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Old 08-05-2019, 10:54 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Can I just clarify....yes get it wet. But check seals and dry it and imo avoid humid steamy hot environments. Always take your watch off before sex!
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Kat, Check sealing surfaces, New gaskets, Pressure test, Go Diving, Shower, Heck, You could keep the watch in a glass of water for safe keeping.
I like to keep mine in ...
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That is why Casio make $30.00 200M watches. Keep the vintage watches dry and wear them with pride. Use the cheapies for swimming.
Thats why Seiko make Divers Watches (For Desk Diving only!!!) whatever you do dont get them wet and god forbid Shower with them and get Some soap on them.🤔🚿
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I guess when you spend time fixing watches that have seen water wreck them, you change your mind a little with regards to this "it's fine" approach.

I dont think anybody has said dont get them wet. But best to be aware of the consequences, that is all. Certainly think if you have to wear your watch in the shower where many manufactures state not to do so, this is asking for more trouble, but if care is paid and they're dried and checked...fine.

Anyway what do I know. Should have kept my stupid opinion to myself.
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you guys are nuts! the first 6309 that i purchased in the early 2000s from its original owner was used in hundreds of dives all over the world and both it and the original strap survived just fine. it's the best conditioned 6309 that i own. if he can dive with it all of these years, i can take a shower with it should i choose to no harm, no foul.

a dive watch with a new set of gaskets and a pressure test should be used in any condition, be it a shower, the ocean or a shower. if a 50 year old rolex diver can survive in all watery conditions, then a like seiko diver should as well. i think 99% of you would cringe at what i put a watch through...LOL. also remember that a 6309 has a screwdown crown, not that crappy push "lock" crown of the 6105.

ah guy (never keep your opinon to yourself!)...hehehe. when i eventually buy a porsche 997.2, you can bet your last pound that it will get way over 100,000 miles if i have anything to say about it. why buy a car and just park it in the garage??? the fun in owning a car is to driveeeee it!

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Point was to maintain them. Like you hopefully will with your Porsche, no matter what miles you do.

Anyway thread has descended into missing the point entirely and ultimately getting to the point were one side is ridiculing the other. Nice.
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Point was to maintain them. Like you hopefully will with your Porsche, no matter what miles you do.

Anyway thread has descended into missing the point entirely and ultimately getting to the point were one side is ridiculing the other. Nice.
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Roll with it mate at least until the threads locked😂😂

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Point was to maintain them. Like you hopefully will with your Porsche, no matter what miles you do.

Anyway thread has descended into missing the point entirely and ultimately getting to the point were one side is ridiculing the other. Nice.


All in fun, Guy. I was surprised sex was mentioned.in the thread. Having said that, I wear my watches during all physical activities.


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Funny thing is two people have commented here justifying it, yet both watches had lume that turned grey.....sweet!
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All in fun, Guy. I was surprised sex was mentioned.in the thread. Having said that, I wear my watches during all physical activities.


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Can someone please explain why one would shower with a watch other than at a gym or beach when you are just rinsing off? Seriously, why would I bathe wearing a watch? It just makes it harder to wash your wrist. I don't even wear my wedding ring in the shower.


Some of us wear our watches (& wedding rings) 24/7. I never take my watch off except for when rotating to a different watch. Additionally wearing it in the shower cleans it and allows one to tell the time in the shower - important some days when running late.


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Always take your watch off before sex!

Why? Theres no way im going to overwind it in 1 min 45 sec's.
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It’s a known fact seals prefer cold water.
ark, ark ark!!! it's all that nice blubber under their thick skins. they're very buoyant, too.

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no, but seriously, i have a question.

i never wear an antique into any water, period. why should i when i have some cheap, new beaters? i live on a river, and i swim every day for 4 months or so, nice clear fresh cold water, and to no great depth. i do snorkel to watch the trout.

so my question is, how long do i have with a cheap, new beater ( dagaz aurora, say, or seiko sne497, or a new mini turtle, these are all comparable 2-3 hundred dollar watches) before i should start worrying about changing gaskets? i'd guess about 2 years in this clean environment. and if water gets into a watch, will it be visible through the crystal, or, not necessarily so?
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no, but seriously, i have a question.

i never wear an antique into any water, period. why should i when i have some cheap, new beaters? i live on a river, and i swim every day for 4 months or so, nice clear fresh cold water, and to no great depth. i do snorkel to watch the trout.

so my question is, how long do i have with a cheap, new beater ( dagaz aurora, say, or seiko sne497, or a new mini turtle, these are all comparable 2-3 hundred dollar watches) before i should start worrying about changing gaskets? i'd guess about 2 years in this clean environment. and if water gets into a watch, will it be visible through the crystal, or, not necessarily so?
Gasket changes are the cheapest servicing we do on our watches, costs next to nothing so why delay ? car serviced every year so change the gaskets on a watch you use regularly every year ?
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This topic may well outrun that of the 'which is better J or K version'
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[QUOTE=Kulprit;2805149]Somewhere I have a nice graphic showing that the density of water from about the coldest a human can endure to about the hottest a human can endure is virtually unchanged, and certainly not changed enough to slip past seals.


No "graphic" then and it wouldn't prove this "certainly not changed enough to slip past seals. "



In practice I have experience with customer's watches that have been fine in cold water but hot water has got past the seals and in some cases ruined the movements and dials etc.



Don't wear classic divers (or any watch you really value / is older / collectible etc) in water
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