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    Question Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Loooking at your pictures fellow members i noticed that most of the watches don't have any whitish marks on them. How do you manage to keep them so clean? All my g-shocks have this whitish substance more or less...O|
    I never take off my watch even when i go swimming or taking a bath. Think that is way ?:-S Or perhaps there is a :-Xsecret formula:-X that removes this whitish nightmare? I remember Sjors wrote something about it but if there is no way to take it off how do you manage to avoid its appearance?
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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Er... more information needed on the sticky whitish nightmare I think.

    Or maybe not.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Yeah, with regular wear your watches will get a combination of dried sweat and dead skin built up on it. The best way I've found to get rid of it is with dish soap and a toothbrush and a lot of patience. A toothpick also works in small crevices. It's not such a big deal since it's normally on the back of the watch, but if you ever want to sell something that has been worn regularly, you really need to give it a good scrubbing.

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125
    Er... more information needed on the sticky whitish nightmare I think.

    Or maybe not.

    Hope these will help you:




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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125
    Er... more information needed on the sticky whitish nightmare I think.

    Or maybe not.
    Haha! I clicked this thread thinking the same thing. :-D

    Anyway, I see this stuff build up on my watches. I'm not sure what exactly it is, but like Jason H said, with careful scrubbing it can be removed.

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    A small clean with a toothbrush and body soap will remove the grime

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Not taking them off in a bath is IMHO is the problem ! AND you need to give them a wash like ozzie and others said ! wearing a watch in a hot shower or bath a ruin the seals ! I learned this the hard way years a go when one a my Omega seamasters started leaking ! I sent it in for repair and they sent back a letter NOT to shower in it ! or go in hot tubs and the like it causes the seals to contract and expand ! and also on our Giez leaves a nasty looken WHITE scum :O) on them ! I wash mine off every night in COLD water and wipe it dry befor I put it away and mine always look new !!

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Quote Originally Posted by pipes
    I wash mine off every night in COLD water and wipe it dry befor I put it away and mine always look new !!
    Indeed, that's enough to keep them looking like new

    You can use soap if it's REALLY dirty and you think it'd help, just try not to get it all over the seals or you'll have soap scum stuck in there (not a prob on a raysman )

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicSolar
    Indeed, that's enough to keep them looking like new

    You can use soap if it's REALLY dirty and you think it'd help, just try not to get it all over the seals or you'll have soap scum stuck in there (not a prob on a raysman )
    Soap is good.

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    Re: Sticky whitish nightmare...

    Thank you guys!!!
    :thanks :thanks :thanks :thanks :thanks

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