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Welcome to our new watch maker Ruben Weber

Welcome to our new watch maker Ruben Weber

16th February 2022

The art of watch making has been close to our hearts for more than 30 years. However, our watches also require good and regular care.

We looked over the shoulder of our watch maker Ruben Weber and asked him about the most important tips for looking after our traser watches.

1. Can I clean my traser watch by myself?

In general, yes but this should be carried out with caution with the last water proof test not being older than 1 year. Textile straps can be cleaned with a soft brush and some washing-up liquid, rinse well and leave to dry.

2. How does a waterproof test work?

There are two types of tests.

1. The test takes place in a sealed chamber and measures the amount of warping of the crystal

2. The watch is submerged in water in a sealed chamber under pressure, when the chamber is depressurised, any leaks will be shown as are bubbles. A further so called condensation test is then preformed the watch is firstly heated. Then a cold drop of water is applied to the glass, if any water has entered the watch during the previous test it will appear as condensation on the inside of the glass


3. Why do the gaskets need to be replaced?

The gaskets over time can become brittle. They can be affected by UV rays, salt water and even temperature changes. Therefore, to ensure your watch is water resistant the gaskets should be changed whenever the watch is serviced


4. What are the differences in maintenance between mechanical and quartz movements?

Quartz movements have fewer mechanical components, so the maintenance interval is longer, about 10 years (except battery replacement). With mechanical movements, manual or automatic, we have more wear and tear it is then recommended that the watch should be serviced every 5-7 years