So i was testing my PRT-30's performance against my new PRG240T, dunking them in warm and cold water to test how sensitive the barometer was to temperature. Surprisingly, both of them only showed differences of +/-1 hPA over a range of 40 degree celsius, which i found interesting as i didn't think such an old watch like the PRT-30 would perform at the same level as a brand new watch. Either that or i've done the test completely wrong.........
Less surprisingly, the PRT-30 flooded due to a missing gasket. I was an idiot not to check it when i first got it off a friend, and let this be a public service message to all you guys out there to always check and relube the gasket if neccessary before putting watches through stunts like that.
More importantly however, (and this is the reason why i'm posting this here instead of the ABC forum), is how i revived the watch. Upon opening the watch, i discovered beads of water inside. Remembering what i heard about salts in water messing up the electronics (think it was from a phone forum) i cleaned it out with distilled water, dried it out as well as i could with a bit of tissue rolled into a fine tip, and laid it to rest on a warm bed of silica gel in a tupperware box(warm because i had to dry them lol). Surprisingly, after only 10 minutes in the tupperware box, it came back to life. Now i might just be lucky this time round but if anyone out there had accidentally flooded their watch this could be something worth trying out. I was thinking of using silicone caulking to fashion a gasket for this poor watch; not that i'll be exposing it to water again, but i just don't like the idea of a watch being gasket-less, and might do so this afternoon if i manage to find a compound suitable. In the meantime, do you guys have any recommendations? What do you guys use for old watches that have oddly (non-circular) shaped gaskets?
No pics of the rescue operation as i was crapping my pants. will put up pics of the PRT 30 in its rescue box this afternoon once i figure out where android stores my pictures on the memory card.
Cheers and good morning to you all.