The thread about wearing or not wearing LE models got me thinking...does resin rot affect unworn watches or is it from exposure to sweat, sunblock, UV rays etc? What about jelly yellowing? Do the jellies last longer than regular watches?
My old DW 6900 seemed fine until I started using a spray on sunblock; it was hard not to get overspray on the watch when I applied it. Perhaps it was a coincidence, but the band got soft and gooey soon after that. The watch was around ten or more years old at that point though, so it could have been age.