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Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?

Yes all/nearly all the time (when my watch is WR)
Never
Only when showering/washing after swimming, with no soap
I never shower/bathe
I do not own a watch
I like to watch people shower
I like people to watch me shower

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Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« on: November 08, 2016, 09:18:46 AM »
Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?

Personally, irrespective of the watch, I would only have a shower with it when coming out of the sea, mainly to remove the salt from me and the watch. The watch may also get another proper wash later.

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 09:26:30 AM »
Voted :tu:

I used to shower with my watch on when I was younger -and less foolish than I am now.  :D

I stopped doing that when I realised it causes condensation inside the case that silently kills the poor things.

Nowadays I don't wear a watch in the sea anymore and I prefer to give it a good cleaning of its own every now and then.

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 10:52:25 AM »
Depends which watch and what it and I am coated with...

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 10:56:42 AM »
Based so far on the poll results... We are very "dirty" people.  :facepalm:

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 12:31:20 PM »
Even when my watch is waterproof, I don't wear it in the shower.

Won't risk breaking it by a flaw that could've been avoided by keeping it dry.

My watches get a seperate wash under the tap with some handsoap from time to time.
Way less risk of water getting in (lower waterpressure and less long time submerged)

And a service once every 2 years, since it does have to be waterproof whenever the need arises.

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 01:22:33 PM »
I've been wearing my g-shock all the time since I got it, including when I shower. I take it off afterwards to give the nato strap a good dry, and to swap between straps when I want to wash the one I'm currently using,  but other than that I wear it all the time.
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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 01:26:07 PM »
I usually take my G-Shock off.

I know it can handle the moisture but I don;t want to clean soap and gunk from the bezel edges and the strap... I occasionally keep it in the swimming pool though.

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 04:55:29 PM »
At home - No.
I don't lose much time taking it off (so to speak...), and I didn't pay for a perfectly good side table to not put things on it.

In public ( :whistle: ) - Yes, it's less f-ing around, and less likely to be "accidentally" picked up by someone.


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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 06:52:30 PM »
Off for the shower and also to sleep.

I do wear on vacation in the sea and/or pool.  Clean well at end of day. 


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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016, 07:12:39 PM »
Never, cleaning soap residue from a watch is horrible

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 10:50:19 PM »
Nope, I don't wear a watch in the shower, just a pair of cutoff jean shorts....  :ahhh

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 03:28:58 AM »

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 04:38:51 AM »


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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2016, 02:45:16 PM »
All my watches are water resistant, most to 200m. So as long as the band isn't leather I always have one on. Shower, bath, swimming, sleeping, always. I'll use a small nail brush to clean the watch and band if I've been getting messy in the workshop, yard, etc. I haven't had a watch fail me in decades. And if it is going to fail, I'd prefer it did so when I was close to my other watches.

I guess, if I wore delicate (jewelry) watches, I might not be so demanding of them. But, after having many lesser watches fail when growing up, I refuse to buy or wear them. I don't care what it's market value may be, if a watch requires me to consider its durability before doing something, it has no value to me. Maybe that is why I now only wear robust watches, like the Titanium Eco-Drive on my wrist right now, that can handle the abuses of life without concern.

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2016, 05:33:20 PM »
My every watch can take the shower but I dont need to tell the time while in the shower. I have swimmed and been in sauna with watch quite regularly just because I had been afraid of possible thieves.

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 06:36:33 PM »
It is none of your business what I am wearing, or not wearing, while I shower.
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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2016, 06:55:20 PM »
I only buy watches that can go for a swim without issues.  I will wear a watch when in the ocean then rinse the salt water off me with it on.  I dont bathe with one on however. 
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 07:02:43 PM by Aloha007 »

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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2016, 07:01:37 PM »
I always take my watch off



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Re: Do you shower/bathe with your watch on?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2016, 10:45:39 PM »
All my watches are water resistant, most to 200m. So as long as the band isn't leather I always have one on. Shower, bath, swimming, sleeping, always. I'll use a small nail brush to clean the watch and band if I've been getting messy in the workshop, yard, etc. I haven't had a watch fail me in decades. And if it is going to fail, I'd prefer it did so when I was close to my other watches.

I guess, if I wore delicate (jewelry) watches, I might not be so demanding of them. But, after having many lesser watches fail when growing up, I refuse to buy or wear them. I don't care what it's market value may be, if a watch requires me to consider its durability before doing something, it has no value to me. Maybe that is why I now only wear robust watches, like the Titanium Eco-Drive on my wrist right now, that can handle the abuses of life without concern.

I agree, I was very close to getting a new watch recently but the lack of sapphire glass stopped me. I had one without it while growing up and although I wasn't a very adventurous child I still scratched it badly. Same principle with water resistance really, if I would have to be careful with a watch I'm not really interested (especially since I have a watch that can and has taken a lot of abuse).

I do not however sleep with it on.

 

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