Water resistance is all about pressure:
1 ATM(or Bar) = 10 meters or 30 feet
3 ATM(or Bar) = 30 meters or 100 feet
5 ATM(or Bar) = 50 meters or 165 feet
10 ATM(or Bar) = 100 meters or 330 feet
This machine can test the water resistance of your watch with the aid of a gentle build-up of air pressure
Quartz Battery Services
A quartz movement uses a battery for its power source and does not need winding like a mechanical watch. It is the most accurate type of movement currently being produced.
Pop Back Case Battery/Water Test/Complimentary Steam and Polish
Screw Back Case Battery/Water Test/Complimentary Steam and Polish
Individual Screw Case Back Battery/Water Test/Complimentary Steam and Polish
Individual Screw Case Front Battery/Water Test/Complimentary Steam and Polish
An automatic, or self-winding, movement is a mechanical movement. It winds itself while worn on the wrist, eliminating the need for daily hand winding. However, if not worn for some time, the watch will stop and will require a manual winding.
AUTOMATIC WATCH SERVICE
(Pricing Based on Assessment)
STEP 1 – DIAGNOSIS
Check the condition, timekeeping, and movement of the watch is. Based on the initial
assessment, we will provide a cost estimate and a timeline for the service.
STEP 2 – DISASSEMBLY
Removal of the bracelet or strap, and disassembly of the case and the movement. For the
disassembly of both the case and the movement, special tools, and extensive training are required.
STEP 3 – CLEANING
Once the case and the movement are disassembled, the individual parts are thoroughly cleaned in a deep ultrasonic/steam clean machine. The specially formulated solutions removes the old lubrication and any dirt from the movement. A luxury watch can have hundreds of parts, each of them very fragile to handle, so the process is very delicate.
STEP 4 – REPLACEMENT PARTS
After the parts are cleaned, each one is meticulously examined by our watchmaker. Worn or weak parts are then replaced if necessary.
STEP 5 – ASSEMBLY
Each movement can contain hundreds of parts that our watchmaker painstakingly reassembles. The watchmaker also lubricates, with specific oil lubricants, the contact points in the movement to minimize friction and prevent wear. This helps ensure optimal performance and longevity of the timepiece.
STEP 6 – TIMING AND CALIBRATION
In several steps, our watchmaker adjusts the movement until the timepiece is operating at optimal precision.
STEP 7 – REFINISHING
The case and the bracelet of the timepiece are refinished to bring back its original luster.
As part of the polishing process, scratches and small dents are removed. Different compounds are used to provide the final finish – polished or matte – while preserving the original shape of each component.
STEP 8 – CASE ASSEMBLY
Lastly, the case is skillfully reassembled and all seals and gaskets are replaced to ensure the water resistancy is back to factory standards.
STEP 9 – TESTING
Every watch is vacuum and pressure tested, using test equipment with wet and dry chambers. Over a period of time, watches are tested to keep time accuracy. Automatic watches are placed on an auto winder to test the self-winding mechanism. Chronographs are tested with the chronograph mechanism running.
STEP 10 – QUALITY CONTROL
Rigorous checks are carried out at each stage of the servicing process. During the final check, the power reserve, timing accuracy and aesthetic appearance of the watch is thoroughly checked.