Cunningham Jewellers

Watch Servicing

Ensuring your timepiece is maintained in optimal working condition, servicing your watch is a crucial step. Most manufacturers suggest servicing at regular intervals, typically every four to seven years.

There are three main reasons for having your watch serviced:

  • Lubrication,
  • Regulation 
  • Water Resistance.

Upkeep of oils and lubricants: there are several different oils and lubricants used within a wristwatch. When the lubrication dries up, it can result in additional friction, causing increased wear and reduced timekeeping capabilities.

Regulation: in addition to the oils and lubrication, the timekeeping capability of a watch can change over time. This is due to the wear, minute changes in the position, and strength of the parts within the escapement, including the hairspring. As part of a service, the regulation of the timepiece is fine-tuned and tested.

Maintenance of water resistance: over time, the seals that ensure water resistance can deteriorate; these are checked as part of the service.

The Process of a Watch Service

  • The bracelet or strap is detached and the case is disassembled.
  • The case is ultrasonically cleaned and reassembled with a new water-resistant seal
  • A case and bracelet refurbishment is carried out (if applicable under the manufacturer criteria)
  • The movement (including the hands and the dial) is dismantled completely
  • All parts are thoroughly cleaned
  • Any worn or defective movement components are replaced or repaired before being reassembled
  • A functional check is performed, including precision and power reserve checks, according to the movement calibre and brand recommendations. This is carried out with a state-of-the-art diagnostic machine
  • The watch undergoes water-resistance testing
  • Quality and precision are meticulously evaluated for several days to ensure accuracy and power reserve perfection.
Watches that fall under the Swatch Umbrella (Omega, Longines, Tissot, Rado) will come with a full 2 year guarantee 

 For pricing and availability, please contact our team at Cunningham Jewellers.

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