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Specialist Watch Repair San Diego

Think about the feeling you get when you wear your fine luxury watch on your wrist. Regardless of whether it was a gift from your special someone or a gift to yourself, your watch is more than just a timekeeper. It’s your companion that not only tells time but also captures all the precious moments in your life. But what if your timepiece stops working? If it gets damaged or broken? Give it a second chance and seek the best watch repair San Diego, CA to get it back into working shape.

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Common watch problems

No matter how careful you are, your watch can get scratched and damaged, or you can drop it and it can stop running. Whether manual or automatic, watches with mechanical movements are fine-tuned pieces of engineering that require knowledgeable maintenance and servicing.

If your automatic watch stops working, it could be due to insufficient power reserve, exposure to strong magnetic fields or problems with the movement. You may also notice that it runs slow or fast.

Watches with mechanical movement will always run slow or fast after some time. Just like a car engine, a watch movement also needs regular lubrication. A watch should be regularly serviced every 3-5 years to prevent the oils from drying out and wearing down the moving parts.

If you notice fogging inside your watch, chances are that water somehow got into the watch, so you should get it serviced as soon as possible and correct any damage before it gets worse. Whatever the problem, bring your watch to our store on San Diego Avenue. Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers can help!

There are obvious problems that cause a watch to stop running, such as broken balance staff or mainspring, as well as more subtle ones. Without examining the movement, the cause isn’t easy to determine. Our Rolex factory trained technician at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers will troubleshoot any issues that keep your watch from functioning properly, and provide top-notch restoration and repair San Diego service.

Mechanical watch movement service

Mechanical watch movements are like engines in luxury automobiles. After all, they are often chosen over quartz movements for luxury watches. The level of quality and craftsmanship of these movements needs an expert watchmaker to be carefully preserved.

We at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers offer complete watch service. We will disassemble the watch movement, clean out old lubricant, re-lubricate all friction points, re-assemble the movement, and adjust the timing to factory specifications. We provide a one-year warranty on timekeeping and a 90-day warranty on parts.

Regular watch maintenance

If you take good care of your watch and have it regularly serviced and maintained, you will be able to keep it in optimum running condition for decades and maybe pass it on to an heir someday. Fine watches may even run for centuries, as long as they’re properly maintained.

Our polite and knowledgeable staff will be happy to give you advice regarding how often you should clean and service your watch and provide other useful information you’d like to know as a proud owner of a luxury timepiece.

Top-notch watch repair San Diego CA

If you need watch repair in San Diego, we at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers have the expertise, experience, and equipment to restore your treasure to a great running condition. We will completely refinish the exterior of the watch, remove all the scratches and restore the factory finish to the case and bracelet. Your watch will look and work as new again!

Leo Hamel’s boasts an in-house CW21 watchmaker, with a certification from the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). If you have a Rolex, don’t hesitate to visit our store. Our watchmaker can obtain original replacement parts required to repair a genuine Rolex watch. He is also fully qualified to recondition pre-owned watches. Having reconditioned tens of thousands of watches over four decades, he can restore watches by renowned manufacturers according to the technical specifications. You can find excellent quality and price, as well as personalized service, at our store – every time.