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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Quote Originally Posted by J_NL View Post
    In your case, it clearly serves a purpose then. But to me it seems 99% of all people who wear their watches in the water, do this out of habit or laziness. It is then that it serves no purpose and that is what I don't understand.

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    Using that logic, one could also make the argument of wearing a watch in general, e.g. it serves no purpose. What purpose does it serve when you have multiple ways to tell the time at any given moment? Wrist watches in general are not the necessity that they once were before cell phones and computers. We wear them because itís our hobby, passion, etc... We justify the expense because of these reasons. Logically it makes no sense.

    I wear my watches in the water, shower, etc...because constantly taking them off/on out of concern for scratching the watch is something I donít waste my time with. I have more important concerns...some of which have already been stated. IMO, it makes the most sense to wear your watch in the water because thatís one place all those other time keeping devices donít do well in.
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    Some of you guys sound cuckoo/OCD! Just rinse the dang thing off and wipe it dry! And if it's been sandy, spin the bezel a couple of times while you're at it. 😁
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Quote Originally Posted by J_NL View Post
    Yes, there is not much more to it than what you've mentioned yourself. I do wonder why anyone would want to swim with his watch strapped on, either in open water or a pool. I really don't see what purpose this serves. Same for showering with your watch. Do you really need to check time while taking a swim or a shower? To me this is just taking a risk with your watch for no purpose. But enlighten me if I am wrong.
    I basically don't take them off ever. As anything else, it's with change that problems come: the watch may drop, get forgotten, stolen... always on my wrist, zero problems.

    As for the first question, whatever I can stand, the watch must stand. I don't think 716L stainless steel and shappire crystal are any more delicate than my skin and bones.

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Mine goes off for a spa day: cleansing, rub down, massage, steam, compress, hot stones, reiki, meditation, aroma therapy and back to me to be worn until the next time it gets splashed at the sink (or I feel the humidity is a bit too high). Dog help me if it actually goes into water: full service; tear down, replace everything replaceable, oil immersion for everything else, sonic cleansing, and all work performed by a highly trained celebate Yogi/Reiki master/psychic/watchmaker.
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Quote Originally Posted by Seabee1 View Post
    Mine goes off for a spa day: cleansing, rub down, massage, steam, compress, hot stones, reiki, meditation, aroma therapy and back to me to be worn until the next time it gets splashed at the sink (or I feel the humidity is a bit too high). Dog help me if it actually goes into water: full service; tear down, replace everything replaceable, oil immersion for everything else, sonic cleansing, and all work performed by a highly trained celebate Yogi/Reiki master/psychic/watchmaker.
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    If its fresh water than I don't do anything outside of the regular cleaning all of them get once every 6 months or so (qtips, gentle cleaner and polywatch). Salt water gets a good rinsing with fresh water and that's it. Chlorinated water? I just don't do it at all. I may be in the minority, but I don't trust watches in pool water. Chlorine can really mess up seals.

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    I guess I'm in the minority here. I don't wash my watches off at all, and I wear them in the pool and ocean all the time.

    I think maybe you guys are over-thinking this a bit, but that's like just my opinion, man.

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    I try to avoid salt water, but in a pool environment I will wash with warm water and, like Noki a micro fiber towel or watch cloth.

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Quote Originally Posted by J_NL View Post
    In your case, it clearly serves a purpose then. But to me it seems 99% of all people who wear their watches in the water, do this out of habit or laziness. It is then that it serves no purpose and that is what I don't understand.

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    It serves the purpose of letting you know what time it is same as it does when youíre on dry land. Whatís so hard to understand about that? Pretty basic.


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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Meh ..... I dont get anything rated less than 100m wet (just a personal quirk) but I dont really see a need to take them off if I walk past a sink or do the dishes either. They are watches .... they are meant to be used. Just my 2 cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by J_NL View Post
    In your case, it clearly serves a purpose then. But to me it seems 99% of all people who wear their watches in the water, do this out of habit or laziness. It is then that it serves no purpose and that is what I don't understand.

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