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Thread: 25-year old DW6900 Gshock - to full metal

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    25-year old DW6900 Gshock - to full metal

    The 25-year old plastic case cracked on my mid-1990's Gshock DW6900 - due to old age.
    I ordered a new metal case = 24 from Ali-Express, strap adapters (16mm-22mm), and a 22mm mesh from Ebay.
    Total cost = 33.

    I am chuffed with the results - The old beater is like a new watch.
    The watch has been multi-purpose, from snorkeling in the Caribbean, to washing the car, gardening, and at work when I was a chemical engineer dispensing Hydrochloric acid and I needed something that did not corrode on the wrist.

    The beast is back.

    Last edited by Reeny; 16th January 2021 at 16:39.

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    Wow that's some transformation and looks great. Ready for another 25 years!

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    Great work sir. Definitely transformed it. Out of interest, do they sell black cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffe View Post
    Great work sir. Definitely transformed it. Out of interest, do they sell black cases?
    Yes - shiny black, gold bling, and a titanium blue-ish rainbow colour.

    I wanted to swap between the mesh and a nato on the 22mm adapters, but the case would have been very top heavy.
    The mesh or a metal bracelet will be the best the way to go.

    I ordered the parts Pre-Brexit / and pre-VAT.
    The delivery time was 4-weeks over the Christmas holidays, during the French port blockade due to Covid
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...archweb201603_
    Ali will do the metal band to match the case colour - full set at 55 +vat = 66.
    16-22mm adapters were from Ali. / The mesh was a better price at Ebay.

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    Excellent. Thanks for the link. My old G-Shock is not looking it's best these days. :)

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    The case is great value for the money - I nearly pressed the button on a titanium case to use for gardening.
    I did not consider the metal bracelet because I knew the mesh would be comfy, and suit me better.

    The only minor problem is the light button needs a good old press to activate when cased up (it is OK out of the case) - but that could be the watch rather than the case alignment.

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