Watch Battery Replacement vs. Quartz Movement Replacement

Is your once-reliable watch stubbornly refusing to tick? Before you assume the worst, there’s a good chance a simple fix can get it back on your wrist. Here at Sangamon Watches, we want to help you diagnose the problem and choose the most cost-effective solution.

The Culprit Behind the Silence: Battery or Movement?

Most modern watches are powered by quartz movements, tiny electronic modules that rely on batteries to function. So, a dead battery is often the most common reason a watch stops ticking. But how can you tell if it’s just a battery issue or a problem with the movement itself?

Here are some clues:

  • Sudden Stoppage: If your watch was working perfectly one day and then suddenly stopped the next, a dead battery is the likely culprit.
  • Erratic Timekeeping: Does your watch seem to lose or gain time excessively? This could indicate a failing battery, but it could also be a sign of a malfunctioning movement.
  • Age of the Battery: If you haven’t replaced the battery in several years, regardless of whether the watch is still ticking, it’s wise to consider a replacement soon. Batteries eventually wear out, even if they haven’t completely died yet.

The Fix: Battery Replacement or Quartz Movement Replacement?

If you suspect a dead battery, the solution is simple! At Sangamon Watches, we offer quick and affordable battery replacements. This is often the most cost-effective way to get your watch back in action.

Now, let’s talk about quartz movement replacement. This becomes necessary only when the movement itself malfunctions and can’t be repaired. Signs of a bad movement include:

  • Complete Lack of Response: Even after a new battery is installed, the watch remains unresponsive.
  • Second Hand Issues: Does the second hand stutter or stop altogether? This could be a sign of a damaged movement.
  • Physical Damage: If your watch has suffered a significant impact, the movement might be damaged beyond repair.

Sangamon Watches: Your One-Stop Watch Repair Shop

Whether your watch needs a simple battery replacement or a quartz movement replacement, Sangamon Watches is here to help! Our expert watchmakers can diagnose the issue, recommend the most suitable solution, and get your timepiece back in top condition.

We offer:

  • Expert Diagnosis: We’ll pinpoint the exact problem with your watch, ensuring you get the right fix.
  • Wide Range of Batteries: We stock a variety of batteries to fit most watch models.
  • High-Quality Quartz Movements: If a movement replacement is necessary, we use top-quality parts for long-lasting repairs.
  • Competitive Prices: We believe watch repair should be accessible. We offer fair prices for both battery replacements and movement replacements.

Give Your Watch a New Lease on Life!

Don’t let a dead battery or a malfunctioning movement keep you from enjoying your favorite watch. Contact Sangamon Watches today! We’ll help you diagnose the problem and get your timepiece ticking again in no time.