Ensuring Your Watch’s Water Resistance

*/?>

Ensuring your watch's water resistanceMost watches today offer some level of water resistance. Although no watch is truly water proof, some are capable of being submerged in water to various depths. To ensure that your watch will continue to perform as it should while still maintaining its water resistance, you should consider the following tips:

  • Make sure that your watch’s crown and stem are fully secured and completely screwed down to prevent any water, moisture, or even dust from making its way into your watch’s movement. Be careful not to over tighten the crown, which can strip the screws and allow moisture to enter the case.
  • If you subject your watch to water regularly, be sure to have it checked by an authorized service center periodically to ensure that all gaskets (which wear down naturally over time) are working properly. Periodic inexpensive maintenance can prevent future expensive problems.
  • Make sure that your watch is pressure tested every time the case is opened to perform any inspection or service to test for potential leaks and its ability to maintain the manufacturer’s original pressure standards. If you have your battery changed at an inexpensive mall location, they will not usually pressure test the watch or make sure that it is sealed.

Today’s watches can maintain their water resistance for generations if you take proper care of the watch and make sure to complete some periodic preventive maintenance. Just like changing the oil and filter in your car, your watch requires periodic maintenance to maintain water resistance to its original manufacturer’s specifications.

 

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

Get a Free Estimate

Contact Information
About the repair
The watch is fixed and is running great. My experience with your staff was excellent.
Betty - Stevensville, MT
 
Thank you. I am wearing my newly serviced watch and am very happy to have it back and working like new.
Irene - Woodstock, NY
 
I could not be more pleased with your service. Although 15 years old, the watch appears brand new and keeps time perfectly. When it was returned some 3 weeks ago, I adjusted the second hand to coincide exactly with World-Time. As of this morning it is holding true to the second. Thank you for your wonderful service.
Joe M. - Bluffton, SC
 
My watch looks great and runs perfect! Thank you Govberg Watch Repair!
Kathy - Long Beach, CA
 
My Omega came back in good shape and repaired. Packing material was first rate.
Peter N. - Great Falls, VA
 
Hi, I received my watch back and it looks beautiful. Thank you for doing such a fine job...You are now my official watch repair organization.
Howard - Leawood, KS
 

Copyright © 2019 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.