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Seiko watches are known for their durability and water resistance, but even the best watches can succumb to water damage. If your Seiko watch has been exposed to water, it’s essential to take immediate action to remove the water and moisture and prevent further damage.
Not only can water and moisture cause the watch to stop working, but they can also lead to rust and corrosion. In case the water has gotten on your watch or moisture, it’s crucial to take action immediately to drain the water and stop further harm.
There are several ways to remove water and moisture from your watch. The most effective approach will depend on how severe the exposure is and your watch type.
Continue reading to learn more.
1. The Onset of Watch Exposure
If your watch has been exposed to some rain and sweat, you can wipe the watch with a clean, dry cloth. Avoid scrubbing or rubbing the watch, as this can damage the finish. If the watch is wetter, you may need to use a hairdryer on the relaxed setting to remove the moisture.
For more severe cases like when the watch is used for swimming or diving, you’ll need to disassemble and dry each piece separately. Start by removing the watchband and any removable links. Next, remove the case back and battery. Finally, remove the movement from the case.
2. Once the Watch Is Rinsed
It is advisable to dry it thoroughly using a soft, dry cloth to wipe away any water or moisture on the watch’s surface. Next, use a toothpick or any other small object to remove water or moisture from the crevices and corners of the watch.
3. Once the Watch Is Completely Dry
It is wise to reassemble and test the watch to ensure it’s still working correctly. Next is to lubricate the watch with a watch oil or grease to help prevent corrosion. Lastly, lightly blow-dry your watch with a hairdryer on the lowest setting and blow away any remaining water or moisture.
4. If Your Watch Has a Saltwater Splash
It is important to rinse it off, and it is imperative to remove all the moisture and salt as soon as possible to prevent corrosion. Start by running the watch under fresh water for a few minutes. Next, disassemble the watch and rinse each piece separately.
5. When Your Watch Requires a Little Care and Attention
With a little care and attention, you can keep your Seiko watch in perfect condition for many years to come. If you see stubborn spots, you can try using a mild vinegar solution or window cleaner. Be sure to test any cleaner on an inconspicuous area of the watch first to make sure it does not damage the finish.
If you’re unsure how to remove water and moisture from your watch, take it to a professional watchmaker or jeweller. They will be able to clean and dry the watch correctly and check for any water damage.
If your Seiko watch becomes water-logged or otherwise wet, it is important to take measures to remove the water and moisture as soon as possible. You can follow the tips in this article as your guide.
If you are uncomfortable doing this yourself, you can take it to a watchmaker or jeweller.
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