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How water resistent is watch??? Anyone with experience?? How about after battery replacement?

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Mcdevito 75 here, Usually 50--100 meters of water resistance on brand new watches. However after a battery change, unless you also change the gasket (rubber ring) on the cover, you could loose all water resistance capability.

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Few jewellers would guarantee the water resistance of a watch after fitting a new battery. If it is required a watch be returned to its original specification it must be returned to the manufacturer or an agent for battery fitting and pressure testing.

Some watches have a back that is pressed into place. Fairly easy to prise off but very difficult to replace without the tools. This type does not have the grooves a wrench fits into.

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No watch is "water proof." As a matter of fact, there's a U.S. law on the books that watches (and other equipment) can only be described as "water resistant," since nothing other than a solid object can completely shed water.

All that said, the 10 ATM designation is meant to convey that when the watch was new, it was supposed to withstand up to 10 atmospheres of external pressure--which would translate into being about 300-330 feet underwater. That's pretty water proof in my book.

HOWEVER, and this is a big caveat, a watch's water resistance rating is based on its condition at the time that it left the factory. Over time, the little gaskets that help keep water out of the watch will begin to wear and provide less water resistance. In particular, official factory servicing states that the neoprene gasket between the case and caseback of the watch should be replaced every time that you change the battery. In fact, most people, including me, re-use that gasket if it still looks pretty good when I open the watch. That definitely compromises the factory water resistance rating.

Bottom line: If you have a watch rated for 10 ATM of water resistance that's a few years old, I wouldn't be all that concerned about getting it casually wet, or even going swimming with the watch (I'm paranoid enough that I wouldn't do this, but I'm probably in the minority). However, I wouldn't go diving with a watch that's had its battery replaced unless it was re-tested for water resistance after the battery was serviced. Some but not all jewelers have special machines that perform this test. If you're interested, you could probably pay one of them a few dollars to have your watch tested. They don't have to do anything to the watch other than place it in their machine, so it's not a big deal for someone who has the equipment to perform this test.

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How to prevent water leaking inside,after replacing the batteries.. should i replace the gasket to? after replacing the batteries....


Normally gasket has not to be replaced after battery change.But all depends of the use.For example if you wear the watch in salt or pool water and never flash it with fresh, clean water after,it may be a cause of gasket wear.Remove the back cover.Replace all 4 batteries(be sure first that you can do this with extreme caution as all parts are tiny).Remove gasket.Check gasket condition(cracks,gasket too dry and hard).If gasket OK, apply a small amount of special silicon compound for watch gaskets,all around and to all sides of the gasket,put it back in place,carefully.Be sure that gasket is set correctly all around.Put the back cover in place and screw with much caution (not too tight-a little resistance).Your watch now normally is water resistant.But if you want to be 100% sure,take the watch to a serious repair center where it will be tested under pressure ( 3 Atm average).Then they will tell you if your watch is 100% water resistant.

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I bought my relic watch last year around christmas time it claims on the back of my watch it is water resistant up to 165 meters i haven't even gone close to that depth for the past 3 months or so my...


The most common failure of a watch to be water resistant is caused by a faulty contact between the case at an opening around the glass, crown, or pushbutton and the opening's gasket. Worn or defective rubber O-rings are often a cause of failure. Condensation forming under the crystal of a watch following a sharp temperature change (a swim after a stretch in the sun, for example) tells you to have the watch checked without delay. This can be an indication of additional moisture elsewhere inside the case. It is also the only water-tightness check a consumer can perform.
Of course non-water-resistant watches don't contain the additional seals and gaskets found on water-resistant models. Consequently, moisture-laden air can easily enter the case. Once inside, a pronounced change in temperature may cause condensation to form under the crystal. Very little can be done to prevent this. A high-quality water-resistant watch, however, properly serviced and maintained, will be sealed to prevent internal water damage and will more than outlast an ordinary watch.
To keep the watch properly sealed, replace any defective parts , such as gaskets, crystals, and crowns. Water-resistant watches should be tested for case tightness at least once a year, as well as every time the watch is opened, such as when a battery is replaced.

