Pressure Testing

Pressure testing a watch to maintain water resistant is important. After all, you would not buy a water-resistant watch if you did not want it to be water resistant, would you?

After years of use the watch gaskets can start to wear, this can affect the watches performance in repelling dust, dirt, and moisture.

Carrying out Pressure testings ensures that all the watch components including the dial and the movement are protected against water damage. We always recommend having water resistance checks frequently, especially if the watch is worn daily and regularly exposed to water (swimming). We recommend having pressure tests every 6 months. Not only is it beneficial to have water resistance checks regularly but it preserves the components within the watch, as leaks can be detected early giving the watch a longer life span, longevity and saving a lot of money overall.

Tag Heuer silver and black watch

State of The Art Equipment

We have state of the art pressure testing equipment. Which can test up to 500m which is suitable for deep sea diving. If the watch does not pass the pressure test, our machinery allows us to find out exactly where a leak is coming from. This can be from the case back, crown, glass, or chronograph pushers. The water resistance can be compromised if any of these parts get damaged. Then we can recommend additional repairs to bring the watch back to manufacturers specifications.

Whenever we open water resistant watches, whether it is to replace the battery, service the watch or repair anything internally, we always pressure test the watch to ensure it has been resealed correctly.

A One Hour Service

Standard battery reseal pressure tests can be done within one hour at our branch. No appointment is needed. We have all the correct tools and equipment to carry out the watch repair to the highest of standards. Click here to find out our opening times.

Postal Service

Where the estimated turn around is only 2-3 days. This is a lot faster than jewellers and manufacturers who can quote up to around 4 weeks for a battery replacement.

Collection Service

For our customers that live within London and surrounding counties and are unable to travel or leave their abode to go to the post office. We now offer a collection service. We will collect the watch from your home, repair it and deliver it back to you.

Need a Pressure Test?

Pressure testing can be done same day at our branches after any repair. All our technicians are trained to operate the machinery and to be able to detect any leaks that may be present.

"RWR offer an excellent service. I used them to replace a Tag Heuer watch battery during lockdown. The watch was returned promptly, the price was very competitive and I was kept informed throughout the process. I would recommend them and will use them in future"