A watch is a thoughtful and timeless (pun intended) gift that can suit anyone from the recent college graduate to the accomplished professional to the active retiree. However, no matter how well-made a watch is, it will require care if you want it to keep running. And when you need watch repair services, you want a team who can treat your watch as if it were their very own treasured piece of jewelry.
Many watches come with a standard warranty of only two years. After that period is up, you’ll be charged an out-of-pocket fee by the manufacturer for any repairs that your watch needs. While some things are inexpensive, such as replacing a battery, other repairs can be quite costly.
If you don’t want to pay a fortune but still need watch repair services in the Bucks County area, don’t bother with the hassle of sending your watch back and forth to the manufacturer. Instead, rely on the professionals at Michael’s Jewelers in Yardley and Fairless Hills, PA.
As you take your watch off and on, the band will eventually begin to wear out. Consequently, watch band repair is one of our most commonly sought watch repair services.
Leather bands tend to wear out more quickly than metal ones. A replacement leather band can cost anywhere from $10 to $100 while restoring a metal bracelet can run from $25 to $75. Changing the band can also be an inexpensive way of updating your favorite timepiece.
It is inevitable that you will need to replace the battery in your watch at some point as it wears out over time — watch batteries are meant to last several years, not several decades. Batteries are quite modestly priced, typically costing between $10 and $20. Many watches require specialized tools to open and replace the battery.
When you bring your watch to us, we can change the battery for you in a matter of minutes. On average, expect a quartz battery to last two to seven years, so watch battery replacement is extremely affordable even for the most budget-minded of our clientele.
Here are some of the questions our customers frequently ask about our watch repair services as well as the process of watch repair in general.
We do not recommend DIY watch repair. This is because luxury watches require expert care and specialized replacement parts in order to restore them to the same standards to which they were built. Because watches have very delicate mechanisms, we recommend that you do not attempt to repair or clean your watch yourself; instead, bring it to a specialist.
Expect to pay $20 to $125 to repair a cracked crystal and $20 to $50 to fix a broken crown or stem. A thorough top-to-bottom going-over and repair may cost anywhere from $100 to $500, but it is worth the investment to properly care for an expensive timepiece so it can last you a lifetime — or even be passed down to future generations if you so desire.
Deciding on repairing vs. replacing your watch is something you may have to do at some point if your timepiece is something you wear every day. As a general guideline, if your watch costs $100 or less to purchase and needs extensive repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than have it repaired. However, don’t let cost-effectiveness hold you back from seeking watch repair services. If the timepiece matters to you, no matter the price tag, we’ll do whatever we can to provide necessary watch repair services.
Our master craftsman jeweler has over twenty years of experience providing jewelry and watch repair services as well as conducting jewelry appraisals. Our two stores in Yardley and Fairless Hills are just a short drive from many towns in the Bucks County, PA, area, including Langhorne, Levittown, Newtown, and other nearby communities. Stop in today and have your watch repaired or browse our huge selection of jewelry!