Vintage Casio, still waterproof?

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    Vintage Casio, still waterproof?

    Hello all!

    First post here. I did a bit of searching but not with much luck.

    I picked up my first vintage watch! A very nice condition 1986 AE-20W twin graph! Since this watch is not too incredibly rare, I would like to wear it daily, but I have one concern. I've been wearing a G-Shock for the past 8 years and I love not having to worry about it whenever I'm around water.

    The AE-20W was originally good up to 50M but I'm wondering how these watches do with age? What are the odds that it's still waterproof? I certainly won't be attempting to scuba or anything but it would be nice to shower or hop in the pool with it.

    Thanks for any advice!
    -Dawson

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    Re: Vintage Casio, still waterproof?

    It never was waterproof; water resistant.

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    Re: Vintage Casio, still waterproof?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawson128 View Post
    Hello all!

    First post here. I did a bit of searching but not with much luck.

    I picked up my first vintage watch! A very nice condition 1986 AE-20W twin graph! Since this watch is not too incredibly rare, I would like to wear it daily, but I have one concern. I've been wearing a G-Shock for the past 8 years and I love not having to worry about it whenever I'm around water.

    The AE-20W was originally good up to 50M but I'm wondering how these watches do with age? What are the odds that it's still waterproof? I certainly won't be attempting to scuba or anything but it would be nice to shower or hop in the pool with it.

    Thanks for any advice!
    -Dawson
    The old rubber seals are dried out and cracked, more than likely. Do not dunk it, and showering is not recommended.

    BTW, I have 2 of these, one is beat to heck, scratched plastic crystal, so I grabbed a fresh one as they are fun watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    The old rubber seals are dried out and cracked, more than likely. Do not dunk it, and showering is not recommended.

    BTW, I have 2 of these, one is beat to heck, scratched plastic crystal, so I grabbed a fresh one as they are fun watches.
    Same here 🙂 bought one that was beat to hell, fell in love, then bought a mint one a week after.

    Noob question, is it possible to check any of these seals or rebuild it? The only seal I know is easily accessible is the o-ring on the backing plate.

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