. What do you use to remove the rust? Thanks for any help.. This slows down the process and takes a lot of extra time for me. I actually do this at work as I work in a jewellery shop. Original Poster. I am more of a collector and get watches that are damaged including rust. On warmer days, you may be able to use sunlight to evaporate the condensation and defog your watch. Wipe over the outside of the watch to remove any excess liquid, then lie the watch, face and crystal directed upwards, in a position where the sunlight can warm it. Glad to see an honest, trustful businessman still left in the country. This means that late in the evening, I am now taking a watch apart to try and save it. Most days I work until 9-10 to try and get things caught up. I always swim with it on and it never got wet. The next few pictures will give you a quick example of the watches that I have seen over the past few weeks and the damage done by water. Mark is “The Man” when it comes to servicing Rolex watches. Mark, Wednesday 18th … Sapphire Rolex Crystals. Further observation revealed small droplets forming on the side of the case near the joint between bezel and back. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Non-water-resistant watches and low-rated watches under extreme pressure are the common victims of condensation inside their crystals. That is something to worry about and discussing it here won't solve the problem. Please reply. Thanks for such an interesting lesson. If I can I’ll try to post some pictures of the operation. Discussion. Great job. Yesterday, though, I was wearing it to work and something strange happened: it looked like there was condensation of some sort under the crystal, which I can't for the life of me figure out. Kostenloser Versand . Sounds side ways to me. Now I would like to have it serviced to see if it can be saved. Good question, 1970’s I think is pretty old for a watch. Great information on waterproof watches , never understood before . Updated On: September 28, 2017. As most can be done at home, there are cases when sometimes it may be more beneficial to just bring them to professionals for a more in-depth look at the cause of the problem. Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from the gas phase into the liquid phase, and is the reverse of vaporization.The word most often refers to the water cycle. If you notice condensation forming on the inside of your timepiece, take it in for service right away before buying a new cover. Like any mechanical piece of equipment, take care of and it’ll take care of you. Why is their condensation inside the watch? Also known as Rolex LEC – Laster etched crystal. 31/03/2018 at 10:28 pm. Usually, if this is caught early, doesn’t translate into permanent damage. ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX. It definitely means that the waterproofing is messed up but I have yet to service it and have been running in the rain (as a soldier) alot and the problem doesn’t seem to resurface. Attached Images. Have you tried the Bergeon rust remover? This can be caused by a temperature or humidity difference between the inside and outside of the watch if the water-resistant seal is compromised or absent; even gaps around watch winders can cause condensation to form. It stayed for a little while till I figured out that a little heat takes the fog away. 375 posts. That looks like my Rolex Explorer II. It stopped running again shortly after. Cheers More Articles. In normal circumstances this will appear as a very fine mist and should disappear in … EUR 128,02. They said to keep it out of the water and wear on special occasions as they will no longer offer any damage insurance caused by service problems. LinkBack. Of course rust means a loss of metal at best so there is no magic bullet. Water resistant, not water proof. So I took my "divers" watch, 6036 invicta pro diver swimming on the lake on wed. And ever since my watch has had condensation or "foggyness" inside the dial under the crystal. *Banners If you have a very keen eye or look at your Rolex face cover under 10x magnification, you will notice a small crown etched into it at the 6 o'clock position. It makes the watch pretty much unwearable. My normal work schedule is mostly like this: watches arrive by mail at  the shop in the morning, my wife will unpack them during the day, then in the evening I will try and take a look at that days watches to send out estimates in the evening. Re: Condensation under the crystal. But if I damage a watch I am wearing and it has moisture in it, how should I handle it? If it ever happens I will let you know up front so you don’t get a surprize at 10 at might. That means there has been every part of the crystal coated. Rolex Men's Datejust Oyster Perpetual Champagne Linen Dial Gold Markers 16018. I have this issue with condensation… thanks. We're taking the time today to replace the sapphire coated crystal on a Newer Men's Rolex Watch. They have been showering, swimming etc. This space is provided to horological resources. with it on and now are a bit puzzled as to why it is wet. Anyone know why this might be happening or how to fix it? Thread: Seamaster - Condensation under crystal - Not a happy owner. Page 5 The watch was observed with a microscope. I always tell them that I will clean the watch as soon as it arrives, they go to the head of the line when it is wet. Thanks Mark. I agree Mark has serviced my Rolex and Cartier with great results!! By: Jenni Wiltz. EUR 164,36. Thanks for all you do for all of us watch aficionados Jim. While these two models shared the same angular case shape and integrated bracelet as Rolex’s quartz watches, they were actually automatic watches. Your most welcome! It is good info to know the differences in watches. Condensation under the crystal in my Invicta, Help! Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA.