Friday, March 30, 2012
Casio Europe, based in Germany, had a tradition of naming G-Shocks. Unfortunately it seems they ran out of names a few years ago. The DW-8300 was well known for it’s nickname “Heavy Metal”, which in my opinion suits this watch well. Somehow it always reminds me to the great song "(She's) Heavy Metal" by the Märtini Brös.
My Heavy Metals had gotten weak displays or even died. It's time to give them a new battery.
The battery locks on the 1288 module are not very easy to open. It's harder than on a casual DW-6900 for instance. You got to stick the sharp tooth tweezer deep into the lock to pry it open.