Has your watch caught on water and you don't know what to do? Don't worry, Team Charlie Paris will guide you and explain what to do. First of alli yourwatch took wateryou would notice this very quickly because mist will appear inside the latter. But what actions should be taken to minimize the impact of water inside the case?In this article, we will answer them through the following points:
- What are the first aid measures if water has entered my watch?
- Our advice to prevent water from entering your watch
- Waterproof watches, by Charlie Paris
1. What are the first aid measures if water has entered my watch?
If your watch has taken on water you will notice it very quickly, mist will appear inside the watch. The main advice we can give you is to go quickly to a watchmaker. In fact, the longer the water remains inside the case for a long time, the more the dial, the hands or even the movement of your watch will be damaged. Under the effect of water or even salt water, the steel elements of your watch will rust internally and therefore be severely damaged. At Charlie Paris, we have a watchmaker who can take care of your men watchor your Ladies watch who would have taken the water.
If your watch stays in this humid atmosphere for many days, there is a good chance that it will show significant rust marks. The watchmaker will not be able to do much anymore, so he will have to replace parts or all of the elements of your watch. As you will have understood, pay attention to your watch! Even more if it's a automatic watch !
If you can't get to a watchmaker quickly, you can put your watch in a dry place, with the glass of your watch facing down on a flat surface. Then pull the crown of your watch (the small dial that you use to set the time) in order to let out the moisture "trapped" in the watch case. To speed up this process you can also place a hair dryer on medium heat in front of the crown, this will allow the air to circulate and thus release the moisture.
However, be sure to take your watch to a watchmaker as soon as you can. Indeed, even if your watch does not have an apparent mark of water or rust inside the dial, this does not mean that it is not damaged, only a watchmaker will be able to determine whether it is or not. You wonder why steel rusts and stainless steel doesn’t rust, the Charlie Paris team explains everything in an article on our blog.
2. Our advice to prevent water from entering your watch:
First, make sure that the crown of your watch is properly engaged before going into the water. Indeed, it is this which guarantees the water resistance of your watch. If your watch is a watch suitable for diving, it is normally equipped with a screw-down crown. In this case make sure that the latter is screwed into the axle and to its maximum.
When you go into the water with your waterproof watch, avoid large temperature fluctuations because, like any material, steel expands and contracts under the effect of heat and cold. It therefore presses on the gaskets of your watch to a greater or lesser extent and a sudden change in temperature can really damage the water resistance of your watch.
If you have a chronograph watch (even if it is waterproof) do not use the push buttons when submerged. With very rare exceptions, if you press the push buttons, water will systematically enter your watch.
If your watch has received a severe shock, the case may have been damaged or the glass may have cracked slightly, increasing the risk of your watch taking on water. So take your watch to your watchmaker's house to check its waterproofing.
Finally, it is important to have your watch's seals checked, even more so if your watch is no longer young. Old seals will tend to no longer effectively seal your watch. Also be vigilant when changing batteries as the waterproofing may be damaged during this operation.
You may not know if your watch is waterproof, or what the ATM markings on the back of your watch mean. For this we invite you to read our article on the different levels of waterproofing of watches.
3. Waterproof watches, by Charlie Paris
At Charlie Paris all our Made in France watches3ATM and 30 ATMs.
Our sports watches are waterproof 10 ATM ie a waterproofing allowing you to swim and practice any water sport!
For diving enthusiasts, we have developed the diving watchConcordia, a waterproof 30 ATM watch, so waterproof up to 300m.