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Posted: 10/12/2016 7:52:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2016 9:41:48 AM EST by rogueboss]
Watch has gotten pretty funky wearing it the past few days cutting wood all day. Can I wash it in the dishwasher or is the water resiliency of the watch and case only applicable to cool to tepid water? Does a dishwasher get hotter than a hot tub?


Edit: Did itthis morning on "quick wash" and "air dry" settings and it worked fine. Watch is sparkling clean and still ticking. Stuck it on the top rack
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 7:53:29 PM EST
Probably a bad idea.


You should totally do it.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 7:55:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mr_Smiley:
Probably a bad idea.



You should totally do it.
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This.

What's wrong with some dish soap and a fingernail brush?
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 7:56:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mr_Smiley:
Probably a bad idea.



You should totally do it.
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Link Posted: 10/12/2016 7:56:26 PM EST
well, you could do it at least one time.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 7:56:32 PM EST

I would try soaking it in warm soapy water.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:00:25 PM EST
I'd be more concerned with how caustic the soap is. I clean mine with an old toothbrush and regular dish soap.
If you choose to do the dishwasher just turn it to a non heated setting.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:00:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By rogueboss:
Watch has gotten pretty funky wearing it the past few days cutting wood all day. Can I wash it in the dishwasher or is the water resiliency of the watch and case only applicable to cool to tepid water? Does a dishwasher get hotter than a hot tub?
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I clean my watches under the tap using an old toothbrush, dish soap and warm water.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:02:16 PM EST
Spray it down with brake cleaner or Powder Blast.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:02:33 PM EST
They do fine in the dishwasher as long as you don't use the auto dry feature.










Source:common sense.

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Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:03:10 PM EST
No op, it'll ruin the watch.

Just get a brush with some Hoppes and then wipe clean.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:03:14 PM EST
Yes you can. I use to run mine in the scullery when I was in the Navy. Worked great. Except the screen would "grey out" until it cools off, but after that it was fine.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:15:57 PM EST

Rather than the dishwasher, just throw it in the clothes washer that you can control the heat on.


My clothes washer worked wonders on my G29.

Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:20:14 PM EST
I bet it will be fine!
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:22:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VegasEggus:
I clean mine with an old toothbrush and regular dish soap.
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+1
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:22:55 PM EST
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I clean mine with an old toothbrush and regular dish soap.

+1


Worked to get roofing tar off from mine
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:26:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tweeter:
well, you could do it at least one time.
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I bet he can do it more than once. Now, I'm not saying the watch will be working the second time he does it, but I bet the watch won't completely dissolve in a single trip through the dishwasher.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:28:16 PM EST
warm running water and an old toothbrush always keeps mine clean
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:44:57 PM EST
You fail for wearing an ugly ass G-shock.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:46:26 PM EST
Of course you can. The only question is will it work afterwards.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:53:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mclovinit:
You fail for wearing an ugly ass G-shock.
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You take that back GShocks are glorious,
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:53:51 PM EST
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You can do anything once.

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Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:57:19 PM EST
As others have said the heat of the dry cycle might be bad.

I used to have a G shock that was about 8 or 10 years old . The band has fallen apart and I would just stuff it in my pocket .When I worked in a office I managed to drop it in the toilet after I had flushed . It went down but jambed in the trap . This I knew because the toilet flushed slow .After about a week I pursched a wax ring and broke down the toilet to yank it out.

I hosed it off but just thinking about where it had been was grossing me out so I dropped it into a quart canning jar and added some detergent and capped it.I left the jar on my desk and would shake it up every day or so . two years later it was still keeping decent time but I was sick of looking at it so I tossed it in the dumpster.

Don't think the dishwasher is going to hurt your G-Shock if you turn off the dry cycle
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:59:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nhsport:
As others have said the heat of the dry cycle might be bad.

I used to have a G shock that was about 8 or 10 years old . The band has fallen apart and I would just stuff it in my pocket . When I worked in a office I managed to drop it in the toilet after I had flushed . It went down but jambed in the trap . This I knew because the toilet flushed slow .After about a week I pursched a wax ring and broke down the toilet to yank it out.

I hosed it off but just thinking about where it had been was grossing me out so I dropped it into a quart canning jar and added some detergent and capped it.I left the jar on my desk and would shake it up every day or so . two years later it was still keeping decent time but I was sick of looking at it so I tossed it in the dumpster.

