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Watch has a leak, how to seal ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by lbbss, Jul 25, 2008.

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  1. lbbss

    lbbss Guest

    I have a good watch but it has developed a leak, Is there any house
    hold type of ingredient that I could use to help the gasket seal
    better. thanks.
  2. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    JB Weld will fix anything.
  3. PhattyMo

    PhattyMo Guest

    Take it apart,clean the gasket,and its mating surfaces,and smear a
    *small* amount of Vaseline/petroleum jelly on it,and reassemble.
    Usually works for me.
  4. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Having read the answers (as of 10:30am CDT), I'm still wondering as
    well. Nobody covered anything other than digital watches, which are
    fairly easy to seal. I have several analog units which
    leak--presumably--around the stem. I wonder if there is 'any' hope for
    these, as several were pretty expensive when new. I suppose a jeweler
    would have some sort of solution; but I paid less for any of these than
    the trip to the jeweler would cost.

    I was hoping for a DIY solution.....

  5. GregS

    GregS Guest

    For simple leaks I use silicone grease. Silicone high vacuum greese is
    real thick.

  6. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Most use an O-ring under the stem. However, if the watch is worth
    fixing, it is probably worth fixing right...
    Try some silicone sealer (similar to silicone dielectric grease, but
    *much* thicker). That may make them more water *resistant*. You'll
    never, ever, make them waterproof without some serious work.
  7. Ken G.

    Ken G. Guest

    Buy a new 10$ watch , remove the gaskets and put them in your prize
    watch .
  8. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    I'll give the silicone a try. Despite the presence of a good back
    gasket, one of these will fog up from a good sweat. Never mind actual
    immersion. Getting caught in the rain is occasion to open it up and dry
    it out.


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