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>> No. 5977 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 9:52 pm
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Dropped my watch in the loo last night. Fished it out quickly enough, but later spotted some condensation. Put it in a Tupperware type container with the crown out and the mother of all silica gel bags in the window where it would get direct sunlight for a few hours. There was still some there. Moved the box to a radiator for a few hours. It's still not done, but the bag and the container now have a slightly nasty smell like something was burnt.

If it doesn't clear up overnight, what do I do and roughly how much lighter is my wallet likely to be?

Pic is not the actual watch, obviously.
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>> No. 5978 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 10:04 pm
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use your mobile and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyHr-4SeILI
>> No. 5979 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 11:57 pm
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>the bag and the container now have a slightly nasty smell like something was burnt.

You did take the battery out...right?
>> No. 5980 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 12:06 am
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>>5979
I can't get the back off.

To be clear, it's the bag that's smelling, not the watch. I popped the crown back in briefly and it still works.
>> No. 5981 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 1:22 am
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Trying the radiator again, but this time with a towel underneath so the heat isn't quite so direct.
>> No. 5982 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 2:50 pm
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What watch is it?
>> No. 5983 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 7:56 pm
5983 PACK UR RICE
>>5981
Rice - you need to do what you're doing, but also put it in a bowl of dried rice. Absorbs the moisture.
>> No. 5984 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 9:58 pm
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>>5983

Rice is worse than useless. It just isn't very hygroscopic - have you ever opened a packet of rice and found that it has gone soggy in the cupboard? You're better off just putting it in a warm, well-ventilated area.
>> No. 5985 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 11:01 pm
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>>5984

>It just isn't very hygroscopic - have you ever opened a packet of rice and found that it has gone soggy in the cupboard?

Have you never cooked rice? It absorbs more than 100% of its volume in water. This is inescapable fact.
>> No. 5986 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 11:34 pm
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>>5985

If you were trying to soak up a puddle of boiling water, rice would be a perfectly good choice. If you're trying to reduce the humidity of a volume of air to increase the rate of evaporation, it's about as useful as gravel.
>> No. 5987 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 12:02 am
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>>5986

Heat speeds up the absorption process, it doesn't activate it.
>> No. 5988 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:25 am
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>>5986
Seconded.
Rice just doesn't do a great job of absorbing moisture from air.
Just get some silica gel, you can get a huge bag for a few quid. That will absorb humidity down to a few percent RH, and it will get the watch bone dry.
>> No. 5989 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:42 am
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>>5987
You clearly haven't seen your mum on heat.
>> No. 5990 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 8:14 am
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>>5988
From where?
>> No. 5991 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>5990
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200-Gram-bag-Self-Indicating-Orange-To-Green-Silica-Gel/162254220157?epid=1757235035&hash=item25c71aeb7d:g:EvcAAOSwk5FU0PmB
>> No. 5992 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 8:41 pm
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Still not quite done, though that might be because it looks like when I left it there this morning I forgot to take the crown back out. Doesn't look like there's much moisture left though. Can't imagine that the silica pack the size of my hand is anywhere near saturated yet.

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