In an earlier post, I reviewed my DW-8030G-1V Casio G-Shock. In that post I said that I was not happy that the watch display had fogged up due to age. So I decided to try and clean it up.
This is the picture of the watch before it was cleaned.
So the first step was to get my tools together. A screwdriver, a tweezer, a spring bar remover, a piece of cloth and my movement pad. So remove the straps. Then unscrew the case back. Pop out the movement. Then I thought, if I was going to clean the watch, I might as well clean the entire watch. So I removed the bezel as well.
The movement. Ok it is not as pretty as mechanical movement, but it does what it promises, shock protection (and does it well, and no I don't work for Casio).
Now for the hard part. How to clean the display. Well I started with my trusty Bergeon cloth (I don't work for them either :) ). Not very clean. So, what was next? Well it is a G-Shock, so let's try mild soap and warm water. Got myself a soft brush (used toothbrush) and some mild soap. Run the case under the tap and brush away (gently, of course). Dry the case carefully with a hair dryer (set at low heat). Use a blower to remove any lint and dust. Display now very clean.
The parts to put back together.
Lubricated the seal and carefully assembled the watch. The end result? I am happy.
A close up of the display. The white markings you see at the top of the display (above the 'CASIO' is actually excess rubber from improper trimming of the bezel. I should have trimmed it but I prefer to leave it original). As you can see, it is cleaner. Now on to my Sky Force G-Shock......