How to deal with water in watches – general knowledge of watch waterproof

locomotive exhaust gas is easy to cause discoloration, gold peeling and other situations. Air dust, sweat, rain, body dirt and so on can also stain the watch, Especially the gold plated part of watch


watch water treatment – watch waterproof common sense

watch water treatment

watch water is a very normal thing, if the water is not serious, but there is a layer of fog in the watch glass, then you can use several layers of toilet paper or easy to absorb moisture flannelette to wrap the watch tightly, and bake it at 15cm away from the 40W light bulb for about 30 minutes to eliminate the water vapor. Do not bake the cover close to the fire, so as not to deform the cover. It can also be worn on the wrist with the watch cover facing inside and the bottom shell facing out, and the moisture can be eliminated after two hours.

of course, there are some daily repair methods of watch water:

use silica gel drying agent.

if there is water in the watch case, a granular material called silica gel can be put into a closed container together with the watch that has accumulated water. After a few hours, take out the watch and the water will disappear. This method is simple and economical, without any damage to the accuracy and life of the meter. The silica gel that has absorbed water for many times can be dried at 120 ℃ for several hours. The water absorption capacity is renewable and can be used repeatedly.

reverse wearing watch.

can also be put on the wrist with the watch cover facing inside and the bottom shell facing out, and the moisture can be eliminated in two hours. If the water is serious.

baked with electric light bulb.

if the water is not serious, but there is a layer of fog in the glass, then you can use several layers of toilet paper or absorbent flannelette to wrap the watch tightly, and bake it at 15cm away from the 40W light bulb for about 30 minutes to eliminate the moisture. Do not bake the cover close to the fire, so as not to deform the cover.

send it to the watch shop for oil.

the above three methods can not remove the water vapor, so it should be sent to the meter shop to wipe oil immediately to remove the moisture of the movement, so as to avoid parts rusting.

baked with electric light bulb.

if the water is not serious, but there is a layer of fog in the glass, then you can use several layers of toilet paper or absorbent flannelette to wrap the watch tightly, and bake it at 15cm away from the 40W light bulb for about 30 minutes to eliminate the moisture. Do not bake the cover close to the fire, so as not to deform the cover.

use a hair dryer to dry

. Don’t use too high temperature, mild wind, and know that you can’t see the moisture on the glass.

if the water is serious, it is best to send it to the meter shop immediately to wipe oil to remove the moisture of the movement, so as to avoid parts rusting. Remember not to remove it by yourself, so as to avoid damage to the movement. It will take more time and money to repair.

watch water damage

watch belongs to precision machinery. It’s not sure whether the watch water will affect the watch accessories. It depends on whether the watch water is very serious and how waterproof the watch is. If only the watch is covered with fog, it is estimated that the watch water is not serious. If it causes the watch to slow down, not to go or other problems, it may affect the watch accessories. Therefore, it is recommended to go to the professional watch Maintenance Center for inspection, and the general inspection is free.

of course, you can also check the sensitivity of the watch yourself:

1. Gently shake the watch that has not been wound and has stopped moving, and observe the movement of the second hand with the help of the shaking force: if the second hand stops moving in a very short time, it means that the watch can walk completely after being wound (that is, the wind has no torque), with high sensitivity; If the second hand continues to walk for a long time, it means that the watch can’t walk completely after the full spring (that is, the spring also stores the torque), the sensitivity is not high or the watch machine is faulty.

2. For a watch that has not been wound and stops moving, turn the handle slowly to observe the starting of the second hand: the less the upper handle turns, the earlier the second hand starts, indicating that the watch has higher sensitivity; Otherwise, the sensitivity is low or the meter has other faults. However, it should be noted that due to the greater rigidity of the hairspring, the fast swing watch needs a little more spring than the traditional frequency (18000 times / hour) to swing. The watch with high sensitivity has a long time to walk after winding.

there should be a certain distance between the needle, the mirror, the dial and the three needles, otherwise they will rub each other and affect the normal operation of the meter. It can be observed by the needle. The inspection method for the position and mutual coordination of the hour hand and minute hand is as follows: set the minute hand and hour hand to 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and observe whether the two hands are at right angles; When it is set to 6 o’clock, whether the two needles are in a straight line; When it’s 12 o’clock, check whether the two needles coincide.

watch waterproof knowledge

wear folding watch sauna.

totally wrong behavior. Because no matter how many meters the waterproof depth is, you can’t take a sauna. Maybe there won’t be any problem with the appearance within the time. In fact, the movement has been damaged. January is the appearance part of the watch, which is composed of materials with different expansion coefficients. If the ambient temperature of the watch is greater than or equal to 50 ℃, there will be a pressure difference in the watch. Under the action of air pressure, the air in the watch will run outward. When the temperature difference is restored, the outside air will run back into the watch. When the temperature in the steam bathroom is higher than the standard, the air in the watch will run outward. When the humidity is higher than the standard air, sometimes water vapor may not appear immediately in the watch, but when suddenly meeting low temperature, the air in the watch whose temperature is higher than the standard will condense on the glass, forming water droplets or fog, and the heat of the steam will accelerate the aging of the waterproof rubber ring, which can not protect the movement normally.

quartz watch is no longer waterproof after changing the battery.

it is wrong to say that the travel time is not accurate. Because the maintenance facilities of the professional maintenance station are very perfect, after you have replaced the battery, you will use professional instruments to re press, re set the waterproof, and measure whether the travel time error is within the normal value. So please be sure to replace the battery at the professional repair station.

watch daily care

watch daily care should pay attention to the following issues: 6667

1, the watch’s outer packaging box should not be lost 6667

received a beloved watch, remove the outer packaging, do not throw away the protective watch box. These hard case storage boxes can provide the safest protection for the watch when it is not fit to wear, so it is absolutely necessary to keep the box. It is suggested that when the watch is not worn on weekdays, we should form the habit of putting it in the box, which can greatly reduce the risk of watch damage

2 Treatment of dirty watch

if it is not waterproof chain dirty, you can use a soft toothbrush to brush stains; The waterproof chain can be washed with neutral detergent mixed with water, and then wiped with soft flannel cloth; Double layer canvas belt or rubber belt can also be processed in the same way, but if the dirt has penetrated into the inner layer of the material, it can not be treated with chemical cleaner to avoid deterioration.

locomotive exhaust gas is easy to cause discoloration, gold-plated spalling, air dust, sweat, rain, body dirt, etc. will also stain the watch, especially the gold-plated part of the watch. If the leather watch is used, it will cause the belt to become moldy, produce peculiar smell and even break. Therefore, it is best to wipe it with a soft cloth after wearing the watch every time (especially in hot summer).

3. Protection of waterproof watch

. When you don’t wear it normally, try not to let the watch get damp to avoid leather deformation; The accuracy of the watch will also be affected if it is placed near magnetic objects. In addition, even the waterproof watch should also avoid soaking the watch, and as long as the watch has been soaked (except for the diving watch), it is best to enter the site for inspection, so as to avoid serious damage to the internal movement parts due to time delay. In fact, the waterproof degree of waterproof meter will change with the hardening of waterproof ring, so timely replacement of waterproof ring is necessary.

hot and humid weather, it is easy to make the watch internal oil condensation, resulting in the phenomenon of stop and go, slow or completely stop, and will cause the hardening of the waterproof ring, reduce the waterproof function. It is particularly noteworthy that seawater contains salt, which is corrosive to metal components. Therefore, after outdoor activities, the watch shell should also be washed with fresh water to avoid corrosion.

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