When getting fine watch repair work done, it is important to go to someone who you can trust with your valued timepiece. Watchmakers trained in the art of performing overhauls on automatic watches such as Rolex, Omega, Breightling and others makes and models – These should be the craftsmen trusted to service any fine timepiece.
Whether you are looking to have a crystal changed, an overhaul or cleaning, a good watch shop will reseal and/or waterproof test your watch to make sure that no moisture has the ability of entering the timepiece – which could lead to water damage resulting in very expensive repairs.
For those quartz watches which are battery operated, the better watch shops will re-lube and change the case back gasket to ensure a proper seal is acquired. Once again, on any water resistant watch, resealing is crucial to preventing water damage to the watch.
Gerry ‘The Jeweler’ from the full service watch repair in San Clemente California points out that even when customers come in for a free steam cleaning of their watches, it is important to inspect for potential wear and tear of the crystal, stem and crown, watch band as well as the clasp. Watches that have worn pins or spring bars can fall off of the wrist onto a cement floor causing tremendous damage to some of these more expensive watches.
A little maintenance goes a long way, repairing potential future issues and addressing areas of concern on your wristwatch – whether its a Bulova, Seiko, Citizen or a more expensive Cartier or Rolex – will save you money in the long run, as well as give you many more years of enjoyment with your treasured timepiece.