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I agree. On mainstream unimportant stuff, your typical fashion or argos watch for example. I offer a battery at £5.99 & a pressure test for £10.99 I use the dry tester to test & the majority are OK. for the odd one that fails I then offer to remedy & fix it at an extra cost using the wet tester. minute or two longer for an extra £5.00 probably 6/10 times. easy tack on.

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One thing that does hold me back. When I first got a tester nearly twenty years ago. My first test was an Accurist chrono. In my ignorance, I released the pressure far too quickly and the glass was also already damaged. End result, glass popped out, watch was ruined. Since then I've never tested a chrono. If you have an issue with it failing the test on the back or the winder you can replace the gaskets ( or maybe get away with a bit if resealing gel.) Then you can retest. How do reseal push buttons if they fail?

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One thing that does hold me back. When I first got a tester nearly twenty years ago. My first test was an Accurist chrono. In my ignorance, I released the pressure far too quickly and the glass was also already damaged. End result, glass popped out, watch was ruined. Since then I've never tested a chrono. If you have an issue with it failing the test on the back or the winder you can replace the gaskets ( or maybe get away with a bit if resealing gel.) Then you can retest. How do reseal push buttons if they fail?

push buttons, i reckon you would need a small circlip tool, replacement o rings for them and a lot of patience, i tell them if the pushers fail i am unable to repair them and it would have to go back to the manufacturer for them to do it

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You can buy O rings and circlips easily enough. My best advice with watches is to gradually expand your experience like going from batteries to pressure testing to movements and glass slowly but surely gain experience. You also need a microscope to do a button imo.

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I've been looking to get an Elma leak checker for a while, cheapest I've seen is Cousins at £650 +VAT, but at the moment when I'm replacing a battery I am warning the customer that as I can't check for water resistance I cannot guarantee it after battery replacement. The answer I keep getting is "it's ok it won't go in water".

I've probably had 2 customers in the last 5 years that have said they will go somewhere else!!

 

Not 100% sure that I'll ever get my money back on the investment!!

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I've been looking to get an Elma leak checker for a while, cheapest I've seen is Cousins at £650 +VAT, but at the moment when I'm replacing a battery I am warning the customer that as I can't check for water resistance I cannot guarantee it after battery replacement. The answer I keep getting is "it's ok it won't go in water".

I've probably had 2 customers in the last 5 years that have said they will go somewhere else!!

 

Not 100% sure that I'll ever get my money back on the investment!!

my mate bought a chinese tester off of ebay and it worked well, was the wet tester rather than the dry, i used to have a dry tester when i worked for myself, and tbh, for me it was a waste of time and money buying it, will depend on your clientel  i suppose

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