While my sick 8 year old son sleeps this morning (up ALL last night with stomach bug affecting both ends----poor kid). I was looking over my watches and scanning the forum; a question popped into my head.
After reading countless threads/posts, everyone is in agreement that solar watches will need fewer battery changes over it's lifetime if maintained properly.
My question is: With a regular battery operated watch, when you change the battery, you typically lube the gasket to maintain water resistance. But what about the life expectancy of the gasket in a solar watch? At what point, if any, would you no longer trust the seal to maintain water resistance? Five years, Ten years, longer? Will the gasket dry out or will it maintain it's elasticity indefinitely if never opened?
Some members here have some of the first solar powered G's introduced and they say they are still running strong. But do they still wash hands, bathe/shower, give kids baths, swim, snorkel, or dive with those watches?
Those are the folks that could give a definitive answer.
Have a great day,