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G-Shock experts, need advice

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tslex, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. tslex

    tslex

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    My G-Shock, which must be 12 or more years old and which I have abused to death has finally given up.

    One thing I loved about this watch was the band. Not the usual plastic (which I hate on my wrist) but a double fabric band with a Velcro band underneath, then an "over band" that snaps. Pics below.

    I know I can probably just put this band on a new watch, but it's awfully ratty after all these years and if I'm getting a new watch, I'd like a new band too. But I cannot find a G-Shock with a band like this anywhere. Do you G-Shock mavens know if this is still made and what it's called so I can hunt one down?

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  2. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    no i dont , but i know some folks who will know

    go to watchuseek.com im a member there great watch forum join up if not a member it is best site on the net for watches , they have a g shock sub forum , and tons of g shock info and folks , you will have a answer quick :wavey:
     

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    I have a gshock and my loop that holds the band in gave out
    I went to wal mart and bought a close band and worked it in.
    To get a true g=shock replacement band/you can buy a whole new watch without the hassle and not speak japanese or wherever they come from ,,,,,
     
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    Thanks *ash*. Posted there in the G-Shock forum just now.
     
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    @bruce, @buster:

    The band actually is still serviceable. I need a new watch and would like the same/similar band.

    MAY just buy a new watch and put on the old band -- but yeah, the band to watch attachment is a point of possible weakness. What's good is the old one doesn't use those plunger pins, but has solid bars as the attachment.
     
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    buster55 Senior Member CLM

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    Well whichever way you go ,in my book there are no watches that put up what a G-Shock will do.
    I am a working carpenter/homebuilder by trade and have never found a watch that holds up better than my g -shock does.
    Best Regards
    buster55:thumbsup:
     
  7. tslex

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    Watch was well and truly dead -- not bad, something like 12 years of VERY hard use for a watch that cost $60 when I bought it. Ended up accepting that they just don't make these bands anymore.

    Replacing it with this. Find the analog a lot easier these days, as reading the digital display required my reading glasses. (sigh)

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