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Old 9 April 2024, 03:09 PM   #1
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Should I get my Daytona Serviced again?

I have a 2002 Gold 116528 Daytona. I had it serviced by Rik in Florida around 2009.

I have not worn it much since then. I put it on once a month or so.

It works perfect. But I fell and scratched the clasp a bit(needs a polish) and I would like to wash it under running water but worry about whether the seals are ok.

Would you get it serviced?

I could hold off on the Polish but am worried about the seals.
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Old 10 April 2024, 06:32 PM   #2
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No, but I would refrain from swimming before a pressure test was done.
(Any watchmaker can do that)

Never mind the scratch, remove this one and get a fresh one tomorrow
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Old 10 April 2024, 11:59 PM   #3
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I have a 2002 Gold 116528 Daytona. I had it serviced by Rik in Florida around 2009.

I have not worn it much since then. I put it on once a month or so.

It works perfect. But I fell and scratched the clasp a bit(needs a polish) and I would like to wash it under running water but worry about whether the seals are ok.

Would you get it serviced?

I could hold off on the Polish but am worried about the seals.
As long as it's keeping time would not service yet,as for washing just give it a clean over with a damp cloth.You could do a dry pressure check most high street watch shops could check to 100m plus, if passes then ok to be submerged in water but not too deep.
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Another vote for the pressure test but no need to service
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Old 11 April 2024, 11:44 AM   #5
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How do they do the pressure test? Remove the movement?
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Old 11 April 2024, 01:31 PM   #6
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As long as it's keeping time would not service yet,as for washing just give it a clean over with a damp cloth.You could do a dry pressure check most high street watch shops could check to 100m plus, if passes then ok to be submerged in water but not too deep.
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Old 16 April 2024, 04:26 AM   #7
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What's funny? padi56 is right.
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Old 16 April 2024, 04:39 AM   #8
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How do they do the pressure test? Remove the movement?
No, they don't.

A test with the movement removed, then put back in without a test of the fully assembled watch would not be much good.

After a full service some watchmakers will test twice. Once to ensure case integrity without movement, but then again when fully assembled.
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Old 16 April 2024, 04:46 AM   #9
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No, they don't.

A test with the movement removed, then put back in without a test of the fully assembled watch would not be much good.

After a full service some watchmakers will test twice. Once to ensure case integrity without movement, but then again when fully assembled.
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Old 16 April 2024, 01:27 PM   #10
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What's funny? padi56 is right.
Peter,

I thought it was funny:

If a watch passes a 100 metre plus pressure test then it has passed at 100 metres depth, not that anyone could/would dive to that depth.

Then to say it is "ok to be submerged in water but not too deep".

How deep is "not too deep"?
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Old 16 April 2024, 11:20 PM   #11
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No service. Just request for a small touch up refinish on the clasp only from an independent watchmaker. Small touch up jobs are about 90-110 dollars and is quick.

If its a deep scratch..have the clasp laser welded. This is a more expensive job...probably at about 500 dollars since its gold? Ask for a quote from an independent watchmaker who does laser welding.

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