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    Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    Here it is, top pic with condensation inside the watch and the bottom pic is a clearer and better quality picture of the case, without condensation.





    Can anyone tell me why there's water inside my watch? This watch has 50m/165 feet water resistance so I just don't understand why it's happening!
    Any help will be appreciated! Thanks
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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    It has moisture inside the watch for two possible reasons: 1. One of the seals has leaked. 2. It was assembled in a humid environment and you have been in and out of the cold.

    If it is new have the dealer take care of it. If out of warranty a watch repair shop can correct the cause and dry it out.

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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    I saw a lot of info and experiences covered in this one.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/cond...es-665319.html
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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    Thanks for the replies!
    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    It has moisture inside the watch for two possible reasons: 1. One of the seals has leaked. 2. It was assembled in a humid environment and you have been in and out of the cold.

    If it is new have the dealer take care of it. If out of warranty a watch repair shop can correct the cause and dry it out.
    I'll be bummed if one of the seals was broken, I probably won't have the chance to visit a repair shop but I have been out of the cold recently so 2 makes a lot of sense!
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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    Quote Originally Posted by bm996 View Post
    Thanks for the replies!
    I'll be bummed if one of the seals was broken, I probably won't have the chance to visit a repair shop but I have been out of the cold recently so 2 makes a lot of sense!
    Yeah, if you live in the snow country then condensation can occur. It should evaporate again. However, you may want to have a watch maker remove the back and store it in dessicant for a week to really dry things out before closing up again. Nice looking Burberry. How old is the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Yeah, if you live in the snow country then condensation can occur. It should evaporate again. However, you may want to have a watch maker remove the back and store it in dessicant for a week to really dry things out before closing up again. Nice looking Burberry. How old is the watch.
    Yeah, that makes sense! It's been very cold and we just had a blizzard here in the NE so that explains that. The watch is fairly new, bought it about 2 months ago. The model is BU1364

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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    A brand new watch should not do that.
    You state it has a WR of 50 meters. Maybe, maybe not. If you plan to keep it, it would be wise to have the WR tested.

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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    If you took this outside in the extreme cold and then came inside this can happen. I have seen it before with my Oris. It's not a major issue. However, you could have it checked out to make sure seals aren't compromised.
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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    A brand new watch should not do that.
    You state it has a WR of 50 meters. Maybe, maybe not. If you plan to keep it, it would be wise to have the WR tested.
    +1. New watches should not do this, I agree, and sorry to hear this. But good news is that it should still be under warranty.

    In terms of the WR 50 rating, please know that pursuant to ISO standards for non-dive watches such as this most makers test by way of a batch, such that not all of their watches are individually tested and do not need to be in order to comply; a good idea to get your watch WR tested, I agree.

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    Re: Unexpected condensation inside my watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    A brand new watch should not do that.
    You state it has a WR of 50 meters. Maybe, maybe not. If you plan to keep it, it would be wise to have the WR tested.
    A brand new watch that was assembled in a relatively humid environment will have moist air trapped inside behind the usual watch seals. Expose that watch to the frigid temps experienced in the northeast and the moisture will condense out onto the relatively cold crystal. Very common for watches that may have been assembled in asia. The fix is easy...just dry the opened watch in dessicant.

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