How do we test Sekonda watches?

One of the most common questions we get asked is how our watches are tested to ensure they are at the standard we expect and are to our customer’s needs.

When the watches arrive at our UK headquarters they go straight into a series of up to 32 rigorous quality control checks and tests before they can go out of the door and into the hands of our customers.

Our tests

Our tests are performed in some cases automatically in other instances by hand by our dedicated quality control team. If any of the tests fail, the whole batch is rejected and returned to the supplier. Some of these tests include:

  • Water resistance test – the watch is placed inside a ‘dome-like’ machine and filled with air pressure, measured in atmospheres. This air pressure is the equivalent to its water resistance maximum. The watch is either passed or failed dependent upon any indication of air protruding into the watch.
  • ‘Twist’ test – the strap is twisted and angled to a certain degree to ensure the quality of the strap is not impaired or restructured.
  • Shock Drop – the watch is placed under an extended tube, to have a weighted metal ball dropped onto the dial. This measures the strength of the watch when struck with force.

Other tests involve checking the strength and flexibility of our straps, as well as checking the intricate workings and battery of the watch.

Each and every watch is also visually checked, by our team, and monitored for timekeeping accuracy. This process ensures that there is no dirt, scratches, stains or tarnishing to the watches. The quality control team pride themselves on making sure every watch leaves our headquarters in perfect condition.

Our aftercare service

Once our watches have reached our customers, we offer an incomparable after sales service because looking after our customers is our primary goal!