Servicing Your Mechanical Wind Up Watch Movement
What is Mechanical Wind Up Watch Movement?
Wind Up Mechanical Movement Repair Services
Mechanical watches, also known as “hand-wound” or “manual” watches, are heralded classics and the oldest type of watch movement ever made. Mechanical Wind Up Watch Movements do not utilize a battery nor rotor in its movement for the watch movement to run.
Manual Watch Movements power the watch from a tightly wound spring, or the “mainspring.” This watch spring collects, regulates, and releases energy and tension transferred through its springs and gears. With all these components making up the gear train, this is what keeps the movement of the watch moving, but also requires the watch wearer to manually wind them either by hand or with specific tools.
Mechanical Watch Movements are found in very expensive, antique, and collectible watches. Besides the glorious fashion statements of these pieces, these types of mechanical watches are for those who have a passionate interest in the micro-mechanics of the watch movement itself.
There are several things to consider about when sending in your mechanical 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 mechanical watch the proper care that it needs. Cleaning and lubrication is necessary and key for having your watch is operating accurately.
What is the difference between Mechanical Wind Up Watch Movement and Automatic Mechanical Watch Movement?
One of the key differences between Mechanical Wind Up (Manual) Watches and Automatic (Kinetic) Mechanical Watches is that Automatic Watches are known to be self-winding. Automatic Watches are self-winding due to having a type of rotor that keeps the mainspring moving, which allows the movement itself to keep running with the wrist movement of the watch wearer. The presence of this rotor also tends to make the watch itself heavier. To learn more about this concept look into Automatic Mechanical Movement Watches.
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)
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. Our team is committed to providing the most premier service to restore your timepiece and have it running like new again.
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 number that I might keep a track of it, upon receiving the watch I inspected it and have to say that they did a beautiful job on the exterior cleaning and polish plus they replaced the clasp, I can only assume that the work done to the movement is of equal quality and detail this will be born out over time as I see how the accuracy is.
They also provided the pressure test ticket in the return package.
I would recommend this company if you have need of jewelry repair.
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 information so that they can now direct their customers directly to you when they need something reconditioned. I feel like I have found a treasure in knowing that you can repair and restore everything from inexpensive pieces to very valuable pieces. You can bet that I will be sending more business your way!
“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 it meant that you searched all over Russia/Ukraine for the parts needed to complete the work. The watch is running absolutely amazing and can’t believe how good it is running. It’s truly a centerpiece to my vintage watch collection and I absolutely love it. Thanks again for all the hard work and time you put into it and that’s what prompted this message. I do believe in acknowledging hard work and this is truly wonderful. Thank you again and keep up the good work.
Ensuring Elite Watch Repair Services
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.
Watch Your Movement Being Serviced
Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to watch your repair done live! My Jewelry Repair is inviting customers to a once in a lifetime experience, we will be taking you on a tour of our newly constructed facility along with a first-hand experience witnessing your watch come back to life. Be sure to look out for the chance to schedule an appointment early 2021 to join us on this experience.
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!
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.