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    Question Dry boxes for watches

    For anybody who lives in a humid climate.....

    Are dry boxes a good idea for watch storage?

    or not necessary?

    I know a lot of people use them for photography equipment.... which none of my watches are....


    thoughts?

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    Buy some Silica gel sachets to put in with your watches if you're concerned (and replace them from time to time)

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    Yeah, I could do that I guess.

    But should I be concerned or does it not really matter? I suppose I am more worried about the leather vs. the actual watch.... I think....

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    If you live in a humid climate you could possibly end up with rust in the watch. It's a very real scenario. I would never tightly seal a watch where I live for this reason. I've tightly sealed guns for a few months and voila, rust. It's just not a good idea. Use them for short term storage only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker View Post
    If you live in a humid climate you could possibly end up with rust in the watch. It's a very real scenario. I would never tightly seal a watch where I live for this reason. I've tightly sealed guns for a few months and voila, rust. It's just not a good idea. Use them for short term storage only

    Use what for short term storage? Dry boxes?

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    Silica gel packs.
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    If it is water resistant, wouldn't that make it a non-issue?
    At least internally. The outside I am thinking would depend solely on the grade and quality of the stainless, or other material.

    At least that's how it makes sense in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TokyoLunch View Post
    Use what for short term storage? Dry boxes?

    What exactly are these dry boxes you talk about?, are they just hermetically sealed boxes ?
    or hermetically sealed with forms of moisture removal inside too? (i.e. silica gel sachets), because without you're just sealing in moist/humid air in your box and keeping it in there.

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    I just have a few silica gel sachets in my usual watch case to keep moisture under control.
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    No need in my opinion, if it's a diver let it rain....if it's a dressy piece, it will live till the next service.

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