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