Introduction: Militarize Your G-shock Watch

For this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to change your G-shock's module into a Military Red Eye Version. Some might say its as easy as putting a red plastic cover infront of the module, but that's not it. We want it clean and legit. We want to modify the look and make it a badass military style watch. I already gave up looking for that Polarizing Film (which is unfortunately only available online) that can be used to stealth the display of your G-shock.

I ued my old G-shock G2110-1S for this tutorial

Step 1: Prepare Your Tools

First, prepare the necessary tools that you need to disassemble your G-shock watch.

a. Anti-Magnetic Metal Tweezers

b. Precision Screws

c. Plastic Folder of any color (must be transparent enough that light will pass through it - I chose red to give that Military look - you can also print out camo on an acetate)

d. Cutter or Scissors

Step 2: Disassemble

1. Remove the Straps

2. Open your G-shock module by removing the screws of the Stainless Steel Plate (back cover)

3. Make sure you save your gasket

4. Remove the module rubber protector

5. remove the whole module

6. remove battery

Step 3: Module Disassembly

5.1 removed the metal protector (it will expose the sensitive parts of the module so handle with care)

5.2 follow the diagram for easier understanding of the module's parts

5.2.1 make sure that you handle the illuminator spring contacts carefully. (they might sprung out of nowhere)

Step 4: Dial Color Replacement

5.3 remove the dial color and trace it on your colored acetate, plastic or transparent folder (mine is red for that military look)

5.4 put the traced portion as a replacement for the stock color (this is the magic)

5.5 assemble your module (follow diagram again)

7. Put the batteries again (if the led wont show the time, then touch the AC with + of battery using your metal tweezers)

8. Put the whole module back together

9. Put silicon gel on your gasket (if you dont have any, I think petrolume gel will do)

10. Put back the module rubber protector

11. Screw down the back plate, but dont overdo the screws.

12. Put the straps

13. And take that wristshot!

Step 5: The Final Look

Tada!!!

Comments

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westtt77 (author)2015-01-25

I like OCEANUS

Source: http://watchdirectory.ru/technology/138-novyy-oceanus-ocw-t1000d.html

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suburbanspaceman (author)2015-01-23

nice idea. big problem though, the g-shock as a whole unit is water proof/resistant as long as it has not been opened. just putting it back together will not restore this feature. in order to restore this after reassembly the watch must be placed in a vacuum chamber to a certain negative pressure. this evacuates any air in the housing and restores it to being waterproof to its designated depth rating. it also keeps dust and dirt out. not having this done by a certified repair person will void your warranty. watches at a certain age will have to have their gaskets replaced due to their age.

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2 years to be precise! I have a 2014 jan release GA-100C and it's manual said the gasket had to be replaced after 2 years.

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mbuka'a lawoumak (author)2015-01-24

petroleum gel will actually eat through the rubber gasket and weakens it over time. silicone spray or gel is a must. good tutorial. The end product looks great.

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PaleHorseRider (author)2015-01-23

You forgot to set it to military time.

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Raitis (author)PaleHorseRider2015-01-24

What's military time though? UTC?

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PaleHorseRider (author)Raitis2015-01-24

Basically UTC

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PaleHorseRider (author)Raitis2015-01-24

Instead of starting back at 1:00 PM it goes to 13:00

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PaleHorseRider (author)Raitis2015-01-24

Instead of going by 12 hours

You go by 24 hour instead.

You don't have AM or PM

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SaiP1 (author)PaleHorseRider2015-01-23

Very good observation. thanks I'll have it fixed soon. thanks for viewing

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Victor Does (author)2015-01-24

Nice instructions!

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yaly (author)2015-01-24

Paint it military green camo using leaves and different shades of yellow-green, green, yellow

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foreversinging (author)2015-01-23

I really like it!

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amberrayh (author)2015-01-23

Nice job! This looks great. Thanks for the thorough instructions!

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SaiP1 (author)amberrayh2015-01-23

thanks for viewing. :)