Can quartz watches be repaired?

Can quartz watches be repaired

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. 

2 thoughts on “Can quartz watches be repaired?

  1. I have a watch made for Alessi and designed by Aldo Rossi. It was the first watch Alessi made in the late eighties. About 25 years ago it stopped and I had it repaired by a local watch repairer. From memory I think he replaced the ‘coil’? Anyway, it worked for a short time but stopped again soon after. Its been in my drawer ever since. It was quite expensive at the time. I think about £300 -400. Probably overpriced like most Alessi items but I did like it a lot and would like to have it repaired if possible. I think the model was called Momento. They later brought out a copy called the AL 4000. Can you look at it?
    regards
    Ian Perry

    1. Good Morning,

      We hope you and your family are doing well?

      If you would like I can send you some pre-paid packaging for you to send us your Timepiece for assessment by our skilled technicians. Once your timepiece has been assessed we contact you with an estimate. If you wish to proceed with the repairs once you have received the estimate it will be forwarded to our technicians. If you do not wish to proceed with repair, then we would send the watch back to you. Repairs currently are taking 3-4 weeks.

      If you would like the pre-paid packaging then please reply to this email with your address.

      Take Care & Kind Regards

      Jasmine
      The WATCH Lab Online.

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