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    Protecting your watch

    This may be a stupid question, but here goes. As a serious amateur photographer, I'm out in the sun all summer. I just toss my watch in my pocket so I can avoid the dreaded wrist watch tan, and I don't like it sliding all over when I'm sweating bullets. Is there anything out there to protect the exhibition casebacks from scratches? I have searched and came up with nothing. I always wear my Monster because of this, I don't really care what happens to that caseback.
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    Re: Protecting your watch

    bund strap

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    Re: Protecting your watch

    You can just leave the plastic caseback sticker on. Heck even some transparent tape would probably work.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Protecting your watch

    I don't want my car to get dirt & grime on it from normal use. Should I cover it somehow?

    It's a watch, so wear it! Wabi sabi brother!

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    Re: Protecting your watch

    Try a nato or zulu strap which will cover the caseback. I find the material to be comfortable in hot weather and the strap can be tossed in the washing machine if it begins to stink. I also like Eric's idea of transparent tape. For future watch purchases, you may want to consider either a solid caseback or sapphire crystal exhibition caseback.
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    Re: Protecting your watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric L. View Post
    You can just leave the plastic caseback sticker on. Heck even some transparent tape would probably work.
    The manual of one of my watches states to remove the plastic on the caseback, so sweat/moisture and dirt don't get trapped there. I don't know how much of an issue it is, but hey there it is.

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    Re: Protecting your watch

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyer_karlita View Post
    The manual of one of my watches states to remove the plastic on the caseback, so sweat/moisture and dirt don't get trapped there. I don't know how much of an issue it is, but hey there it is.
    I'd say it's an issue. <groan> I still haven't forgotten the absolutely beautiful, like new off the shelf, never worn black dial DW-1000 I found that still had the plastic sticker on the caseback. To my horror I saw that something - bacteria or whatever - had gotten underneath that sticker and, over the years, EATEN AWAY THE METAL.

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    Re: Protecting your watch

    Thanks for the suggestions. As to the comment that I should wear it. I do every day. I do not wear it out in the sun all day however. I don't want a white stripe on my wrist from wearing a watch in the sun all day.
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    Re: Protecting your watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Adams View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. As to the comment that I should wear it. I do every day. I do not wear it out in the sun all day however. I don't want a white stripe on my wrist from wearing a watch in the sun all day.
    But if you don't take your watch off nobody will see the stripe

    I won't ask what you do to deal with all your other tanlines...
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    I just wrap mine in a handkerchief when I have to keep it in my pocket. It has never gotten scratched that way.
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