Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking
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    Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    As the title says above, i messed up my watch. It happens after i tried to put bubble in my hydroed GW-6900. Keep leaking days after so i opened the whole caseback only to find it's been pinched on one side.
    Now it's been deformed and won't sit on it's place anymore. Looks like it kind of shrinked, Thus leaking silicons...
    The question is, is there a way to get the current gasket return to it's former form even just for a while before i get a new one, or i have to leave it open until i the new gasket arrives? Tried stretching it to no avail. Haven't tried heating it since no hairdryer in my house and fire seems to be a bad idea.
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    Re: Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by domoon View Post
    As the title says above, i messed up my watch. It happens after i tried to put bubble in my hydroed GW-6900. Keep leaking days after so i opened the whole caseback only to find it's been pinched on one side.
    Now it's been deformed and won't sit on it's place anymore. Looks like it kind of shrinked, Thus leaking silicons...
    The question is, is there a way to get the current gasket return to it's former form even just for a while before i get a new one, or i have to leave it open until i the new gasket arrives? Tried stretching it to no avail. Haven't tried heating it since no hairdryer in my house and fire seems to be a bad idea.
    Thank you.

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    You definitely need to replace it but you may be able to buy some time by boiling the gasket in hot water briefly to soften it a little.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchphile View Post
    You definitely need to replace it but you may be able to buy some time by boiling the gasket in hot water briefly to soften it a little.

    Good luck.
    amazing how my brain stopped working while in panic, didn't even thought of hot water... Thank you for the advice!

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    Re: Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    One thing to note - be careful when you screw and unscrew the back. Its metal screw against a softer resin case so there is a real danger of stripping the hole threads. Good luck.
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    Re: Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by peacemaker885 View Post
    One thing to note - be careful when you screw and unscrew the back. Its metal screw against a softer resin case so there is a real danger of stripping the hole threads. Good luck.
    Thank you, i've saw how stripped hole looks and it's not pretty. I've been being careful with those screws to put it in straight and not over strengthen it.
    Anyway, one more question. Does DW and G/GW 6900's back gasket interchangeable? If so it'll widen my choice on where to source one/sons since it's pretty much inobtainable locally.

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    Re: Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by domoon View Post
    Anyway, one more question. Does DW and G/GW 6900's back gasket interchangeable? If so it'll widen my choice on where to source one/sons since it's pretty much inobtainable locally.
    According to Pacparts' cross-reference, the G- and GW-6900 rear O-ring is interchangeable with several other models, but not the DW-6900: PacParts: 91087092881
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    Re: Pinched the back case gasket, now my watch is leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    According to Pacparts' cross-reference, the G- and GW-6900 rear O-ring is interchangeable with several other models, but not the DW-6900: PacParts: 91087092881
    Thank you. Kinda wished they're interchangeable since the dw's is much more popular here thus easier to source parts :)

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