How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?
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    How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?

    I'd like to get this done on one of my watches soon, so looking for some help!
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    I looked for someone in New York City and it was a f^ck!ng nightmare.

    Good luck. I didn't get much help here for my search.

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    Re: How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?

    It may help if you post your location, somebody in your vicinity may be able to help.
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    Re: How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?

    Buy gaskets from Manufacturer..Assuming your in the USA,search the Doxa Forum for Authorized Service Center..There is a place in Los Angeles that will service any Dive watch ($175.00 last I checked)& can Wet or Dry Pressure test to 5000m(extra $)..

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    Re: How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?

    These days most manufacturers will not sell gaskets or any other parts. But pretty much all gaskets can be purchased from third party gasket sellers, your watchmaker just must know where to look.

    I'd would recommend using the dive watch specialist mentioned above. I have a dive watch specialist and he is great on water sealing and testing and can also find gaskets that others can't. I think any dive watch specialist would be good like that. I would however ask how many meters of water pressure their equipment can test to. If its only 100m I'd use someone else. And there are different types of water pressure testing equipment, I'd ask what sort they use. Some use air pressure, some use water pressure, some use air suction.
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    If you are willing to ship your watch, contact Carignan Watch Co. I had Denis repair my Bulova Super Seville a few months ago. Great experience and reasonable repair costs. He communicated with me through out the process so I knew exactly what was being done and how long it would take. No complaints, excellent service. https://cwrnh.com/
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    Re: How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThymeKeeper View Post
    I'd like to get this done on one of my watches soon, so looking for some help!
    Most watchmakers should be able to handle this. If you want a pressure test beyond 10ATM, check first and see if they're able to do that, not all of them are. In the NY area, Manhattan Time Service is a good option. That's where my Seiko SDGC will be going soon since it's running at a consistent -25/sd both on and off the wrist. They can handle tourbillons, perpetual calendars, etc, so a simple gasket replacement and pressure test should be cake for them. How much it will cost depends on the watchmaker, there's no standard rate for this sort of thing.

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    Re: How much money and where to get gaskets replaced and water pressure test?

    Most watchmakers can only test to 100m. Start asking around and you will see.

    I had my IWC Aquatimer chrono serviced by a very good watchmaker who specifically told me he has does not warranty water resistance, nor does he test a watch for it. He did replace the gasket on the screw in watch back and maybe the crown but could not find gaskets for the chrono pushers (he will replace gaskets even though he does not warranty water resistance). I contacted another watchmaker I've used who is pretty good and has been recommended here. He only tests to 100m and could not find the gaskets for the chrono pushers. So I then sent the watch to my diver guy who is overwhelmed with work, and asked him to only install fresh gaskets on the pushers and pressure test the watch. He found the gaskets and the pressure tested the watch to 250m. The watch is rated to 120m but the pushers can be actuated at depth. Water resistance can be tricky business and if you have a reference for someone who is good at it and water resistance is important to you, then use them.
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