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I got water damage in my watch and need the quickest way to fix it please

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Step 1 - Minimize the Moisture If your watch is exposed to moisture or falls into water, the first thing you want to do is move it to a dry location. Dry off the water on the outside of the watch with a soft rag. The glass on the front can be easily scratched, so be sure to use a soft cloth to wipe clean.
Step 2 - Remove the Cover Open the cover on the back of the watch very carefully. Often a small flathead screwdriver will help in turning the cover. Pour any water out that remains. Be careful not to touch any of the gears or parts of the watch as the watch may become irreparable.
Step 3 - Air Dry Lay the watch face down in a warm room to allow it to air dry for at least 24 hours. After replacing the cover, the watch will often return to normal use. However, it is still recommended to have the watch repaired by a professional watch repair shop. They will be able to seal the front and back properly to assure no future leaks. Have them run a pressure test to ensure there are no potential leak areas.
Standard Upkeep Proper maintenance is imperative, especially on delicate mechanisms like timepieces. Even before your watch fills with moisture or stops working, it is a good idea to maintain it on a regular basis. The inside of a watch is filled with tiny gears and sensitive parts that must be installed perfectly to work properly. Under normal use and regular maintenance, a good watch will work for a lifetime.
It is important to minimize wear and tear when possible. Even though you may not see a crack in the seal, there very well may be one that could ruin your timepiece. Water, especially salt water, can be very damaging to a watch. Find a reputable repair shop to recommend a maintenance schedule for your timepiece.


Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-repair-a-watch-with-water-damage#ixzz0x91faKz5 Step 1 - Minimize the Moisture If your watch is exposed to moisture or falls into water, the first thing you want to do is move it to a dry location. Dry off the water on the outside of the watch with a soft rag. The glass on the front can be easily scratched, so be sure to use a soft cloth to wipe clean.
Step 2 - Remove the Cover Open the cover on the back of the watch very carefully. Often a small flathead screwdriver will help in turning the cover. Pour any water out that remains. Be careful not to touch any of the gears or parts of the watch as the watch may become irreparable.
Step 3 - Air Dry Lay the watch face down in a warm room to allow it to air dry for at least 24 hours. After replacing the cover, the watch will often return to normal use. However, it is still recommended to have the watch repaired by a professional watch repair shop. They will be able to seal the front and back properly to assure no future leaks. Have them run a pressure test to ensure there are no potential leak areas.
Standard Upkeep Proper maintenance is imperative, especially on delicate mechanisms like timepieces. Even before your watch fills with moisture or stops working, it is a good idea to maintain it on a regular basis. The inside of a watch is filled with tiny gears and sensitive parts that must be installed perfectly to work properly. Under normal use and regular maintenance, a good watch will work for a lifetime.
It is important to minimize wear and tear when possible. Even though you may not see a crack in the seal, there very well may be one that could ruin your timepiece. Water, especially salt water, can be very damaging to a watch. Find a reputable repair shop to recommend a maintenance schedule for your timepiece.

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I DROP MY WATCH CODE REF IS 1142 I BROKE THE GLASS WHERE CAN I BUY A REPLACEMENT GLASS FROM


Getting a glass shouldn't be a problem, but as it sounds as though you intend to fix it yourself, then please be aware of the following.

It is essential to get the correct size glass - even 0.5mm difference in the diameter means either it won't fit or it's too small and falls out again. As you say that the glass is broken, I would be surprised if you could remove it and still determine the correct diameter.
You need to think not only about how to remove the broken glass, but also about how you are going to fix the replacement one. Many watches have a very fine plastic ring around the glass that holds it in place and this may have also been damaged.
Also, with many watches it's necessary to remove the back, crown and movement to effectively replace the glass.
If your watch has any sort of water-resistance rating then it would need to be retested afterwards.

Bearing all this in mind, I strongly advise you to take your watch to a reputable watch repairer and let them sort it out.
If the glass is anything other than round, then the cost tends to go up. Get an estimate from them first, and decide if what they will charge you is reasonable - if it isn't then spend the money on a new watch.

