Bayside watch repair overview
We can perform a variety of watch repair services. Our repair services include batteries, bands, and movements, just to name a few. Read below for more information about basic watch care and the types of repairs we can complete to get your watch up and running.
Basic Watch Maintenance
Watch movements are like engines in cars; they need to be maintained and serviced on a regular basis. It is essential to have your watch lubricated to prevent movement damage and time loss. Lubricating a movement is similar to getting an oil change in your car. When a watch is not serviced every 3-5 years, the oils begins to dry out. Lubricants will eventually turn into a fine dust and can wear out the pivots of watch wheels if not replaced regularly.
What if I Haven’t Worn My Watch?
It is a common misconception that if a watch has not been worn for years, it does not need to be serviced. An automatic movement works best when it is in use. The rotation of the winding rotor and motion of the various gears and parts allows the oils to distribute evenly throughout the movement. When the watch is not being worn, these oils disperse and dry out. Please be aware that leaving a dead battery in a watch over a period of time can also cause damage to the movement. A watch battery is similar to a car battery, when left, the battery will leak and cause corrosion in the movement. This will often cause damage to the watch that is beyond repair. If you do not have any intention of wearing a particular watch, we would be happy to remove your battery as to prevent movement damage.
Complete Watch Repair Service
A complete watch repair service consists of disassembling the movement, cleaning out old lubricant and re-lubricating all necessary points. We reassemble the movement and adjust the timing to standard factory specifications. The exterior of the watch is then fully re-finished. To do this, we remove all scratches and restore the factory finish to the exterior case and bracelet. We also check the timing for accuracy over a period of 72 hours.
Watch repair services we provide