Notice the nipple missing....I thought I had poked the hole but when I squeezed it to test, the cap flew off and is currently missing.
All in all I learned the MudMan is not a suitable "Hydro Oil" mod platform. The way the case is designed around the module leaves little to no room, combine that with the screen acting as a trap for the bubble. I have the watch soaking in a dish soap bath to degrease all the oil that has found it's way in every nook and cranny. So far I LOVE IT!!! Display is crystal clear, I froze the watch for an hour and it still looked normal!
Sweet. Can you see an air bubble through the crystal?
What is said about some oil filled watches like Bell Ross:
Tests in hyperbaric tanks have proved the watches' resistance at 1110 bar, equivalent to 11100 metres. This performance is due to a major technical innovation: a watchcase completely filled with a transparent oil called Hydroil. This liquid guarantees perfect water-resistance and incomparable readability. In addition, it guarantees extremely reliable and silent operation.
Yes at the time of the picture there was 1 larger bubble and 2 pin pricks of a bubble (Below the L and * for the battery bar). They have since merged into one bubble. Fortunately or unfortunately the bubble is stuck hovering over the main display. I'm going to do some temperature tests to see how big/small the bubble can get, if it stays like this...I can make do and learn to like the little guy.
In regards to Hydroil, the shock fluid was the closest thing that the G-Shock guys on WUS could find. I will not be sending this watch for testing as I should have two identical Gulfmans incoming soon that will be put to the test. If I can get 5x the 20 bar of a stock Gulfman I'll be happy. Definitely not saying I'll be depressed if it goes deeper.
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