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I have decided to test to the limit a poor G-Shock , the model I have choosen for this test is the DW-9052



Frozen during 48 hours at -18°C



Boilled in hot water (100°C) for 10 minutes



Temperature cycle test : -40°C/+70°C rapid variation and 1 hour to top/min temp : 5 cycles :



Vaccum test : watch in a vaccum chamber (normally used for thin film coatings) for 24 hours and return to ambiant pressure



Gas pressure test : the watch is pressurised at + 2 Bars, then return to ambiant pressure



Cryogenic test : the watch is vaporised with a coolant agent giving peak temperatures at -65°C



Washing machine test : the watch get a full cycle in a waching machine :



Diving test : the watch is regulary test during my dives, max depth -40 meters (picture here taken in a diving pool at -20 meters)



compression test : I drive my range rover over the G-Shock (click to read the video)



and guess what ?

The G-Shock perfectly survive to ALL thoses tests !

JM
 

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Thanks for sharing that Jean-Michel :-!

Now would you do those tests to your other dive watches. :-d
 

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The G-Shock perfectly survive to ALL thoses tests !
And until the last test might also have been the cleanest G-Shock on the planet.

Thanks for sharing. :-!
 

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What I didn't expect it to survive was the boiling water test.
Amazing result !

This far exceeds the old Timex advertising slogan "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking" :)
 

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Cheers Jean-Michel!

Thanks for sharing! Makes me proud of having my G-Shocks! :-!

Been thinking of getting a DW9052-1 and those pics have done it for me.
Just bought one from the bay :)
 

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While nothing as extreme as your tests I can relate my own "unofficial/unwanted" freeze test. I used to keep some of my watches on top of the refrigerator to keep them out of the way and away from the kids. Well it seems my GW-1500 was a little too close to the edge of the door and I opened the freezer and it fell into the icemaker bin. I looked for that watch for quite some time (everyday listening quietly on the hour for the signal) and finally after 2 months had past I was cleaning out the ice bin and found it. Took it out, rinsed off the ice crystals and put it on. Hadn't missed a beat.:-!
 
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At first I thought... oh wow, yet another hyped test... But you do a few extras thrown in there! I have heard that the freezing isnt really much of a test.. but your Cryo freeze is! I also like the pressure and vaccum tests! not to mention baking it! Thanks for all that!
 

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That was pretty cool JM. Now go do that to your Doxa :-d:-d
 

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WOW Jean Michel,

You have guts driving over your rare millitary G-Shock. Looks like nothing had happened though.

Thanks for sharing your test.

Cheers,

Sjors
Nope this is NOT my military DW-9000 but a simple DW-9052 ;)

Cheers
JM
 

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Could anyone tell me when the DW-9052 first come into production?

I've done a bit of searching but haven't managed to find anything.
They still display them on the US and international Casio site but I can see them on the Casio.jp site.

Thanks in advance.
 

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As I posted recently when I bought mine, indefatigable research by Resinbandit suggests 2000/2001.
 

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That is awesome! Thanks for the pics/test.

--Steve
 

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Thanks for all your replies guys : nice to know you enjoy it
cheers
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thanks for posting the test |>

i never doubted the G-Shock while reading it :)

question about the Cryogenic test, so the extreme cold didn't damage/harden the bezel and the paint? as well as the LCD?

and after you drove a SUV over it, not even a crack anywhere?
 

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and after you drove a SUV over it, not even a crack anywhere?
SUV? SUV!? A Range Rover... ;-)

Whatever next - a Bentley limo? :)
 

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SUV? SUV!? A Range Rover... ;-)
:-! :-! :-! Thanks !

and yes I do confirm that no scratches or anything happend after the roll over test

JM
 
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