Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

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    Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    Hi all

    woke up yesterday with my SuperOcean Heritage on my wrist as normal ....

    looked down for the time and the crystal was all blurry (thought my eyes had given up in the night) !

    didnt realise what it was at first, thought it had just got greasy so gave it a good rub with a cleaning cloth and the screen cleared nicely .... however straight away it started to fog up again, I also noticed some marks on the actual dial face that hadn't been there before. So I assume mositure is in the watch and when it gets cold it is condensing??

    Does this sound feasible?

    The watch hasn't been wet as far as I know, I dont swim in it or shower in it .... And was fine when I went to bed?

    I did notice that the crown was open though, not all the way looks like it must have wound open in the night (no crown guard on this model) but as mentioned I am pretty sure the watch didnt come into contact with water anyway?

    any ideas how this could have happened??

    I am taking it back to the AD on Saturday. Hopefully be covered under warranty?

    any thoughts welcomed .....

    Russ
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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    Should be covered under warranty. Breitling is pretty good about these things. Plus, if it hasnt been abused or subjected to water, there is probably a leak which should be pretty easy for them to detect.

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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    can this happen without the watch getting wet then? ....
    Russ Ellis
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    Current Stable:

    Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46
    Sinn UX GSG 9 - EZM 2B SN-107
    Debaufre Nav-B Limited Edition (no79 of 200)
    Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master / Orange Dial
    Seiko SKX007

    Gone but not forgotten:

    Omega Speedmaster Pro - 3570.50
    Omega Seamaster Pro - 2531.80
    MM Radiomir 1936 California Dial
    MM Titanium Luminor Sterile on Toshi
    ..............................................

    If we didn't have thumbs, would the bottom of our sandwiches fall off?

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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    mmmm

    so closer inspection reveals that the crown is actually a bit wobblier than it used to be and when you screw it down, it seems to just keep turning rather than closing (used to take about 1 1/2 turns to be locked closed) now takes about 6?
    Russ Ellis
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    Current Stable:

    Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46
    Sinn UX GSG 9 - EZM 2B SN-107
    Debaufre Nav-B Limited Edition (no79 of 200)
    Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master / Orange Dial
    Seiko SKX007

    Gone but not forgotten:

    Omega Speedmaster Pro - 3570.50
    Omega Seamaster Pro - 2531.80
    MM Radiomir 1936 California Dial
    MM Titanium Luminor Sterile on Toshi
    ..............................................

    If we didn't have thumbs, would the bottom of our sandwiches fall off?

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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    Well it sounds like the crown tube maybe stripped but that still does not explain how moisture got into the watch.

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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by beshannon View Post
    Well it sounds like the crown tube maybe stripped but that still does not explain how moisture got into the watch.
    Sudden change in temperature?
    Where you in a heated room and went out for a while and back in?

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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    yeah, no idea how the crown tube could have stripped, I am very careful not to overtighten sure I havent done that .... would be very angry with myself if I had.

    don't like the fact that there is no crown guard though. wonder if I have bashed it and nor realised.

    hope "B" fix it all under warranty ....

    Russ Ellis
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    Current Stable:

    Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46
    Sinn UX GSG 9 - EZM 2B SN-107
    Debaufre Nav-B Limited Edition (no79 of 200)
    Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master / Orange Dial
    Seiko SKX007

    Gone but not forgotten:

    Omega Speedmaster Pro - 3570.50
    Omega Seamaster Pro - 2531.80
    MM Radiomir 1936 California Dial
    MM Titanium Luminor Sterile on Toshi
    ..............................................

    If we didn't have thumbs, would the bottom of our sandwiches fall off?

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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by TimeSeeker View Post
    Sudden change in temperature?
    Where you in a heated room and went out for a while and back in?
    +1 on this. Especially if you were sleeping in it. If it were under the covers and close to your body with bad seals, there's a chance for water or moisture (be it from sweat or your very humid exhalations) to enter the watch. If you then remove your arm from under the covers into a cold room, the moisture which is now in the watch will condense on the crystal, just as it does in a humid car on a cold (or warm) day.
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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    But say if a watch is waterproof and all crowns and pushers are tighten - will the condensation take place as well if the radically changing in temperature happens or no?
    Say from froze to fire-place warm room.
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    Re: Breitling SOH has condensation :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Bleh View Post
    If it were under the covers and close to your body with bad seals, there's a chance for water or moisture (be it from sweat or your very humid exhalations) to enter the watch.
    If there are bad seals this would certainly be possible, but of course one would like to hope that a newish watch rated to 200m from a reputable brand wouldn't have such problems. Too late now, but that's the reason that I always test any watch I get. Regardless of what's printed on the dial there's still a chance that it wasn't assembled properly.

    The waterproofness around the crown doesn't require that the crown is screwed down tightly. If you bashed the crown into something it's possible you compromised something, but it may also be possible that water entered through some other place. You do need to get the moisture out of the watch - send it back under warranty - but you also need to have it pressure tested.

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