My Casio G-Shock Watches and Their Rough Journey Through Life

I’ve had my Casio G-Shock for as long as I can remember and now I actually have two.  My brother had a DW-5900 but we lost it in a hotel in Chicago.  Or we lost mine and he gave me his.  I think he gave me his, actually, but I like to think of it like my own.

The problem with my vintage G-Shock watches is that I’ve had to replace the bezel and straps once and I don’t know if the embedded software for dates actually go up to 2018.  Fortunately, I got an authentic replacement resin bezel for my Casio G-Shock DW-5900 before they were discontinued by Casio.  I have an other newer model G-Shock, not sure the model number right now actually, and I haven’t been able to find a replacement bezel for that model G-Shock.  I have found a source for aftermarket resins and bezels and straps from Brazil.  I’ll list them in the Casio G-Shock resources page on this blog.

The DW-5900 is a great all around watch, although it does not have a light.  My newer G-Shock that I also have (still have to look up the model number) has a light and multiple time-zones and a database.  I used this a lot when I was traveling around the world.  The light was very helpful as were the time-zones.  I didn’t use the database a lot and can’t even remember how to program it now, actually.

I don’t wear my watches anymore because I’ve reached the point in my life where I control my schedule,  I do use my G-Shock watch when I run or workout or need to time something or when I travel, but now I’ve become somewhat of a collector.  I just ordered another Casio G-Shock DW-5900 without a bezel from Ebay that I’ll try to repair and refurbish with parts from Brazil.  I might give it to my brother since he had one just like mine that was left in a hotel in Chicago.  We’ll see how that goes and if I can actually get the parts needed to repair the DW-5900 from Brazil.  Check back here on G-Shock Blog for updates on my G-Shock repairs and collecting.