Can rubbing alcohol damage the bond between the glass and module?
If you only did it a few times, you should be fine, but you probably don't need to do it every day -- stick with soap and water every once in a while, only when the watch needs it, and you'll be fine!I guess I'll just see what happens lol.... If it breaks I'll buy another... it's only $90 ... I just hate configuring all the settings from out of the box....
I used hand sanitizer btw and a q-tip to get deep into the corners.
You are one of the few that still takes this guy's questions seriously. God bless you!!It might help if you were speaking the same "watch language" as the rest of us. ;-) The title makes it sound like you're cleaning the windows in your house.
The CRYSTAL is the piece of glass attached to the WATCH CASE. The MODULE is the electronics component inside the case.
On G-Shocks, the "bond" between the crystal and case is a thin plastic gasket, as in this picture: IMG_20130829_221246.jpg Photo by Asuncion_Family_Photos | Photobucket (from this thread: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/dw5600c-crystal-removal-906169.html )
Rubbing alcohol MIGHT interact with the plastic gasket or it might not, so why take a chance? Most of us here just use soap and water to clean all parts of our G-Shocks -- just make sure to rinse it well to get all the soap off, and excessively rubbing the watch while cleaning or drying it may start to make matte resin shiny.
I think you're wasting your time with alcohol: if the window is dirty, just throw away the watch and buy a new one, it's only $90 and brand new watches have perfectly clean windows and modules ! (well, if you buy online, you may receive a slightly dirty brand new watch, but in this most unlikely case, just order another one, after all it's only $90 !)What's crazy about my post? I was trying to get spots off of my watch crystal and tried rubbing alcohol... I should have stuck with soap and water.... whats wrong with my post?
I was going to get a second one anyways. I'm not rich or anything. Most people here have like 10 watches...I think you're wasting your time with alcohol: if the window is dirty, just throw away the watch and buy a new one, it's only $90 and brand new watches have perfectly clean windows and modules ! (well, if you buy online, you may receive a slightly dirty brand watch, but in this most unlikely case, just order another one, after all it's only $90 !)
Your sincere friend lincruste
Well that's perfect timing ! If you're buying a new one anyways, you DEFINITLY should wash the first one with alcohol. Make sure you scratch all the gunk out of the water tight seal with a very small steel screwdriver. Use a tiny hammer or sandpaper if the gunk is too hard to remove. If it destroys your watch window and module just wait for the other $90 watch to be delivered !I was going to get a second one anyways.(...)
I would only buy a new one if I damaged the water tight seal on the watch...