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    So I was stupid and went swimming with a dive watch...

    ...and somehow left the crown unscrewed.

    Yea. That happened. At a pool party last night I was enjoying myself in the pool and looked down and saw the crown on my Sinn U1 was unscrewed. I guess I didn't screw it in after setting the date and time in the morning. I have no clue how that happened, but it did. I of course immediately freaked out and got out of the water. Looking the watch over it seems like I dodged a bullet, there was no condensation noticed on the dial or any other suggestions that there was water intrusion but I realize I can't be 100% certain, at least not knowing the watch's internals. I guess I could either email Sinn and ask or I think RGM is the official US repair center for Sinn so I could email them as well to get their opinion on the matter.

    Right now the watch is sitting on a shelf if my closet with the crown unscrewed hopefully allowing any moisture that might be in it to find it's way out. At the end of the day I might just end up sending it off for a service just to be on the safe side, it's 4 years old so its on the very beginning of service time anyway. Considering this is my "dive watch" then a fresh service and pressure test wouldn't hurt.

    So as a PSA please, check your crowns before going down...

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    Just be thankful you didn't go to 6000Metres


    Seriously I think all your repair centre is gonna say is they'd want to open it up to 100% confirm ingress or not, anything else is guesswork.

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    That sucks,sorry to hear.Were you drinking too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post

    Seriously I think all your repair centre is gonna say is they'd want to open it up to 100% confirm ingress or not, anything else is guesswork.
    Yea, that's why I must just send it off anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by watchdaddy1 View Post
    That sucks,sorry to hear.Were you drinking too

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    Well I'd say I wasn't, but we'd both know I was lying...

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    Sorry musta missed that bit in your original post


    and I DEFINITELY missed the bit about you drinking

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    Well I'd say I wasn't, but we'd both know I was lying...[/QUOTE]

    These sort of "ACCIDENTS" happen while your around water & drinking.

    Off topic but I once lost a brand new piece @ the bottom of lake Mead while boating & drinking

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    You'll want to Google this, but iirc the WR is not typically dependent on the screw down crown anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    You'll want to Google this, but iirc the WR is not typically dependent on the screw down crown anyway.
    Yea, I was thinking there are plenty of 100m rated watches that don't have screw down crowns, that's why I not too terribly worried about the 8ft this one saw.

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    If you're really worried, you can rice it, like you would do with a cell phone that's been submerged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchdaddy1 View Post
    Were you drinking too
    He is now

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