Watch Repair Services
Automatics / Calendars
Mechanical watch movements, meaning automatic or watches needing the motive power spring wound, require a different level of maintenance. Because these watches have hundreds of moving parts inside, they require lubrication to ensure optimum performance and minimal friction and wear on the movement.
Generally speaking, a quartz watch, which uses a battery, doesn't require any service until the battery needs to be replaced, usually 2-3 years.
The front part of the watch is usually made of glass or plastic. This is called the watch crystal. Watch crystals can break or crack from impact or perhaps dropping the watch on a hard surface. Most crystals are available to replace as original. I stock thousands of crystals or I can hand cut crystals to fit virtually any watch, modern or vintage.
An overhaul consists of completely taking apart the movement, then cleaning & re-oiling it durring reassembly. Also, I time the movement and ultrasonically clean & polish the casing and bands. Lastly, the watch is re-timed. Most watch companies suggest that you send your mechanical watch in for general servicing and a movement overhaul every 4-5 years. In the last 10 years, several advancements in movements, and oils have made the need for service even more infrequent. If you don't get your watch wet and it is intact, you can often wait til you notice a decrease in timekeeping quality.
A "quartz conversion" consists of replacing your watch's existing mechanical/electric movement with a modern electronically regulated quartz movement. I keep the original appearance of the watch. In most cases conversions will not alter the face, hands, lens or casing of the watch. The existing set stem will remain functional.
Your watch, no matter what condition it is in or even if it is incomplete can be restored to original condition. I run a rather a specialized shop, and don't get into a rush. The result is your and my own satisfaction upon seeing the diffence between old and new.
Seals / Gaskets
For people who swim or regularly or get their watches wet, it is important to have the seals on your watch checked every 3 years and the watch pressure tested as part of the service.
Stem & Crown
The crown of the watch is the "knob" on the side of the watch that is used to set the time. A steel stem is attached to the crown of the watch and interacts with the movement, allowing the watch be set. If you have a broken stem and crown, most can be replaced with original parts.
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