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Jeff Yan 06-10-2009 09:18 AM

does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?
 
I have a G-Shock with (I believe) a resin band that I want to start wearing when I do my lap swimming.

Will the chlorine from swimming pools break down the band or perhaps even the watch itself, like maybe the water resistance seals?

John Kolody II 06-10-2009 11:10 AM

Re: does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?
 
I highly doubt it would cause a problem. I can't recall any wacth I have even owned being affected by chlorine or bromine (in the case of some spas).

Just a side note my father has always had a problem with the acidity of his sweat that he regularly corrodes the steel cases of watches.

Jack Ho 06-11-2009 02:51 PM

Re: does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kolody II (Post 605410)
Just a side note my father has always had a problem with the acidity of his sweat that he regularly corrodes the steel cases of watches.

I believe this can be caused by a nickel allergy and a reaction with the nickel content in the metal. I react to the nickel in the metal they use to make a lot of glass frames, so I go with plastic temples.

Darryl Shaw 06-12-2009 06:54 AM

Re: does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Yan (Post 605335)
I have a G-Shock with (I believe) a resin band that I want to start wearing when I do my lap swimming.

Will the chlorine from swimming pools break down the band or perhaps even the watch itself, like maybe the water resistance seals?

It's a good idea to rinse your watch off in fresh water if it's been exposed to either salt water or chlorinated water.

http://www.exceltimeservice.com/support_faq.html (wfs)

John Kolody II 06-12-2009 10:09 AM

Re: does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?
 
An allergic reaction to nickel never thought that could or would be the deal.
Good to know.

John


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