Actually, that wasn't my point. Knowing what deteriorate resin helps you on how to take care of them. What I mean is wear them whenever you want but make sure if you work up a real sweat or go into salt water wash it afterwards with clean fresh water and dry or wipe it clean. Just take care of them after a heavy use and they will last longer than others. Back to your question, they break with what they call is Resin Rot basically the rubber gets brittle and break apart or crumble. Early resin bands were more susceptible to this scenario. Current production is supposed to be much better but I guess time will tell for sure...so i guess i better take my G off during my workout and swim then. and then what would happen after 5 or 10 years? how do they break? i mean do they gone limp and soft first and suddenly just break in half? sorry i ask you too many questions and thanks for your help
I agree 100% with this post ^^^Well yes taking them off during such activities might prolong their life, but isn't that just the kind of thing they were made to be put through? I'd rather wear them during anything and accept that once every 5 to 10 years I have to replace a strap!
That being said, I do make sure I wear my rarer G's or those with hard-to-replace resin on days that I know I'll take it easy. But most G's, I wouldn't think twice about doing whatever with them.
Also, in the very worst case scenario, I'll end up with a watch for which I can no longer find an original replacement strap - should this ever come to pass, I can still use adapters and a Zulu strap of sorts..
In short, just wear them! They'll be fine for a long time to come, and afterwards you'll still manage to wear them one way or another