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    Aww, This Sucks

    Came out of the shower today and saw this.



    And yes, the crown was down, the guard was locked. Disappointing. In all my years of owning watches, this is the first time this has ever happened. I suspect the complicated case back over the crown or pushers.

    Is there a Ball repair shop in Canada?

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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    Moisture, yea that really does suck. I guess best to tend to it ASAP, sorry, such a nice watch too!

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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    I'm travelling so I can't do anything about it for a week or so.

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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    But at least it's "squeaky clean"!! Sorry, I just don't get the whole "shower everyday with my watch" thing.
    Good luck, though, I hope it turns out alright...

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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    In the interim unscrew the crown and put in in a bag of rice. It will suck out the moisture and hopefully prevent any corrosion on the hands or dial. Service for Canada will be the Tampa Florida Facility in the US.
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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    I don't always shower with a watch but I do when I'm travelling and changing hotels everyday. I'm too worried about leaving it behind to take it off!

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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    Good advice but I don't have any rice :(

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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    I hadn't thought of that aspect. Good point...

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    I don't always shower with a watch but I do when I'm travelling and changing hotels everyday. I'm too worried about leaving it behind to take it off!
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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    Maybe you can find some desiccant packets laying around (The bags that come in a new shoe box)? If you can find one, seal it up in a plastic bag with the watch.
    Not sure if it's the same thing that medicine bottles come packaged with, but that might work too.
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    Re: Aww, This Sucks

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkingTime View Post
    Good advice but I don't have any rice :(
    Then wrap it in toilet paper (to prevent salt getting in the threads of the crown) and dip that in a bag of salt. Maybe it's easier to find salt where you are...
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