Prevention Is Better Than Cure
When we perform standard battery reseals, we always maintain our high standards. Each watch goes through the same procedure when carrying out a standard battery reseal, 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 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 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.
A new battery is fitted, and the movement gets inspected and cleaned before securing the case-back on again.
The watch is then pressure tested. This is to ensure the watch is resealed correctly and is back to manufacturers standard.
The watch is then set to the correct time and date and all its features (stopwatch, alarms etc) are tested to ensure the watch is functioning properly.
One more quality control test is done before it gets an RWR approval and deemed fit to be returned to the customer.