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    Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    So I was out shovelling snow a little while ago and went to check the time and noticed that fog had formed underneath the crystal! I've never had this happen to a G-Shock (or any other watch, for that matter) before and I've put my Gulfman and Protrek through A LOT worse. Is this a major problem or does this happen often with your G's??? I am just in shock (pun intended) that this has happened to my 350 as I had such high hopes for this tank of a watch. This was the first time I've exposed it to cold , even though it was underneath my very warm jacket the whole time. Can anyone share any experience or advice? I am wondering if I should send it back or sell it to someone who babies their watches. This watch was going to come with me when I began military training...guess I'll be taking my trusty Gulfman or Protrek...

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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    I've never had that happen to a new one but I guess you could either send it back, send it to Casio(from what I've heads sucks) or just pop the back cover off and check the gasket and leave it in a temp controlled room or a bowl of rice for a few hours/days and them lube the gasket up and put it back together.


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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    Quote Originally Posted by Vdubz View Post
    I've never had that happen to a new one but I guess you could either send it back, send it to Casio(from what I've heads sucks) or just pop the back cover off and check the gasket and leave it in a temp controlled room or a bowl of rice for a few hours/days and them lube the gasket up and put it back together.


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    Thanks I will try the rice tonight!

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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

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    Thanks I will try the rice tonight!
    No problem. Let us know what you find and if you fix it


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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    Hate to say it but while it's a relatively uncommon problem, it still happens when there's a big difference in temperature. I remember having a fogging issue with a watch 20 years ago, while shoveling snow myself -- but it only fogged up when it was well below freezing AND when I was doing something active. Just walking around in the cold weather didn't do it.

    Taking off the back and drying it out with rice, silica gel, even a hairdryer should do the trick for a while, but according to some other threads, if your watch is regularly exposed to enough humidity eventually water vapor can and will get past the case-back o-ring and it might happen again.

    Here's a couple of older threads -- I know there a lot more, though. https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/fog...-a-483683.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/any...ke-281880.html
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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    OR......you could hydro mod it. Something I still want to do


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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    Also, LUW (who lives in Brazil) has a fogging problem with ones made in Thailand (humidity difference I think was the theory.)

    In any case he did a thread on how he cures it with disassembling the watch and putting it in a dehumidifying container.

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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    Perfectly normal, in fact it happens to the most G's I own (about 60-70% I would estimate). It is not really a problem but still very annoying. I recommend to do the rice method already mentioned or alternatively dry the module with a hair dryer, 2-3 minutes are enough, also dry out the empty case when you do that.


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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    Quote Originally Posted by Vdubz View Post
    OR......you could hydro mod it. Something I still want to do
    Not exactly a good idea to do that with a vibe watch.


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    Re: Brand new GD-350 fogging up???

    I'd return it. I did manage to fog up some of mine but only when wearing them while riding my bike in the winter and not when it was under my jacket but exposed to the cold wind. Opening it will void the warranty.

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