Mark did the right thing, and after putting his watch through the washing machine, he sent us an email and asked what to do. Time is of the essence, so we gave him the right advice. The first thing is to pull the crown to setting position, and to put the watch into a bag of rice so that it’s covered all around. Then you let us know what happened, and we let you jump the queue (please don’t wash your watch just to do that 😉 )
It’s a Coleridge – Water, Water Everywhere…. The dial hasn’t suffered any damage yet, which is great. It’s less than 48 hours, and you can see that some rusty water has already leaked onto the date ring. You have to act quickly, or your watch is a rusty piece of junk.
The rust off the date ring claned away nicely, and we just put the movement through the cleaning machine, and then put the watch to the side until it’s its turn to be fixed. No permanent damage done, and no additional cost. You wait a week, and your watch is ruined.
The complete set of photos for the service are here.