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    What is the lifespan of a replica?

    Just got a V5 noob submariner, looks really nice
    just wondering can I shower with it?
    exercise with it ?
    whats the general lifespan of these replicas?


    #2
    Did you request the TD waterproof it? Was it an option? If it wasn’t completed at the TD I would advise to NOT submerge the watch. Hand washing is fine, to an extent. DON’T shower with it or take it into the bathroom during a shower. The steam can penetrate the case and rust the movement as wound submerging it also. If you order from a TD pay extra to have them do it. Some modders offer the service.

    The general watch parts are mostly some kind of metal. It’ll last forever. The movement is your long term concern. The solution is to simply replace the movement if it fails. Wether it’s a 3135 or a 2824/2836. Easily found online.
    If you do buy a 3135 watch make certain it’s a SH3135 not a SA3135. The SH takes genuine Rolex parts and is more dependable.

    Keep the questions coming and have fun with our hobby. Also, do a little snooping around the forum. I’m pretty certain all of your questions have been addressed on some thread somewhere.
    Peace and love.
    E.


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      #3
      Originally posted by Mdkk View Post
      Just got a V5 noob submariner, looks really nice
      just wondering can I shower with it?
      exercise with it ?
      whats the general lifespan of these replicas?
      With periodic maintenance they can run for decades. Have it pressure tested before swimming. When I had a subc it passed 10 ATM. I've done everything in mine from rollercoasters to falling on ice, and no issues.
      My wish list: gen components...
      Breitling Datora Montibrilliant dial, older style

      Breitling B13 date wheel


      Panerai OP VIII movement



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        #4
        Originally posted by eswilly View Post
        Did you request the TD waterproof it? Was it an option? If it wasn’t completed at the TD I would advise to NOT submerge the watch. Hand washing is fine, to an extent. DON’T shower with it or take it into the bathroom during a shower. The steam can penetrate the case and rust the movement as wound submerging it also. If you order from a TD pay extra to have them do it. Some modders offer the service.

        The general watch parts are mostly some kind of metal. It’ll last forever. The movement is your long term concern. The solution is to simply replace the movement if it fails. Wether it’s a 3135 or a 2824/2836. Easily found online.
        If you do buy a 3135 watch make certain it’s a SH3135 not a SA3135. The SH takes genuine Rolex parts and is more dependable.

        Keep the questions coming and have fun with our hobby. Also, do a little snooping around the forum. I’m pretty certain all of your questions have been addressed on some thread somewhere.
        Peace and love.
        E.


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        Some really good info there. I was curious about this but I was too afraid to ask

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          #5
          Seriously, why would anyone shower with a watch on? I have never understood this.
          Besides the fact that even Rolex recommend their watches are not exposed to hot water or steam you end up with a watch that has soap scum build up in every nook and cranny of the band. And what is the point? do you need to tell the time in the shower?

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            #6
            Conditioner for hair needs to be left on hair 3-5 minutes before rinsing. Duh!
            A watch will do, but a chrono is even better.

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              #7
              yeah, don't shower with it,
              if movement is well made and passed good quality control, with regular (5-10 yrs) maintenance, a mechanical watch could last a lifetime

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                #8
                Originally posted by shyreplover View Post
                Conditioner for hair needs to be left on hair 3-5 minutes before rinsing. Duh!
                A watch will do, but a chrono is even better.
                i don't care, i ve no hair

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                  #9
                  If you bought your rep on holiday from the looky looky man the lifespan can be anything from 1 to 5 minutes. Buy a quality rep from a TD or M2M and it will last years if you look after it.

                  I dont think I would ever shower or swim with a rep on unless properly water proofed by someone recommended on this site, but I have and do with my gen dive watches. That said I have never thought about the difference hot water could make.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by trailboss99 View Post
                    Seriously, why would anyone shower with a watch on? I have never understood this.
                    Besides the fact that even Rolex recommend their watches are not exposed to hot water or steam you end up with a watch that has soap scum build up in every nook and cranny of the band. And what is the point? do you need to tell the time in the shower?
                    I’ve never been able to figure this out either. However, I highly endorse the “Shaving Cream Mod.”
                    https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...ream-mod-guide
                    Tucker seems to be fallen into a pit of ignorance - Cavemax

                    But in this underworld of rep watches,it is clear that the normal thing is to play with the luck of the Seller's roulette - j.m.mozos

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                    I opened the box and got a star wars shampoo...cookienc10

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by trailboss99 View Post
                      Seriously, why would anyone shower with a watch on? I have never understood this.
                      Besides the fact that even Rolex recommend their watches are not exposed to hot water or steam you end up with a watch that has soap scum build up in every nook and cranny of the band. And what is the point? do you need to tell the time in the shower?
                      I take freshwater showers with the watch ON after I've been out diving/swimming. Just in order to rinse off the seawater.

                      On a daily basis at home. No I don't shower with it on, makes no sense to me.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by nipe View Post

                        I take freshwater showers with the watch ON after I've been out diving/swimming. Just in order to rinse off the seawater.

                        On a daily basis at home. No I don't shower with it on, makes no sense to me.
                        Look at your shower glass or your tile after a shower. There's a film on it. It makes no sense to subject your watch to that.
                        Tucker seems to be fallen into a pit of ignorance - Cavemax

                        But in this underworld of rep watches,it is clear that the normal thing is to play with the luck of the Seller's roulette - j.m.mozos

                        I wanted this omega so bad :/
                        I opened the box and got a star wars shampoo...cookienc10

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Tucker View Post

                          Look at your shower glass or your tile after a shower. There's a film on it. It makes no sense to subject your watch to that.
                          Like I said, at home or in general I don't shower with it on. Only after I've been diving/swimming to give it a rinse. I'm not talking about a 10 minute steaming hot shower. Just a quick rinse to get seawater of myself as well as the watch.

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                            #14
                            No problem with me, as I don't shower. I only do sitz bath.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by shyreplover View Post
                              Conditioner for hair needs to be left on hair 3-5 minutes before rinsing. Duh!
                              A watch will do, but a chrono is even better.
                              Shampoo is better! I go on first and clean the hair!

                              Conditioner is better! I leave the hair silky and smooth!

                              Oh, really, fool? Really!

                              Stop looking at me, swan!

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