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My watch keep fogging up when I run or play a round of golf in it - the crystal doesn't seen to be cracked so I'm thinking the seal must be the problem

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the seals are starting to go in it. i will have to take it apart and replace them(or send it into the dealer)

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mcdevito75 here, Best Bet, look for a small watch repair shop in your area, and even then It"ll most likely have to be ordered.

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there are many different options, you can "google" watch repair, and choose someone to send it to. any local jewelry store should be able to give it to their watchmaker for a replacement crystal.

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Watch crystal falling off, how do I fix it


if you like the watch take it to a watch repair shop or a jeweler they normally do not charge very much for this kind of service. I replace a whatch face three times on one that I liked and then brought it to a jeweler to have it tested for water tightness.

Jul 27, 2014 | Skagen Watches

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The crystal face of the watch is cracked. We need to have the crystal replaced. Where do we send it in? Our watch repair doesn't handle things like that! It is an Akribos watch.


there are many different options, you can "google" watch repair, and choose someone to send it to. any local jewelry store should be able to give it to their watchmaker for a replacement crystal.

Jul 17, 2011 | Watches

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The crystal of my wife's skagen watch popped out and the nylon ring surrounding the crystal seems too big to get back in, or perhaps I just don't have the right tools. Help!


Watch crystals are pressure fitted to their cases so that they are resistant to popping out. Think of a champagne cork, and how it expands when it comes out of its bottle.
Crystals are set into cases in one of several basic methods. First, a crystal may be installed from the back--watch cases are commonly assembled before the movement is installed. So, one potential way of reinstalling your crystal is to remove the watch movement from the case (if it isn't already) and try pushing the crystal from the back forwards. If this is indeed the way it was installed, the crystal should pop into position with a noticeable click or light thump to let you know that the other edge of the crystal has found the shallow groove in which it's supposed to sit.
Second, some crystals can be installed from the front using a tool called a "crystal lift." This tool has many little fingers that compress the edge of the watch crystal so that it can be slid into the case. Pressure is then gradually removed from the crystal, permitting it to expand into the shallow groove into which it's supposed to sit. Crystal lifts are easy to use in theory but somewhat finicky in real life; the crystal must be grabbed equally by all the lift prongs or else the crystal will have a tendency to squirt out of the tool before it's been completely set.
Looking at pictures of your wife's watch, it doesn't look to me like a crystal lift would do any good. I think instead that your crystal might have been installed using a third method. Looking at the pictures, it looks like the bezel--the metal top of the watch--separates from the watch body. If this is the case, gently pop off the bezel and push the crystal into it from behind. Then, push the bezel back onto the watch movement. It's possible that the crystal is kept in place by being squeezed between the bezel and the rest of the watch case.
If all of this sounds daunting, putting the crystal back in--assuming it's not cracked--is a minor job for a watch repair technician. It literally might only take 5-10 minutes to complete the job. If you're concerned about the appearance of the watch, it might be safest to pay someone the small amount of money to get this done right. Replacing a watch crystal with a new one usually runs about $15-25, around where I live. Replacing an undamaged crystal that's popped out should cost appreciably less, since a new crystal costs a jeweler between $5-25 for most standard sizes (diver's watches and strange specialty shapes will cost more).

May 16, 2011 | Skagen 358SSSD Wristwatch

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How do I get the back off a Callaway CY 2001 watch? There is no indent to prise it off. Thanks


This watch is water-resistant to 5ATM (atmospheres), which means that you have to use a machine or a special tool to reseal the back of it to keep it water-resistant. If you do manage to get the back off, you'd probably end up cracking the crystal when you try to put the back on after replacing the battery.
I would suggest taking it to a locally-owned jewelry shop-- shouldn't cost more than $5-10, which isn't bad for a watch that probably cost you almost $100.

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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.

Aug 26, 2010 | Relic Watches

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My tag heure chrono's minute and second hands turned black and moisture got in ?


mcdevito75 here, I hope you have a warrantee on your Tag Heur watch, if so, contact Tag Heur, if not, your on your own, (Sorry) sounds as though it"s lost some of it"s waterproofing ability or the seal around the crystal, usually a crystal sealer. Best Bet look for a small watch repair shop in your area, have them take a look at your watch. The Fog on the crystal is the tempersture change of the air in your watch, no watch is air proof, re-sealing the crystal should help, also, replaceing the rubber seal on the back of the watch.

Jul 18, 2010 | Tag Heuer Watches

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Water under crystal


Obviously you have moisture inside the watch. If the crystal is not cracked then moisture can get in around the stem if the seal is no longer good. Although also possible is from a bad seal on the case back. These seals need to be replace every 3 to 4 years and then properly lubricated with a special silicon grease. With time, the seals will tend to flatten out and the grease will dry out. So get it serviced before the moisture will permanently damage it. Also. 330 ft is if you decend slowly. If you jump in a pool or subject it to a heavy spray, like in a shower, that is another story and they don't always keep the water out then.

Dec 12, 2009 | Watches

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I've replaced the battery on my Skagen watch but am having trouble snapping the back on -- any ideas would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks


O.K this is a tough one, because a watch maker has a press to do this. I don't know if your watch has a round crystal or if the crystal is domed. If it is round and flat, lay the watch down with the crystal side face down. Lay it on a flat scratch-proof item. Take a wooden handle that has a domed end to it. Take the back and lay it on the watch case, making sure that the knotch on the back is aliegned with the setting crown. Take the wooden tool and using the domed end put a little pressure on the endge watch case near the edge, and slowley go around the back, it should snap into place. If it's a domed or square crystal, that's a little harder and all I can think of is finding a round concaved something that fits aroung the edge of the casing NOT hitting the crystal ,and do the same thing as with the flat crystal ( go around the edge putting a little pressure on the back) For a square crystal

Jul 07, 2008 | Skagen Watches

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My nixon watch shows fogging on the inside after i wear it for a few hours??


The problem is that water or humidity is getting into your watch. You either need a new back gasket 9 probibly nicked when changing a battery, or your crown ( the little piece used to change the time) gasket is bad, or you have a crack in your crystal. Turn your crown as if to wind it , if it turns REALLY easy your crown gasket is bad, if not you need to open your watchback and insert a new gasket around the back cover. Make sure that it fits tight ( you probibly have to stretch it a little) and then reclose the watch. The only place I know you can get a seal is at a watch repair shop.

Jun 29, 2008 | Nixon Watches

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Seiko watch


the seals are starting to go in it. i will have to take it apart and replace them(or send it into the dealer)

Jun 02, 2008 | Watches

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