How easily a watch can be repaired is one of the factors to consider when deciding on the type of watch you want to purchase.

And if you’re the owner of a quartz watch, this is what you need to know.

Can You Repair a Quartz Watch?

Quartz watches have been around since the late 1960’s and it’s usually possible to repair the more recent ones. What’s more, quartz watches are generally more affordable to repair too. And since this type of watch runs on batteries, you should expect to need to replace them every one to two years.

The next question is then whether it’s better to repair a quartz watch or replace the parts completely? This is entirely your choice – whether you choose to repair or replace the parts, the cost will be significantly lower than with other types of watches. You can also expect the repair process to be quicker in most instances.

Why Has Your Quartz Watch Stopped Working?

There are a few reasons why your quart watch has stopped working:

  • A mechanical issue has caused the wheels to become stuck
  • Dirt is affecting watch movement
  • The coil inside the watch is damaged
  • Corrosion has formed around the battery
  • The batteries need to be replaced

The Quartz Repair Process

A quartz watch that displays the incorrect time or stops working altogether needs to be repaired.

The watch repair process starts with an assessment by a trained technician. This is to determine what the fault is.

From there, any damaged parts are removed and analysed further before being replaced or repaired. The same applies if the watch requires an aesthetic repair. Keep in mind that if a part isn’t available, the technician will need to order it first, which can extend the repair process.

Once repaired, your quartz watch is cleaned and fitted back together.

It is now ready for collection.

In terms of servicing your quartz watch, this is recommended every 5 years – this way you can avoid unnecessary repairs.

If you require assistance with the service or repair of your quartz watch, contact Martins of Glasgow on 0141 946 6333.