Our watchmaker carefully inspects the watch and analyses all the components and functions of each individual model based on factory specification and aesthetic features.
STEP #2 - Diagnosis
Based on the preliminary inspection, our watchmaker determines what needs to be done on the watch and an itemized estimate is issued via email before any work starts.
STEP #3 - Case Disassembly & Pre-Cleaning
Once the estimate has been approved, the bracelet and movement are removed from the case, the case is completely dismantled (bezel, crystal, gaskets, pushers, etc...) and the movement is pre-washed.
STEP #4 - Complete Movement Disassembly
The movement is completely disassembled, and every component is carefully inspected in order to determine if it needs to be replaced or repaired depending on the level of wear.
STEP #5 - Washing
All movement components are placed into a cycle of different ultrasonic baths of special cleaning solutions to clean and degrease them thoroughly.
STEP #6 - Case & Bracelet Refinishing (Optional)
If appropriate, the case and bracelet of the watch are systematically refinished paying attention to detail in order to retain each individual model's original shape and cosmetic appearance as close as possible.
STEP #7 - Movement Assembly & Lubrication
The entire movement is meticulously reassembled, lubricated with different oils and greases depending on the mechanical complication of the movement, and adjusted if necessary, according to model specifications.
STEP #8 - Case Reasembly
The case is reassembled, and the movement is carefully inserted and secured back into the case, all gaskets and seals are replaced as needed and the case is tightly closed. The watch is pressure tested to ensure that there is no leaks and the bracelet is installed back on.
STEP #9 - Pressure Test/Water Resistance Test
At this stage, once the case has been fully reassembled our watchmaker places the watch in a piece of equipment that uses compressed air to pressurize a chamber where the watch is being held with a very sensitive probe that the machine uses to detect leaks. If the watch fails this test, then a different piece of equipment must be used to correct the issue.
STEP #10 - Timing Analysis & Quality Control
At this final stage, the watch undergoes a series of timing analysis tests trough several days in different positions to ensure its accuracy, functionality and cosmetic appearance.