Standard Battery Reseal

Top quality batteries

With our standard battery reseal option, we use top quality Swiss Renata batteries. Renata batteries are used by all luxury watch brands such as Patek Phillipe, TAG Heuer, Omega etc. So, you can be assured that your watch will be fitted with top quality batteries which are available in the watch industry.

The Silver Oxide batteries are Mercury free and last 3 years on average. With the standard battery reseal option all watches come with a 12-month guarantee for the battery.

When replacing a battery in any watch we always reseal it and pressure test if it is necessary. As when a watch is opened, the seal which protects the internal mechanism from dust, dirt and moisture is broken. If the seal is not reinstated or replaced, the watch will no longer be water resistant. Allowing all the contaminants you encounter daily, such as perspiration may enter the watch causing damage to the quartz watch movement.

This can result in a very expensive service or even an expensive replacement movement.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

When we perform standard battery reseals, we always maintain our high standards. Each watch goes through the same procedure when carrying out a standard battery reseal, including:

  • Cleaning of the case back before opening the watch to remove any dirt trapped between the grooves. Which if left and opened can end up inside of the watch which can cause a blockage or damage the mechanism.

  • Once the watch is opened, we then remove the gasket and thoroughly clean when the gasket sits and around all edges of the watch casing and the internal watch mechanism. This is to ensure that no dirt or dust will damage the internal mechanism.

  • The gasket is thoroughly inspected for any imperfections. If there are any imperfections with the gasket the watch won't be sealed correctly. So, we will replace it if necessary.

    If the gasket is still in pristine condition, we coat it in special watch makers silicone grease and fit it back into its position. The silicone grease creates a protective barrier which prevents any containments from entering the watch.

  • The old battery is carefully removed and inspected. As watch batteries can leak acid into watches. Which can cause serious damage to quartz movement. Acid left behind from the old battery is cleaned and any acid which has crystalized is removed. if this gets into the movement it can clog the watch resulting in the watch needing a service.

  • A new battery is fitted, and the movement gets inspected and cleaned before securing the case-back on again.

  • The watch is then pressure tested. This is to ensure the watch is resealed correctly and is back to manufacturers standard.

  • The watch is then set to the correct time and date and all its features (stopwatch, alarms etc) are tested to ensure the watch is functioning properly.

  • One more quality control test is done before it gets an RWR approval and deemed fit to be returned to the customer.

A One Hour Service

Standard battery reseal pressure tests can be done within one hour at our branch. No appointment is needed. We have all the correct tools and equipment to carry out the watch repair to the highest of standards. Click here to find out our opening times.

Postal Service

Where the estimated turn around is only 2-3 days. This is a lot faster than jewellers and manufacturers who can quote up to around 4 weeks for a battery replacement.

Collection Service

For our customers that live within London and surrounding counties and are unable to travel or leave their abode to go to the post office. We now offer a collection service. We will collect the watch from your home, repair it and deliver it back to you.

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