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Relic Watch Fogged Up On The Inside

My Relic ZR77106 watch suddenly and randomly got fogged up under the face piece glass. It will un-fog if i apply hot water over it, but then it just fogs right back up again. I was wondering if there was any way to get under the glass face piece to wipe away the condensation that appears to be causing the issue. I just wanted to know if it was easy enough to do with the proper tools, so i do not have to bring it to a repair shop and get charged more than i paid for the damn watch. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you

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the seals are starting to go in it. i will have to take it apart and replace them(or send it into the dealer)

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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The problem is that water or humidity is getting into your watch. You either need a new back gasket 9 probibly nicked when changing a battery, or your crown ( the little piece used to change the time) gasket is bad, or you have a crack in your crystal. Turn your crown as if to wind it , if it turns REALLY easy your crown gasket is bad, if not you need to open your watchback and insert a new gasket around the back cover. Make sure that it fits tight ( you probibly have to stretch it a little) and then reclose the watch. The only place I know you can get a seal is at a watch repair shop.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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Take it back, the battery must have been changed sometime when it was in the store, and the back has not been sealed correctly. If the store won't take it back I would send to the company. If you don't want to do that, take it to a reputable watchmaker ( NOT A JWEWLER) and have them check out the seal, and how well the back was put on. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to ask. Good Luck!!

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http://ftp.casio.co.jp/pub/world_manual/wat/en/qw2747.pdf the setting guide u can refer from this pdf file :) mine is also EFA-110

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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Click on my profile (escapement), then click on TIPS AND TRICKS. There you will find explanation about water/ condensation inside watch. Rate me, plz.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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  • Decide whether the risk of possibly damaging the watch is worth attempting a do-it-yourself fix. If the watch is expensive, you may want to have a professional repair it rather than risk damaging the watch or invalidating the manufacturer's warranty.
  • Step 2 Lay the watch in a dry place in sunlight and see if the water evaporates on its own. Put a piece of soft, absorbent cloth such as a towel under the watch. If the water inside the watch face is only a fine film of condensation that clears on its own after a short time, you probably do not need to do anything else.
  • Step 3 Seal the watch in a plastic bag filled with unopened packets of silica gel desiccant. These are the packets that come in shoe boxes and other packaged items. You can also use dry rice instead of the silica gel packets. Leave the bag somewhere warm and dry for a few days. The silica gel packets or rice can help draw out the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 4 Direct a fan at the watch or use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to blow air on the watch. Alternatively, if you can safely leave the watch on top of a low heat source such as a floor vent or radiator, this can help evaporate the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 5 Obtain the appropriate watch repair supplies. If you need to purchase tools, look for these at a watch repair shop or at a jewelry store. You can also find watch repair tools online. You may need small, fine-tipped screwdrivers and watch openers and closers.
  • Step 6 Take off the back of the watch, as if you were changing the battery. Use care not to scratch or damage any of the mechanisms such as the coil or stem. Let the watch dry thoroughly in the open air until there is no trace of moisture. Reassemble the watch once it is dry and press the seal firmly back into place. If the seal does not fit tightly, you may need to replace it
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