How long do the resin bezel and straps on g-shocks last? Is there anything I can use to lengthen their lifespan?
Every 5th or sixth time I wear one of my resin Gs, I rinse them thoroughly and then spay some 303 Aerospace Protectant on them. It might be a bit of overkill, but I bought them because I like them and would like to keep them as nice looking as possible for as long as I can. The 303 also provides some UV protection which should slow down the rotting process.
The oldest G I have is from 1998, and the bezel has zero issues besides normal wear and tear after 12 years. The watchband, however, rotted out very badly and I replaced it last year with a new one.How long do the resin bezel and straps on g-shocks last? Is there anything I can use to lengthen their lifespan?
Same here. But at least that point clearly goes to metal or composite bracelets. Usually no durability issues there. Sometimes the links or connections wear out but that would be over ten years of daily wear. On high price watches it makes sense to go with a metal band from the start and add a leather strap as an extra. I often change my watches to leather for the winter and in the summer I will wear the metal bracelet. Makes for a nice change of looks so things don't get boring and I get really good mileage out of the leather straps which can be darn expensive. A leather strap that is worn daily is good for about two years. Resin looks much better in that regard. It's the cost-per-wear winner, I suppose.I am not too worried about my watches resin parts wearing out - by the time any rot sets in my watches should be a good few years old, and by that time probably deserve a replacement bezel to keep them smart, or even a new watch if the watch itself has taken enough of a beating.
Things like watch bands I look at like batteries - a disposable part that will wear out after a certain length of time, and just part of the cost of a watch.
I heard from somewhere you can restore/repair the resin or similar type of rubber by putting the bezel in hot water bath for a while. It will restore the flexibility and bonding. Some people put it in the cup of water and in the microwave few mins.How long do the resin bezel and straps on g-shocks last? Is there anything I can use to lengthen their lifespan?
I think I may get this. But I'm assuming the wipes would be better than the spray?I did my homework on this very topic about a year ago, I use Vinylex protectant, plastic, rubber and resin restorer, it doesn't have any petroleum distilates in it which rot rubber, resin and plastic. It also has a special DH60 UV protectant in it, keeps your G's looking like new year round. I usually spray them down with it, let it sit on them for a few minutes, then wipe it off, once a month. Comes in a light blue spray bottle.|>