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    O-Ring query

    Hi Folks,

    I am planning to order a couple of replacement O-rings for my G's. I want to stock them for future. Would it be good idea to lube them with silicone oil so that they do not dry up??? For how long can these O-rings be preserved???

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    Re: O-Ring query

    I wouldn't lube them, just keep them in a plastic bag out of direct heat and cold.

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    Re: O-Ring query

    Simply keep it in a sealed bag and store it in a drawer.

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    Re: O-Ring query

    Thanks a lot Odie and lvt for replying.

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    Re: O-Ring query

    Are the o-rings even lubed when installed? I would think not. And if you used the wrong kind of lube you could actually degrade the rubber....

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    Re: O-Ring query

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_dub View Post
    Are the o-rings even lubed when installed? I would think not. And if you used the wrong kind of lube you could actually degrade the rubber....
    Yeah they are lubed with silicone grease when installed at the factory.... A well lubed gasket not only has a long life but also supports water resistance to a greater level.
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    Re: O-Ring query

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_dub View Post
    Are the o-rings even lubed when installed? I would think not. And if you used the wrong kind of lube you could actually degrade the rubber....
    As Ash1979 said, they're properly lubricated at the factory, which is part of why the gaskets will stick (or partially stick) to the case or the caseback when the watch is opened up for a battery change. Problems often occur when people only THINK the gaskets are still in the right place when they put the watch back together. If they would stop and re-grease the seal and see exactly where it fits, we'd have less people reporting "my watch leaked after a battery change!"

    Lots of threads on the subject: https://www.google.com/search?q=essl...watchuseek.com

    Two of the many watch-specific silicone greases available: Silicone Grease for Lubricating Watch Gasket O-Ring's

    Seiko Brand Silicone Watch Grease

    http://www.amazon.com/EuroTool-Silic.../dp/B002RMFTLE
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