Een tip gevonden op The Watch Site (de opvolger van SCWF). Een Seiko-eigenaar heeft condens achter het glas van zijn Seiko, zonder dat hij er mee is gaan zwemmen etc. Wat te doen?
Een medeforummer geeft een mogelijke oplossing. Ik vertaal het niet; dan gaat er ook niets verloren van de uitleg. Enne, met ‘refrigerator’ wordt koeldeel van de koelkast bedoeld, niet het vriezerdeel!
Doe er je voordeel mee (of geef je commentaar)
De letterlijke tekst
[b]'I have posted this many, many times. Been doing “the refrigerator trick” for over thirty-five years and passing it along as much as possible…
Simple solution: Pull the crowns of the afflicted watches all the way out to their “setting” position. This will bring the crown gasket clear of the case tube. Then put the watches in your refrigerator for several days. The cooling process removes virtually all moisture from the air as the appliance does its job. After four or five days the moisture should be drawn out of the air within each watch. Before pulling them out of the refrigerator, simply push each crown back to its “O” position, re-sealing the case.
Cooling a watch or almost anything else will not necessarily add moisture. It depends on the ambient moisture of the place or appliance. By their very nature, refrigerators are very adept at removing moisture from their interior air. Most modern refrigerators are of the “frost-free” variety which makes them even more efficient at drying the interior air.
Trust me on this. I’ve been recommending this for over thirty five years and it rarely fails. If these watches fog again, the gaskets need replacement.
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER heat a watch. This can damage various plastic parts as well as the gaskets. It will also promote the break-down of the various lubricants within the movement, necessitating a movement service. Excess exposure to sunlight can cause premature fading of the dial, hands, inserts, etc. as well as the possible deformation of plastic parts’.[/b]