Moisture in watch - advice needed

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    Moisture in watch - advice needed

    Earlier this evening, while wearing my early 60's Gruen, I accidentally plunged my wrist into the washing machine.

    The watch is still running, but there's a thin layer of condensation on the inside of the crystal.

    Any advice? I have no watch tools or caseback removers - should I take it into a watchmaker to have these removed so it can dry out properly?

    Thanks for any feedback you can give.

    Cheers,

    Jim

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    Re: Moisture in watch - advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by jimw View Post
    should I take it into a watchmaker to have these removed so it can dry out properly?
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    Re: Moisture in watch - advice needed

    And as quick as you can, really!

    Best of luck!

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    Re: Moisture in watch - advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by jimw View Post
    Earlier this evening, while wearing my early 60's Gruen, I accidentally plunged my wrist into the washing machine.

    The watch is still running, but there's a thin layer of condensation on the inside of the crystal.

    Any advice? I have no watch tools or caseback removers - should I take it into a watchmaker to have these removed so it can dry out properly?

    Thanks for any feedback you can give.

    Cheers,

    Jim
    By the time you read this it will probably be too late, but what you need to do is keep the watch on your wrist as much as possible until you can get it to a watchmaker with all haste.

    The reason for keeping it on your wrist is to use your body heat to keep the water from condensing on the movement. Instead it will tend to condense on the inside of the crystal where it will do no harm. But you must get it professionally seen to as soon as possible!
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