Servicing Your Automatic Watch Movement
Automatic Mechanical Watch Movement consists of many of moving parts internally and requires a special type of service. From movement cleaning and overhual to movement replacement, the quality care and repair that our certified watchmakers provide will ensure premier and optimal performance for your automatic watch.
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WHAT IS AN AUTOMATIC MECHANICAL WATCH MOVEMENT?
Automatic Mechanical Movement Repair Services
Automatic watches, also known as “self-winding,” wind itself while worn on the wrist. Automatic movement watches are also a mechanical caliber, but the distinction of an automatic movement watch is that it does not need manual winding as it winds itself without a battery.
The one drawback is that if you don’t wear an automatic watch for a prolonged period of time, the watch might need servicing as it depends on the motion of the watch wearer. There are also specific types of automatic watches that can be hand-wound. Not every type of automatic watch has this capability, but generally after you hand-wind the watch once, it’ll be back to normal.
There are several things to consider about when sending in your automatic watch to be serviced: if you watch is on time, the age of your watch, and the last time you had your watch serviced. Over a certain period of time, your watch needs to have a complete disassembly and overhaul to give your automatic watch the proper care that it needs. Cleaning and lubrication is necessary and key for having your watch is operating accurately.
NOT SURE WHAT WATCH SERVICE YOU NEED?
Not only are Watch Movement Repair Services required after a prolonged period of time after its last service, Watch Movement Repair Services are also mostly likely required after needing Watch Crystal Replacements as tiny glass particles from a cracked Watch Crystal may fall into the many moving parts and gears within the Watch Movement.
The Watch Service Process
Certified Premier Services
Services regarding any of the three types of watch movements requires careful and expert skill. We make the quality care and repair of your watch as a priority whether it be for a complete overhaul or a simple battery replacement to keep your watch ticking with minimum wear. Our Team of Experienced Watchmakers surpass these standards and have many Certifications, including:
- SWATCH Group
Among others, and more still to come! (Learn More)
The Step by Step Process
Our certified and master craftsmen take our services seriously. Each step is taken with utmost purpose and organization to ensure that your watch is receiving the premier service it deserves.
Learn more about the Watch Repair Service Process »
Our Master Technicians Handle It All
At My Jewelry Repair, our team of master craftsmen have over 20 years of experience bringing timepieces back to their former glory, no matter how simple or complicated your timepiece may be. From professional battery replacements to mechanical movement overhauls, we have all of your watch repair needs covered!
Elite Watch Servicing Environments
My Jewelry Repair is committed to providing premier watch repair services for your watch. Any type of watch that we receive will go through our state-of-the-art Watch Repair Service Center. This Repair Service Center was specifically made to have your watch movement serviced in an environment that ensures that your timepiece will not be at risk with any dust nor microscopic air particles that would inhibit the proper repair.
Professional Parts Sourcing Team
Genuine parts, especially for rare vintage watches, can be a challenge, but our long history within the industry has given us access to great sources around the globe. Even if the parts are no longer available, our certified watchmakers can manufacture some parts if needed.
SERVICING YOUR TIMEPIECE WITH A CLEAN AND POLISH
Here at My Jewelry Repair, we can make your item shine like the day you got it. Restore your timepiece with a Clean and Polish, which is part of the routine care and maintenance in order to keep your treasure looking like new. Our Watch Repair Service Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology, for example, the Crevoisier Polishing Machine, which is essential to our process providing you with premier watch repair and restoration services.
The Watch Movement Repair Service depends on the type of watch movement that your watch has. Watches need to be serviced on a regular basis, just like a car would. All you would need to do is send in your living heirloom of a watch and we make sure it gets the proper care, like lubrication and complete disassembling to prevent wear and tear.
Print your shipping label and order slip. Choose your insurance, pack your repair(s). My Jewelry Repair provides step-by-step instructions for safe packaging and travel. All you have to do from there is schedule USPS courier pickup if you don’t want to leave your home, or drop-off (with your nearest USPS location). Tracking included for safe arrival and transparency.
There are several giveaways to identify what type of Watch Movement that your watch has. One of the easiest ways is to check the text on the back of the case or on the dial; what you can look for is the caliber number engraved within this text. You can either identify the type of movement by the knowledge of how often you wind your watch, or observing the actual movement of the watch hands.
If you have trouble identifying the type of watch you have and need it serviced, our Certified Watchmakers will be able to do that for you with no problem.
Watch Repair PricingPricing chart for costs associated with some common watch repair services. Pricing may vary for certain brands, luxury and/or vintage watches.
|Battery Replacement (includes pressure test)||$39.99|
|Leather Band Repair/Replacement||$49.99|
|Stem & Crown||$69.99|
|Movement Clean & Overhaul - Quartz||$129.99|
|Mechanical Clean & Overhaul - Movement||$249.99|
|See Full: Pricing List|
Watches can be complicated and sometimes delicate objects, many of which are one of a kind. Our master watchmakers take utmost care during every step of the repair and restoration process.
Common Watch Situations
Watches generally come to us due to:
- Watch worn during inappropriate activities
- Improper use of chronograph functions
- Exposing watch to magnetic fields
- Improper watch function settings
- Winding a watch while wearing it
- Cross-threading watch crown
- DIY battery replacement
- Improper watch storage
Unless you’re a specialist, don’t try this at home. We see a lot of interesting stuff that comes to us from those do-it-yourself folks.
We Can Take Care of What Your Warranty Won’t
Is your watch beyond its warranty? Send it on over to MyJewelryRepair.com right away for repairs with great turnaround and competitive rates!
Most new watches come with a 2 year warranty as long as you keep the recommended servicing at specific intervals set by the manufacturer. But warranty’s rarely cover unforeseen accidents or negligence…
Manufacturer Warranties rarely cover:
- Damage / scratches to watch finish (case, crystal, bracelet, strap or other components)
- Damage caused by failure to comply with parameters of maintenance schedule
- Moisture damage (applicable to non-water resistant watches)
- Damage brought about by misuse, accident, or tampering
- Damage caused by third party repairs
- Accidental damage
We do vintage watch restoration, mechanical and automatic movement repair, quartz movement replacement, and much more!
Your watch will be put through diagnostic testing as soon as it is received. Once the price for the parts needed to repair your watch is received from the manufacturer, the estimate will be provided to you promptly. This entire prcess takes about 48-72 hours.
After ordering the parts needed from the watch manufacturer, they can typically be on order for 3-4 weeks. As soon as your parts are received, you can expect your watch to be completed within a week.
Following completion of your watch repair order, our Quality Assurance Team monitors it for 72 hours to ensure the timepiece is functioning properly before shipping out to you.
Watch repair times can vary for certain brands, luxury and/or vintage watches, or based on the condition of your timepiece.
For a more complete breakdown, please visit: Standard Repair Timelines