Does my watch need to be serviced, or just a new battery?

When does my battery operated watch need to be serviced?

The question that is always asked.  “When do I need to have my watch serviced?”  The real answer is, it will tell you.  Here are a few signs that your battery operated watch needs to be serviced.

1) It stops working.

2) The Seconds hand moves in 5 second intervals instead of 1 second intervals.

These are the obvious signs of when a quartz or battery operated watch needs to be serviced.  However there are a few things that a watch can’t tell you.

1) Gaskets are worn out

– Preventing the watch from being water resistant.  Even if you don’t go swimming this could just be washing your hands…

2) The Crown and Tube are worn out preventing you from setting the date properly.

3) Batteris have a shelf life.  The battery inside your watch may be working however it could be leaking slowly causing the acid inside the battery to corrode the other parts inside the watch.  Causing much worse damage leading to replacing the entire movement.

Recommendation for servicing a battery operated quartz watch:

Our recommendation is to have a Battery service completed on your watch every 5-7 years if your watch has stopped or not.  This way if there is a problem we can catch it before it is to late.  If you have any further questions please stop by our store at 1507 Cypress Street, Walnut Creek CA, 94596,  See our Watch Service Page or email us by Clicking Here.

Below are a few examples of Battery operated quartz movements from Omega and Tag Heuer.

Tag Heuer Battery Quartz Watch Movement

Tag Heuer Battery Quartz Watch Movement – Rusted Stem

 

Omega Battery Operated Quartz Watch Movement 1456

Omega Battery Operated Quartz Watch Movement 1456

Battery Quartz Watch Movements - Tag-Heuer - Omega

Battery Quartz Watch Movements – Tag-Heuer – Omega

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