With the increasing popularity of cell phones – and their increased offering of extras – we now have email access, text messaging capabilities, the use of a camera and video, and instant access to up-to-date information, including the time. For many, this means that a watch has suddenly become obsolete. But for others – who hold fast to the wearing of a wrist watch – finding reputable watch repair can be confusing.
While the disrepair of some less expensive watches will warrant simply the purchase of another watch, most watches are conducive to affordable watch repair that will have it working as well – if not better – than before. There are several places to visit when you are in need of a watch repair and the choice you make should depend largely on the make and brand of your watch.
The watch repair of expensive, brand name watches is a tricky process and should be handled exclusively by the manufacturers of the watch or an authorized dealer. Designer watches comes standard with their own brand of parts and going to a watch repair shop that is not authorized for your particular brand can result in lower quality parts. Further, many designer watches carry particular warranties to be used for parts and even watch repair labor. Those authorized to repair these specific designer watches are held to the standards of the manufacturer, ensuring you a high quality repair.
For jewelry watches that contain diamonds or other precious gems, you should have your watch repair performed by a reputable jeweler that specializes in jewelry watch repair. Your concern is two-fold in this case; while you want to ensure that the mechanics of your watch are returned to their former operation, you also want to ensure that any gems are not damaged in the process. A jeweler specializing in jewelry watch repair performs their repair with an eye towards both.
Less expensive watches that can be adequately repaired for less than a new watch would cost or a watch that you want to keep for sentimental reasons can be taken to a reputable watch repair store. Just be sure to do your homework when it comes to your watch repair. The best advertising for these stores is word-of-mouth so ask around to see if you know of anyone who has a recommendation for a watch repair store.
No matter where you visit for your watch repair, the result should be the same. You should be 100% satisfied with the function and look of your watch following repair.