Prevention Is Better Than Cure
When we preform mini services, we always maintain our high standards. Each watch goes through the same procedure when carrying out a mini service, including:
Cleaning of the case back before opening the watch to remove any dirt trapped between the grooves. Which if left and opened can end up inside of the watch which can cause a blockage or damage the mechanism.
Once the watch is opened, we then remove the gasket and thoroughly clean when the gasket sits and around all edges of the watch casing and the internal watch mechanism. This is to ensure that no dirt or dust will damage the internal mechanism.
The internal mechanism is then removed from the casing along with the dial.
The old battery is carefully removed and inspected. As watch batteries can leak acid into watches. Which can cause serious damage to quartz movement. Acid left behind from the old battery is cleaned and any acid which has crystalized is removed. if this gets into the movement it can clog the watch resulting in the watch needing a service.
The watch mechanism then gets dissembled into individual components, oiled and resembled. The helps maintain the health of the internal mechanism and delays service intervals.
The bracelet is then removed from the head of the watch and both is polished back to manufacturers standards. We cannot remove deep scratches completely; however, most scratches will be removed. Some watches have a mirrored polished finish, whilst some have a matt/satin finish, and some have a combination of both.
The head of the watch and bracelet is then cleaned thoroughly with the ultrasonic cleaner and by hand.
A new premium battery is fitted, and the movement gets inspected and cleaned before securing the movement back into the head of the watch.
The gasket is thoroughly inspected for any imperfections. If there are any imperfections with the gasket the watch won't be sealed correctly. So, we will replace it if necessary. If the gasket is still in pristine condition, we coat it in special watch makers silicone grease and fit it back into its position. The silicone grease creates a protective barrier which prevents any containments from entering the watch.
The spring bars are checked and replaced if necessary, to ensure the watch will be secure properly and the watch is then reassembled.
The correct time and date and all its features (stopwatch, alarms etc) are set and tested to ensure the watch is functioning properly.
The watch is then pressure tested. This is to ensure the watch is resealed correctly and is back to manufacturers standard.
One more quality control test is done before it gets an RWR approval and deemed fit to be returned to the customer. The end result is the watch looking like new.