As there are a range of watch types available including; quartz, mechanical and automatic watches, when it comes to choosing a watch type, you might want to consider which one is easiest in terms of repair. Well, at The Watch Lab, we are here to explain our quartz watches repair service and answer your most important question: ‘Can quartz watches be repaired?’

Can quartz watches be repaired?

The answer is YES! As quartz watches are a type of watch movement, created by watch brand Seiko in 1959, quartz watches overtook the dominant mechanical watches due to being cheaper but highly accurate. As quartz watches require a battery, quartz watch batteries generally need to be replaced approximately every two years.

You might be thinking – if quartz watches are cheap, quartz watches might not be worth repairing, and you might be best replacing parts rather than fixing individual watch components. However, at The Watch Lab, we believe that good swiss quartz movements can be repaired and quartz watches generally have a much easier repair service compared to mechanical watches and other timepieces.

The Watch Lab’s Quartz watch repair process

Here at The Watch Lab, our watch technicians can accurately and timely repair your quartz watch movement. If your quartz watch stops working, stops displaying the right time or requires an aesthetic repair, our watch technicians with over 5 years experience will return your quartz watch back to full health. 

At The Watch Lab, we pride ourselves on our thorough, professional quartz watch movement repair service and have detailed our five step process for you: 

  1. Quartz watch is tested to determine the fault 
  2. Damaged part is carefully removed and analysed 
  3. Damaged quartz parts are repaired or replaced 
  4. Your Quartz watch movement undergoes a thorough cleansing process
  5. Your Quartz watch is fitted back together

Why do quartz watches stop working?

As quartz watch movements are battery powered, quartz watches generally stop working due to the following reasons: 

  1. The most common reason – dirt becomes embedded in the movement
  2. Oxidation and corrosion forms around the battery 
  3. Mechanical problem – motor becomes stuck 
  4. Quartz watch coil wire breaks and can no longer power the step motor 

Sometimes, it is simply more cost effective to replace the movement entirely. So when a member of our team services a quartz watch, often they tend to install a brand new quartz movement – all to ensure the best results for our customers. 

We tend to recommend a service on a quartz watch every 5-7 years.

Quartz watch repairs from The Watch Lab

If you’re wondering if quartz watches can be repaired and what are the key reasons as to why quartz watches stop working, here at The Watch Lab we have provided you with all of the answers! 

As quartz watches are well known in the watch making industry for being cheaper but extremely accurate, quartz watches do not require nearly as much maintenance as mechanical watch counterparts.

However, if you would like to discuss more about quartz watch movement repairs or quartz watch cleaning best practice, get in touch with The Watch Lab today via our contact us page and one of our super friendly Watch Lab technicians will explain you everything you need to know if you’re wondering if your quartz watch can be repaired.