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

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.

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.