2nd post about restoring my G-Shock DW-5900

G-Shock Blog - Casio G-Shock DW-5900 Restoration - Ketchup to try to get rid of last owners strong cheap cologne smell in the strap.

The G-Shock DW-5900 that I bought on ebay to restore was working but the strap smelled like cheap Russian cologne so I put it in the dishwasher to try to get rid of the smell.  This had the effect of getting condensation inside the watch bezel and rending the watch out of commission.  Apparently used G-Shocks aren’t always water proof.  So after the dishwasher the watch kind of just sat around until the other day when I put it in a bath of water and white vinegar to try to work on that yucky smell.  It sat in there until tonight.

Tonight I took the watch apart so it could dry out.  The screws weren’t on that tight so it was too easy to take apart.  I took it apart and put all the parts in a bag and the screws in some blue painters tape.  I labeled the bag with the name G-Shock and the date and I put the watch strap in the same dish but this time in a bath of ketchup.  The smell wasn’t gone after a week in the vinegar and water bath so let’s see how this works.  I’ll probably just get a new case and strap because I can’t stand the perfume/cologne smell.

Here are some pictures of what I did tonight.  The date on the bag is wrong, it’s actually August 4th.

I’ll see how the ketchup works and if the watch still works after it dries out after the dishwasher, vinegar, and ketchup baths.  Let’s hope this DW-5900 can be brought back to life.