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    Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    I've been pondering for a while what would hypothetically happen to a watch if it were left outside, in the sun and weather.

    Say you had a new / near new dive watch. It's sealed up so rain isn't going to affect it.. But leaving it in the sun for months on end. If it's Quartz it'll keep on ticking while it's out there.

    Any ideas as to what would happen, visually.. mechanically? Would it create somewhat of a forced "patina"? Would the movement overheat?

    I'm not planning on leaving anything outside but purely curious as to what others think could happen.


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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Do not know what might happen to my watch when left outside, one is for sure: the watch will not be there tomorrow since it found a new owner.
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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Lots of sun-bleaching would happen
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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    The oil will dry out fast(er).
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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchvaultnyc View Post
    Lots of sun-bleaching would happen
    I agree, you would probably just have a lot of sun-bleaching to the dial, hands, lume, and bezel but the watch would be fine otherwise.

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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Do not know what might happen to my watch when left outside, one is for sure: the watch will not be there tomorrow since it found a new owner.
    Ahahah answer of the year!!! Yep, I wouldn't intentionally leave a watch outside for the same exact reason!!!
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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Do not know what might happen to my watch when left outside, one is for sure: the watch will not be there tomorrow since it found a new owner.
    This is exactly what came to mind.

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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Do not know what might happen to my watch when left outside, one is for sure: the watch will not be there tomorrow since it found a new owner.
    And if you give me his address I could go retrieve it before the sun goes down
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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    Only one way to really find out for sure...... :)

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    Re: Intentionally leaving a watch outside, in the sun and weather?

    You'd end up in the ER with a 2nd degree burn after you put it on?
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