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How to replace a battery on a ebel watch?


The most water resistant watches will have a screwed down case back and crown for maximum water resistance, both of which are backed by internal gaskets. These are the types this articlde will concentrate on. To change the battery in a water resistant watch you will need:
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  • Polishing cloth
  • Cotton gloves
  • Small tweezers
  • Plastic tweezers
  • Soft clean cloths
  • Battery tester
  • Paper cup
  1. Place the watch in case holder. Place the watch in the case holder, if you have one. If you do not, place it on a soft cloth.
  2. Check for room to work. Check to see if there is room to attach the adjustable case wrench and rotate it 360 degrees. If not remove watch band.
  3. Remove case back. Fit the adjustable case wrench into the slots on the case back. Tighten it down until it is snug. Be careful not to slip with this tool as it can scratch the case back of your watch. Work slowly. When it is unscrewed gently pry up the case back taking great care not to damage the internal gasket. If the gasket gets damaged it will need to be replaced with the battery to retain water resistance.
  4. Remove battery. The battery will be held in place by some type of retention device. It will need to be removed. Some clips will be removed by using tweezers. Some clips may be moved using a screw driver, and some simply bend out of the way slightly. Remember how it was removed as it must be put back in place exactly for the circuit to be completed after battery change. If the clip is removed, place it and any screws in a paper cup to prevent loss. Remember how the battery was seated, plus (positive) side up or down etc. it needs to be replaced correctly to work.
  5. Test battery. Using the battery tester check the battery. If it is dead move to next step, if it is not take the watch to a jewelers for inspection.
  6. Clean and inspect battery box. Inspect the battery box the battery came out of. If there is corrosion take it to jewelers for inspection. If there is light dust it may be cleaned with a clean soft cloth.
  7. Buy battery. Use the numbers on the battery and buy a new one. Occasionally the number will be obsolete and you will be referenced to a replacement battery in the battery charts. This is the time to also replace the gasket if you need to. Check with a watch maker or jeweler, or the watch company to buy a replacement. We cannot stress enough how important this gasket is to a water resistant watch, without its integrity your fine watch may no longer be resistant.
  8. Replace battery. Using the plastic tweezers if you have them, or fingers wearing cotton gloves, replace the battery. Never use bare fingers as finger oils may corrode or short out the new battery. Carefully replace the retention device as it was remove.
  9. Replace case back. Make sure that the gasket is in place, and not pinched or caught in the case back when you set it in place. Screw down the case back using your fingers until it is tight and needs the case wrench. Attach case wrench as before and tighten down the case back.
  10. Reset and clean watch. Using the appropriate method reset the watch. Use the polishing cloth to clean off any dirt and finger prints.
OR...take to your local jeweler/watchmaker who has the appropiate tools and let them do it for you!!!! :)

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How much should it cost to change the battery in my Tag Heuer Aquaracer waterproof watch?


That depends on where you are and on if a professional watchmaker is doing it (so the job is done right) or if you are taking it to a watch breaker at the mall or local jeweler.

A watchmaker will not only change the battery but will make sure the watch is resealed again which could require new gaskets. A watch breaker doesn't care about such things and will charge almost nothing but your watch will not be guaranteed to be water resistant from one of those people.

Water resistance is important. Everyone perspires and that moisture will get inside a watch if it is not sealed. It may not seem like a lot of moisture to you but honestly, the parts inside a watch cannot stand moisture. They corrode and rust within a few days even with the smallest amount of moisture. Once rust starts it cannot be stopped by drying the watch out. The parts with rust damage normally have to be replaced.

Now on a $10 watch no one will care about water resistance or for that matter replacing the battery most times. But on an expensive watch such as yours this is important because having to replace the parts of the movement is expensive and so you can expect to pay more for a professional battery change.

Hope this helps,

Ken
Yellowstone Watch, Inc
www.yellowstonewatch.com

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How to remove back to replace battery


take it to a reputable jeweler who can water test after the cell is replaced...if the gasket gets damaged with the caseback off the watch it will no longer be water resistant and will most definately rust if exposed to water

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