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  • Decide whether the risk of possibly damaging the watch is worth attempting a do-it-yourself fix. If the watch is expensive, you may want to have a professional repair it rather than risk damaging the watch or invalidating the manufacturer's warranty.
  • Step 2 Lay the watch in a dry place in sunlight and see if the water evaporates on its own. Put a piece of soft, absorbent cloth such as a towel under the watch. If the water inside the watch face is only a fine film of condensation that clears on its own after a short time, you probably do not need to do anything else.
  • Step 3 Seal the watch in a plastic bag filled with unopened packets of silica gel desiccant. These are the packets that come in shoe boxes and other packaged items. You can also use dry rice instead of the silica gel packets. Leave the bag somewhere warm and dry for a few days. The silica gel packets or rice can help draw out the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 4 Direct a fan at the watch or use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to blow air on the watch. Alternatively, if you can safely leave the watch on top of a low heat source such as a floor vent or radiator, this can help evaporate the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 5 Obtain the appropriate watch repair supplies. If you need to purchase tools, look for these at a watch repair shop or at a jewelry store. You can also find watch repair tools online. You may need small, fine-tipped screwdrivers and watch openers and closers.
  • Step 6 Take off the back of the watch, as if you were changing the battery. Use care not to scratch or damage any of the mechanisms such as the coil or stem. Let the watch dry thoroughly in the open air until there is no trace of moisture. Reassemble the watch once it is dry and press the seal firmly back into place. If the seal does not fit tightly, you may need to replace it

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  • Decide whether the risk of possibly damaging the watch is worth attempting a do-it-yourself fix. If the watch is expensive, you may want to have a professional repair it rather than risk damaging the watch or invalidating the manufacturer's warranty.
  • Step 2 Lay the watch in a dry place in sunlight and see if the water evaporates on its own. Put a piece of soft, absorbent cloth such as a towel under the watch. If the water inside the watch face is only a fine film of condensation that clears on its own after a short time, you probably do not need to do anything else.
  • Step 3 Seal the watch in a plastic bag filled with unopened packets of silica gel desiccant. These are the packets that come in shoe boxes and other packaged items. You can also use dry rice instead of the silica gel packets. Leave the bag somewhere warm and dry for a few days. The silica gel packets or rice can help draw out the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 4 Direct a fan at the watch or use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to blow air on the watch. Alternatively, if you can safely leave the watch on top of a low heat source such as a floor vent or radiator, this can help evaporate the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 5 Obtain the appropriate watch repair supplies. If you need to purchase tools, look for these at a watch repair shop or at a jewelry store. You can also find watch repair tools online. You may need small, fine-tipped screwdrivers and watch openers and closers.
  • Step 6 Take off the back of the watch, as if you were changing the battery. Use care not to scratch or damage any of the mechanisms such as the coil or stem. Let the watch dry thoroughly in the open air until there is no trace of moisture. Reassemble the watch once it is dry and press the seal firmly back into place. If the seal does not fit tightly, you may need to replace it
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  • Decide whether the risk of possibly damaging the watch is worth attempting a do-it-yourself fix. If the watch is expensive, you may want to have a professional repair it rather than risk damaging the watch or invalidating the manufacturer's warranty.
  • Step 2 Lay the watch in a dry place in sunlight and see if the water evaporates on its own. Put a piece of soft, absorbent cloth such as a towel under the watch. If the water inside the watch face is only a fine film of condensation that clears on its own after a short time, you probably do not need to do anything else.
  • Step 3 Seal the watch in a plastic bag filled with unopened packets of silica gel desiccant. These are the packets that come in shoe boxes and other packaged items. You can also use dry rice instead of the silica gel packets. Leave the bag somewhere warm and dry for a few days. The silica gel packets or rice can help draw out the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 4 Direct a fan at the watch or use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to blow air on the watch. Alternatively, if you can safely leave the watch on top of a low heat source such as a floor vent or radiator, this can help evaporate the water from inside the watch.
  • Step 5 Obtain the appropriate watch repair supplies. If you need to purchase tools, look for these at a watch repair shop or at a jewelry store. You can also find watch repair tools online. You may need small, fine-tipped screwdrivers and watch openers and closers.
  • Step 6 Take off the back of the watch, as if you were changing the battery. Use care not to scratch or damage any of the mechanisms such as the coil or stem. Let the watch dry thoroughly in the open air until there is no trace of moisture. Reassemble the watch once it is dry and press the seal firmly back into place. If the seal does not fit tightly, you may need to replace it
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