What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?
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    What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

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    X-post from F71 What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Hi all,
    Dumb question time. What kind of damage is this? I was planning on using it in my regular rotation. Should I be concerned about this? Is it repairable? As far as I can tell, it's on the inside of the watch, probably on the portion that's not the LCD.

    I'm hoping maybe someone who has seen something similar happen on a G can help me out. Even if it's not repairable, would anyone know eventually what happens to something like this?

    Thank you


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    Re: What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Is the watch in your possession? I might be wrong, but that kind of looks like a peel-off protective film, rather than damage.
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    Re: X-post from F71 What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    That just looks like Timex have used almost a sticker on the inside of the watch and it's bubbled with age or something? Doesn't look like damage as such to me. I wouldn't be sure if it can be "fixed", maybe you can get the module out and try some gentle heat to see if you can stick it back down?

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    Re: X-post from F71 What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Yes, it looks like the sticker/print of the dial has de-laminated from the crystal.

    Since the watch looks somewhat aged i guess the glue or print material has decomposed.
    I dont think that you can easily stick it back. :(

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    Re: What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    If it's not a protective film on the outside, my second guess would be the printing is a decal and peeling away from the crystal on the inside. I don't know if taking the watch apart and trying to smooth it out would cause more harm than good.

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    Re: What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Two threads merged.
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    Re: What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Yup, the inside decal is de-laminating. It can happen over time but heat/sun can accelerate it. I would leave it as-is, even if you manage to press it down, the edges are in rough shape. It should not affect the functionality of the watch. If you want to restore it, you may want to try to find the original crystal, which should have the decal installed, but I have no idea what parts availability is like for Timexes.

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    Re: What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Only a couple of CASIO watch models suffered from this (like the DW-5300). It's sad to see, but nothing you can do to fix it AFAIK. Your best bet is to replace the crystal, which is likely very difficult to source for an old Timex Atlantis model like this.

    Btw, for future reference try posting about Timex watches in the "Digital & ABC Watches" sub forum (this is the CASIO G-Shock sub forum).
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    Re: What kind of damage is this and should I be concerned?

    Understood, sorry about the mistake. Watch is not currently in my possession, but I think I'll just wear it as is and let the Timex take a lickin'

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