Don’t be all wet – Tips to avoid water damage to your watch

*/?>

Water damage can cause pricey watch repair issues. Follow these tips to keep your watch high and dry:

  1. The most obvious tip is to keep your watch away from water if it is not water resistant!
  2. Do not shower with your watch on, even if it is water resistant. The soap and shampoo may damage the watch case and strap or bracelet.
  3. If you wear a watch to swim in the pool or ocean, be sure to rinse the watch off afterwards to avoid damage from the chlorine and/or salt.
  4. Pay attention to the instructions provided by your watch manufacturer about how much water pressure your watch was designed to handle. If you like to dive with your watch, it is a good idea to have the watch pressure tested every few years to make sure that the watch has maintained its water resistance.
  5. NEVER pull the crown of your watch out while under water, even if it is a diver watch. While the buttons are designed to be used under water, pulling out the crown may cause the watch case to be flooded with water.
  6. Have your watch serviced as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Over time the gaskets will dry out and crack, compromising the water resistance. Fine watches need servicing every five years and if you use the watch to dive, you probably should have the watch pressure tested every few years to avoid expensive water damage.

 

This entry was posted in Watch care tips and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Get a Free Estimate

Contact Information
About the repair
My 100 year old pocket watch is now showroom perfect. Superior professional workmanship. Thank you for courteous customer service as well!
Frank F. - Lilburn, GA
 
Got my Ebel watch back today, looks great. Your service was excellent, always responsive. I'll be pleased to recommend you to family and friends.  
Oscar M. - Eugene, OR
 
Thank-you for the excellent work you did on my Jaeger Master Geographic. It looks like new!
Dennis G. - Chicago, IL
 
You did well. Sophisticated web site and process. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Thanks!
Norm S. - Weems, VA
 
My Rolex GMT looks awesome. You guys did a great job polishing the case. I held it up next to a case that has never been polished and I can't tell the difference. Really impressed!
Will P. - Anacortes, WA
 
I am very pleased with your watch repair service. The watch was repaired before the date you specified and it was extremely easy to deal with your service. I would most definitely refer friends to you for any watch repair they may need.
Fran Q. - Mount Joy, PA
 

Copyright © 2018 Govberg Watch Repair

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are property of their respective owners. Govberg Watch Repair is a separate entity not affiliated with the mark owner.
Display of any mark does not suggest endorsement or sponsorship by mark owner.