Watch Repair FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you may have some questions about our services and we provided a few answers below.  We hope that we can answer all of your watch repair related questions.

Please call us at your convenience at (619) 692-1668 so that we can provide you with a free watch repair consultation.

1. My watch stopped working, why?  Is it my battery?

Depending on the watch mechanism it can be a number of things.  If your watch runs on batteries, it’s often a weak or dead watch battery that may be the cause. Frequently by replacing the watch battery and resealing the watch your timepiece will be fixed.   At Peter’s watch repair we have the right replacement batteries and professional resealing equipment to ensure proper installation

2. My automatic watch is not accurate and stops working often.  What is the cause?

Automatic watches have a self winding mechanism where mainspring is wound automatically.  Many fine watches such as Rolex, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin have self winding mechanisms. To determine the root cause of the problem, please bring your timepiece to Peter so that he can professionally open the case and provide his assessment of the problem.

3. What is resealing and why do I need it?

When watch is open for any repair including battery replacement it must be properly closed and resealed. Most watches have seals to prevent moisture from entering the interior of the watch.  By using the latest industry equipment, we perform water pressure test to ensure proper sealing of the watch according to manufacturers specifications.

4. My crystal cracked, can my watch be restored?

Yes, we can replace the crystal and perform a complete watch repair overhaul including cleaning, oiling, adjusting and polishing.  You will be amazed by what we can accomplish here Peter’s watch repair.  Please give us a call  so that we can assist you with all your watch repair needs.

5. What brands do you service?

As you can imagine with 40 years of experience we have serviced a variety of watch brands. Here some timepieces that we specialize in: Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Phillippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Omega, Ebel, Panerai, Longines, Tag Heuer, Bvlgari  Hamilton, Philip Stein, Breitling, Rado, Concord  Raymond Weil, Movado, Michelle, Chopard, Gucci, Fendi,  Oris, Tissot, Jaeger LeCoultre, Corum, Piaget, Seiko, Citizen, Swiss Army and many more.