Here's something that's not on the instructions sheet of your Timex Ironman watch: If bug spray accidentally gets on the screen of your watch, good luck getting the stuff off.
Mosquitoes love me, always have. Last night, while standing around on a grassy field waiting for "frisbee time" (= announced time + half hour), my 7 miles of sweat and raspberry-scented deodorant were attracting a whole plane of bugs to my limbs. To retaliate, I borrowed some bug spray and sprayed my arms and legs. Ah ha! The bugs bugged off.
Well, the spray got on the watch I was wearing, and I didn't think much of it until today. I just assumed that it would come off as easily as the spray on my skin in the shower. Unfortunately, I soaped and rinsed, rubbed and scratched, but the film of bug spray is still on the watch, clouding my view of the time. Should I try a harsher method, such as alcohol or paint thinner? One of my favoritest watches of all time is on the verge of being imperfect. Argh....
Lesson learned - Remove the watch from your wrist before applying bug spray to your arm.