Watch Crown and Stem Replacement
While we always aim to provide and fit original watch glasses, there are some situations where a high-quality generic watch glass is a suitable alternative. Factors such as cost, discontinued parts due to the age of the watch, or wanting to upgrade the glass from basic mineral to a sapphire crystal scratch-resistant glass can all be reasons why a generic glass may be preferable.
When we install a generic watch glass, we make sure it is of high quality and designed to fit the specific model of your watch. We take care to ensure that the new glass is the right size and shape, so your watch maintains its water resistance and aesthetic appeal.
In some cases, generic glasses can be a cost-saving alternative to original manufacturer glass. However, we never compromise on quality since using an incorrect or substandard material can result in further damage to your watch or even cause it to malfunction.
We understand that some customers may have an emotional attachment to their watches and may prefer to use genuine parts. Still, we always guarantee that the generic watch glass we provide meets the same strict standards as the original manufacturer’s glass.
In conclusion, while we strive to provide and fit original watch glasses, we also understand that sometimes alternatives like high-quality generic watch glasses are necessary. We always ensure the replacement glass fits precisely and meets the same exacting standards as the original. With our expert watch glass replacement service, you can be confident that your watch will look and function as good as new The watch crown serves two functions: changing the time and protecting the internal mechanism from dust, dirt, and moisture. A faulty crown can cause significant damage to a watch’s internal mechanism, and one of the primary causes of water-damaged watches is a damaged crown. Whether the crown is missing, has damaged seals, won’t screw down, or is cocked, it can allow moisture into the watch, which can cause problems.
Water resistance is essential not just for activities like swimming or diving but also for daily wear. To ensure that the watch’s resistance to water remains intact, we use original manufacturer parts to replace the crown, especially for sports models like the Omega Seamaster. These models have screw-down interlocking crowns, which secure the crown to the case, protecting the watch from human errors while submerged underwater.
In cases where the crown’s parts are discontinued, we can replace the crown with a high-quality generic one, but this is not recommended for use in water. Doing so can compromise the water resistance of the watch, leading to further problems.
After replacing the crown, we perform a pressure test to verify that the watch remains water-resistant. This test can identify whether and where moisture is entering the watch. In some cases, the case back, glass, or chronograph pushers, such as stop-watch buttons, may be the point of entry for moisture. Chronograph pushers in sport diving watches like the TAG Heuer are especially susceptible to water damage.
In conclusion, a functional watch crown is essential for maintaining water resistance and protecting the watch’s internal mechanism from dust, dirt, and moisture. If you notice a damaged crown, we recommend replacing it as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the watch. For sports models like the Omega Seamaster, we use original manufacturer parts, while for other models, a high-quality generic crown can be used. Finally, our pressure test ensures that the watch is still water-resistant following the replacement, so you can feel confident that your watch will continue to function correctly.
The rotating watch bezel is a key feature in sports watches like the Omega Seamaster and TAG Heuer Aquaracer, but with time, it can wear off, and the markings can fade, causing the watch to look old and worn. Our complete refurbishment of the bezel covers this, beginning with the polishing of the bezel’s metal to remove scratches, followed by hand-painting the markings back on. We can also replace the colored bezel insert, depending on one’s style preference.
That said, bezels can malfunction over time due to a faulty bezel spring or ratchet. Watch owners should recognize the signs of a malfunctioning bezel, such as rotation in both directions, no longer clicking when turned, or not moving at all. When such signs appear, reach out to us for professional watch bezel repair service. We diagnose the precise problem and replace any faulty components.
Besides malfunctioning, bezels can also wear off or even fall off and get lost. We can replace lost bezels with brand new ones direct from manufacturers, fitted seamlessly onto the watch to ensure it restores its original beauty.
In conclusion, a functional bezel is crucial to sports watches as it gives them aesthetic and functional values. Our complete refurbishment service covers the polishing and painting of the bezel while also replacing the colored insert if necessary. When the bezel malfunctions, our professional repair service replaces any faulty components. If the bezel falls off and gets lost, we can replace it with a brand new one, direct from manufacturers. Choose us for all your watch bezel needs, and your timepiece will function and look like new.
Restoring a watch dial can breathe new life into a timepiece, particularly since the dial is the most visible part of a watch. Over time, or due to water damage, the dial may become faded and discolored, which can detract from the overall look of the watch. For those with vintage watches, replacing the dial with a new one is not always an option since many parts are discontinued. Fortunately, a full dial restoration is possible, although it is a highly specialised job that requires years of experience and skill.
During the restoration process, the watch dial is carefully stripped down to its base metal before being rebuilt using the correct colors. Detailed features such as logos and minute and number markings are then laboriously hand-painted back onto the dial. The result is a watch dial that looks brand new, making it well worth the several weeks of effort that this painstaking process demands.
Despite the time required for restoring a watch dial, the outcome is remarkable. A fully restored dial can bring a watch back to its original condition and renew its value as a cherished timepiece. With the right expertise, any watch can be given a new lease on life, thanks to the artistry and attention to detail that goes into dial restoration.
Watch hands are an integral part of any timepiece, but over time, their luminosity can fade, leaving them looking old and dull. Luckily, we have two options to restore their vibrancy. The first option is to order new watch hands to replace the old ones. However, if the watch hands are no longer available or the cost is prohibitively high, we can refurbish the old hands by removing the old luminous essence from them. We then hand mix a new luminous compound to the correct consistency before painting it onto the old hands with precision. Once the compound dries, the hands are refitted back onto the watch dial, leaving them looking pristine and like new.
In addition to restoration, we offer replacement of all types of watch hands. Our vast inventory of generic watch hands, including those with different shapes, sizes, and styles, allows us to replace any faulty or missing hands with ease.
With our team of experts and our commitment to meticulous attention to detail, you can rest assured that your timepiece is in good hands. Don't hesitate to contact us for watch hand replacement or refurbishment services to get help restoring your watch to its original glory.