Generally speaking, there are only three places where water can enter the movement of the watch: the handle, the watch crystal and the back cover. The waterproof device of the quartz dress watch is also installed in these three places: add a rubber ring to the handle head, add rubber rings to the threaded edge of the back cover of parts like sealing ring and handle tube and make the watch crystal sealed.
With these designs, quartz dress watches can be waterproof. But can the watch be permanently and absolutely waterproof? No. It was originally designed to be absolutely waterproof, but we wind it every day. Besides, we need to dial the needle frequently, over time, the waterproof ring will be worn and there will be gaps. The sweat on our hands will also corrode the waterproof rubber ring of the back cover. Even if there is no sweat corrosion, the rubber ring itself will age and be loose over time.
There are three most common methods for dealing with water in quartz dress watches, which can help more watch wearers to remove the water vapour in the watch correctly and efficiently, so as to extend the lifespan of the watch.
1. If the quartz dress watch gets the water in it, you can directly wrap a small piece of calcium chloride or silica gel with gauze; then take out the watch cover, seal the calcium chloride wrapped with gauze and the electronic watch into a plastic bag in the box. After waiting for half a day, you can take out the watch, and then you can see that the water vapour of the electronic watch disappears. If the watch gets much water in it, it can be set aside for one day.
2. If there is too much water in the quartz dress watch, send it to the watch shop for repair.
3. You can turn the watch crystal of the quartz dress watch inward and the bottom case of the watch outward, and then wear the watch on your wrist for about two hours to eliminate water vapour.
4. If there are water droplets in the quartz dress watch cover, it will cause corrosion of the parts and affect the accuracy of the time after a long time. In this case, wrap the watch tightly with several layers of toilet paper or moisture-absorbing flannel and bake it for about half an hour near a 40-watt light bulb (about 5 cm). Then the moisture in the watch will become water vapour and be discharged.