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My watch face has steamed up after I went running in a heavy rain storm, any suggestions to get rid of condensation without taking the back off?

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Why not put it on a heating pad with a "desicant" bag (moisture absorbing crystals) both on a terry cloth face cloth.

Low low setting on the heating pad or the watch oil will dry up and movement will be slowed down.

When I was a kid with a cheap timex, I tried the low elec oven or hair dryer with the casing exposed. To hot and too harsh air movement. Probably expanded the spring and lost its "spring".

It will be close to $100 for our PhD watch makers today. Oil and replace main spring. Ce'la gureer.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008


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The back of my timex fell off when i was putting it on this morning. I can't seem to get it to go back on. Please advise.

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I have moisture in the center of my watch face. It is a circle shape, right in the center of the face. Looks like it is fogged up, like steam.

Hi Its condensation if its a watch with a button to set the hand then pull it out to its max and put your watch in a nice worm place over night would be good.
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mcdevito75 here, I think you mean handleing, or takeing care of your Casio watch. First look on the back cover to see if it says shock proof or water proof, if it does you have a liitle lee way in handleing your watch, what I men is, you can wear your Casio even if you do heavy work and even in a moderate rain. However most Casio watches should not be worn if your out in a driveing rain or if you do extra heavy work, such as use a sledge hammer, or heavy tools, keep your casio dry, and once every other daye wipe it clean with a soft dry cloth, also do not rest your Casio on it"s crystal (Glass) when you take it off.

Jun 16, 2010 | Casio G3011 Duplex LCD Watch

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Condensation has just developed on the inside of my watch face, How can i get rid of it (It is a Giorgio Armani)

It is sometimes possible to get rid of moisture by putting the watch in a warm place and leaving it there overnight.

If this has not effect, then the watch needs to be opened to dry it out.

As moisture has entered the watch, then it would appear that the seal in the back or the winder is no longer effective and it may need replacing.

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I just replace the battery for a casio watch 2315 but it still does not work

Hi, I just encountered the same problem today as I was changing the battery and I found the solution. First make sure when you are changing the battery that the watch stem is pulled out; then after the battery has been replaced, and before you put the gasket and back on you will need to "reset" or "hotwire" the battery are going to likely need a magnifying glass to find a tiny ac symbol on the back of the watch (without the back cover replaced)...just next to the ac symbol is a tiny hole. Take a piece of wire, or in my case I used an unfolded paper clip, and put one end of the wire in the hole and the other end on the back of the battery (the +/positive side should be facing up). Leave the wire in contact with the ac/battery for 5 seconds, then remove. Next replace the rubber gasket, then the back and the screws. Lastly, push in the watch stem. Your watch should now work. I found out through considerable research that almost all digital watches will need that "hotwiring" step performed after the battery is replaced.


Dec 21, 2008 | Watches

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On most watches, if you get condensation within the face, means that there is a small crack on the glass/plastic covering. Some watches you can take apart from the back and pull out the workings and replace this casing, on others, you have to take it to the jewelers to have it replaced. Depending on how much you paid for the watch, you are better off buying a whole new one.

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I noticed condensation under my watch face. Now it shows info but any time I press a button it disappears for awhil--few minutes to few hrs. Does it need new battery oris it a goner?? The watch is part...

You need to open your watch and let the condinsation out. Does your watch have screws in the back? Alot of times when you have the battery changed (in plastic watches) it is hard to tighten down the back properly because many people strip the tap because the screw is metal and the casing is plastic. Either way open the watch, let it dry out for at least 45-1 hour ,and if you can find some silicon ( a heavy grease) put that around the inside back seal, and close as good as you can. If this is not a plastic watch please let me know so I can assist you further.

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