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    Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    Hi all.
    I've noticed something about pre-owned T1's I've seen FS.
    Every one has a blue Copper Sulfate capsule at the 6:00 position.
    Does that mean that if I were to buy one like that, it would need immediate service?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    Hi all.
    I've noticed something about pre-owned T1's I've seen FS.
    Every one has a blue Copper Sulfate capsule at the 6:00 position.
    Does that mean that if I were to buy one like that, it would need immediate service?
    Thank you.
    If blue than yes. The seals probably need replacement.

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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    It depends how blue really. Light blue is nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    Thanks folks.
    The question I now have is how long does it take for the capsule to become blue?
    If 3 years, not good.
    If 10 years, OK as that's a normal service interval.

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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    Difficult to say how quick. It all depends on how much work it has to do to dehumidify. If there’s no humidity inside the watch then it will last much longer. The more humidity gets in, the quicker it goes blue.

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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    And recommended service interval is surely less than 10 years.
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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    So, correct me if I'm wrong, but the only moisture the capsule should have to absorb is that which is in the air when the watch is cased up. Why would it need to work harder? This is a 1000m watch, right? The seals should keep water out, right?

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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    I have an EZM 3, which has the same capsule. I do fine that the capsule does show up more blue in pictures than it actually looks in person. Take that for what you will.

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    Re: Buying a Pre-Owned T1?

    OK, I read that all.
    But nowhere can I find the recommended service period for watches so equipped with the capsule and Ar fill technology.
    Anybody happen to know how long they recommend?

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