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    Condensation inside GRAVITYMASTER !!!

    Hi everyone,

    I could never have imagined this in an 800 USD Master of G.

    I have had the GPW-2000 for two years now... and I never let a single drop of water touch it (no shower, no swimming, no handwashing... I even kept it protected from rain!). I am an extremely careful guy with all my watches... usually, they remain in immaculate conditions for years.

    That being said, today, for the first time, I had the TERRIBLE IDEA of washing my Gravitymaster.

    I only put it under the water tap for 15-20 SECONDS while gently rubbing it with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Everything seemed ok and fine but... 3 HOURS LATER condensation behind glass appeared (please see the attached picture).

    Please note that I double-checked the crown was 100% closed and screwed VERY TIGHTLY into the case before washing the watch.

    When seeing the condensation, I put the watch under a hairdryer (cold hair) for 20 minutes. The condensation disappeared but, 10 minutes later, it appeared again. Then I put again the watch under the hairdryer and sealed the watch in a little plastic bag filled with 2 unopened packets of silica gel desiccant. After 1 hour the condensation disappeared again, and I decided to keep the watch in the plastic bag for at least 12 hours...

    Any ideas what has caused the condensation to get inside? Could it be the result of the temperature of the water? (it was straight hot water)

    What else can I do in order to keep safe the watch movement, GPS antenna, etc?

    And, above all, will the watch be fine?

    Thank you in advance for your previous advice.
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    Did you use straight hot water?

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    yes, I did.
    It was indeed straight hot water!!

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    Re: Condensation inside GRAVITYMASTER !!!

    It will clear. Simple drastic temperature change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedmaster. View Post
    yes, I did.
    It was indeed straight hot water!!
    Never use very hot water, sudden temp changes are bad for any watch.

    Open the crown and leave it in the silica or set it in the sun to dry out.

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    For most of us, when we wear a bad-a** watch, the characteristics of the watch "bleed over" to us -- and suddenly, WE are bad-a**es!
    For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.

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    Re: Condensation inside GRAVITYMASTER !!!

    thank you.
    Do you think I have caused any internal damage on the watch?

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    It will clear. Simple drastic temperature change.

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    I will of course follow your recommendation. How many hours have I to leave the watch in the silica? Must the crown be simply unscrewed or must it be extracted to the 2nd position?

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    Never use very hot water, sudden temp changes are bad for any watch.

    Open the crown and leave it in the silica or set it in the sun to dry out.

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    Re: Condensation inside GRAVITYMASTER !!!

    My sky cockpit develops occasional fog with altitude/temp differences hiking up mountains


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    Re: Condensation inside GRAVITYMASTER !!!

    open all the way.
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    the benevolent caretaker of a halfway house for recovering G-Shocks.
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    And the grand rehabilitator strikes again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    For most of us, when we wear a bad-a** watch, the characteristics of the watch "bleed over" to us -- and suddenly, WE are bad-a**es!
    For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.

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    Re: Condensation inside GRAVITYMASTER !!!

    Do you think I might have damaged any internal part of the watch? The movement? The Antennas for radio synchronization? Bluetooth?

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