As an annual event marking the end of British Summer Time, the clocks go back in this month, giving us an extra hour in bed and providing us all with the traumatic event of having to adjust all the clocks in our houses and cars. Luckily with modern technology, lots of devices will automatically reset their clocks inline with the time when the clocks go back in 2020. However, you might have to be prepared to set your clocks back manually.

When do the clocks change in 2020?

As usual, the official end of British Summer Time falls on the final Sunday of October, which means that this year the clocks will go back on 25 October at 2.00 am.

Although this means we get an extra hour in bed, as we are sure many of you will look forward to, it does mean that we can take the clocks changing as a sign that summertime is officially over and winter is steadily approaching.

When the occasion of the clocks changing arises, here at the Watch Lab, we often get flooded with requests for watch repairs. These requests are often because people do not change the time on their watch correctly and/or not placing the crown back in the right place. The problem with this often lies in the fact that they cannot ensure that the watch is water-resistant.

If you aren’t sure whether your crown is firmly back in place, be sure to avoid contact with water, dust, and/or moisture. You are more than welcome to bring your watch to your nearest Watch Lab, where one of our expert technicians will be happy to give free advice. Just head over to our lab locator to find your nearest branch.

Alternatively, make the most of our postal services. We offer an excellent postal service where you can simply post your watch to us in our pre-paid package and we will address any issues that you have with your watch.

If there is a fault with your watch, we can advise on the work required and give a free estimate of the repair costs.

Crown faults on older watches

Often a fault with an older watch will not be apparent until you come to adjust the time, which can be unfortunate and very frustrating. However, this will often mean that you will need a watch crown replacement, and luckily that is a service that we offer here at The Watch Lab. 

Most manufacturers recommend a watch service every 3-5 years for a mechanical watch and 5-7 years for Quartz watches, all to ensure the watch retains its integrity. A watch service will ensure your watch lasts its natural lifetime – and possibly even longer!

Contact The Watch Lab today

The Watch Lab experts are fully trained in watch crown replacement and our specialist watch technicians are happy to help with any issues you may have. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you.

If your watch has never had a service or is overdue for a service,  drop into your nearest Watch Lab for a free estimate.