fatman wrote: conjurer wrote:
3Flushes wrote:Don't trip- a little condensation forms sometimes with extreme temp and / or humidity changes; you definitely want to get rid of it so the dial, text and whatnot won't eventually be effected. Especially if repairing it will cost you, try leaving the watch in a ziplock with a couple of bags of silica gel for 2 or 3 days- use more if they are the really small ones. If the circumference of the spot is reduced when you get it cold after a few days, just pop it back into the bag till it's gone.
If you still have the same sized spot after a few days, she's got to go in.
Possibly, but there should be no moisture inside this watch at all. Getting rid of what's in there right now (while sound advice) doesn't address how it got there in the first place. It didn't leave the factory like that, so that means the case was breached somehow. Only a service will address this, otherwise fatman is doomed! Doomed,
I say! Without immediate service by an authorized Casio center it will lead to despair and and appalling quality of life!!
I will look in the manual when j get home for a service center but the only one in the states I could find from Casio site was a place in Hawaii.
I will get it serviced. I don't want the movement to get thrashed until I get my 250 bones worth out of it.
The service center will not be able to remove all of the air from the watch, therefore, all of the naturally occurring vapor in the air can't be removed. Given the spot disappears as soon as the watch warms up, I think what's cooking is that the temp in your watch is reaching the dew point (about 5∘
C and below) turning the vapor to minute droplets inside. When the watch warms up a little bit, the vapor returns to a gas and re-takes it's proper place with the air. If the watch is under warranty and it won't cost you anything to send it in, by all means. As long as the vapor disappears when the watch warms up, the silica gel deal should work fine. - Leave the crown open, leave it someplace warm with the silica bags and it should reduce the vapor inside enough to fix the issue - hell - you can always pay in a couple of days if it don't work.
EDIT to add: One can also take a hairdryer to a vapensated
watch. Use low speed and low heat, you can diffuse it a little bit with something if you'd like. Give it a minute and then put the back on while air is still blowing into the back. I have never tried this method, but recall reading something somewhere, or hearing something from someone, or I could just be confabyou- convolut -making it up. But I do know, don't apply heat to closed / sealed watch.
@ conj a little histrionic this fine holiday morning, eh? You must be writing and drinking early today.