Used it in about... 20minutes of moderate rain. Took it home and took it inside (we never put it in its box) and using it yesterday and there was a big patch of moisture inside the screen. Is this normal? Its only 2 months old and I thought they were supposed to be water tight
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I have found that Leica's IPX standards have gone down significantly the last few years.
We have had a number of 1202's, that despite not being used in heavy rains would go down on the crews.
I was told by our Leica service guy that he has been having the same problem.
We finally told him that our 6 year old guns out of warranty can be repaired with orig seals and silicon (something Leica does not approve of!.)
Obviously your's being under warranty is another issue.
As a Leica Service guy I have seen this issue a few times, but usually due to other circumstances. I have had crews put a wet instrument in a soft case, which is worse than a hard case for moisture. I have seen the instrument seals defective. I have also seen repair centers not changing the seals when opening the instrument. I would say in your case, you may just have a defective seal. I would bring the instrument back to the location you purchased it and ask for the screen/seal to be replaced. You don't want to have problems with that later, especially out of warranty. Do not use silicon...that;s just a mess. A properly torqued display with a good seal should repel the worst of the weather.
Best of luck to you.