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Old 06-10-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Re: does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?

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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.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:54 AM   #4
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Re: does chlorine corrode watch bands or other watch parts?

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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)
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:09 AM   #5
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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.

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