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    GW-530 Question

    I replaced the gasket on a GW-530, and now there appears to be a slight gap between the caseback and the watch. That may not be the sealing edge though, I have no idea. I did open it up after running water over it, no water inside like there was with the faulty gasket.

    Is a tiny gap anything to worry about? I have a feeling that isn't the sealing edge. The watch held up perfectly to being submerged in water 2 inches deep for an hour, but that isn't much of a test. It does fog up on the inside in the cold, but the same happens to my never opened GDF-100

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    Re: GW-530 Question

    If you put the watch in between your fingers, placing your fingers on the back and front edges, and then squeeze them together does the gap disappear? Its hard to explain but here's a photo of what I mean -




    If it does then the screws aren't tight enough. What i suggest is put the watch in the table, push the case back in, then carefully tighten the screws. I want to emphasize that you tighten it really carefully - the last thing we want it for the thread on the case to give way. Good luck!
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    Re: GW-530 Question

    I know what you mean. It's weird, the caseback feels like it is giving, but I can't say the gap appears lessened. I've got the screws on very tight as is.

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    And the replacement gasket is an original replacement right? I can't think of anything else but there are some people who experienced fogging under the crystal when the temperature change is sudden from hot to cold. I sold off my GWM-530 a long time ago and don't remember if there's a gap of sorts. There could be though as you said. Have you also tried putting silicone grease on the gasket before installing?
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    Re: GW-530 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by peacemaker885 View Post
    And the replacement gasket is an original replacement right? I can't think of anything else but there are some people who experienced fogging under the crystal when the temperature change is sudden from hot to cold. I sold off my GWM-530 a long time ago and don't remember if there's a gap of sorts. There could be though as you said. Have you also tried putting silicone grease on the gasket before installing?

    It's an OEM replacement. I used a thin layer of grease.
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