Posted the 13th day of October in 2008 by Riley.
Adan has been experimenting with hydro converting G-Shocks. This modification allows G-Shocks to go well beyond their 200 meter waterproof rating. It can be a little tricky, but it looks like he's got the process down tight now. His Mudman has survived more pressure than any other G-Shock.
To convert the watch he fills it up with 5000 density silicone oil (used in RC cars).
First the G-Shock needs to be disassembled.
Then the silicone oil is warmed up to about 50 C (122 F) and the module is slowly filled.
And then the G-Shock is reassembled while submerged in the oil. It can be tough to completely fill the module and not have a few small air bubbles.
|Converted DW-9300 Raysman|
|Converted G-9000 Mudman|
|Converted GW-9100 Gulfman|
|Converted GW-9000 Mudman|
Once the G-Shock is back together it's time to test it in the pressure chamber.
|A new world record?|
Here's a video of the pressure test.
Adan has successfully tested his GW-9000 Mudman to the equivalent depth of 1,000 meters. As far as we can tell this is a new world record.
You can do this yourself, but please be careful.
Also, Adan just posted a GW-M5600 Hydro Conversion.