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Hi, guys!

Got one of these yellow DW-9600's last week from ebay.de. It's my first Japan made G-shock and it was very cheap and it's gorgeous. (By the way, thanks for the article, Sjors!).

http://50-gs.blogspot.com/2009/03/14-taxi-driver-sets-feet-in-motion.html

However, when I changed the battery I noticed one of the four back screws was damaged. I don't know how to explain this in english properly, but you know, you put the screw in the hole and it goes all the way down, and you can turn it using the screwdriver all you want and it keeps turning and turning and you realize that it's not attaching the back plate to the watch.

Now my question: Are the the other three screws enough to keep the watch waterproof? The band also presses the back plate against the watch, so I guess it helps, right?

Or should I keep it away from water? Anybody has tried swimming with a G-Shock that only has 3 screws left?

Thanks in advance.

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Water resistance will be compromised, but it's hard to say by how much.

Swimming might be a bit risky, but the rain shouldn't get in.
 

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Yep, I'm sure it's rain safe, because it feels hermetic. Then again, when I bought the watch I inmediatey thought how cool would it look this yellow thing on the beach during summer. :(

By the way, I meant DW-6900, sorry for the mistake.

Thanks, tribe.

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First of all congrats on your great purchase !!

Off topic: I also read the article on 50 G's and after that I started searching for the same watch, but I wasn't able to find one the Net...:think:
How in the world did you manage to find one??
 

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First of all congrats on your great purchase !!

Off topic: I also read the article on 50 G's and after that I started searching for the same watch, but I wasn't able to find one the Net...:think:
How in the world did you manage to find one??
Try www.ebay.de . I've just checked and I've seen some of them. As Sjors said, keep watching, 'cause you can get 'em pretty cheap.

Problem is most sellers don't have paypal accounts and pages are in german. But you can try to contact them sending messages in english. It worked for me.

Good luck, mate. The watch really ROCKS!

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I don't know how to explain this in english properly, but you know, you put the screw in the hole and it goes all the way down, and you can turn it using the screwdriver all you want and it keeps turning and turning and you realize that it's not attaching the back plate to the watch.
You call the threads in the hole "stripped." Nice 6900 though, I don't think I've seen a yellow one like that :-!
 

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Try www.ebay.de . I've just checked and I've seen some of them. As Sjors said, keep watching, 'cause you can get 'em pretty cheap.

Problem is most sellers don't have paypal accounts and pages are in german. But you can try to contact them sending messages in english. It worked for me.

Good luck, mate. The watch really ROCKS!

G.
I can imagine it rocks!! :-!
But what searchterms do you use on ebay.de, because when I type 6900H for instance I only see a watchband thats for sale..
 

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>But what searchterms do you use on ebay.de

Use just "G-Shock". Lots of sellers don't label the articles properly.

There's also a yellow DW-6600 right now, so you can choose. :)

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You call the threads in the hole "stripped."
Thanks. Now I know another meaning of the word besides... you know.

So nobody has a personal experience on the three-screwed matter? Then maybe I'll be the first one when summer comes, 'cause this baby was born for swimming, I look at it and I can tell.

Wish me luck!

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I bought a used G and noticed this kind of problem too with one screw and brought it to a Casio service center for cleaning, batt and gasket replacement. What he did to the screw was he inserted a heated (by a cigarette lighter) stick type thin metal something through the screw hole for a couple of seconds then screwed the screw back, no more lose thread feel screwing the screw back on.

I tested the watch for water resistance by leaving it under a bucket full of water for a couple of hours and the watch survived it :-!
 

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Yes, I have personal experience (a DW-6600) with swimming with a standard backplate with only 3 screws tight. Water will get in, the screen will fog, when you take the plate off you will have to use a hairdryer to dry the insides. That's my experience.

It would be worth a try to melt the plastic a little and then try and re-thread the hole as suggested above.
 

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If you do a little searching, there is a thread in the "How To" forum that explains how to fixed a hole with stripped threads. IIRC, it involved using some powdered fiberglass or plastic and some epoxy. The thread explains it quite well.

Actually, it was a quick find. Here you go. Click here!
 

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This is just another reason to have an all stainless steel case with a screwback bezel on all G-Shocks. You will never have to worry about stripping any holes on those cheap made in Thailand G-Shocks.
 

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Thank you everyone, really. Now I think I'll manage to fix the watch. I'm going to try the hot stick procedure, because I wouldn't know where to find fiber glass in the first place, but if doesn't work I'll give it the other one a try too.

Take care, pals,

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Thank you everyone, really. Now I think I'll manage to fix the watch. I'm going to try the hot stick procedure, because I wouldn't know where to find fiber glass in the first place, but if doesn't work I'll give it the other one a try too.

Take care, pals,

G.
Good luck. :)
 

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You will never have to worry about stripping any holes on those cheap made in Thailand G-Shocks.
This could become irritating. Correction - it's been irritating for some time.

Perceptions of quality is hardly an off-limits subject, but you've stated your opinion often enough, and I'm not sure that its repetition isn't actually now designed to irritate.

I'm going to delete further references. Editing could take too much of my time, so the whole post will go.
 

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This could become irritating. Correction - it's been irritating for some time.

Perceptions of quality is hardly an off-limits subject, but you've stated your opinion often enough, and I'm not sure that its repetition isn't actually now designed to irritate.

I'm going to delete further references. Editing could take too much of my time, so the whole post will go.
I was merely trying to stay on topic so please don't get irritated by me posting about the low quality of the resin watch cases and the high quality of the all stainless steel screwback watch cases. What I posted was related to the issue in the topic.
 
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