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How do you remove water droplets inside watch?

  1. Jan 20, 2008 #1
    I forgot to take my watch inside my clothes pocket and when I washed my clothes my watch formed some moisture and small water droplets inside, I let it dry under the sun for3-4 hours every day but still there's moisture inside, it seems wont go away. what do you recommend I should do?
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2008 #2

    Moonbear

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    I'd first try just popping the back off (where the battery is located) and let it sit for a few days to dry with the cover off so the moisture can get back out, i.e., don't wear it while trying to get it to dry.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2008 #3
    thats the problem there I cant open the back plate.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2008 #4

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    If its an expensive watch I'd take it to a local jeweler or watch maker and see what they recommend.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2008 #5

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    If the watch is valuable, take it to a jeweler. If it's not, even the jewelry counter at a discount store can pop it open.

    Edit: Great minds think alike.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2008 #6
    ok will try to bring this to a local jeweler tnks, I was hoping there's a technique for these meybe in an oven or a dehydrator maybe.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2008 #7

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    The damage to the workings may be irreversible at this point and drying alone won't help.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2008 #8
    If its a fairly inexpensive metal watch case, use a knife to pop the back of the bezel off. Just use the blade at the little rectangular spot on the back of the bezel. Its just like using a jewelers wrench.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2008 #9

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    Here's a photographer's trick: Find as many of those silica gel dessicant packages ("do not eat! Throw away!") as you can, and seal them up with the watch in a zip-lock bag and leave them in a warm place. As has been said, damage may already be done.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2008 #10
    thats a good idea tnks.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2008 #11
    If the drops are bothering you just put the watch in a glass of water until it is completely full of water and you won't notice the drops
     
  13. Jan 21, 2008 #12

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    :rofl: When I saw your name replying to this, I was expecting the advice to be to heat the watch with a MAPP torch to evaporate out all the water. :wink:
     
  14. Jan 21, 2008 #13
    I thought about that, but when I tried it on my watch I burned the heck out of my wrist
     
  15. Jan 21, 2008 #14

    Chi Meson

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    I'm dead. DoL. I've died. I'm dead.:snarf: Rofl::eek:
     
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  16. Jan 21, 2008 #15

    turbo

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    You are supposed to put the watch on your living-room carpet when you use a torch to dry it.
     
  17. Jan 21, 2008 #16
    And then flip the square of carpet to cover the damage?
     
  18. Jan 21, 2008 #17

    Evo

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    I see you've been following closely!
     
  19. Jan 21, 2008 #18

    JasonRox

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    Go somewhere where they sell hearing aids and ask for the little container thing that extracts moisture out of small thing (like hearing aids). Buy one for like $10. If you put it in there every night, you'll never see droplets of water in your watch.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2008 #19

    chroot

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    Putting a watch in a 120F or even 150F oven for a few hours should dry it out without causing any damage. Be careful, though, and use a thermometer -- many household ovens do not properly indicate temperatures this low.

    - Warren
     
  21. Jan 22, 2008 #20
    Stick it in a desiccator filled with Dryrite. Wait until the dryrite turns pink. It will definitely work.
     
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