A Guide to Antique Watch Repair

Do you have a vintage watch that could use some work? Perhaps a family heirloom was passed down to you through the generations. Keeping up with maintenance and repairs on your antique watch is an important factor in keeping your timepiece in great condition for years to come. Antique watch repair requires a specialized skill set due to the delicate nature of many older watches. Finding a jeweler who has experience working with antique watches is paramount. Rox Atlanta is a full-service jeweler that has years of experience repairing many types and styles of jewelry. Whether you need a family heirloom repaired or a vintage Rolex rebuild, Rox is able to deliver quality results along with a great customer service experience.

Should You Attempt a Vintage Repair? 

Attempting to DIY a vintage watch repair is not recommended. There are many delicate and intricate moving parts within a watch. For example, a balance wheel assembly repair is one of the most difficult issues to repair. The balance wheel is a device within the watch that oscillates back and forth, it helps keep the time on your watch accurate. Without the tools and expertise necessary to complete this repair your watch can be further damaged and result in a more costly repair service. In conclusion, watch repairs are best left to experienced jewelers.  

Common Vintage Watch Issues

Watches can develop a myriad of issues over time. A watch is usually something you wear day to day. That being said, it can see much more wear and tear than other pieces of jewelry. Bring you timepiece into Rox Atlanta. We can identify and repair any issues that you are confronting with your antique watch. Some of the most common repairs that we encounter include:

  • Missing or damaged crown
  • Missing stones
  • Ripped or frayed bands
  • Missing winding stem
  • Damages balance wheel assembly
  • Damaged mainspring and barrel
  • Damaged gaskets
  • Dead batteries

What is a Full Service Overhaul? 

A full service overhaul is when a jeweler will perform an entire routine maintenance on your antique watch. You can expect an in depth evaluation and tuneup of your timepiece. For example, your watch will be dismantled, cleaned, polished, repaired, calibrated, and reassembled. It is recommended that this service is performed to your watches every 3 to 5 years. It is especially detrimental for you vintage watches to receive this tuneup. Rox Atlanta offers full watch overhauls among our expansive list of services. Our experts will return your watch in excellent condition and ready for many more years of use. 

Brands We Service

Rox repairs all major watch brands. Some of the more notable brands we have worked on include:

  • Bulova
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Cartier
  • Ebel
  • Fossil
  • Movado
  • Omega
  • TAG Heuer
  • Rolex
  • Seiko
  • Gucci
  • Seiko 

Antique Watch Repair with Rox Atlanta

At Rox, we understand the connection our customers have with their jewelry. Your piece could have been handed down to you through generations or signify a large milestone in life. Our customers can trust us to treat their jewelry with the utmost care and attention it deserves. We make sure to take extra time with your watch, ensuring that your timepiece is working properly before it is returned to you. From a missing winding stem to a full service overhaul, we have you covered. When you bring your watch into our shop you will receive a free evaluation of your timepiece. Then, Rox experts will identify the issues and advise on what action needs to be taken. Finally, you will receive a fair quote on what the repair will cost. Above all, our customers’ satisfaction is our highest priority. Book your appointment with Rox today.