GA1000-4A moisture seen on inside of crystal? concern or not really?
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    GA1000-4A moisture seen on inside of crystal? concern or not really?

    hey all!

    i was wearing my G shock outside the other night. it was about 18-20oF and we were getting in and out of a car. but, i looked down to check the time and... there, on the inside, on the crystal. little moisture droplets!

    which simply means... water inside the case, right? very un-G-shock.

    to me, water in there always spells a death sentence. am i wrong? is this relatively normal? is there almost some small amount of condensation inside?


    should i be concerned and has the integrity of the watch/waterproofness been compromised.

    please let me know what you think!

    Thanks!

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    Re: GA1000-4A moisture seen on inside of crystal? concern or not really?

    G-Shocks occasionally fog up, especially in cold weather, and even moreso if the watch is warmer than usual (like going from a warm shower or a warm car into the cold).

    If the battery has been changed (or the case opened for other reasons) it's often a problem with the rear seal not being reinstalled correctly. If it's a relatively NEW G-Shock, it's apparently often a result of the watch being assembled in a humid environment. It's not the end of the world, but it's certainly annoying, and can be "fixed" by carefully taking the back off and drying it out with a hairdryer set on "low" or letting it sit for a few days in a dry environment.

    I really don't feel like posting a dozen (or more) links here tonight, so try plugging "site: forums.watchuseek.com/f17 fogging" and "site: forums.watchuseek.com/f17 condensation" into Google and prepare to be amazed at all of the other, very similar threads!
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    Re: GA1000-4A moisture seen on inside of crystal? concern or not really?

    the watch is new. several months old. i never really thought of the assembly environment as the culprit. i'm not even that particularly bothered by it, just kinda lost the peace of mind that comes with owning a G shock.

    thanks, though... i'll do some of that reading to try to gain it back!

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    Re: GA1000-4A moisture seen on inside of crystal? concern or not really?

    There is air inside the watch, most watches have air in them. Air contains moisture, taking a warm watch to cold will cause a little condensation to form on the surface exposed most to the cold, that would be the crystal. If it was as little as you said it's nothing to worry about.

    One thing you can do to help reduce the amount of humidity in your watch is wait until during the winter when it's very cold and the humidity level in the air is low. Open the watch back for an hour or so. It will dry and the new winter low humidity air will be sealed in the watch.

    I have removed the air in watches and replaced it with nitrogen. No moisture in nitrogen, no fogging.
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