and other items, but haven't yet experienced it on a G-Shock. It's great to read it seems to be pretty durable.
 

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I just started looking up Ti shocks! But i got 2 watches over the last 2 months and I really need to hold my purchases.. but these metal shocks are getting me intrigued, i need to go see them for myself!

DLC is very interesting! How does it look? Is it shiny? Is it glossy or matt looking??
 

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If the DLC on that square is anything like the DLC on the MR-Gs, it should hold up very well! My MR-G went thru daily desk diving for a couple months, and since then has had the occasional 'bang' into a hard surface - like a seat belt buckle. No damage, not a single scratch. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but so far, it hasn't.
 

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I have the GMW B5000 TB Ti Black DLC also. It get worn on a weekly basis with no regard for the watch. If I'm shoveling dirt or painting or cleaning the pool filter, changing a car battery, what ever is on my wrist. I am notoriously hard on watches.

Only my clasp has a few desk diving marks. Bezel and bracelet are perfect.
 

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I banged mines pretty hard against a dumbbell rack, knicked it a bit, shows 2 pin size silver dots now but can’t only be seen from certain angles. I am a little impressed.

Mines only a week old.

My problem is I wear my watch on my dominant hand (right) so it’s always active. I’ve banged up $10-20k watches so It’s a little expected.
 

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Very impressed with all the reports thus far! Personally this is all very reassuring, will probably start relieving the DW5600E of some work shifts in the lab.

I just started looking up Ti shocks! But i got 2 watches over the last 2 months and I really need to hold my purchases.. but these metal shocks are getting me intrigued, i need to go see them for myself!

DLC is very interesting! How does it look? Is it shiny? Is it glossy or matt looking??
If you have the opportunity definitely check them out in person. Pictures don't portray how nice the finish work is on the polished surfaces, particularly the top and bottom bevels of each bracelet link. I catch myself doing countless wrist rolls throughout the day just to catch the reflections dancing across the bracelet. To answer your question, it's matte is most places, and brilliantly shiny in all the right places.

I banged mines pretty hard against a dumbbell rack, knicked it a bit, shows 2 pin size silver dots now but can’t only be seen from certain angles. I am a little impressed.

Mines only a week old.

My problem is I wear my watch on my dominant hand (right) so it’s always active. I’ve banged up $10-20k watches so It’s a little expected.
I'm impressed you use it as a workout watch! Might I add, your collection is most inspirational. May one day I find the courage to consolidate mine into a similar arrangement.
 
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Very impressed with all the reports thus far! Personally this is all very reassuring, will probably start relieving the DW5600E of some work shifts in the lab.


If you have the opportunity definitely check them out in person. Pictures don't portray how nice the finish work is on the polished surfaces, particularly the top and bottom bevels of each bracelet link. I catch myself doing countless wrist rolls throughout the day just to catch the reflections dancing across the bracelet. To answer your question, it's matte is most places, and brilliantly shiny in all the right places.


I'm impressed you use it as a workout watch! Might I add, your collection is most inspirational. May one day I find the courage to consolidate mine into a similar arrangement.
Even though it’s a pricey G-SHOCK, but aren’t they supposed to be worn as a tool watch?

I’m a huge watch enthusiast, I have been collecting watches 22 years, only thing I have learned is that you have to enjoy them!
 

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my experience has been the same as t4pn, regular desk diving with my full dlc coated mrgg, no marks on the clasp. have accidentally wacked it on some coarse metal shelving which put a mark on it 😱....that i simply rubbed off with my finger 😃

have a look for the video where a mrgg is scrubbed with a wire brush, that should help put your mind at ease ;)
 

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Mine are not safe queens, are in my (still messed up!) rotation, and are still what I would describe as “minty”......

I am pretty good with my watches, but would certainly not describe them as babied......so far, so good!

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DLC is starting to look worth it for a non-scratch daily. I thought I read somewhere the camo Ti has sapphire glass, do any of the other metal versions also use sapphire glass?
 

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I've started noticing some DLC wear on the parts that are in constant contact with each other especially under the clasp on my 5000TB.
 

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Here is my totally beat up watch after almost a year of weekly use. The purple scratches happened the second time I wore it. My best guess is that it came from someone's diamond earrings. The orange bump likely happened when I smashed it into a metal gate. You can't see the yellow part but it's like a linear smudge which I think happened when I accidental and violently dropped my watch and it slid across the floor. Never take your watch off kids. I have never seen the green bump before and I can't see it with the naked eye using my amazing close up vision. It must be one of those bumps where I think "that left a mark" and then can't find a mark.

I've started noticing some DLC wear on the parts that are in constant contact with each other especially under the clasp on my 5000TB.
Other than what this user mentioned and some smudges where the clasp hits the desk it all happens in the shiny part of the bezel. Naturally the bumper is designed to hit everything first. This is where all the action happens.

My conclusion: DLC is scratch resistant but not scratch proof obviously. It is still the most scratch resistant thing Casio makes other than, I assume, the titanium processing on the MRGs. I'm very satisfied with the DLC used to balance the softness of titanium.

Anyone concerned about damaging their DLC can either: be very very careful, not wear it, buy replacement parts, or learn to stop worrying and love the watch.

I'm looking forward to what the next year brings in scratches and dings.
 
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