Don't think the dishwasher is going to hurt your G-Shock if you turn off the dry cycle
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Link Posted: 10/12/2016 8:59:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tenmikemike:


I clean my watches under the tap using an old toothbrush, dish soap and warm water.
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Originally Posted By rogueboss:
Watch has gotten pretty funky wearing it the past few days cutting wood all day. Can I wash it in the dishwasher or is the water resiliency of the watch and case only applicable to cool to tepid water? Does a dishwasher get hotter than a hot tub?


I clean my watches under the tap using an old toothbrush, dish soap and warm water.


This.

Just a few drops of mild soap in a cup of warm water,
brush and rise.

No compressed air or hot water, though.

Better safe than sorry.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:11:20 PM EST
Just use some Dawn and an old toothbrush. Done.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:17:02 PM EST
Yes top shelf
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:22:26 PM EST
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You take that back GShocks are glorious,
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Originally Posted By Mclovinit:
You fail for wearing an ugly ass G-shock.


You take that back GShocks are glorious,

No.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:22:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nhsport:
As others have said the heat of the dry cycle might be bad.

I used to have a G shock that was about 8 or 10 years old . The band has fallen apart and I would just stuff it in my pocket .When I worked in a office I managed to drop it in the toilet after I had flushed . It went down but jambed in the trap . This I knew because the toilet flushed slow .After about a week I pursched a wax ring and broke down the toilet to yank it out.

I hosed it off but just thinking about where it had been was grossing me out so I dropped it into a quart canning jar and added some detergent and capped it.I left the jar on my desk and would shake it up every day or so . two years later it was still keeping decent time but I was sick of looking at it so I tossed it in the dumpster.

Don't think the dishwasher is going to hurt your G-Shock if you turn off the dry cycle
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Aaand now I'm dumber
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:23:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2016 9:24:35 PM EST by ma96782]
I'd fo.

But, if you're worried about it. You could just scrub it down with and old tooth brush and soapy water.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:26:08 PM EST
I just wear mine in the shower every day and figure I'm good to go.

Granted mine is only a year old and now the face is foggy. I called a as today and they said to send it in and they will take care of it.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 9:53:29 PM EST
I wore a G-Shock for years when working as a dishwasher in college - constantly in and out of soaking sinks and getting hit with a high pressure sprayer, including directly on it and under it when cleaning up at end of shift, with no ill effects. Went swimming with it, showered with it, and it still runs to this day.

Maybe the newer G-Shocks are pussified, but the old school ones just worked well.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 10:57:07 PM EST
I don't know what model of watch we are talking about here, but my own is an MTG-900. It's your standard stainless banded atomic/solar G-Shock. It's water proof to 200M, and says right in the book that during charging. It can get hot enough to blacken the digital face. I don't know what temps a dishwasher can put out, but the water is probably 120 degrees or so. I never used one, so I don't know shit about them.

What I know about my watch, is that it's been left in the car on more than one occasion. Had the face blackened multiple times, and has been way to hot to handle. It still works, is in one piece, and keep perfect time.

There may be some temperature operation info in your booklet.
Link Posted: 10/13/2016 12:57:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Circuits:
I wore a G-Shock for years when working as a dishwasher in college - constantly in and out of soaking sinks and getting hit with a high pressure sprayer, including directly on it and under it when cleaning up at end of shift, with no ill effects. Went swimming with it, showered with it, and it still runs to this day.

Maybe the newer G-Shocks are pussified, but the old school ones just worked well.
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Best thing is to buy an old school G-Shock to begin with. Can't beat a 5600 square watch. Currently have a GWM5610 that I bought last year. I expect 10 years out of it.
Link Posted: 10/13/2016 12:59:22 AM EST
Mine failed swimming
Link Posted: 10/13/2016 9:41:15 AM EST
Did it on "quick wash" and "air dry" settings and it worked fine. Watch is sparkling clean and still ticking
Link Posted: 10/13/2016 9:43:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2016 9:44:14 AM EST by hardcorps1775]
No, the heat will be too much for the watch and kill it. Additionally, the rubber band and case in the drying cycle will dry out and crack like an egg.

Ask me how I know
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I see where I went wrong.
Link Posted: 10/13/2016 9:45:26 AM EST
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