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Erika’s original

Post by golfjunky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:54 am

Ok to take it In the hot tub?
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by scooter » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 am

golfjunky wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:54 am
Ok to take it In the hot tub?
If Erika's up for it, I see no problem.

Pictures please.

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Re: Erika’s original

Post by jtc » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:17 am

Erika Eleniak, from 90s Baywatch and the original Under Siege movie?

Definitely hot tub worthy.
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Post by what-time-is-it » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:33 am

She appears to like nuts.

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Re: Erika’s original

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:49 am

What has this thread got to do with straps? :curious:

Should it be moved to 'Off Topic'?

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Re: Erika’s original

Post by 0uatiOW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am

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Re: Erika’s original

Post by golfjunky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:46 am

was actually being serious, i have the Erika's original Mirage strap on my Halios and going to be in a hot tub tonight and was wondering if it will be ok. dont want to lose the colour or affect the hardware.
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by Thermexman » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:07 am

golfjunky wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:46 am
was actually being serious, i have the Erika's original Mirage strap on my Halios and going to be in a hot tub tonight and was wondering if it will be ok. dont want to lose the colour or affect the hardware.
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by 0uatiOW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am

These things have been in military conflicts and in space. If the hot tub isn’t too hot for you, then it should be no problem, but if the hardware is bronze, it may be reset by the chlorine. The SS version should be fine though.
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:31 am

Glad we got that sorted.

I'd be more worried about having a watch in the Hot Tub. Thinking about thermal expansion of the metal case, crown, screw threads, seals.

Fears may be unfounded but better safe than sorry.

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Re: Erika’s original

Post by golfjunky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:02 pm

im going for it, will try and post a pic.
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by 0uatiOW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 pm

I’ve done a test for you. Erika sent me a sample of the Vintage, and I poured boiling water on a piece, then left it there for 20 minutes with no apparent molecular change. It’s still as stretchy as it was before the experiment. I took a short video but couldn’t work out how to upload it so a photo of the unboiled (left) and boiled (right) versions is the best I can offer.

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The fraying is because I cut a piece off with scissors instead of whatever heated high falutin’ cutting tool Erika uses.

The colour change is because the boiled piece is still wet. I’m drying it and will post results when that phase of the test is complete. I was drying it on an aga but decided that in itself may invalidate the test results.

Finally, for the avoidance of litigation, I am not in any way suggesting you heat your hot tub to boiling point. Just in case.
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by golfjunky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:15 pm

brilliant research, thanks!
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by jtc » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:43 pm

0uatiOW wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Erika sent me a sample of the Vintage
No nuts?
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Re: Erika’s original

Post by 0uatiOW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Not gonna post a picture but I can confirm after drying the two pieces appear structurally identical. So, aside from the risk of ending up with unpatinated bronze hardware, I’d conclude you are good to go (yes, I know you decided to do that before the test was performed).
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