Repair of high-end watch movements
Switzerland is a country of bankers and watchmakers, but if any person with a small amount of money can use banking products, then only successful people who have reached certain heights in the professional field can acquire prestigious Swiss watches. The reliability of the products of the famous watch companies of this small country does not need additional confirmation, however, sometimes they break. How to avoid breakdowns, where to repair a status thing - questions for owners are far from idle.
Prevention of damage
Most often the main cause of the failure of the clock mechanism is almost the owner. To eliminate problems, you must follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. Of course, there is a large margin of safety in the Swiss watch, the device is hermetic and has anti-shock protection, but the craftsmen do not recommend testing their protective properties.
It is not necessary to demonstrate your status in the bath, where nothing is worn on the owner except for the watch.High humidity, temperature over time will have a negative impact on the parts, and turning to the watch workshop will become inevitable. When playing sports serious shock loads are possible, which, undoubtedly, will affect the durability of watches, you can not expose them to the magnetic field. But if we exclude extreme operating conditions, preventive work requires preventive maintenance with an interval of 3-4 years.
Features of repair
Sometimes repair of Swiss watches is the simplest operations - replacing the glass, removing scratches on the case, in some cases, you will need to replace one of the components of the device:
- winding drum or electric motor;
- block transfer arrows;
- springs or batteries;
- elements of additional functions.
Whatever the complexity of the repair, it should be trusted by experienced craftsmen. Appealing to a watchmaker without proper experience in repairing Swiss watches can only exacerbate the situation and lead to additional, and considerable, expenses.
The warranty obligations of the Swiss manufacturers make it possible to repair watches for free, if used correctly for up to 5 years, and some companies, such as Auguste Reymond, extend the period to 25 years.It is unlikely that it will be necessary to take advantage of warranty repair while observing the operating rules, which once again confirms the quality of the products.
If a breakdown has happened, you need to prepare for serious costs, and it’s not just the high cost of spare original parts - the repair process itself takes a lot of time. Even testing mechanical watches with self-winding after the elimination of damage takes at least 5 days. Complete repairs include: replacement of defective mechanisms, washing, cleaning, as well as lubrication and adjustment. All manipulations, including the replacement of a battery in a Swiss watch, should be carried out in a workshop with a full set of necessary equipment.