Watch Crystal Replacements

The nation’s most trusted source for crystal replacements

We understand the timepiece on your wrist has more meaning than just aesthetics, so we do everything we can to provide the highest caliber of watch service in the nation.

Restoring a watch also means restoring the memories of its journey with you

It is absolutely no fun when you accidentally break the crystal on your favorite watch, but the good news is it can be repaired. We have an expansive inventory of crystals, a strong partnership with watch manufacturers, and sources for crystals that are unusual or hard to find.

If your watch crystal needs to be replaced, we have the certified watchmakers to ensure your timepiece is in good hands.

Watch Crystal Replacement Examples

before & After #122 of a Seiko Watch Timepiece Receiving Watch Crystal and Quartz Movement Servicing
Image showcasing Before & After #18 Paul Jardin Quartz Movement Watch Receiving Premier Watch Crystal Replacement
Before & After #119 of an Invicta Watch Held Together By Tape Being Restored by Certified Watchmakers
Image Showcasing Before & After #6 of a Victorinox Watch Timepiece Getting Watch Restoration by Certified Watchmakers

Materials

There are 3 main materials used for watch crystals: acrylic, mineral glass, and sapphire/synthetic sapphire.

Acrylic

Acrylic crystals are the most affordable and are the softest material used for watch crystals.
They are shatter resistant, but they do scratch easily or even crack with a hard impact. Since it is a softer material, usually shallow scratches can be buffed out. An advantage of an acrylic crystal is it can be molded into different and unique shapes, unlike other crystal materials.

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass crystals are harder than acrylic crystals, and therefore do not scratch quite as easily, but can shatter with a hard impact. The mineral glass is the most commonly used material for watch crystals today, and the most popular crystal choice by manufacturers.

Synthetic Sapphire

Synthetic Sapphire crystals are the hardest material used for watch crystals and are often labeled as scratch resistant. They are also the most expensive. The material is lab grown, but has the same chemical composition as natural sapphire. Sapphire is the second hardest element, with diamond being the hardest. Synthetic Sapphire crystals can chip or even shatter with a hard impact. Many luxury watch manufacturers use sapphire crystals.

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Repair Notes

In some cases, when a watch crystal is shattered, it is important to also replace the watch movement since microscopic glass or sapphire particles can get into the movement causing damage.

For more information about our other types of repairs, please visit:
Watch Repair Services.

Commonly Asked Watch Repair Questions:


How Much Does Watch Repair Cost?
It all depends on what your watch needs. A Battery Replacement by itself is pretty simple. However something like a crystal replacement can get a little complicated depending if it’s cracked, or shattered and glass fragments have damaged the movement. The chart below gives some insight to the most common types of watch repair services.

Watch Repair Pricing

Pricing chart for costs associated with some common watch repair services. Pricing may vary for certain brands, luxury and/or vintage watches.
ServicePrice
Battery Replacement (includes pressure test)$39.99
Leather Band Repair/Replacement$49.99
Crystal Replacement$59.99
Stem & Crown$69.99
Movement Clean & Overhaul - Quartz$129.99
Mechanical Clean & Overhaul - Movement$249.99
See Full: Pricing List

How Does Watch Repair By Mail Work?

You Never Have to Leave Your Home!

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.

You’ll never have to navigate a baffling mall layout again, looking for a ‘quick’ repair that takes forever. All you have to do is put the watch in the mail and we’ll have it back with a quick turnaround, fully restored, fully functional.

How it Works


What If I Don't Know What Kind Of Watch Repair I Need?

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.

From professional battery replacements to mechanical movement overhauls, we have all of your watch repair needs covered!
Online Watch Repair by Mail


'Where Can I Find Watch Repair Near Me?'

With MyJewelryRepair.com… Anywhere!

When you find your self asking where to go, you’ll be glad to know we can provide services from anywhere in the country! We have locations on both coasts and offer free standard shipping – even from Alaska and Hawaii.

All of our services are available at all times

From New York to Los Angeles, Ohio to Texas, our services are not limited by location. We can serve you anywhere in the United States with Free Standard Shipping. Meaning you can get the highest quality in watch repair without restrictions.


What Does A Watch Repair Warranty Usually Cover?

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…

Out-Of-Warranty Information

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!


How Long Does Watch Repair Take?

This will depend on the kind of watch repair service you will need. A simple battery replacement can be processed by our Certified Watchmakers under a week. A movement overhaul on the other hand can be very variable, and is subject to availability of parts.

For a more complete breakdown, please visit: Standard Repair Timelines

“Searched All Over Russia/Ukraine for the Parts Needed”

This particular work order took over a year to fully complete, with the watch being sent back three times for all the work to be done properly. I do understand that this was harder project given that it’s a vintage Russian movement, but I can’t tell you enough how much

They did a beautiful job on the exterior cleaning and polish

Sent my automatic watch to these folks for repair as it was no longer keeping accurate time, they assessed the watch for needed repairs and sent me the estimate which I approved. About three weeks later I received a email stating that my watch had shipped, they provide a tracking

Gordon M.

I feel like I have found a treasure

THANK YOU for restoring my Montana Silversmiths Earrings back to their original condition! You did an awesome job, and, they are as beautiful now as when I purchased them over 25 years ago! I called Montana Silversmiths and spoke with Sheila Green in Customer Service, and gave her your contact

Jennifer Greene