Thermal Shock, Help!
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    Thermal Shock, Help!

    So I tried doing a search, because I've read about this problem on the forum before, but it was difficult sifting through the countless threads on G-shocks.

    Basically the other day I took my watch in the pool, and then without thinking, ran it under very hot water after getting out. Immediately alarm bells started going off in my head. About an hour later I did a time test of my watch. The watch, which had been gaining an average of 3 seconds a day, had gained 5 seconds in the past hour. This morning when I woke up it had gained an additional 18. Nothing major, but for a few weeks it had been working so well. Have I blown it?!

    So I know the remedies for other watch problems, such as magnetization, but I don't know the remedy for this. What should I do? Take it to my jeweler? Give up hope? Sacrifice a goat to the watch gods in the hope that they will have mercy on me?

    All your responses are much appreciated.
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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    Your watch is not a thermal compensated quartz. For it to react to changes in temperature is nothing unusual.

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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    So what you're saying is, basically it will settle down?
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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    Observe it for a few days. If problem persists, here is the steps to adjust the accuracy:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f43/how...ock-83153.html

    If you feel uncomfortable with the above, let Casio do it.

    Nothing fatal.
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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by dwenger View Post
    So what you're saying is, basically it will settle down?
    Just reset the time to the correct time and carry on as usual.

    No harm, no foul.

    HTH

    ETA: Also be sure you are using a reliable time reference, e.g. time.gov, NOT your computer, cell phone, cable box, etc. Frankly, the amount of time error you are stating is hard to explain without some kind of reference error.
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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    Just to be sure, what watch exactly are you talking about?

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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    I don't know why the mods moved my post into the G-Shock forum, it was originally in public. The watch is my 009, so it's mechanical.
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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by eurocopter View Post
    Just to be sure, what watch exactly are you talking about?
    You called it! I should have known better ...
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    Re: Thermal Shock, Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by dwenger View Post
    I don't know why the mods moved my post into the G-Shock forum, it was originally in public. The watch is my 009, so it's mechanical.
    I didn't move it here, but I can move it back if you like.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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