Zodiac Talk => Ask BWG! => Topic started by: dmh on January 09, 2014, 02:16:12 pm

Title: No more waiting Jon...
Post by: dmh on January 09, 2014, 02:16:12 pm
Not sure how old this G Shock is, but it was one of their first Solar powered Wave Ceptor watches. Not an expensive watch when introduced. I think Wal Mart sold them for $59.95. I picked this one up for less than half of that. Great watch when working. You always have the correct time and no battery to worry about. I used it to set all my Zodiacs. Problem is, mine is not working. It won't hold a charge even when exposed to bright sun light all day long. I was wondering if this is an easy cheap fix or should I just chunk it.
Best to all,
dmh


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Title: Re: No more waiting John...
Post by: Ultra-Vintage on January 09, 2014, 02:48:06 pm
Hey DMH.  Every G Shock that I have worked on had a capacitor, and if the watch will work otherwise (besides keeping a charge that is), then it should just need a capacitor replacement.  I can still get the correct capacitors for many of the Casios, it would just depend on which one your watch takes.  The last time I bought one the price was less than $20.
Title: Re: No more waiting John...
Post by: Butch on January 09, 2014, 02:55:01 pm
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Title: Re: No more waiting John...
Post by: dmh on January 09, 2014, 03:37:19 pm
Hey DMH.  Every G Shock that I have worked on had a capacitor, and if the watch will work otherwise (besides keeping a charge that is), then it should just need a capacitor replacement.  I can still get the correct capacitors for many of the Casios, it would just depend on which one your watch takes.  The last time I bought one the price was less than $20.

The module # is 2608. The model # is GW-300. It was all working until it quit charging. Glad to hear my Atomic Solar G-Shock my be saved.
Best to all,
dmh
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Title: Re: No more waiting Jon...
Post by: Offshore on January 14, 2014, 06:57:20 am
It takes a CTL 1616 accumulator.
We sell 'em for A$15 - http://watchbitz.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=165 (http://watchbitz.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=165)
Less for forum members.
Offshore
Title: Re: No more waiting Jon...
Post by: Sea-Bee on February 02, 2014, 05:02:44 pm
I did the same to my G-Shock GW-300

I bought mine over 7 years ago.  Fixed it (also reset it too) after replacing the "battery" *accumulator*.  Still works fine now. 

 :woohoo;