G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

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    G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    I was in the Jacuzzi last night nurturing a beat up hip and was wondering if I should take my GW-9000 off to avoid submerging it into a hot Jacuzzi.

    Well, I didn't and although it wasn't submerged long I got to thinking, "Are G-Shocks more susceptible to cold temps or high temps?"
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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    Cold water isnt an issue but hot water can cause problems as plastic and rubber expand at different rates potentialy comprimising the water resistance. I have worn my FROGMAN in the hot-tub without issue. I believe the water would have to be very very hot based on the fact that people have emersed their G's in boiling water and they did not leak. I dont think you have anything to worry about!

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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    My biggest worry would be all of the chemicals in the jacuzzi. Those chemicals couldn't be very good for the seals on the G-Shock.

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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait
    My biggest worry would be all of the chemicals in the jacuzzi. Those chemicals couldn't be very good for the seals on the G-Shock.
    Good point.
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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    I would worry about shortening the battery life. Heat is never good for batteries.

    A few weeks ago I wanted to see how bright the lume on my swiss army watch would get. I set it on the lamp shade right above the bulb intending to leave it there a minute. I forgot about it for about 15 minutes. The watch was too hot to touch. I cooled it under cool water. The next day the battery was dead. In fairness this battery was a couple years old already, but I'm sure I didn't help it.

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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    Yeah it's not too good for the rechargeables to get them too hot but normal lithium or silver oxides are usually fine.

    The biggest problem would occur if you moved the watch from hot water straight into cold water. This is bad for humans and bad for watch seals and gaskets too.
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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    i think its a

    btw, what's the one right in the middle (blk dial, silver, 2 crowns?)

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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92
    i think its a

    btw, what's the one right in the middle (blk dial, silver, 2 crowns?)
    :-S What?
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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    I took my F105W-1A in the jacuzzi and held it directly against the jet, pushed buttons under water, and it didn't leak. http://www.casio.com/products/Timepi...ssic/F105W-1A/

    I wouldn't do it repeatedly. Like others have mentioned heat and chemicals are bad for the batteries, circuits, gaskets, bands, and bezels.


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    Re: G-Shock Temperature Resistance?

    I don't think the low level of heat/chemicals in a hottub could ever damage it.

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