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Removing Mould from Inside Face of Watch

How do you remove mould from behind the glass face of a watch? I have a very old mechanical wind up watch. The glass is not air tight. There is a tiny bit of loose mould inside, on the dial. Is there a way to remove the loose mould without opening the watch?

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October 12, 20190 found this helpful

Take to a jeweler, to have a professional give it a clean bill of health and restoration!

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October 12, 20190 found this helpful

You must remove the glass and clean the mold out. The glass must be attached so that it is tight. A jeweler is the best person to do this.

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October 13, 20190 found this helpful

Unless you are an expert at opening watches and have a very steady hand, I suggest having a jeweler look at it and clean it. If there is mold in the face, it is probably in the working and a professional refresh is what will do the watch the most justice.

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October 13, 20190 found this helpful

Try dipping a q-tip in water.Rub over the mildew,if this does not work take it to a jewlery store for a proffessional cleaning.

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No, it is not possible to remove the mold from the watch without it being opened and the glass face removed. In order to not damage this watch, I would suggest going to a jeweler and having them do it for you.

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If the watch is still working it is better to have them do this instead of trying it yourself.

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October 13, 20190 found this helpful

If your watch has mold then it surely needs cleaning and resealing.
Some people may have never taken a watch to a shop for cleaning or repair so they may have no idea as to how much this service may cost - and especially at a jewelry store.

If this watch is of great value - sentimental or true value - it may well be worth spending this kind of money to have it cleaned.

Now; most jewelry stores have a shop inside their store that is leased to an independent service/repair person and generally, the higher end the jewelry store, the higher the cost of watch service.
Also, some repair shops will only service certain name brand watches.
That said, if you decide to have your watch serviced, I would suggest you Google watch repair with your zip code and make a few calls for estimates before dropping off your watch.

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Perhaps you might read up on the general cost of repairs just so you will know a little before you ask about the cost to clean (most repairmen will not clean a broken watch - only repair it and then clean it).

www.qualitywatchrepair.com/Howtowind.htm

forums.watchuseek.com/.../old-trick-fast-effective-watch-cleaning...

www.howmuchisit.org/.../

Some of these sites will tell you how to do your own cleaning and this may be something you would like to try.

Amazon sells a watch cleaning kit (cheap) and has all instructions so this may be an option.

www.amazon.com/.../b?ie=UTF8&node=378531011&tag=thrif06...

There are also several YouTube videos but I'm not sure how informative they are.

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