A luxury watch is a significant investment and, as the owner of a Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Patek Phillipe or other valuable watch, you should make sure that it is well maintained and serviced regularly. We take a look at what you need to know and how we can take care of your Weston watch servicing requirements.
There is some debate as to how often you should have your luxury watch serviced but, as a guide, we recommend every 3-5 years. How often exactly will depend on how regularly you wear the watch and how you store it when it is not in use. If your watch is exposed to water for example then you should endeavour to have a Weston watch servicing every 3 years rather than 5 years.
The tell-tale sign that your watch requires a service is it’s time keeping. That said, your watch could be keeping perfect time and still be in need of a service. Aside from the watch keeping time, you should also be aware of any strange noises, the watch not winding properly or the date functioning improperly. Your watch could appear to be functioning perfectly well but, if it has been a number of years since it’s last service, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Why Does My Watch Need Servicing?
From time to time the mechanical components of your luxury watch will require tuning. This is all part of the m,process when a professional technician carries out your Weston watch service. The inner workings of a self-winding movement, such as in a Rolex, are intricate and the components need to be stripped down, cleaned, re-oiled, re-sealed and calibrated, like any other precision instrument.
The Risks of Not Servicing Your Watch
Consider how much you spent on your watch and then ask yourself if you want to replace it! The answer, when you have invested so much, is of course no. Any significant investment should be properly cared for. You wouldn’t not have your car serviced or regularly MOT’d for example. By having your watch checked and tuned regularly, you reduce the risk of potential issues. Any potential problems will be identified in the early stages before any expensive damage has chance to occur.
It is vital that you take your watch to a suitably qualified technician. A trusted, local business that have a history of watch servicing is always preferable to using a company you aren’t familiar with. If in any doubt, call them up to discuss your requirements beforehand. You should trust such a prized investment with a skilled technician that knows the intricate workings of brands such as Rolex and Omega. Choose an expert that has significant experience in dealing with these valuable commodities.
How Much Does a Watch Service Cost?
This very much depends on the amount of time it takes to service the watch, whether it needs any replacement parts and what condition the watch is in. It is always advisable to take your watch into the company that are going to be carrying out the work and ask them to give you a price guide before they commence. If they have to replace parts or carry out any extra work then ask them to call you to agree a price before they continue.
Why Choose The Goldmarket for Weston Watch Servicing?
At The Goldmarket, we have been servicing luxury watches across Weston and the South West for many years. Our customers travel to us from far and wide as they trust us to carry out the service. Our experience and reputation is second to none and our highly skilled and trained watch technicians know their stuff when it comes to an extensive range of watches including the classic Rolex, Omega and Breitling brands.
Unfortunately, there will be times when your watch does need attention for more than just a service. While a service will help to prevent potential issues, there will be times when damage or wear and tear is simply unavoidable. When this does occur, the team at The Goldmarket are on hand to repair your watch and ensure that it is restored to its former state. We are extremely fortunate to have some extremely skilled watch technicians who are able to deal with most eventualities.
And there’s more…
Luxury Watch Sourcing Service
In addition to carrying out watch servicing and repairs, we offer a bespoke watch sourcing service when you want to trade up for a different model, or when you are looking to invest in your first luxury watch. Whether you are just looking for advice, or are ready to make that first purchase, our team will guide you through the process and do their best to find you exactly what you are looking for, as close to your budget as possible.
For more information about our Weston watch servicing, watch repairs or watch sourcing services, simply get in touch with us. You can call us on 01934 628361 or call into our shop at 23 High Street, Weston-super-Mare.